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Mark Warman

Managing Director

Mark Warman, FCCA, ACA

Managing Director

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Mark joined Cognitor in early 2015 and has recently been appointed as a director within the practice. Having trained and qualified locally in Rubery, Mark worked in industry and commerce as a financial controller before returning to practice. He joins Cognitor from another local firm, where he worked for six years, including the last four years as director. Away from the office Mark is a father to two young children and is also a long suffering West Bromwich Albion supporter. He has always wanted to go storm chasing in America’s tornado alley and his favourite quote is “if you can dream it you can do it”.

Jeannette Blenkinsop

Jeannette Giles

Practice Manager

Jeannette Giles, ACA

Practice Manager

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Jeannette qualified with PWC in 1990 and has been at Cognitor since the very beginning and has fulfilled the role of Practice Manager for many years. She is highly regarded by the whole of the Cognitor team and is always more than happy to share her knowledge and expertise where needed. Having formed close working relationships with her clients, Jeannette is considered by many of them as an indispensable part of their businesses. Jeannette’s favourite film is Notting Hill and she would love to visit Niagara Falls. Her favourite quote is “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today”.

Sarah Caswell

Senior Client Manager

Sarah Caswell, ACCA

Senior Client Manager

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Sarah qualified in 2014 and is a longstanding and key member of the Cognitor team having worked at the practice for 8 years. Over the years Sarah has built up close relationships with her clients and frequently uses the experience and knowledge she has gained to assist other members of the team. In her free time Sarah enjoys looking after her two horses and spending time with friends and family. Her favourite food is Italian and she would love to visit Tuscany in the near future.

Lindsay Sheriden

Client Manager

Lindsay Sheriden, MAAT

Client Manager

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Lindsay has worked at Cognitor since 2007 and fulfils the role of Client Manager. Lindsay handles the accounts, tax affairs, management accounts and VAT for some of our most valued clients. Alongside working at Cognitor, Lindsay has gained her AAT qualification and is currently at an advanced stage of ACCA exams. Outside of work Lindsay enjoys socialising with friends, pub lunches and holidaying in the Caribbean. Her favourite quote is "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take".

Robert Albert

Client Manager / Payroll / Barrister Intermediary

Robert Albert, AFA

Client Manager / Payroll / Barrister Intermediary

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Robert has been at Cognitor for around 3 years and as well as preparing accounts and tax returns, he oversees the payroll department. He is AAT qualified and enjoys providing one to one support and advice for clients and likes to ensure all clients receive a high quality and personable service. Robert is our in house expert on cloud accounting and is a Xero certified advisor. Outside of work Robert enjoys spending time with friends and family. His favourite food is Italian and his favourite TV programme is Game of Thrones.

Samantha Horton

Accountant / Payroll

Samantha Horton

Accountant / Payroll

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Sam joined the practice last year and has quickly settled in as part of the team. Sam is ACCA part qualified and prepares accounts and deals with many of our payroll clients. In her free time Sam loves going to the cinema and is really into art, particularly the Viennese secessionism and post modernist movements. Sam would love to go to Australia and her favourite food is Italian.

Jenny Poole

Practice Administrator

Jenny Poole

Practice Administrator

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Jenny joined the Cognitor team in February 2017 and fulfils the role of Practice Administrator. Jenny is always more than happy to assist clients and other members of the team in any way she can. Jenny is also PA to the practice directors, managing their diaries and helping with the needs of new and existing clients. In her spare time Jenny enjoys salsa dancing and keeping fit. She enjoys travelling and also spending time with family and friends.

Jack Jones

Trainee Accountant

Jack Jones

Trainee Accountant

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Jack started his apprenticeship at Cognitor this summer and is a hardworking member of the team, completing bookkeeping and VAT returns as well as dealing with general office administration. He is training to become an AAT qualified accountant and in his free time enjoys going to the gym, playing football, going to the cinema and skiing. His favourite TV programme is Breaking Bad and he would love to visit Las Vegas.

Graham Eden

Graham Eden

Consultant

Graham Eden, FCCA FCMA

Consultant

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Graham founded Cognitor in 2001 and the goal was to be more than just another accountancy practice. The aim was to also give business owners the practical help they needed to run a successful business and help them to pay as little tax as possible. These goals were founded on the values of trust and respect for both clients and team members and a desire to provide the best possible service.

Outside work Graham enjoys all types of music, reading and watching films. His favourite book is "Eat That Frog" by Brian Tracy and his favourite quote is "The only way to do great work is to love what you do" by Steve Jobs.