Mark Seager, a specialist rural accountant with 10 years’ experience on farming accountants, has joined Exeter accountants and financial planners Old Mill. One of the leading rural specialists in the region, Old Mill employs 70 staff on farming accounts across its five offices in Wells, Yeovil, Exeter, Melksham and Dorchester.
Mark joins as manager, working alongside Neil Cox and Mike Butler, where his invaluable experience will help bolster the young rural team.
Mark started his career with Taunton practice Albert Goodman in 2004. He worked there for seven years, gaining his ACCA before going on to become assistant manager at Milsted Langdon.
The 34-year-old, who also has a degree in agriculture, comes from a family of farmers and lives on the family’s farm, in Pylle, with wife Hannah and their children Joshua, four, and two-year-old Elsie.
“Coming from a farming family gives me first-hand knowledge of the sector and therefore a unique insight into what our clients want and need,” said Mark. “This, combined with a decade of experience working on rural accountants means I will be able offer my clients a truly valuable service.”
Neil Cox, head of the rural team in Wells, said he is delighted to have such an experienced rural specialist on board.
“I am really pleased to have Mark join my team,” he said. “At Old Mill we are always looking for accountants with genuine agricultural knowledge and together with his accounting experience he is already proving to be an excellent fit.”
Mark added: “I am really pleased to be working with Old Mill. They are one of the, if not the, best and well renowned agricultural specialist accountants in the region.
“I am looking forward to the extra responsibility of being a manager, the variety of clients in the portfolio and the chance to do some higher end tax planning. I am also looking to progress my career here, and am confident that Old Mill will support me in that.”