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Our team

Director

Paul McAreavey FCA Director

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Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 with Macintyre Hudson, Chartered Accountants in London. Having qualified he returned to Northern Ireland and joined Blythe Grace Chartered Accountants. He set up PGM Chartered Accountants in 2001 and has a wide range of experience in all aspects of general practice.

In 2011 Paul was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Paul’s interests outside of work, include tennis and golf. Paul represented Ulster in the junior inter-provincials. He continues his interest in tennis as the President of The Belfast Boat Club, Stranmillis.

The staff at PGM Chartered Accountants are as follows

Senior manager level

Adam Bradford ACA Audit Manager

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Adam graduated at the University of Ulster with a BSc. Hons in Accounting (2:1 class honours). Adam commenced his chartered accountancy training with Barr Pomeroy in Dublin and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) in March 2015.

Adam assists in the audit of companies, credit unions, clubs and charities, industrial and provident societies. In addition to audit work, Adam works on accounts preparation and tax compliance for limited companies.

A keen Arsenal fan, Adam likes to keep fit playing football and tennis and enjoys walking his dog.

Lisa Hill Accounts Technician

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Lisa commenced working with Higgins Graham Accountants in 1995 and joined PGM in 2013. Lisa works on accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. She also has responsibility for the completion of VAT and Payroll compliance for clients.

A keen swimmer, Lisa swims as often as she can, she also enjoys reading, but her main passion is spending time with her young daughter.

Frances Graham Accounts Technician

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Frances commenced working with Higgins Graham Accountants in 2006 and joined PGM in 2013. Frances works on accounts preparation and tax compliance for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. She also has responsibility for the completion of VAT and Payroll compliance for clients.

With itchy feet, Frances loves to travel, especially to mainland Europe for the architecture, food and wine. When not travelling, you can find her in the warrior pose in a yoga class or talking about world politics.

Jan Shannon Accounts Technician

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Jan commenced working with E. W. Best and Co. as an accounts clerk in 1996 and continues this role in our Lurgan Office. Jan works on all aspects of bookkeeping including completion of online VAT returns and payroll returns for clients.

Patricia Phillips ACA Assistant Manager

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Patricia graduated at the University of Ulster with a BSc Hons Accounting (2:1 class honours) in 2013 and has passed her Chartered Account Exams in October 2016.

Outside of the office, Patricia likes to keep fit playing football and off the pitch she can be seen buried in a good read.

Sylwia Krzysztofik ACA Assistant Manager

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Sylwia graduated from the University of Ulster with a Bsc. Hons Accounting (1st Class Honours) in 2013. Sylwia commenced her ACA training contract with PGM in 2014, she works on accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Outside of the office, Sylwia has a keen interest in philosophy and reading.

Aaron Willis Senior Accountant

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Aaron graduated at Queens University Belfast with a Bachelor of Law (2:1 class honours) in 2006 and later a Master of Arts in Politics in 2007. Having passed his Bar exams he worked as a Barrister at Law from 2009 to 2013. A change of direction led Aaron to begin his ACA training with PGM in 2014, working on accounts preparation and taxation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Aaron is an avid sportsman and footballer, he loves to read and follows Manchester United.

Ryan Shannon Senior Accountant

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Ryan graduated from Queens University Belfast with a BSc. Hons in Business Management (2:1 class honours) in 2012. From 2013/14 Ryan worked as a research consultant with RSM McClure Watters and as a business analyst at PWC.

Commencing his ACA training with PGM in 2014, Ryan works on accounts preparation and taxation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Ryan has many interests including football, golf, Irish traditional music and socialising with friends.

Consultants

Elizabeth Tohill FCA

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Elizabeth trained as a chartered accountant with Thomson McLintock (KPMG) in Belfast and qualified in 1980. Elizabeth was a partner with Hugh Rafferty in Rafferty Tohill Chartered Accountants until his retirement in 2009, she then continued to own and manage the practice until merging with PGM in 2014.

Today, Elizabeth continues to work on all aspects of accounts, tax and audit. When the weather is good, Elizabeth loves to cycle and has a passion for music particularly classical, opera, traditional Jazz and Irish music.

Michael Graham

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Michael commenced his accountancy training at O’Hare’s Chartered Accountants in 1975. In 1982 he set up his own practice Michael Graham and Co. in Belfast. In 1991 Michael joined Higgins Graham Accountants as a partner until 2013. He joined PGM as a consultant in 2013 and has a broad experience on all aspects of general practice.

Squash is Michael’s game and he regularly plays in the masters league. As chairman and secretary of Lisburn Racquets Squash Club, Michael is kept busy between the court and the office.

Arthur O’Brien Development Consultant

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Arthur is consultant with PGM with 25 years’ experience in practice. Arthur joined KPMG in 1991 with a 2:1 Honours Degree in Accounting and a Diploma in Professional Accounting from Queen’s University Belfast. Arthur is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having qualified in 1993 and having been placed in his final professional exams. Arthur was elected to Partner in KPMG in 2002 and retired in 2016.

Arthur is experienced in leading sensitive assignments and liaising with senior (Board) level management in a variety of large public and private sector organisations.