NR Barton delighted to announce four senior level promotions

Pictured left to right: Jonathan Mackie, Paul Murphy, Andrew Pilling and Paul Taylor.

NR Barton are delighted to announce the promotions of Jonathan Mackie, Paul Murphy, Andrew Pilling and Paul Taylor to the position of Senior Manager.

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic is it clear that the world is changing and NR Barton are working hard to continue to push the boundaries and remain at the forefront of accountancy and client service.

The promotions are a recognition of hard work, dedication, and sharp mindedness in ensuring that the firm continues to thrive throughout these current trading climate.

Digital leaders with a human touch

In a world whereby digital prowess has become more important than ever, our clients are reassured by our online and cloud accounting abilities as well as the human element behind our services.

Whilst we are leading the market with our digital accounting offer we back this up with our talented teams and clients can be sure that

Future fit

NR Barton are passionate about working with business owners to help increase profitability, maximise capital value, protect their assets and to enjoy life to the full.

From funding growth to succession planning and exit strategies we work in partnership throughout the life of the business. Aligned with our digital strengths this human intelligence and time invested makes our offering refreshing to the accountancy industry.

We work hard to understand your industry, to understand your business goals and to help you achieve them. People are important to us and we work to understand your personal goals as business owners and support you to achieve them, our real-time business advice services. Our Senior Managers are at the heart of our service offering.

HR Partner Cathy Rogers said of the promotions: “We are proud to have such a strong team delivering our clients a first class service.

“We pride ourselves on our digital and cloud accounting prowess and the four senior managers have been at the forefront of our continued development in this area. It is the strong belief of NR Barton that computers will not replace the best people. We see our digital offering as a compliment to our strong team sheet.

“Our people are our strength and we’re delighted to recognise the contribution by our senior managers in the strength of the firm.”

Jonathan Mackie

Jonathan qualified as a chartered accountant in 2014, having previously completed a Mathematics degree at Manchester University. As a Senior Manager in the Audit and Accounts team, Jonathan has a wide range of interactions with clients, such as preparing their accounts and company tax returns, auditing our larger clients, preparing personal tax returns and many other ad hoc tasks. Jonathan has coined the nickname of the ‘office geek’ due to his computer competence. He is self-taught on Excel and enjoys getting the most out of a spreadsheet, whether that is with formula, or using the VBA code in the background.

Away from the office, Jonathan has a wife and two young children who take up most of his time (and sleep), any spare time he has is spent watching Wigan Warriors, or his local team Chorley FC. Having recently retired from Sunday League football he has to now live vicariously through Chorley FC.

Paul Murphy

Paul started his accountancy career at the age of 18 as an accounts apprentice with a Manchester firm. Two years later he joined NR Barton and qualified as an ACCA in 2012. Paul’s expertise lies in accounts preparation, audit, and tax compliance. He works hard to build relationship with his clients across a wide range of sectors and specialisms.

Paul is married and away from the office he enjoys a number of sports. He is a member of the Wigan Harriers running club and has recently completed the Manchester Marathon in an impressive 2:55.31. Paul also has a season ticket for the Wigan Warriors and has a golf handicap of 11.

Andrew Pilling

Andrew joined NR Barton as a Manager in 2014. He graduated from Aston University before qualifying as an Accountant in 1999. After qualifying, he worked for a practice in Preston before taking the decision to join NR Barton. Throughout his career, Andrew has worked with a wide range of clients providing various accountancy, audit and taxation services and this has allowed him to develop a broad range of knowledge and experience. At NR Barton, Andrew works with a variety of clients including a number of the firm’s larger audit clients and those with group structures.

In his spare time, Andrew has a keen interest in football and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Paul Taylor

Paul joined the firm in 2009 having completed his training with regional firm in the North West and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the same year. Paul has a wide ranging portfolio which includes both small and medium sized companies as well as individuals. He provides a number of services to these clients including both auditing and accountancy as well as advising on both personal and business taxation.

In his spare time Paul is a keen sports fan, especially football and also enjoys eating out as well as live comedy.



Integrity is at the forefront of everything we do as we apply the strongest ethical and moral rigour across how we work and assist our clients.

At NR Barton we understand the importance of trust and through our integrity we make sure this underpins absolutely everything we do.

We like to do the best for our clients and this isn’t always easy. We aren’t afraid to use our integrity to confront difficult situations. We firmly believe that acting with our utmost integrity those difficult conversations will help to build our trust with our clients. Sometimes the difficult option is the best.

It is also our integrity that has helped us to build a strong local relationship in our market place and the thrive as a business for the last seventy years.

We’re here for the long term and our integrity will help us to achieve that.