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Meet Your Finance Team

Jeff Lermer

- Founder

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With over twenty-five years of experience in the accounting profession, Jeff’s flair for generating innovative tax planning and his astute advice have assisted numerous clients and

their businesses. Jeff’s creative mind and lateral approach to improving tax efficiency for clients has ensured the firm remains cutting-edge.

Outside the office, Jeff continues to utilise his skills, volunteering his services to organisations close to his heart.

Kelly Feltham

- Practice Manager

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Kelly is our Practice Manager & maintains systems to ensure JLA runs smoothly day-to-day.

Kelly works closely with the other managers to ensure that JLA remains a forward thinking, innovative firm of accountants.

Our PM is always on the look out for possible improvements.


Outside the office Kelly enjoys dining out and sampling new cuisines. 

Parag Patel

- Accounts Manager

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Parag has may years of expertise evolving and developing clients’ businesses through methodical planning.


After a productive day finalising client financial statements and long-term wealth plans, Parag likes nothing better than to dunk a box of Krispy Kreme Donuts.

Antony Stavrinou

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Antony is one of our senior accountants, with a great knowledge of both audit and accounts.


Antony is keen comic book reader and superhero fan, which is reflected in his superhero-like ability to help clients develop their businesses.

Rachel Doubleday

- PM Assistant

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Rachel is a helpful and energetic team member. Her positive attitude ensures that our Practice Management and Financial matters are dealt with efficiently and successfully.

Rachel’s high energy continues outside work and into the gym where she likes to keep fit and enjoys attending classes.

Jayesh Vaghela

- Tax Supervisor

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Jayesh works closely with Karen, our Tax Manager, in order to help with the preparation of clients' Personal Tax returns, along with Business and Property Accounts.

In his spare time Jayesh enjoys Kickboxing, cycling and swimming. He also loves spending time with his nieces and nephews at his family home.

Alison Horsman

- Co Sec Administrator

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Alison is the longest serving member of JLA, having joined in 2003. She is responsible for our company secretarial services alongside Bethany.


Alison is a loyal West Ham season ticket holder, although she regularly needs a glass of prosecco after watching them!

Khadija Badawi

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Khadija is a senior accountant and member of Antony’s accounts team, preparing statutory accounts and corporation tax returns and helping with clients’ accounting and business queries.

Away from the office, Khadija is also a makeup artist and enjoys travelling to different countries to explore different cultures and foods.

Luiza Clipa

- Senior Bookkeeper

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Luiza is our senior book keeper. She is meticulous and holds a strong duty of care for all of our book keeping clients. Her high energy and keen motivation make her a valued member of our team.


In her free time, Luiza enjoys spending time with her family and travelling the world far and wide!

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Karen Wyrwas

- Tax Manager

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Karen is the go-to person for both long term and short term tax planning efficiency. Karen has key strategies to ensure clients maintain and grow their wealth .


When not perusing HMRCs latest missive, Karen has a passion for watching all kinds of sport especially when her children are competing.

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Neal Brand

- Audit Manager

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Neal’s expert knowledge in accounting and audit compliance ensures that the team is effectively managed and constantly working towards achieving clients’ ambitions.


Neal enjoys both watching and playing sports, supporting West Ham strongly and regularly running in his free time.

Rushika Seeras

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- Pod Leader

Rushika is a methodical and logical accountant who maintains a strong skillset in auditing, accounting and tax planning. She always plans three steps ahead so that clients can appreciate the full benefit of her knowledge.

The energy and vibrancy that Rushika brings to the teams is also utilised in her free time, during which she regularly enjoys Zumba.

Bethany Jones

- Co Sec Administrator

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Beth is part of our Co Sec team, assisting Alison Horsman in dealing with company formations, share changes, confirmation statements etc. 

Outside of work, Beth enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially trying out different restaurants, and holidays to explore new destinations around the world.

Bhageshree Patel

- Tax Assistant

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Bhageshree is our Tax Assistant, working closely with Karen and Jayesh.


She assists the team with personal tax returns and HMRC enquiries, as well as being the mortgage reference guru. 

In her spare time, you will find her breaking a sweat at the gym, reading a book whilst  relaxing on a sunny beach or spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Taher Sheikh

- Accounts Assistant

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Taher is an enthusiastic Accounts Assistant within Antony’s accounts team. He is racing to finish his ACCA exams and snapping at the heels of our senior accountants! 

Taher loves to travel and eat good food and working it off afterwards in the gym. He’s also a keen Liverpool supporter, but we won’t hold that against him!


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As a growing team, we are always on the lookout for skilled accountants with a positive and energetic attitude & colleagues who would support our accounting team.

Do you specialise in wealth retention, general accounting, taxation or business development?


Can you see yourself as part of the JLA team?

Get in touch with us if this is you!

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JLA Chartered Accountants

42 Lytton Road




Tel:  020 8441 1140

Fax: 020 8441 4101


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