Joe Philpot


Joe joined the First Parish team as a trainee Chartered Accountant in 2007 after graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Accounting.

In 2011, he qualified as a member of the ICAEW and, in 2018, became an associate responsible for a portfolio of clients. 

In April 2021, Joe became a partner in the firm, completing the journey from trainee to partner.

"I've always been given the support and opportunity to develop my career here, all the way up to becoming a partner in the business. We have a great team of people who have helped me along the way, so I'm really glad I went for the second interview!

A bit more about Joe...

I joined the Firth Parish team in: 2007

Outside of work, I enjoy: Watching football and cricket

If I could only choose 3 meals, foods or drinks to live on for the rest of my life, they would be:

Fish and chips, Shepherds pie & Chocolate

I could never live without my: Probably shouldn’t admit it, but it’s my phone!

If I could banish any item, TV show or song from existence, I’d get rid of: Mrs Brown’s Boys

When I was young, I wanted to be: A pilot

If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d: Buy a house in Barbados

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is: Don’t sweat the small stuff

My favourite quote is: “The highs wouldn’t be as high without the lows” – Michael Richards

The best thing about working at Firth Parish is: Friendly staff, flexible hours and relaxed atmosphere


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