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Avoiding scams through watertight syst...

2020-06-16 12:07:29

Avoiding scams through watertight systems and processes Whenever there’s a crisis, such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you can be sure scammers and fraudsters will crawl out of the woodwork. We’ve all learned to query emails and texts purporting to be from HMRC in the past decade but the same now goes for coronavirus-related communications. Whether it’s in the form of virus-laden emails promising government grants or phishing for bank details in text messages designed to look as if they’ve come from the Government track-and-trace programme, unscrupulous types seem to rev...


How does COVID-19 affect charity repor...

2020-05-19 08:24:03

How does COVID-19 affect charity reporting? Charities offer vital support to some of the most vulnerable people in the country, and that support is especially important as we deal with the impacts of coronavirus. But the jobs of many charities have been made much more difficult over this time, as the restrictions on daily life in the UK have resulted in the loss of much-needed funding streams. Events such as marathons have been cancelled, while corporate sponsors are being forced to cut down on costs. Added to that is charities’ responsibility of safeguarding employees and volunteer...


Updates to payroll in 2020...

2020-04-17 09:25:27

Updates to payroll in 2020 As always, the end of a tax year and the start of the new one has made the start of April a busy period for most of us, with filing deadlines to meet, new tax rules to adjust to, and records to update. This year, things are far from business as usual, with the spread of COVID-19 putting many businesses into survival mode – but there are certain regular tasks that still need to be kept up, and one of those is payroll. We’ve summed up the main payroll changes taking place in the 2020/21 tax year, and what you need to do as an employer.

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Approachable London accountants for entrepreneurs and growing businesses

Brief history

In 1927, JCS opened its first office and over the last century, thanks to a loyal and growing customer base we have flourished and prospered. Now, more than 90 years on JCS are the accountants of choice for businesses in South West London who want more than just historical accounts.

The world we operate in has changed – forever! Your requirements will be different to those customers we served almost a century ago.

Core Ethos

Your personal and commercial needs have also changed as has the way many companies run their accounts function. At JCS we have future proofed our service to our clients. We are continually pioneering new and improved ways of serving our customers and delivering great value for money.

At JCS you get access to a well resourced practice with over 90 years experience working with companies in South West London.


Available to help businesses in South West London flourish and grow

Dick Haffenden MA FCA CTA


Tax Specialist

Paul Newton BSc FCA


Audit & accounts specialist

Miriam Hickson FCA CTA


Audit, VAT & Charity specialist

Joanna Walker MA FCA

Audit Manager

Audit, accounts & IT specialist

Sue Walker

Business Support Manager

Management Accounts Specialist

Dick Haffenden


Dick has worked in the fields of both audit and tax, advising owner managed businesses and their owners.

He is our tax specialist, able to identify and plan with clients the very best tax efficient routes – enabling them to keep more of their hard earned money. He also oversees the acquisition, merger and disposal of companies. This includes where necessary, re-structuring and re-financing using a variety of structures including UK or offshore trusts.


Miriam Hickson


Miriam advises a range of both commercial and charitable clients on all aspects of financial accounting and audit, with a particular aptitude for negotiating complex regulatory issues. She regularly provides training to both the staff and trustees or directors of clients.

Miriam is also a Chartered Tax Advisor with a special interest in VAT, and has provided specialist advice to a national charity on this subject, as well as dealing with a number of other complex areas including land transactions and international services.

Miriam enjoys working with clients who are looking for support and advice as their business or organisation grows, and regularly attends Board Meetings to advise directors and trustees.

When not advising clients, Miriam enjoys being creative with both sewing and cooking, and is active in a local church. The furthest Miriam has travelled for an audit assignment was to Moscow, where she was auditing a project for a charitable client – in Russian!


Paul Newton


Paul has a wealth of experience advising on financial reporting and audit for clients in a wide range of commercial sectors, including UK subsidiaries of overseas groups.

He also takes an interest in smaller businesses, advising on the choice of accounting software, management accounts, budgeting and providing general financial and tax advice. He particularly enjoys getting alongside clients, understanding their business, and being on hand to answer queries through the year.

When away from the office, Paul enjoys family days out and plays (very!) competitive squash and table tennis. His sporting claim to fame was to receive a table tennis trophy from Sir David Frost in the Albert Hall!


Joanna Walker

Audit Manager

Joanna has worked with a range of clients of all sizes in a wide variety of sectors.

She has considerable experience in assisting both commercial and charitable clients in the production of their annual accounts and other management information. She also has a particular ability to help clients implement accounting systems and tailor IT packages to suit their particular needs.


Sue Walker

Business Support Manager

Sue heads up our business support department, which provides bookkeeping and management accounts services to medium and small enterprises, both in the office and based at clients’ premises. The department also prepares VAT returns and assists clients with budgets and cashflow projections. Sue particularly enjoys working with small businesses and clients in the healthcare sector such as care homes, doctors and dentists.

Sue likes to keep fit by attending regular Pilates classes and enjoys mountain biking with friends at the weekends. On a Sunday morning Sue can be found in the bell tower of her local church practising the art of campanology.




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