Howard Gross was President of the London Society of Chartered Accountants (LSCA) the largest District Society on the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2001/02 and is actively involved as a Council Member with the ICAEW. He is the chair of ICAEW Members and Commercial Board and a non exec director of ICAEW.
Howard was a founder of the practice in 1968 and has been in Central London ever since. Besides being a chartered accountant he is also a chartered tax adviser and is chief executive of the Gross Klein Network.
Howard describes himself as a general practitioner. He has advised many businesses and individuals over the last 40 years. He specialises in dealing with micro and small business which do grow into much larger business’s.
He likes to keep fit and has run the London Marathon in just over 3 ½ hours. He is married to Beverley with two daughters and two granddaughters. Howard has been the Executive Editor of Accountants Digest and is now on the editorial advisory board of Economia.
He really enjoys leading change. He has chaired numerous committees including ‘a school parents association’ and recalls being the ‘Founding Chairman’ of a computer user group as long ago as 1979 when Gross Klein were the first firm in London to acquire the predecessor system now used, today, in many many firms. He has also been a member of a committee organised by the Financial Services Authority, on a National Insurance Contributions Agency Advisory Committee and is presently an advisor to the Independent Chartered Accountants “Small Practitioners Association”and vice chair of his medical surgery’s Patient Participation Group.
He is also the Exec. chair of The Society of Professional Accountants Ltd
He passionately supports the small business community and has held talks on behalf of LSCA, with one of the previous small business ministers. He has been on a trade mission to both Berlin and Warsaw exploring potential new markets and looks forward to working with overseas companies that want to and have set up business in the UK and individuals that move here to work.