New practice manager at Leicester accountancy firm

Gulam Sattar

Leicester accountancy firm Newby Castleman has promoted its former financial controller to the role of practice manager.

Gulam Sattar has been promoted from financial controller at the firm’s office on Regent Road, following Newby Castleman’s appointment of a new partner, Joanne Chilton, earlier this year.

Sattar joined Newby Castleman’s Bookkeeping & Payroll Services in April 2013, after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from De Montfort University in 2009. He rapidly progressed to the role of manager in January 2014 and took a leading role in building the company’s Bookkeeping & Payroll department, which now consists of a team of five.

In May 2017 Sattar was promoted to financial controller, taking charge of the firm’s in-house finances. His new role of practice manager retains many of the duties of his former position.

He said: “It’s an honour to have been promoted to the position of Practice Manager within two years of my last promotion at Newby Castleman. In my new role, which is both analytical and collaborative, I will be responsible for developing the company internally.

“I am very much looking forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that my position as Practice Manager will bring, as I work with the firm’s partners and staff to ensure that Newby Castleman continues to go from strength to strength financially.”

Managing partner Chris Castleman said: “We are delighted to announce Gulam’s advancement to Practice Manager, a role whose breadth and responsibility recognises Gulam’s proficiency and the experience he has gained with us over the last six years.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Gulam in securing and strengthening the future of our firm in Leicester.”

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