Mike Bates

Operations Manager of Outsourced Accounts, Leadership Team, Quill

Mike leads our outsourced accounts team, which includes our legal cashiering service. He is responsible for over 50 legal cashiers and bookkeepers based in our offices in Manchester and Liverpool.

Having gained over 10 years of experience in the legal industry, and in progressing through the ranks within Quill, Mike is perfectly placed to lead our cashiers with best practice both for legal and non-legal bookkeeping.

Mike is currently AAT level 4 qualified and part CIMA qualified which gives him vast amounts of knowledge in accounting and compliance. Mike is responsible for ensuring that our services are carried out in accordance with all the latest accountancy, SRA Accounts Rules and VAT regulations. A key part of this is to ensure all tasks are undertaken by our team of highly trained, skilled legal cashiers and bookkeepers in a timely and accurate manner, particularly month-end and year-end completions.

Mike acts as an escalation point for client queries and complaints, visiting users and attending industry events when the occasion demands.

Mike is closely involved in the strategic and operational development of his departments and also oversees day-to-day supervision with the assistance of two team managers. He is always available to provide guidance and support to team members when required.

Outside of work, Mike is usually following his football team or socialising with friends and family. When he’s not watching football, playing football, or thinking about football, you’ll find him walking his beloved Labradors, Kiki and Dora.

Get in touch with Mike by email or phone 0161 236 2910.