Meet the team

We’re Chartered Certified Accountants, with enthusiasm for business and a ‘can do’ attitude.  We work with like-minded business owners spotting opportunities, making saving and improving margins for the best financial results.

Marie Ellis

Practice Director

Marie is a Fellow with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Director of Elite Accounting Services.  Before setting up Elite Accounting Marie worked in a variety of industries and businesses, from billion-pound corporations to small and medium enterprises, in roles ranging from Financial Planning Analyst to Financial Controller and Finance Director. 

 Marie has worked as a financial business partner to non-financial people, supporting with information, analysis and insights – skills she now uses to help Managing Directors and Business Owners within their businesses.  Marie believes customer service is key and is committed to providing the best possible personalised accounting solutions for her clients while helping them to gain confidence and control with their business finances.

 When she isn’t busy working for her clients, Marie is a movie buff, who enjoys going to the gym and Tae Kwon Do, as well as supporting Leicester Tigers as a season ticket holder.

Vicky Marshal-Nichols

Practice Manager

Vicky ran her own business for 17 years and has a great deal of experience in administration in a variety of industries and sectors; an experienced PA she was awarded a Commendation in the SecEd PA of the Year Awards at the Savoy in London in 2007.

Vicky has a qualification in the Principles of Accounts and is a Xero Certified Advisor. She is dedicated to supporting Marie in delivering the best possible accounting services, and providing a first-class customer experience to our clients.

Outside of work Vicky enjoys Tai Chi and walking her dog, theatre shows and music concerts, as well as travelling and holidays.

Beth West


Beth is AAT qualified, and has 10 years accounts experience in both practice accounting and industry in roles ranging from junior accountant to accounts assistant and management accountant.

Beth has experience in preparing sole trader, partnership and small limited company accounts, as well as bookkeeping and payroll. Beth also brings management accounting, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow, VAT, EC Sales and credit control skills to her role at Elite Accounting.

When she’s not at work, Beth enjoys walking her two dogs, going to the gym, reading and, most of all, going on holidays.

Nick Cooper


Nick is AAT qualified and part ACCA qualified, and has 12 years experience working within different areas of the finance function, including finance executive, management accountant and financial accountant.

Nick is experienced in ABC costing, processing complex areas of the accounting function, reconciliations, precision accounting, as well as management reporting, variance analysis and profitability reporting.

Outside of work Nick is a keen golfer, who enjoys music and spending time with his family.

Business Type

Medium & Large Companies

Small Limited Companies

Property Businesses

Sole Trader Businesses

Outsourced Services

The Finance Department

Management Accounts

Outsourced Accounting Support

Virtual Finance Director

Business Improvement

System Set Up & Migration

Tax Advice

Business Advice & Consulting

Rescue Services

Other Services

Strategic Planning

Merger & Acquisition Support

Company Secretarial & Registered Office SErvices

Other Services



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