WNJ is based in Preston, Lancashire and offers its clients quality service and advice from highly experienced professionals. We take a friendly, modern and personal approach by adapting to meet individual business requirements.
Michael Barker - Certified Accountant and Partner at WNJ
Background: 20 years of experience in practise. Michael has a BA Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Leeds.
Areas of expertise: Extensive experience in advising a wide variety of Small and Medium Enterprises on a full range of accounting and business issues. He takes pride in providing his clients with tailored advice based on his wider commercial awareness and his understanding of their business circumstances, not simply providing historic accounting information.
Personal interests: Michael has a passionate interest in how the worlds of economics and politics affect all businesses. He is a keen squash player and enjoys watching most sports.
Matthew Johnson - Audit Manager
Background: Matthew joined WNJ as a trainee after completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Philosophy at Lancaster University in 2008. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2013 and, shortly after, was appointed to the role of Manager within WNJâ€™s Audit Department.
Areas of expertise: Matthew is responsible for the planning and performance of numerous statutory audit and accounts preparation engagements throughout a wide variety of industries. In addition, Matthew manages a portfolio of clients, ranging from self-employed individuals to privately owned businesses, specialising in assisting organisations with the preparation of internal management account information.
Personal interests: Matthewâ€™s interests include football (where he is a season ticket holder at Preston North End), rugby, cricket, music, film and socialising with family and friends.