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Gatley Read are a team of dedicated and professional accountants based in the Oldham area that specialise in a diverse range of accountancy and support services for small and medium sized businesses. Our team consists of 4 partners, 4 accountants and 3 support staff  that are dedicated to offering advice and support for your business, and easing the strain of your financial paperwork. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation to understand how we can support your business.

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We offer a wide range of professional services to support your business including:

• Statutory Audit
• Annual Accounts
• Management Accounts
• Payroll Services
• Corporation Tax
• Book Keeping Services and Advice
• Budgets and Cash Flow Forecasts
• VAT Compliance
• CIS Compliance
• Self Assessment
• Tax Planning
• Consultancy

For specific information relating to these services, please click on the appropriate service from the Services menu at the very top of the screen, or call us on 0161 626 5657.

There are many reasons why our clients choose Gatley Read and actively recommend us to their friends and associates, including:

• We are Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors
• We train other chartered accountants in our bespoke premises on Salmon Fields Business Centre
• We are a member of the ICAEW business advisory scheme
• We offer free ongoing advice to our clients
• We specialise in many different areas of accounting and business support services

For further information, or to make a free, no obligation consultation, please call us on 0161 626 5657.

Our clients come in all shapes and sizes, which is why we base all of our costs on a time related fee that is specific to the work involved in providing our services to your business. Therefore, only after conducting an initial consultation and we have discussed your requirements are we able to provide you with a bespoke price. Our minimum fees are:

• Statutory Audits from £2000 + VAT
• Limited Company Accounts from £500 + VAT
• Self Assesment Tax Returns from £75 + VAT
• Sole Trader Accounts from £150 + VAT

If you wish to make a consultation appointment so that we can offer specific prices, please contact us on 0161 626 5657.

We are extremely proud to have accountants and business support staff that are knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Upon instructing us to act on behalf of your business, you will have a single member of our team as your primary point of contact, and you can contact them as frequently as you like for help and support. After all, were here to help both you and your business.

Gatley Read Partners


Ian Gatley | FCCA

Ian founded the practice in early 1980 and commenced the partnership with David  in 1987 following his qualification as a Chartered Certified Accountant. They have grown the practice significantly and currently have 10 staff working from bespoke premises. Ian holds an extensive client portfolio and was admitted as a fellow FCAA in 1991.

David Read | FCA

David trained with a small firm of accountants before moving on to the audit department of Ernst & Young. David met Ian through a mutual client and the resulting partnership gave the practice a greatly enhanced combination of skills and experience. The partnership has continued to grow and has now been trading in Oldham for 25 years.

Caroline Greenwood | FCA

Caroline joined Gatley Read as an Audit Senior in January 1998 and she qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 after our practice became an ICAEW training office. Caroline manages the day to day operation of the business, staff supervision and customer relationships. In 2008 Caroline was admitted as a Partner of the practice.

Vicky Castle | FCA

Vicky joined Gatley Read in 1996 and completed her AAT training before progressing to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Vicky became a partner of Gatley Read in 2011 and was appointed as a responsible individual for audit thereafter. Vicky provides clients with a range of services from book keeping to large group statutory audits.

Gatley Read Accountants

Tom Byrne

Phil Hargreaves

Phil joined Gatley Read in March 2018 fulfilling his aspirations to work in practice. He has a wide range of experience having previously worked in industry for a construction firm supporting the Financial Director. He is AAT Level 3 qualified and currently studying towards his Level 4 with aspirations of becoming a Chartered Accountant. Primarily he deals with accounts preparation for a variety of clients including sole traders, partnerships, charities, Limited companies and group subsidiaries.

Sam Bowers
Tom Ashworth 

Tom joined the team in August 2017 following the completion of his AAT level 2. Having enjoyed this course Tom wanted to further develop his skills by working in a practice environment and is now progressing towards his AAT level 3. His general responsibilities include accounts preparation, bookkeeping and VAT along with general administrative duties.

Victoria Meredith

I joined Gatley Read as a Trainee Accountant in July 2015, after successfully completing my AAT Level 3 at The Oldham College.  They have given me the opportunity to progress in my chosen career by supporting me in my studies at the final AAT Level 4 alongside which I am gaining valuable work experience. I intend to complete this within the next 12 months and hope to continue to become a Chartered Accountant.

Gatley Read Business Support and Professional Services

Bernadette Griffiths

Bernadette Griffiths 

Bernadette joined Gatley Read in March 2008, as our dedicated Book Keeper and is responsible for preparing and submitting the VAT returns for many of our clients. Bernadette’s duties also include dealing with our clients CIS returns and producing the deduction statements before submitting them to HMRC online.

Liz Lomax
Liz Lomax

Liz joined Gatley Read in 2006 and is our dedicated Payroll Officer responsible for preparing weekly and monthly payroll, processing BACS payments and ensuring HMRC regulation compliance. Liz has over 40 years experience in personnel / payroll and has vast knowledge of SSP, SMP, SAP and minimum wage.

Karen Jagger
Karen Jagger

Karen joined Gatley Read in 1999 as an receptionist and administrator, but she has since passed her City and Guilds in Book Keeping, Accounts, and most recently Business and Admin. Karen’s role has expanded over the years to now include credit control and book keeping for one of our larger clients.

Karen Jagger
Rachel Davies

I joined Gatley Read in 2017 as I aspired to be an accountant. I joined Gatley Read as a trainee accountant and was given the opportunity to widen my knowledge and was given training working alongside Liz on the payroll team. I have now been offered a full time position on payroll and will continue to broaden my knowledge to help me further my dream of one day becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Christine Marcroft | AAT

I joined Gatley Read in July 2017 and am AAT Qualified with a wealth of experience in payroll and accounts.  Responsible for preparing and submitting VAT returns and supporting our payroll officer.  I am very enthusiastic about my role and always strive to ensure that a job is well done for our clients.  I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and working with our team for many years to come.

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