After two decades at some of the country’s largest accountancy practices, Antony Voakes brought a fresh pair of eyes and a wealth of accounting experience when he joined Duncan & Toplis five years ago. As the new Head of Payroll, he will use his expertise to grow this service offering by 50% over the next six years.
Antony began his career as an accountant 25 years ago after successfully applying for a training contract at PKF and then went on to work in top 10 and ‘Big Four’ companies, including PwC UK and RSM UK. Anthony worked across a range of large clients before moving on to work for smaller, local businesses.
During his time at Duncan & Toplis he has worked primarily in the tax advisory team, offering advice to his portfolio of clients and will continue to do so alongside his new role.
“Working within large, international companies and much smaller, local businesses has given me a fantastic overview of the industry. It’s really important to have a consistent approach and systems in place that improve efficiency and service delivery in a practice, no matter how large or small.”
Currently over 1,500 payroll accounts are managed by Duncan & Toplis. As Head of Payroll, Antony will be at the forefront, heading up teams across each office who will come together to work more effectively. This flexible and agile approach will deliver a more efficient, higher level of service to our clients. Antony will also continue to work closely with his team to grow this successful area of the business and develop a smooth working process to help deliver a uniform, reliable service that our clients can count on.
During the application and interview process, Antony demonstrated a passion for moving payroll forward and he’s dedicated to maintaining a great working environment for everyone at the practice.
“Payroll holds a lot of potential for the future of Duncan & Toplis. It’s an extremely valuable service that can help a huge variety of clients, including schools and academies.”