Why us

We’re qualified and friendly.

Our clients tell us we are a friendly bunch, always willing to help.  They feel we offer value for money and a level of service uncommon amongst Accountants, we’re very proud of this.  We believe in fostering relationships and working towards long term goals, this can only be achieved through trust and empathy, because after all, a good working relationship with your Accountant doesn't have to resemble your worst meeting with the Taxman.

Meet the Partners

Roger Whittaker FCCA
Lydiate Office

I was born in Speke Liverpool in 1958 (I know... I look young for my age).  I attended local high schools and left education at 18 with 4 “A” levels and joined Whitnalls as a trainee accountant. I became a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant in 1985 and became a Partner in 1986. I am married to Lorraine and we live in Widnes, Cheshire. I am an avid fan of watching and following Everton Football Club both home and away.  My wife and I enjoy travelling home and abroad and I am a Member of the National Trust.

Paul Flynn FCCA
Liverpool office

I joined Whitnalls in 1986 and became a Partner in 2003.  I am the Audit Compliance Partner and am responsible for the quality of audit work throughout the Practice.  As a member of ACCA I am experienced in all aspects of accountancy and taxation services and in the development of strategies and tax planning for Limited Company clients, Partnerships and Sole Traders. I have extensive knowledge of audit and accounting compliance for owner managed businesses.

I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family and friends. I support Liverpool and am a keen golfer (did I mention I once got a hole in one!).

Andy Taylor FCCA
Liverpool office

I have been a partner with Whitnalls since 2003 having previously been employed by another local firm, Peter George & Co, up until 1994.  I have worked my way up the ladder from office junior to audit manager and then Associate, prior to qualifying with the ACCA and becoming a partner.  I have gained a vast amount of experience over the years, covering all aspects of auditing; accountancy; taxation (including VAT and PAYE), together with a useful knowledge of the logistics and mechanics of running a successful business.

I consider myself to be pro-active and like to work closely with clients and offer that “personal touch”, particularly with regard to tax planning and budgetary issues and generally assisting clients to fulfil and meet their statutory and financial obligations and requirements.

I reside in Widnes with my wife Lynn and have two married daughters .  I enjoy music, reading, football (I am an avid Liverpool FC supporter) and play golf (when I can find the time to play!).

Sean Murphy 
Liverpool office

I have been a partner at Whitnalls since 2011. Having held various roles within the company I have gained a wealth of experience in dealing with the needs of owner managed businesses of varying sizes, which is reflected in my current client portfolio.  I like to work closely with clients in providing advice on all accounting, taxation and book-keeping matters, so that owners are able to concentrate on driving their businesses forward.

In my spare time I like to play football, keep fit and go on the odd skiing holiday....oh and I am an Everton season ticket holder.