Ann Farquhar MA (Oxon), FCA, CTA
Having trained with a ‘top 6’ firm of accountants, Ann moved to a mid-tier firm in 1989 to work with owner managed businesses. Having qualified as both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, she remained there for almost twenty years as a Tax Partner and it was her role to run the Tax Practice in Bristol. In 2009, Ann left to set up Farquhar Partnership with her husband, Clive.
Ann works with owner managed businesses, corporate clients and partnerships, entrepreneurs, individuals and trusts. She particularly enjoys partnering her technical expertise with her strong interpersonal skills, which results in a high quality overall service to everyone she encounters.
Outside of the office, Ann enjoys watching sporting events with her family, whether watching Bristol Rovers or her son Robert playing for his local team. Ann is also a keen traveller and combines this with her love of sport.
Clive Farquhar FCCA
Clive trained with an independent Bristol firm where he gained a wealth of experience, passing his Certified Accountancy exams in 1993. He subsequently joined a top ten practice where he was responsible for the firm’s quality control and where he specialised in accounting and audit services.
He gained valuable experience in leading the corporate department of a mid-tier firm, before joining an award-winning local commercial printer, to work alongside the Managing Director in running the finance function.
Clive has over twenty years of experience in advising owners and managers of local businesses in areas such as accounting, bookkeeping systems and software, management accounts, forecasts and budgets. He also has extensive experience of Sage products. Clive is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
In his spare time, Clive enjoys sport. He has followed Bristol Rovers for over 30 years and likes to unwind by watching his son Robert on the football and cricket pitch. He enjoys the odd session at the gym to keep fit, but has largely given up playing football himself. He passes on that mantle to his son, who he cheers on from the side-lines, every week.