Jason Ford FCCA AFA ATT ATA
Owner and Director
Jason formed his own accounting practice in 2002. He trained with Grant Thornton in Bury St Edmunds before going into industry in 1997 as company secretary at AIM listed Fieldens Plc. He then became European Financial Controller for State Industrial Products in Europe with responsibility for the UK, France and Belgium. His last role in industry was as Finance Director for John K King & Sons, a subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc.
Due to his experience, he specialises in management reporting and financial director type assignments but with a good tax knowledge backed up by his ATT qualification. Jason’s portfolio is of owner managed businesses from sole traders, partnerships and up to larger limited companies which outsource their management reporting.
He lives in Suffolk and enjoys watching Ipswich Town, playing golf and spending time with his family and dogs.
Elliott Watson MAAT AATQB
Client Portfolio Manager
Elliott qualified in 2014 and has worked with Jason since 2012 on the same portfolio of clients.
He is a hands on accountant that likes using technology to save clients time and money. He specialises in cloud based accounting software such as FreeAgent and XERO.
Outside of work Elliott has varied interests including cars, cooking and eating!
Dan Parkington BA Accounting and Management (Hons)
Accounts and Tax Senior
Dan started working for Jason in 2017 after finishing his relevant degree. He is studying ACCA and has more than two years experience of working on accounts and tax returns.
Dan is a keen footballer and loves a tackle!
Tania de Burnay
Tania helps minimise our paperwork, keeps us organised, deals with new client induction and maintains our client database.
She also has responsibilities for HR and H&S where necessary.
Alf Bennett MAAT AATQB
Client Portfolio Manager
Alf is qualified AAT and joined us on 1 August 2018 after leaving KPSK. He has great knowledge of cloud based software such as FreeAgent, XERO and Quickbooks online. In his spare time Alf is passionate about cars in general.
Oscar Doyle MAAT
Accounts and Tax Assistant
Oscar joined us in January 2019, to bolster our Payroll Team, but also to provide client service on tax and accounting compliance. Oscar is AAT qualified and previously worked at Birketts.
Staff Welfare Officer
Bailey is a recent but integral part of the team. Specialises in cuddles and barking…at everything!!
We would like to reassure all of our clients that FWD Accounts has implemented a robust response to the COVID-19 outbreak and we are fully operational.
Our systems allow us to work from anywhere in the world securely and safely, you will still be able to call us on our office number of 01284 245013 however our premises in Moreton Hall is now closed until further notice.
For more information on the COVID-19 emergency measures being implemented by the government, please visit our updates here on our practice news page.
We understand that this is a difficult time for all businesses and would like to reassure our clients that we will do our utmost to support them in these challenging times.x