Ian RobinsonSenior Audit and Accounts Manager

Ian has extensive experience in audit, including managing large complex groups with overseas operations.

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  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Over 25 years experience in the profession
  • 9 years with a big 4 firm, 15 years with mid-tier firms
  • Audit, accountancy and compliance specialist for the firm
  • Manages the audits of the firm's largest clients
  • Responsible for mentoring accountancy trainees at Shorts

I joined Shorts with over 25 years experience in the profession. This included working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton in Sheffield and having worked abroad in Australia for two years post qualification.

I maintain contact throughout the year with clients, my role is to manage the audit fieldwork team, keeping clients informed of progress on a regular basis, as well as being a technical sounding board, particularly in this period of change of UK GAAP.

I have a strong technical accounting background, including a year’s secondment to the technical team of a national accountancy firm, and head up Shorts’ internal technical department for audit, accountancy and compliance matters.

I have mentoring responsibility for the accountancy trainees at Shorts both in Chesterfield and Sheffield, and I enjoy helping them progress through their exams and training contracts.

I have a varied client base, including large groups with overseas operations, family owner managed businesses, along with acting for all the firm’s charity clients.


Ian’s area of specialism;

Accountancy Services

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