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About Your Halifax Accountants

The firm of Torevell Dent was formed in Halifax in April 1986 by Halifax Accountants Mike Torevell and Ian Dent. The firm quickly became established and acknowledged as providers of high quality advice by its clients, banks, Inland Revenue and other local professionals.

Recognising that business owners preferred to be dealt with by Senior Professional Advisors at locations close to their businesses, it was decided to expand the firm by opening offices in new areas, providing the same quality of local expertise. In March 1990 the firm opened an office in Huddersfield and in October 1992 the Bradford office opened.

Torevell Dent’s credibility is based of the firm foundations of up-to-the-minute expertise and advice, coupled with a local business knowledge and approach.

The firm is an approved Training Practice for ACCA students and has been awarded Investor in People status. We are proud to be a dedicated team suitably qualified to meet the needs of any client in the West Yorkshire area, and beyond.

Meet the Team

Mike Torevell FCCA, ACMI, AIBA

Mike trained with a local firm of Chartered Accountants and then spent seven years in industry gaining valuable commercial experience. He re-entered the profession in 1980 and, later, with Ian Dent, formed the present practice.

Mike specialises in dealing with medium-sized companies and in the development and growth of their business.

Mike is a past president of the West Yorkshire District Society of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Michael B. Fox FCA, FCCA

Michael trained with a Bradford firm of Chartered Accountants and gained promotion to the level of Senior Manager of a ‘big four’ firm. After a short spell in industry he joined Torevell Dent in October 1992 as partner in charge of the Bradford office.
Michael now heads up our Audit Department and also deals with Charity and Pension Fund accounts.

Philip H Lister

Philip began his career with the Inland Revenue before moving to a five-partner firm based in Huddersfield.
In 1991 Philip joined Torevell Dent to set up a dedicated taxation department specialising in personal and corporate tax advice and mitigation. He was appointed Tax Director of the firm in 2002.

Samantha Sutcliffe FCCA MAAT

Following qualification Sam joined a six-partner firm based in Leeds City centre and gained valuable experience dealing with a wide range of clients and becoming the senior team member in some of the larger audit assignments.

Sam joined Torevell Dent in 2003 as a Senior Accountant and since then has been responsible for most of the firm’s statutory audit clients.

Sam was appointed a director of the firm in April 2008.

David Jackson (Manager)

David also began his career with the Inland Revenue and was appointed Head of the Tax Department at a well-established firm of Halifax Accountants  where he met Mike Torevell.

David became an equity partner in another local firm of accountants in Halifax and in 1992 his firm merged with Torevell Dent. Since that time David has managed the Huddersfield office.