Who we are
|Simon Paterson, Head of Audit and Accountancy, FCCA
When he’s not on the golf course, Simon leads the accountancy division within Robert James! He was RJP’s second employee and has seen the firm develop and win many industry awards since he joined in 1996.
Simon specialises in audit and business advisory services and works closely with owner managed businesses in a coaching role. He acts as a virtual FD for many clients and his guidance has been instrumental in helping businesses achieve their personal and business goals.
Simon Paterson qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1996 and has been an audit partner with Robert James Partnership since 2001.
Email Simon Paterson: [email protected]
|Lesley Stalker, Head of Tax, CTA, ATT
Lesley Stalker is head of tax at Robert James Partnership. Since founding Robert James’ tax practice over 10 years ago, Lesley has played an instrumental role in developing this area of the firm’s business. Today over half of all Robert James’ clients come to the firm for strategic tax planning.
Lesley’s specialist expertise includes strategic tax planning for business, in particular exit strategy planning, mergers and acquisitions. She also provides tax advice for high net worth individuals in the areas of property tax, IHT and CGT planning.
Email Lesley Stalker: [email protected]
|Jamie Constable, Corporate Finance Partner, FCCA
Jamie founded his own practice, Constable James, in 1990. He formed Robert James in 1996 with the merger of Constable James and a London-based practice.
A Chartered Certified Accountant with expertise in corporate finance, Jamie deals with all aspects of business growth and development, from strategic planning to turnaround finance.
In addition to his work with Robert James Partnership, Jamie also runs a successful Private Equity firm RCapital (www.rcapital.co.uk) which specialises in both growth and turnaround investments.
|Anne Eager, Enquiries Manager, CTA, ACA
Anne Eager is the Enquiries Manager at Robert James Partnership.
As the powers given to HMRC and the emphasis placed upon policing compliance has become more aggressive, Anne has become specialised in dealing with the resulting investigations.
In recent years Anne has helped many businesses deal effectively with HMRC enquiries. Anne also has a wealth of experience in dealing with construction businesses and advising on compliance with the CIS rules and subcontractor status.
Anne is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and Accountant
Email Anne Eager: [email protected]
|Jamie Spears, Outsourcing Manager, MAAT
Jamie Spears heads the managed services function which provides a very wide range of outsourced services to our clients. Since joining in 2000 Jamie has worked closely with clients to understand exactly where they typically need to outsource business functions and how best to provide these managed services.
For many clients, Jamie fulfils the role of part time Finance Director to ensure the company takes a longer term view of financial performance management with detailed metrics.
When not in the office Jamie can be found pursuing various sporting activities whether participating or as a spectator.
Jamie Spears is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and a part-qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.
Email Jamie Spears: [email protected]