Nigel Jones (FCA), Director
Trained with three-partner firm in York before moving to Binder Hamlyn in Leeds in 1982 where experience in SMEs was gained. Left in 1984 to join a two-partner firm where experience was gained working on advising clients on running their businesses and in dealing with tax investigations.
Set up Jones & Co on 1 October 1985 on a part-time basis before taking the plunge on a full-time basis on 29 February 1988. The business specialised in the start-up market for a number of years before branching out into established SMEs. Some clients have been with the firm since the outset and have grown with the firm.
Over the years a number of contacts have been built up which enables us to provide a wide range of services not normally associated with a firm of our size.
Nigel has experience of a large range of business activities, with a large number in the service sector. A lot of clients began as start-ups and have grown into thriving small companies. Advice has been given on business and tax planning for these businesses.
A number of accounting packages are used including Sage and Opera. In addition the practice has tax and accounting software for its own use.
Richard joined us in April 2008. He previously worked in Grimsby for three years with a small firm of accountants where he learned the basics of accounts preparation. He is now developing his skills in accountancy and also deals with payroll and basic taxation matters. He is training towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant.
Outside work he enjoys driving and is Treasurer of the Harrogate Area of The Institute of Advanced Motorists.
Jonathan is the newest member of our team, having joined us in March 2012. Having developed his accountancy skills during four years with small practices in the Teesside area and during a subsequent period of self-employment, Jonathan became a fully qualified Chartered Certified Accountant in January 2012.
Jonathan’s aim is to move to York permanently, and in his spare time likes the occasional game of golf and five-a-side football.
Alice is the newest member of our team, having joined us in November 2012 as a trainee accountant. She is a graduate of Chester University with a degree in Maths and Spanish.
Alice is studying towards AAT level 3 in accountancy.
Previously she worked for Aviva dealing with stocks and shares investments.
In her spare time she enjoys eating out, cycling and visiting new places.