Meet the Team

What’s different about our approach?

Fed up with only seeing or speaking with your Accountant once or twice a year… our approach is different.

We like to keep your records up to date and want to give you accurate financial information so you can forecast and plan whilst allowing you to be in control of your business finances and we believe regular contact and communication with our Clients is key to the success of our relationship.

We opened the Arcus doors in Rutland back in 2005 when Andrew moved his existing Taxation business from Northamptonshire to join Nicola in Oakham, where they have been busy building their Practice.

In 2018, Chris Searle joined the Team.

Meet the people you’ll be talking with below and see their wealth of industry and life experiences.

Andrew Cross Director
Andrew started his career in Taxation at Grant Thornton in Northampton in 1990 and subsequently qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
He has a vast experience of advising clients on a variety of personal taxation issues whilst balancing the opposing views of the Inland Revenue.
In his free time Andy enjoys going to the gym and swimming.

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Nicola CrossDirector
Nicola has a had a successful career as a Management Consultant working both in the UK and Overseas, before returning to her home county of Rutland to raise a family and build the Arcus business alongside Andrew.
Her primary focuses these days are Office Management, Procedural & Compliance and Marketing.
In her free time Nicola enjoys yoga and pilates.
Chris SearleDirector
Chris started work in Accountancy at Grant Thornton in the 1980’s and has worked with Accounts ever since.
During the early 2000’s Chris pursued a career in web development working for his own website business. In recent years Chris has returned to Accountancy and has brought along his passion for web based Accounting solutions, merging the two sectors to benefit our Business clients.
Joanna Dunlop PA
Our PA Jo is the friendly face of Arcus working in the Reception Area she joined us in 2011.
She provides a key point of contact between our clients and the Directors and runs the day to day administration needs of the busy office.
She brings a wealth of experience to the business having worked for corporate financial services organisations in the UK and overseas.
Sheila LacoAccounts Administrator
Sheila joined the Arcus Team in the Autumn 2019 as an Accounts Administrator. She comes with a background in bookkeeping and accountancy and works within the Accounts Team.
She is responsible for the day to day client relationships and managing clients and their bookkeeping needs.

Why choose Arcus?

Local Team

We’re a local Practice working out of our office in the heart of Oakham town centre. We are passionate about our local area and those businesses and individuals residing there. We’re Rutland through and through!

Dynamic and Professional

We will deal with your tax and accounts in a professional manner, dealing with HMRC on your behalf. You can relax in the knowledge that we are working to submit your Returns and Paperwork on your behalf in a timely fashion.

Wealth of Experience

We have a multi sector team with a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience gained from many previous different employment environments.