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Our Team

Simon Kettlewell BA FCA


Simon Kettlewell Simon heads up our Technical function. He is responsible for writing HAT’s flagship Corporate Manuals as well as presenting courses, conducting quality control file reviews and supporting firms on our technical helpline. Simon joined the team in August 2013 and brings a wealth of experience having worked as an audit manager and then in the technical department of a top ten firm. Simon became a director of HAT in early 2018 and is a board member of ICAEW’s Financial Reporting Faculty

Roles and Responsibilities

Simon's major areas of responsibility are:

  • Writing and presenting our quarterly technical update meetings
  • Writing and presenting other courses covering audit and related issues
  • Carrying out quality control file reviews
  • Presenting Career Development courses for trainees
  • Working on the technical helpline
  • Writing the Corporate manuals (Audit, Non-Audit, LLP’s and Groups)

Simon graduated from Durham University in 2003 with a degree in Economics with French. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Garbutt & Elliott in York, qualifying with first time passes. 2 years after qualifying, Simon joined RSM Tenon (now RSM UK), progressing to Audit Manager in their Reading office and then becoming involved in the firm’s national Audit & Accounts Technical department.

Simon's interests (when not occupied by his two young daughters!) include supporting Arsenal, travelling, technology, movies and gaming.