Ward Goodman Directors

Ward Goodman Directors


Our Directors are:

ian rodd Ward Goodman Directors Ian Rodd, Managing Director

Ian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and auditor with over 18 years experience. Ian has previously worked for a ‘big 4 firm’ in Bournemouth, Southampton and Bristol. Since moving back to Poole Ian has specialized in the audit of medium sized companies and groups including charities, pension schemes & FSA registered organizations.

simon willcox Ward Goodman DirectorsSimon Willcox, Director of Ward Goodman Financial Services

Simon has previously been employed at a number of high street banks and managed a high profile building society in central London. In 1999 Simon started Ward Goodman Financial Services Ltd and the continued success lead to the formation of a joint venture financial services company with Dorset Solicitors, Humphries Kirk Solicitors and Blanchards Bailey Solicitors.

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Gareth Simon, Director of Ward Goodman Financial Services
Following Gareth’s degree in Taxation & Law he trained with a large IFA firm before joining Ward Goodman Financial Services in 2003. Gareth’s clients include business owners, professionals such as accountants and lawyers as well as a retired IFA. Many of his clients have been referred to him which is testament to the high level of service provided and the trust that has been built up. He is also responsible for some of the firm’s key business relationships which include joint-ventures with local law firms.

richard dare Ward Goodman DirectorsRichard Dare, Director of Ward Goodman Outsourcing

Richard is a qualified Certified Accountant with over 20 years of experience, gained in practice and industry. Richard heads up our Outsourcing team at Ward Goodman, which provides clients with outsourced finance functions that free up business owners time, reduces risk and delivers timely and quality information to make better decisions.

david lapthorn Ward Goodman DirectorsDavid Lapthorn, Finance Director and Client Development Director

David is a triple qualified chartered accountant, chartered tax adviser and trust and estate practitioner. David heads up the energetic tax department, which splits its time between relieving clients from the problems of dealing with HM Revenue and Customs compliance and helping clients benefit from effective tax planning.

roger duckworth Ward Goodman DirectorsRoger Duckworth, Director of Ward Goodman Small Business

Roger is a qualified Certified Accountant with over 20 years of experience. Roger runs the Small Business Unit at Ward Goodman, which specializes in accounting, advice and bookkeeping services for small and start up businesses.


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Ward Goodman Testimonials

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    J Pentney, Honorary Secretary, Blandford RFC
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    Sam Story – Guidance for Youth
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Ward Goodman News

  • Charities SORP update
    August 24, 2014

    Charities SORP update Please can we give you some of our time? Over three days in September, our charities expert, Jen Richardson will be running three workshops to address the impact of the latest charities SORP. The sessions will take place between 2pm and 4pm on the 10th, 11th and 12th of September with each […]

  • Ward Goodman are recruiting
    July 22, 2014

    Ward Goodman Chartered Accountants are currently recruiting for the position of Audit Senior. The ideal candidate will be a team player, who will be responsible for not only audit but working as an ambassador for Ward Goodman, seeing what other services clients may require and in turn create opportunities for the firm to expand their […]

  • Success for the 3rd annual Dorset Charity Conference
    May 16, 2014

    Thursday 8th May marked the 3rd annual Dorset Charity Conference; an event which emphasised the importance of businesses and charities working together. Over 130 attendees visited the Conference, hosted by leading Dorset accountancy firm and adviser to the charity sector, Ward Goodman. The event gave local charities the perfect platform to engage with leading sector […]

  • Gain full control of your business through Ward Goodman Outsourcing
    May 16, 2014

    Ward Goodman Outsourcing has experienced substantial growth over recent months. Outsourcing financial and business functions can act as a perfect solution to many businesses that are hit by an unexpected change in management or are struggling to keep control. With a constantly expanding client base, Ward Goodman Outsourcing provides solutions to a variety of different […]

  • The DCC: Uniting Local Charities and Businesses
    April 24, 2014

    Thursday 8th May marks the 3rd Annual Dorset Charity Conference; an event which emphasises the importance of businesses and charities working together. For the third year running, leading Dorset accountancy firm and advisor to the charity sector, Ward Goodman will be hosting the annual Dorset Charity Conference.  The event which seeks to connect local charities […]