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Sophie Parkhouse

Sophie Parkhouse is Technical and Training Partner at Albert Goodman and is the firm’s first non-portfolio partner, Sophie is also a member of the management board.

Sophie was re-elected to sit on the central ICAEW Practice Committee this year having been initially elected in 2018. In 2021 Sophie was also appointed to the ICAEW Financial Reporting Board. Although Sophie stepped down from the ICAEW SW President role in May 2020, she has replaced this with the Chairing of the ICAEW South West Technical Advisory Committee ensuring that the voice of those in the South West is very much heard in relation to technical accounting, narrative reporting, and audit matters.

From a technical perspective, Sophie is the main point of contact for all financial reporting technical queries, providing her excellent technical knowledge to the firm and its clients. Sophie has also taken on the roles of Head of Privacy, MLRO and Practice Assurance Principal in order to ensure that the firm is compliant and that policies, procedures, and output are all of high quality. Sophie gained much technical experience from her time as a financial reporting manager at a national firm where she was part of a central team responsible for all UK GAAP and IFRS queries for the whole of the UK client base, often focussing on AIM of fully listed clients. This was the point at which Sophie learned the importance of narrative reporting and took a particular interest in this area.

In her training role, Sophie is responsible for the ongoing development of our overall CPD training strategy, delivery of internal technical training and having oversight of the professional accountancy and tax training that we provide to our people. Sophie holds a post-graduate certificate in education which supports this role having previously been head of professional accountancy at Richard Huish following a range of roles teaching the professional accountancy qualifications.

Sophie also leads on Albert Goodman’ ESG service line supporting businesses to develop their sustainability strategy to include net zero plans as well as the reporting requirements of Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) and Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).