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Atlus Business Consulting Appoint Chartered Management Accountant

CarolAccountancy services firm Altus Business Consulting has appointed a chartered management accountant to its team.

Carol Phillips ACMA has 10 years’ experience in industry and specialises in delivering accurate and up-to-date management accounts, financial information and working closely with businesses to develop and improve their internal processes. 

Altus’s owner Richard Ashmore ACCA described it is a significant step for the business, which he founded 12 years ago after himself working in senior finance roles in industry.

“She brings her extensive experience to our existing clients and will also be seeking to expand and develop our client base, particularly focusing on those who need management accounts and developing and driving process change,” he said.

“She will be working either on-site, off-site or a combination of both depending on client needs.”

At the other end of the career spectrum, Chloe Handy joined Altus on an apprenticeship last autumn.

Currently studying her AAT Level 2 during her apprenticeship with Stourbridge College, she is responsible for client payroll and bookkeeping services.

Richard said: “Apprenticeships have proved to be a great way of bringing in new talent into the practice. Chloe has made a brilliant start to her career and I am sure she has a really bright future.”

Altus prides itself on delivering proactive financial support to small and medium businesses across the Midlands. With his background in industry, Richard wanted to help nurture and advise businesses rather than simply provide year end compliance.

The firm offers three strands of services – accountancy, financial direction and financial training. As a firm of chartered accountants, Altus provides business start-up advice, management & year end accounts, personal and corporate tax advice, bookkeeping, VAT and payroll services.

Richard also acts as a freelance financial director. As the owner-manager’s critical friend, he is a hands-on member of the client’s team who can help analyse company financial health, manage cash flow issues, identify solutions, develop business plans and devise strategies suited to each business’s goals.

Finally, Altus provides bespoke financial coaching with a creative and informative approach to business finance.

Located in Wordsley, near Stourbridge, Altus has clients across the West Midlands and further afield, with more than 80% coming through recommendations.

Richard said: “We are delighted to welcome Carol to our team. Her focus and experience will complement our existing services and help us continue the growth we have seen every year since I set up Altus. More importantly for businesses, it means we can enhance the range of services we offer to deliver better results for our clients.”

For more information on Atlus Business Consulting please call 01384 686999 or visit

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