Meet the Team.

Hi my name is Tom and I'm one of the Cloud Accounting Specialists here at Northern Accountants.

Before joining, I gained five years' experience with another accountancy so I have a fairly detailed knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding payroll, accounts and tax.

Away from work, I like to travel and spend most of my time with my girlfriend El, travelling and eating our way around the world. I'm also into Indie music, particularly Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes.

Work Life

What specialist skills do you offer your clients?

I’ve gained 5 years’ experience in another accountancy practice – taking care of payroll, accounts, business tax and personal tax records for clients from all types of industries.

What were you doing before you joined NA?

Working in an accountancy practice in Huddersfield.

What have been your greatest professional achievements while you have been at NA?

Learning and getting to grips with all the new accounting systems and ways of working, especially as NA has a much more technology-based culture compared to the last practice where I worked.

What's the best thing about working at NA?

The team, who are all caring and helpful people - and I like how forward thinking the business is too.

What reasons would you give other people for joining?

It’s a really progressive company, which uses all the technology and apps available to make clients’ lives as easy as possible.

What drives you to achieve great results for NA clients?

Nobody likes bad feedback, so I strive to be the best I can be and I want clients to benefit from that.

What is your ultimate career ambition?

To go as far as I can with NA - I don’t think there are any limits to my ambition.

Home Life

What's playing in your car right now?

Any indie playlist with Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes on it!

Who would you most like to meet and why?

Richard Ayoade or Alex Turner - just because I’m a massive fan of them both.

If you could go back in time, what piece of advice would you most like to tell your younger self?

Be patient, something good will always happen sooner than you think.

What's your claim to fame?

My girlfriend’s Dad used to play for Burnley.

What are your pet hates?

Being late and untidiness.

Who is your role model?

My Dad because he’s run his own businesses for as long as I can remember and he’s passed his work ethic down to me.

And my Mum because of how hard working she is, even if it is sometimes under appreciated by people.

How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

Confident, smart, realistic, driven and positive.

Name your favourite musical artist, food, film, book and TV show?

Arctic Monkeys, Pizza, Submarine, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace

What are your most overused words or phrases?

Apparently, I’m quiet but I definitely say ‘cool’ or ‘sweet’ all the time!

How long could you live without your smartphone?

A few weeks? I’m not sure, I probably need it more than I realise.

If you could only take 3 things to a desert island, what would they be and why?

Sun cream, an iPod full of music and a few beers to have on the beach – why not treat myself?!

Tom Stead

Cloud Accounting Specialist

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Northern Accountants Ltd, Olympus House, 2 Howley Park Business Village, Pullan Way, Leeds, LS27 0BZ