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Howard Freeman

Council member biography - Howard Freeman

  • Admitted to ICAEW: TBC
  • Joined Council:2023
  • Election Constituency: Sheffield


Howard is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, and a partner at Shorts, based in their offices in Chesterfield and Sheffield. 

After 11 years with Coopers & Lybrand / PwC in Sheffield, Howard joined Shorts as a partner in 2003, acting for SME clients, covering audit, accounting, tax and general business advice.

Howard was President of the Sheffield & District Society of Chartered Accountants in 2017/18 and is a member of ICAEW Practice Committee.

He is Chair of Audit Committee and member of corporation of a local further education college, and is a Guardian of the Standard of Wrought Plate at the Sheffield Assay Office.

Outside of work, Howard is a keen golfer, and a season ticket holder at Sheffield United.

Declaration of Interests

Membership of, or interests in, formal bodies or groups, including other professional bodies

  • Chartered Tax Adviser (CIOT) 

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • ICAEW Council
  • ICAEW Practice Committee

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • Director, and management committee member, Sheffield & District Society of Chartered Accountants
  • Partner, Shorts
  • Member, Shorts Financial Services LLP
  • Director, Short Trustees Limited 

Professional or social relationships with individuals who have business relationships or who compete with ICAEW


 Any other matters you feel should be identified


Howard Freeman