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More About Saffron Walden Accountants, P A Rushton Ltd

Our priority is to deliver first class client service

P A Rushton Limited was established in 2006 and we have many clients in the local community.

We provide accounting and tax services to a range of small businesses across different sectors. Although most clients are in East Anglia we do provide services across the UK and have clients in the south east, south west, east midlands and north wales.

Director Profile

Phil Rushton

I qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1987 and I have worked in finance related roles all my working life.

I have worked in practice since 2003 when I joined with a colleague to set up a new accountancy practice in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. I left that practice in 2006 to set up my own practice in Saffron Walden where I have been ever since. During that time I have worked with a wide range of businesses, both start-ups and established across a range of business sectors

Prior to being in practice I had spent the previous 16 years working for the Prudential in a variety of financial roles. These included;

  • Providing management information and managing a team of analysts at Egg, the internet bank, which was a Prudential subsidiary, and which launched in 1998,
  • Business auditor reviewing financial controls and procedures throughout the UK business,
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and commentary for the division providing domestic car and home insurance and savings products,
  • Calculating unit trust prices and preparing annual accounts for various investment funds.

Whilst training as an accountant I spent 3 years working for the Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys where, amongst other things, I was responsible for preparing the budget for the 1991 Census. I passed my final accountancy exams in 1986.

It was my first job which developed my interest in accountancy. I joined HM Customs and Excise in 1980 and worked as a vat officer in North London, visiting vat registered businesses to review their accounts and check that their vat returns were accurate.


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