Miriam Akhtar

Position: Head of Digital Accounting
Email: miriam.akhtar@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0141 204 8989

I was appointed Head of Digital Accounting from September 2021, having joined Alexander Sloan as the firm’s Cloud Accountant in 2019 shortly after becoming ACCA qualified.  My role is to encourage the use of cloud accounting software, such as Xero,  by our clients and being involved in the firm’s cloud-related projects.

As technology in accountancy evolves through initiatives like Making Tax Digital I aim to ensure our clients are the forefront of emerging technologies.

I use my experience in Xero to demonstrate, train and convert clients’ bookkeeping software and assist them gaining from the efficiencies of using cloud-based accounting software.

Nicola Haddow

Position: Accounts Assistant Manager
Email: nicola.haddow@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0141 204 8989

I trained with Alexander Sloan, qualifying as an accountant in 2016.  I am the Assistant Manager in the Accounts department, supporting Stuart but I work with my own portfolio of clients.

I specialise in providing accounting support to our clients, primarily annual accounts, VAT returns, and management accounts and am responsible for ensuring our accounting software features all the latest legislation and regulatory requirements.

I am involved in training up the firm’s accounts staff and act as the main liaison with the audit teams.

Stuart Adamson

Position: Accounts Manager
Email: stuart.adamson@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0141 204 8989

I came to Alexander Sloan from another mid-tier firm in 2018 and have worked in accountancy practice for over 25 years.  I am the Accounts Manager in the Glasgow office and oversee a large number of clients which includes servicing annual accounts,  management accounts, independent examinations, business advice, and VAT Returns.

My role also involves working closely with the audit team, the tax team, the payroll team to ensure we deliver exactly what the client wants and I work to ensure we are all working together.

I have helped advise on appropriate accounting and bookkeeping packages that will best assist our clients and am involved in providing support on software like Xero.

Michael Reid

Position: Senior Audit Manager
Email: michael.reid@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0141 204 8989

I joined Alexander Sloan in 2017 having qualified as an accountant at another mid-tier firm.  I became Audit Manager in 2020 and Senior Audit Manager in 2024, overseeing a number of audit clients in the Housing Association, Credit Union and Charity sector as well as being responsible for a selection of commercial audit clients.

I see my role as a project manager, responsible for bringing people and the audit process together, meeting deadlines and delivering on time to our clients.

I am responsible for mentoring our junior staff and assisting them in their own development.

Fiona Holt

Position: Business Services Manager
Email: fiona.holt@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0141 204 8989

I’ve been Alexander Sloan for 30 years and I am responsible for overseeing the firm’s payroll services to our clients.

I am head of our Business Services department providing support and advice internally to our Business Support team and ensuring that our client’s needs are always met, whether they require payroll weekly or monthly.

I have passed the Sage Partner Training and Accreditation Payroll exam and over the years have developed a wide knowledge of managing a variety of payrolls.

Jillian So

Position: Audit Manager
Email: jillian.so@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0131 228 7979

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in audit and joined Alexander Sloan in 2016 following a role at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

I am based in the firm’s Edinburgh office and work as Audit Manager but also oversee a number of annual accounts and management accounts assignments.

I am a member of Alexander Sloan’s Quality Control Group and Audit Technical Group overseeing audit training within the firm.

Phil Morrice

Position: Managing Partner
Email: philip.morrice@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0141 204 8989

I’ve been with Alexander Sloan since 1993.  Having built up an in-depth knowledge over the years in the Housing Association sector,  I head up our Registered Social Landlords (RSL) team and regularly provide training, risk management, and technical advice to both RSL staff and governing bodies such as Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR).

I am also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and lead Alexander Sloan’s Internal Audit team.   I also advise commercial clients in a variety of sectors.

I’m a member of the ACCA Global Law Forum.

Phil

David Jeffcoat

Position: Partner
Email: david.jeffcoat@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0131 228 7979

I am based out of the Edinburgh office and, whether it’s charities requiring independent examinations, or housing associations looking for an external audit, to assisting small companies with annual accounts or business support such as management accounts and payroll,  I work with a range of clients, supporting their different requirements.

I joined Alexander Sloan as a trainee back in 2003 and became Partner in 2017, so for a number of my clients I’ve been involved at every level and have worked with them for more than 15 years.

I am on the firm’s Charities Technical and Training subcommittee.   Since July 2021, I am also responsible for overseeing Alexander Sloan’s staffing and recruitment needs.

Allison Devine

Position: Senior Partner
Email: allison.devine@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0141 204 8989

I have a particular expertise in the Healthcare sector as well as having a strong client base in the not-for-profit sector, working with charities, housing associations and credit unions.

As part of Alexander Sloan’s ‘Virtual FD’ services,  I have worked with a number of owner-managed businesses and charities in recent years, assisting them in providing our ‘Virtual FD’ service,  developing and implementing improvements in their financial reporting systems and governance.

I am a member of the Charities Technical and Training subcommittee and carry out training for trustees seeking to understand the finances of their charities.

Steven Cunningham

Position: Partner
Email: steven.cunningham@alexandersloan.co.uk
Phone: 0141 204 8989

I head up Alexander Sloan’s team covering services to Banking and Finance, and Credit Union clients.  Over the years, I have amassed a wealth of experience in these sectors and regularly provide training, compliance and consultancy services to my clients many of which include some of the firm’s larger commercial clients and Housing Associations (RSLs).

Within Alexander Sloan, I am responsible for Quality Control.

I have previously been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland’s (ICAS) Accounting Standards Committee and currently sit on ICAS’s Investigation Committee.