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Smith Emmerson Team

Paul – Partner

PaulPaul joined Smith Emmerson (then TJT Smith & Co) in 1993. He qualified with Stoy Hayward (now BDO Stoy Hayward) and worked with them from 1987 until he left to join TJT Smith & Co.

Paul has been the main driver behind the development of Smith Emmerson, and has helped the firm gain its excellent reputation for the high quality of its work and the supreme levels of satisfaction it universally receives from its clients – a reputation that saw the company win the AVN Accountancy “Firm of the Year” award in 2007.

Paul enjoys all aspects of corporate and business finance, business consultancy and advanced tax planning. He is also the Audit Compliance Partner at Smith Emmerson. Away from work Paul takes a keen interest in most sports, and enjoys whatever stress-free time he can find with his wife and three kids.


Barrie – Accounts Manager

Barrie CupitBarrie possesses reams of accounting and auditing experience, having worked with numerous practices in the Yorkshire region, before Smith Emmerson snapped up his services in October, 2008. He qualified in 1984 and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Barrie is a very client-focused individual who always provides a friendly and professional service for all of Smith Emmerson’s partners. Outside of business Barrie enjoys watching football and ice hockey, with his favourite teams being Sheffield United and the Sheffield Steelers. With that information, it will come as no surprise for you to learn that Barrie lives in the Steel City itself.


Terry – Business Development Manager

Terry ThornhillTerry joined Smith Emmerson in January 2016 after spending the last 13 years working in a number of senior roles for the world’s leading global volunteering business.

Terry’s role is to generate new business and to build upon our relationship with our existing clients.

Terry has a wealth of knowledge and experience in growing businesses.

In his spare time Terry watches all sports and enjoys travelling to new countries.


Tasha – Accounts Assistant

Tasha TilleyTasha joined Smith Emmerson in 2011 and is AAT qualified. She is currently working towards gaining her ACCA qualification.

Tasha is involved in providing payroll services, along with preparing statutory paperwork for all our clients and assisting members of staff with bookkeeping, accounts, audit and VAT work.

Tasha is focused on providing a friendly and professional service to our clients.

She enjoys travelling and keeping up to date with fashion outside of work.


 Nigel – Accounts Manager

NigelNigel joined Smith Emmerson back in the early 2000’s. Nigel has a gained a lot of valuable practical experience in the areas of accounts, audit and both corporate and personal tax.

Nigel get’s involved with many of the services offered by Smith Emmerson as and when needed.

Outside of business, Nigel enjoys going to the cinema and spending time reading. Nigel is also very passionate and has a keen interest in bird watching.


Geeta – Accounts Assistant

Geeta Fitzsimmons

Geeta joined Smith Emmerson in June 2016 as an Accounts Assistant and has completed her AAT level 4 qualification. She has recently started studying towards the ACCA qualification. Geeta has a very friendly rapport with all our clients and unsures that they feel welcome and comfortable when visiting the office.

Geeta is involved with organising the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office, whilst assisting in providing payroll services, preparing statutory paperwork for all our clients, bookkeeping and VAT services.

Geeta maintains a great work/life balance and outside of her employment enjoys travelling, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family.


Harman – Accounts Assistant

Harman Bajwa

Harman joined Smith Emmerson in September 2016. He is currently working towards gaining his ACCA qualification.

Harman specialises in dealing with transport and road haulage companies having gained his CPC qualification.

Outside of work Harman enjoys a variety of sports and regularly attends Muay Thai classes as well as travelling and exploring different cultures and places.


Katie – Accounts Assistant Apprentice

Katie Start

Katie joined Smith Emmerson in July 2016 as an accounts assistant apprentice and is currently studying for her AAT level 2 qualification. Katie helps out with a range of tasks throughout the office.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys playing video games and travelling the world.



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