James Hadfield


James Hadfield - Menzies Accountant


I am an audit and assurance specialist, who leads Menzies’ Audit and Assurance service line.

I pull together the wide range of expertise offered by Menzies into a bespoke, customer-focused service, designed to help them grow their business.

I work exclusively with privately-owned businesses, most of which are owner-managed, ranging from the start-up and development stage, through to larger SME companies with up to £100m of turnover.

Although I assist clients across a broad range of sectors, I have a specialism in working with technology companies.

Earlier in my career I spent seven years working for an accounting firm in New York City, where I qualified as a CPA. During this period (and subsequently) I worked with many internationally active businesses.

I joined from Grant Thornton in 2013 and became a partner in November 2015.


My first  job
Delivering newspapers in my Derbyshire home town aged 12 – starting salary was an impressive £5.50 a week, plus performance bonus (AKA Christmas tips).

My favourite hobby
Playing tennis. I’m also a huge fan of Derby County for my sins.