Growing audit team appoints new senior manager

Award-winning accountancy firm has welcomed a new key member of staff to its growing audit team.

Elsby & Co, which has bases in Sywell and Rushden, has appointed Sue Halsall as its new Audit Senior Manager. Sue brings with her a wealth of experience having worked as an audit manager for 22 years and as a training manager.


Audit Manager – Sue Halsall
Leona Bateman – Partner










She said: “After university I got a job with the Northampton office of a Top 20 firm and did my training there before moving to another firm where I was Audit Manager, working in all sorts of fields but primarily in limited company audits.”

“I was also Training Manager at my previous firm and training is something I’m incredibly passionate about. This is the perfect time for me to join Elsby & Co because the audit side of the business here is growing and I’m excited about playing a part in driving that forward and shaping what happens here next.”

“We have a fantastic team, ranging from trainees at the start of their career to more senior members of staff, and I’m relishing sharing my years of experience with them. It truly is a collaborative team – everyone trains one another and shares their knowledge generously and that’s really nice to see.”

Elsby & Co’s core auditing services include statutory audits, charity audits and other specialist audits. Elsby & Co Partner Leona Bateman added: “Auditing is a growing area for firms of our size and it’s an expanding area for us.

“We may be smaller than the Top 10 firms which also offer audit services, but we follow the same auditing standards. We offer a friendly and personal service. We also recognise that often when companies are audited their perception is this is an expensive process but a necessary evil and they often don’t feel they get any benefit from it.”

“We always seek to add value for our clients so when we carry out an audit, they not only get an audited set of financial statements, but they also receive a management letter and we make suggestions to help them to improve their systems and controls and discuss any risks within their business. We want to be a critical friend to them who is always there to guide them in the right direction.”


For further information contact Leona Bateman at or Sue Halsall at


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This is an abridged version of the Elsby article featured in the Business Times – Digital Issues Archive – Business Times (