Our Staff

Nigel Jones (FCA), Director

Nigel trained with three-partner firm in York before moving to Binder Hamlyn in Leeds in 1982 where he gained experience working with SMEs. He 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.

Nigel set up Jones & Co on 1 October 1985, on a part-time basis before taking the plunge to become a full-time practice on 29 February 1988. The business specialised in the start-up market for a number of years before branching out to encompass established SMEs as well. Some clients have been with the firm since the outset and have grown with the firm.

Over the years Nigel has built up a number of contacts, which enables Jones & Co to provide a wide range of services not normally associated with a firm of our size.

Nigel has experience of a varied range of businesses, with a large number of our clients 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.

Nigel uses a number of accounting packages, including Sage and VT. In addition the practice has tax, payroll, accounting, and practice management software for its own use.

In his spare time Nigel is a keen follower of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and can often be found at Headingley, watching Yorkshire play. Also he is a keen golfer and is a member and Treasurer of Pike Hills Golf Club as well as being the Treasurer of the York Railway Institute.

Jonathan Smith (ACCA)

Jonathan joined us in March 2012. He is a graduate of Newcastle University with a degree in Accounting and Finance. During a period of self-employment, Jonathan became a fully qualified Chartered Certified Accountant in January 2012, after having developed his accountancy skills during four years with small practices in the Teesside area. In his spare time Jonathan likes the occasional game of golf and five-a-side football match.

Kris Bell

Kris joined the practice in December 2018 after 5 years of working in the tax department in another firm. He has previously been studying towards his ATT qualification which he hopes to complete in 2019. He will also begin studying for his level 4 AAT qualification during 2019.

Kris is a season ticket holder at Bradford City AFC and enjoys watching his team play at the weekend (when they win). He also plays pool in his free time and is captain of a local pool team in Selby.

Rebecca Ward

Becky joined the company in October 2018, having completed AAT level 2 and 3 she looks forward to studying AAT level 4 in the not too distant future. Rebecca enjoys keeping fit and likes to swim, and is a member at her local gym, in addition to that she enjoys spending time going to concerts and watching live bands.