Meet the Altus Team
Richard Ashmore BA, ACA
I’m Richard and I own and run Altus. I am a Chartered Accountant with 23 years post qualification experience. After qualifying I spent 16 years out in industry as a finance director, with experience across manufacturing, service and distribution sectors, before starting Altus back in 2005. I always aim to bring a positive approach, an independent mind and look to be your ‘critical friend’ in the development of your business. I have always tried to break away from the dry, dull grey image people get when they think of accountants.
You will find me friendly and approachable and what I really enjoy is helping people. I continue to gather ‘tools’, ideas and experience to help you with your business. I like to focus on the key business issues that will make a difference to your business. I am a Christian and that is the important foundation stone that my life and this business is built on.
Chartered Management AccountantI’m Carol, and I’m a chartered management accountant with 10 years of finance experience. Over this time, I have worked with a wide variety of business types ranging from sole traders to charities, start-ups to family businesses running over 90 years, all in different industries. I specialise in delivering financial information and working with businesses to improve their internal processes to become more efficient. I am positive and friendly and enjoy building relationships, I get stuck in and really like getting to know what makes a business tick. I am passionate about what I do and want to see businesses and their owners succeed. I have been blessed with two beautiful girls that keep me smiling everyday.
Hi I’m Chelsey! I’m one of the newest additions to the Altus family, having joined in August 2020. I set my sights on the world of finance last year when I began studying for my AAT Qualification. I am currently studying for my Advanced Level Qualification on an evening, to assist my role at work. My role here at Altus involves helping with client bookkeeping needs, VAT Returns and Payroll. I’d describe myself as a bit of a perfectionist and pride myself on ensuring a job is well done. I stand by the fact there are no shortcuts to any place worth going. I’d describe myself as a bubbly, approachable & caring person who always aims to get the best outcome out of any situation. Away from work I love going to the gym and spending quality time with friends and family.
Hi, I’m Maria. I act as a first point of call to the organisation. I am also responsible for the day to day administrative duties, and keeping our company database up to date. I have many years of experience of working in administration, mainly within the public sector. I class myself as an outgoing, friendly and approachable person, who is keen to learn and grow within the team. In my spare time I enjoy singing and are part of the Stourbridge Rock Choir. Walking my very energetic cocker spaniel Alfie keeps me active away from work, as do my family and friends.
Hi I’m June, I joined Altus in August 2020. My role is bookkeeping and processing VAT Returns. I have almost 30 years’ experience in bookkeeping and have worked for a wide range of companies. I am always happy to help in any way that I can. In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, especially rock concerts. I also enjoy socializing with friends and family.