Meet our directors

Find out more about the directors at Feltons.

David Farnsworth FCA

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Corporate Services Director

David qualified as a Chartered Accountant after training with a national and international firm of Chartered Accountants before joining one of the ‘big four’ international firms (KPMG) and had more than 10 years of top level audit experience with these major firms.

During that time he worked on many significant audit, accountancy and investigation assignments including major listed companies. David left the large firm environment to offer his extensive skills to smaller but still substantial organisations in the independent sector.

David is one of the founding principals of Feltons where he has responsibility for a substantial portfolio of clients across a diverse range of industries. He is currently Director of Corporate Services and has many years’ experience in all aspects of corporate audit as well as charities, not for profit organisations and the academy schools sector.

David’s responsibilities include the audit of many major clients of the firm, and overseeing the delivery and quality of all accounting and taxation compliance assignments on his clients. His additional specialisms include the firm’s advisory work, such as management buyouts, acquisitions, mergers, business disposals, business valuations, due diligence, raising of finance, and creating effective management reporting systems, all of which he has been involved with for many years.

Jean Powell FCA

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Audit and Business Services Director

Jean qualified with an independent firm of Chartered Accountants in Birmingham before joining one of the “big four” international firms (Deloitte) where, for thirteen years she was involved in the provision of audit, accountancy, taxation and VAT services to large public and private clients. During her time there she was a member of the team of audit examiners for The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  She was also a member of the national team selected to review the strategic development and delivery of integrated services to the firm’s smaller clients.

Jean is one of the founding principals of Feltons where she has responsibility for a substantial portfolio of clients across various industries overseeing all work undertaken.

Jean is Director of Personal Taxation and Indirect Taxation. Her specialist responsibilities include VAT consultancy work including projects for charitable organisations as well as commercial companies.

Kelly Dawes FCCA

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Associate Director

Kelly joined the firm in 2005 as a senior auditor after qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant within the same year. Her early career primarily involved working with owner managed businesses, including property developers, solicitors and retailers.

Over the years Kelly has gained considerable experience by working on a range of commercial and private clients in different sectors and assisting them with their accounting, audit, tax and other financial needs. Kelly has significant experience in the audit of charities and is also the firm’s Academies Director.

Jamie Fleet FCCA

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Associate Director

Jamie joined the firm in 2012 as a senior auditor after qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2010. His early career primarily involved working with owner managed businesses, including manufacturers, retailers and leisure and travel. During a period spent working in Australia he worked for the National Audit Office of Western Australia and undertook audits of various public service departments in the state.

Over the years Jamie has gained considerable experience by working on a range of commercial and private clients in varying sectors and assisting them with their accounting, audit, tax and other financial needs. Jamie has significant experience in the public sector and is also one of the firm’s Associate Directors.

Matt Farnsworth

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Associate Director of Marketing and Administration

Matt joined Feltons in 2008 with a business management degree and business experience in various industry sectors. Matt’s primary role is to oversee and direct marketing and business development, as well as provide management support to the partners.

Throughout his time at Feltons Matt has coordinated many marketing campaigns and activities including advice to clients, as well as provided assistance to the partners on key management tasks.