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 clients get the best from their business.

I work exclusively with privately-owned businesses, whether owner-managed, family owned or private equity backed, with a focus on SME companies with up to £300m of turnover.

Earlier in my career I spent seven years working for RSM 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
Running. I’m also a huge fan of Derby County for my sins.