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Peter Black

Peter's expertise lie in business valuations, tax advisory, and championing Xero Accounting.

Introduction to Peter: A Pioneer in Xero Accounting at Jack Ross

Since joining Jack Ross in 1979, Peter has consistently demonstrated his skills as a chartered accountant. As accounting tools evolved, Peter quickly recognised the potential of Xero Accounting. Over the years, he has honed his expertise in this area, emerging as one of the foremost authorities on Xero Accounting at Jack Ross.

Mastery of Xero Accounting

Peter’s mastery of Xero Accounting has been transformative for Jack Ross and its clients. His deep understanding of Xero’s capabilities includes:

Real-Time Financial Insights

He has enabled clients to leverage Xero’s real-time tracking, providing them instantaneous access to essential financial data.

Customisation and Integration

Peter’s knack for customising Xero to meet specific client needs and integrating it with other business tools has streamlined accounting processes for many clients.

Innovation and Leadership in Xero Accounting

Peter’s leadership in embracing Xero has positioned Jack Ross at the cutting edge of modern accounting. He has led training and development in Xero within the firm, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

Additional Expertise: Audit, Accountancy, and Business Valuations

In addition to his Xero Accounting expertise, Peter excels in providing audit and accountancy services, specialising in business valuations. His comprehensive approach and Xero expertise allow him to offer clients a holistic suite of accounting solutions.

Versatile Roles and Client Engagement

Peter’s role as a quasi-finance director and his intimate understanding of family businesses have been enhanced by his application of Xero. His innovative use of Xero in advising various financial matters, including succession planning and business valuations, has added significant value to his client engagements.

Personal Life and Global Perspective

On a personal note, Peter enjoys family life and travel, adding a global perspective to his professional insights. His travels have also contributed to his understanding of international accounting standards, further enriching his expertise in Xero.

Conclusion: A Beacon of Knowledge in Xero Accounting

For those seeking expert guidance in the ever-evolving world of Xero accounting, Peter stands as a beacon of knowledge and experience. His pioneering work with Xero has not only shaped the accounting landscape at Jack Ross. Still, it has also provided clients with innovative, efficient, and tailored solutions. His well-rounded expertise and dedication to client satisfaction make him a reliable partner for all Xero-related accounting and financial needs.

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Mark Moppet | Managing Director

JacRox is transformational, saving us hours a week in mundane tasks, making life easier.

Duncan Ogilvie | Managing Director

On every occasion we’ve sent an enquiry they’ve been straight back to us with an answer

Paul Mulderrig | Managing Director

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Xero businesses we’ve helped to achieve great things

Sofia Carlini

The Jack Ross Team has been an absolute delight. Professional, nice and fast during the Audit procedure. Thank you Jack Ross Team.

Katrien Vanassche

Very good service from the Jack Ross Team. They gave us good advice and completed a very efficient audit. They have a friendly and competent team. I would surely recommend them.

Dan Gazzard

Brilliant service from the Jack Ross team in setting up several companies in very quick time, along with providing associated accountancy advice. Can recommend wholeheartedly as a leading accountancy practice with a can-do attitude.

Daniel Connolly

First class service for many years from a first class team. Highly recommended. Prompt, commercially aware, personable.

Marc Hourigan

Been using Jack Ross for a number of years. Good clear advice and nice people to do business with.

aj shelton

Jack Ross is based in Manchester and provides tax planning and Xero accounts. They are a long-standing and well-regarded firm with an excellent reputation. They provide their clients with exceptional service and a wealth of advice. I have no hesitation in using their professional services.

Karen Openshaw

Jack Ross has been my accountants since I set up my business in 2016. From the outset I was helped with advice, support and encouragement. I cannot commend them highly enough. Always on hand to answer any question and responsive to any changes in the economy which might concern their clients. I don’t have to worry about the financial side of my business as all of that is taken care of and dealt with by Umar and the brilliant team. If you are looking for a top class accountancy firm which maintains the personal touch they are for you!

syra bano

I would recommend this account, knowledgable and helpful


I can confidently recommend Jack Ross Accountants. They are continually improving their service, greatly benefiting our company as well as me personally. The team at Jack Ross have helped suggest and set up innovative accounting software, adding training and support. This alone has been a massive step towards having more control and understanding of our company finances.

Cliff Lansley

We have enjoyed a solid and constructive relationship with JackRoss and Can highly recommend them for accountancy services.

Harry Lansley

We have been working with Jack Ross for over two years and the service has been fantastic. They have a great and knowledgable team who have taken good care of us and our accounts.

Moray Newberry

Meeting to review annual accounts and discuss future plans. Very productive as they definitely talk my language - on reflection probably the best such meeting in recent years. Many thanks Umar and Jamie

Paul Medcalfe

Jack Ross has serviced my Personal Tax requirements for the last 5 years. During some complicated challenges their advice was excellent and the customer service second to none and left me with no doubt all was in hand.


Following a recommendation, I have used Jack Ross for all my accounting needs (including payroll) since the inception of my business over 12 years ago. The relationship has been completely hassle free and I greatly value their service, which goes well beyond preparation of accounts. Their tax planning advice has been really helpful and I have always felt that they have ‘got my back’. Can’t recommend them enough.

oliver kirk

We have finally found the Accountancy firm that we have been looking for! We switched over to Jack Ross towards the end of last year and from the very first contact to the recent submission of our end of year accounts the service provided has been fantastic and has easily exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

Paul Clark

Excellent service; very helpful people and work done much quicker than I expected.


I have used Jack Ross as my accountants for a number of years. Their service is professional and accurate. They deal with queries promptly and I can always get hold of the person I need to speak to. Their digital product has made a big difference to the efficiency of my business. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Rob Cowan

Jack Ross have been my family and business accountants and financial advisors for over 50 years. The delivery of services is second to none and i would recommend them to anyone. We have also built up great friendships over the years, above and beyond that of a normal business relationship which i value greatly.

Fee Munshi

We have been looked after by jack Ross for a number of years. They have given us fantastic tax advise and helped our company grow from strength to strength. A & f

Jonathan Foxcroft

Excellent advice and an understandable explanation of a very complex area of tax and corporate law which other (so called) advisors managed to totally confuse me. Thank you.

Holly Jones

I have had a relationship with Jack Ross for several years and continue to be impressed by the proactive support and diligent advice received across the breadth of the firm. Excellent at signposting.

Felix Mulderrig

Jack Ross have acted for our law company for over 5 years and have been professional, prompt, and knowledgable in all aspects of our dealing with them.

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