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Audit & business services

Partner

Simon Paterson is RJP’s audit and business advisory partner. He leads the accountancy and business advisory division, working closely with managing directors and business owners to identify ways to improve profitability levels and all round performance, as well as complete financial audits for compliance purposes. His guidance and mentoring, often working as a Virtual Finance Director, has been instrumental in helping many clients achieve both personal and business goals. Simon Paterson qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1996 and has been an audit and business partner with RJP since 2001.

Simon Paterson, FCCA

Partner

Partner

Jamie founded his accountancy practice, Constable James, in 1990. He then created RJP in 1996 following 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 RJP, Jamie also runs a successful Private Equity firm RCapital (www.rcapital.co.uk) which specialises in both growth and turnaround investments.

Jamie Constable, FCCA

Partner

Client Manager

Michael heads up RJPs audit and accounting compliance department and has experience of businesses across various sectors. His role is to ensure clients compliance deadlines are completed efficiently as well as advising them on strategic and business issues. Michael is ACCA qualified, having joined in 2001.

Michael Blay

Client Manager

Client Manager

Chris joined RJP in January 2013 and became an ACCA qualified accountant in August 2015. His role enables him to work with a diverse client base, providing a wide range of accounting services including bookkeeping, VAT compliance, management accounting, statutory accounts and audit.

Chris also oversees the company secretarial function at RJP, assisting clients with their filing requirements and providing support with advisory matters.

Chris Clark

Client Manager

Client Manager

Nick oversees the payroll function at RJP as well as running a portfolio of clients. Nick is an ACCA qualified accountant and provides a wide range of outsourced accounting services to clients in numerous business sectors. Nick also assists clients in implementing accounting software with particular strengths in Sage and Xero.

Nick Stalker

Client Manager

Client Manager

Ben oversees the outsourcing department within RJP and looks after a portfolio of clients in various sectors. Ben also acts as in a financial director capacity for clients who require financial guidance and strategic planning services. Ben has been with RJP since August 2005 and is an ACCA qualified accountant.

Ben Simper

Client Manager

Accountant

Jade is AAT qualified and is currently studying for ACCA examinations having joined RJP in December 2020. Her role at RJP sees her assisting the client managers in audits, outsourcing services, payroll and company secretarial services.

Jade Chiddington

Accountant

Accountant

Jay is part qualified on ACCA exams having joined RJP in June 2021. He provides support to the client managers in statutory accounts productions, outsourcing services, payroll and company secretarial services.

Jay Lekh

Accountant

Tax practice

Partner

Lesley Stalker heads the tax team at RJP. Since founding our tax practice over 20 years ago, Lesley has played an instrumental role in developing this area of the firm’s business. Today, over half of all RJP’s clients come to the firm for tax planning advice. Lesley’s expertise includes tax planning for company directors and businesses, in particular exit strategy planning through a sale or merger. She also works with RJP’s property clients, providing advice on tax planning opportunities for property related businesses. In addition, Lesley advises high net worth individuals in the areas of property tax, inheritance tax (IHT) and capital gains tax (CGT) planning and investment related tax planning for clients interested in EIS (enterprise investment scheme) and VCTs (venture capital trusts). Lesley is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and is licensed to carry out probate.

Lesley Stalker, CTA, ATT

Partner

Tax Advisory

Anne specialises in dealing with corporate tax issues, both planning and compliance, providing advice and support to clients across a variety of business sectors. She frequently deals with group tax planning matters and issues that arise on company acquisitions and disposals. In addition to corporate work Anne also advises on PAYE matters in relation to both employee and owner manager issues. Anne is a Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor.

Anne Eager, CTA, ACA

Tax Advisory

Tax Advisory

Working in tax for over 20 years, James has a broad and extensive tax knowledge and is responsible for delivering tax compliance and planning services for individuals, owner managed businesses and trusts. When it comes round to annual self-assessment tax return time, James is a key point of contact for clients completing tax returns to ensure that our tax compliance services are as efficient and cost effective for clients as they can be. James is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

James Hale, ATT

Tax Advisory

Tax Advisory

Lisa is an ACCA qualified accountant with extensive experience in a wide range of taxation and accounting services working with both personal and corporate clients. Specialising in taxation compliance, Lisa is a key point of contact for clients for completing personal tax returns and is also responsible for managing the completion of corporation tax returns and generally ensuring that tax compliance services are efficient and cost effective for our clients.

Lisa Sidwell

Tax Advisory

Administration

Jemma Buckle

Admin Assistant

Denise Tutt

Admin Assistant

Zoe Pembery

Admin Assistant

The Government is increasing dividend tax (and national insurance) by 1.25% and this will have quite…

By RJP LLP on 29 November 2021

It was confirmed in the 2021 Autumn Budget that the blanket change requiring sole traders and landlo…

By RJP LLP on 9 November 2021
For UK companies, one of the biggest taxes to be planning ahead for is the increase to corporation t…
By RJP LLP on 9 November 2021
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60 Day Deadline for CGT Returns and Tax Payments

If you sell a property and incur capital gains tax on the transaction, you will need to file a tax return and also pay any tax that is due within 60 days of completion, or penalties will arise. Need help with your property taxes? Talk to us.

Meet the team

Let us help you with your business challenges

Audit & business services

Simon Paterson, FCCA

Partner

Jamie Constable, FCCA

Partner

Michael Blay

Client Manager

Chris Clark

Client Manager

Nick Stalker

Client Manager

Ben Simper

Client Manager

Jade Chiddington

Accountant

Tax practice

Lesley Stalker, CTA, ATT

Partner

Anne Eager, CTA, ACA

Tax Advisory

James Hale, ATT

Tax Advisory

Lisa Sidwell

Tax Advisory

Administration

Jemma Buckle

Admin Assistant

Denise Tutt

Admin Assistant

Zoe Pembery

Admin Assistant

The Government is increasing dividend tax (and national insurance) by 1.25% and this will have quite…

By RJP LLP on 29 November 2021

It was confirmed in the 2021 Autumn Budget that the blanket change requiring sole traders and landlo…

By RJP LLP on 9 November 2021
For UK companies, one of the biggest taxes to be planning ahead for is the increase to corporation t…
By RJP LLP on 9 November 2021