Finance Team

The Academy’s Finance team

The Academy continues to grow and like every growing business it needs experts to manage its finances. We have appointed volunteers who take responsibility for preparing accounts, making payments and collecting income, amongst the other many issues that arise from day to day.


Lyall Millar | Lead Finance Officer

The Finance team is headed up by Lyall Millar, who is a Partner in Galbraith Pritchards, Chartered Accountants, based at 20 Barns Street in Ayr.

Lyall is a native of Ayr and has worked in the town since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1978. A mathematics graduate from the University of Strathclyde he joined Pritchards in 1988 becoming a partner on 1 January 1990. He has a wide experience of the accountancy, taxation and audit requirements for owner managed businesses and individuals, with farming and charities being particular interests. Lyall’s interests include football (he is a longstanding AUFC season ticket holder!) and curling.

The team will include three young accountants from Strathclyde University and we thank the University for introducing them.

Lee Simpson | Finance Officer – Talented Young Footballers’ Programme

Lee is responsible for controlling the finances of the talented young footballers’ programme – a key role, as we are required to raise and manage around £70,000 annually to fund the teams. Lee is a Chartered Accountancy student, training with local firm Galbraith Pritchards and joins the Academy in order to contribute to the local community while gaining valuable relevant work experience. He has a keen interest in football and currently plays for local amateur side Crosshill Thistle.