Meet Your Team

Ram Panesar FCCA

Partner

Ram is a Partner of Jays Accountants. Ram has been a practising Chartered Certified Accountant since 1990. He is the client services manager and provides business and tax advice to clients.

Ram is ably supported by his indispensable team consisting of Srinder, Calliope and Verity.

Away from work, Ram has many interests which include various sporting activities, travelling and photography. In recent years, he has with his wife – Srinder and their friends found a passion in Formula 1. On race days, they dress up in team gear – Petronas Mercedes. Food and drinks are themed to the country in which the race is being held! This year, they will need to find Vietnamese stuff!

Srinder Panesar FCCA

Partner

Srinder manages the day to day bookkeeping, VAT and payroll workflow to ensure that deadlines are met. Her role also involves designing and managing the monthly management accounts for clients – some of which are highly detailed and sophisticated.

Srinder qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1997 and is now the go to person for Xero, Sage and Excel.

Her interests are going on holidays and walking and if she is not on holiday, she is probably planning the next! She has in recent years developed and passion for Formula 1 and follows Petronas Mercedes with her husband Ram and friends. Her favourite drivers are Daniel Ricciardo and Valteri Bottas!  She has recently combined these interests by going to see live races around the world.

Likes – Travelling, having a good time with friends and family and following F1.

Dislikes – early mornings (is a night owl), rude or arrogant people.

Calliope Jones MAAT

Accountant 

Calliope, (pronounced “Calep”) has recently qualified as AAT and has now started his ACCA qualification to become a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Calliope is responsible for self-assessment tax returns, accounts for our business clients and a whole range of duties beyond that to ensure that Jays Clientele tax and accounting obligations are done quickly and in a timely fashion.

He has been with Jays for almost 4 years and has just become the longest serving employee, following Sylvia’s retirement.

Calliope has many interests outside of work and study, his favourites being his car and boxing. He spends his spare money modifying his current car. However, insurance and finance costs are preventing him upgrading to a V8 powered car with all the trimmings, before they are outlawed!

Verity

Trainee Accountant

Verity is in the final year of her AAT studies before moving onto the ACCA qualification. She is responsible for bookkeeping and payroll. She is excelling in her training and studies where she is achieving high grades, she recently became a Xero Certified Advisor! Her aim is to become a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Away from work, she devotes her time in spoiling her two rabbits and her niece. Typical of her generation, she also spends her time on social media and computer games. Her favourite TV series are Killing Eve, she loves music from Jonas Brothers and her favourite film is The Addams Family.

What Our Clients Say

We are a happy firm, with happy staff but most importantly we have happy clients! Here is a selection of what some of them are saying about us:

Jays provides me with the confidence of knowing my accounts and financial returns are in order so that I can concentrate on the other aspects of running a successful business. Ram and his team at Jays run a professional business with a personal touch.

They have been a breath of fresh air for our business. Key strengths include the interest and energy.

There are few Accountants out there that offer sound, structured and relevant personal and commercial advice. I have used Ram at Jays for many years as he has consistently delivered accounts on time and accurately.

Jays do offer a complete “start-up service” for small businesses which can include all the accountancy services necessary to … maintain the business: tax, VAT, annual reports, PAYE, dividends etc etc. I would not hesitate to recommend Jays.

I have found Ram to be very professional, trustworthy and dependable in all my dealings with him. He provides excellent advice and service.

…provides a reliable and cost effective service for routine matters such as payroll, and VAT, yet is always available to deal with the more difficult questions of tax, finance, leasing etc.

I’ve recommended him to many of my colleagues and friends and based on their consistently positive feedback I know he provides a high quality of service to all of his customers.

With their professional attitude and flexible approach, we would have no hesitation is recommending them to any potential client.

Our transition to Jays Accountants has been seamless and we have been very impressed at the speed with which they have become familiar with our business. We cannot recommend them enough and have already passed on their details to a number of our business contacts.

I have found them to live up to their promise of ‘making numbers talk’. They have taken on everything from filling in forms on our behalf to our monthly payroll and have trained us to use a more streamlined ongoing accountancy system… They are always there at the end of the phone to offer us help and advice.

Professional and efficient throughout the whole process……with a high level of integrity with very reasonable rates.

Ram is dependable and knowledgeable and has a transparent ‘no nonsense’ way of guiding people through the complicated process of keeping books, paying tax and managing accounts.

Jays Accountants has been fully responsible for the annual accounts and ongoing accounting support for all aspects of my business since 1992. On all occasions Jays accountants have provided the financial leadership required. Always professional, always trustworthy and great results.

The team at Jays have supported our business growing from a single employee to a team of six. Jays have provided us with Bookkeeping, Payroll, VAT, Monthly management accounting (to very tight deadlines) and Statutory accounts required for a UK Limited company.

Not knowing which accountant to approach, I happened across Jays Accountants while searching the internet. Liking what I read I made contact with Jays and I have to say that I have not been disappointed.

Ram is the man with a plan when it comes to saving tax. He provided sound advice on tax-planning and money saving to a client of mine who was facing a large capital gain problem. As a general accountant he is approachable, knowledgeable, practical and down-to-earth.

We have used Jays from the start and rely on them not just for bookkeeping and accounts but to advise on how we can best meet some of the challenges of financial management in a fairly complex, international and fast-moving business.

Many thanks for your work, advice and assistance over the last three years, and should I venture back to start another business, I would not hesitate to use your services again.

Ram has provided us with efficient year end accounting, regular guidance on best tax practice and deliver clear advice to help us manage our growth. Most important he has a confident approachable manner.

Incredibly personable and we have built a strong relationship which is completely based on trust, honesty and transparency.

Getting comprehensive advice that goes beyond routine accounting and in plain English is vital for new and growing businesses.

Ram was very supportive when I was setting up my own business; he recognised, and advised me, when it was appropriate to evolve my business to maximise my income. Ram is personable and approachable. I have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.

They have revolutionised the way we deal with our financial and management accounting as a business.

Ram is a true professional who works to the highest standards. He offers good advice and he is customer focussed, always adding the personal touch to our business dealings. I would not hesitate to recommend Ram and ‘Jays’ to anyone.

We have more, but that would be just showing off! Why not call us today and find out exactly why over 400 of our clients are happy? We’ll make sure that you leave our office with a smile and the confidence that we’ll help you and your business.

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