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Meet the Team

Nick MorrellNick Morrell

Nicholas graduated from the University of Leeds in 1973 and then entered a training contract with W J James & Co. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976 and became a partner of the firm in October 1978. He acts for a wide range of clients, but specialises in advising larger partnerships and corporate clients in business development and tax related matters. Nicholas also advises on personal tax mitigation, including inheritance tax and trust planning.

Nicholas is treasurer of Cradoc Golf Club and Brecon Rotary Club, enjoys photography and foreign travel, and endures gardening.

Alun WilliamsAlun Williams

After graduating from the University of Bristol, Alun joined the Bristol office of Deloitte & Touche. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996 and joined W J James & Co in 1997, becoming a partner in 1998. Alun heads the audit department and looks after a broad range of clients including a number in the arts sector and publicly funded bodies, as well as clubs, legal professionals and estate agents.

In his spare time Alun enjoys walking, reading and current affairs.

Rebecca Saunders-JonesRebecca Saunders-Jones

Rebecca joined W J James & Co in 2000, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cardiff. She was a regional prize winner in her final examinations and is a member of the Farming & Rural Business Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Rebecca became a director in W J James in 2010 and is proud to head up the small and friendly team in the Hay on Wye office. She looks after a varied portfolio of clients with a particular specialism and interest in agriculture.

Out of the office, Rebecca is a proud mother of 3 energetic lads who finds trying to have the ideal work/life balance a challenge but tries hard to achieve this. She is involved in the running of the family farm with her father, husband and family and says she especially enjoys working with the cattle, whether it be show or sales preparation.

She enjoys running and can often be found on the lanes around her home first thing before the working day starts. She has run several half marathons and would like to run a full marathon before she hits 50 !

Joanna RoderickJoanna Roderick

Joanna joined WJ James & Co in October 2003, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2005 and became a director in 2012. She manages a varied portfolio of clients a large proportion of which are farming businesses. She also deals with limited company accounts and audits and has significant experience of clients in the construction industry.

In her spare time Joanna helps out on the family farm and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. She enjoys running and takes part in various 10km and half marathon runs for charity.

Zoe ReakesZoe Reakes

Zoe qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2010 and joined W J James from the Weston Super Mare office of Albert Goodman. She has experience in a wide variety of clients from Sole traders to Corporate clients, with a keen interest in cloud accounting software.

Outside of work, Zoe is kept busy with 2 energetic sons and catching up with friends and family. In addition, she enjoys swimming, reading, and upcycling.

Robert GowarLowri Keddle

Lowri joined W J James & Co in 2016. Studied for her ACCA exams at the University of Newport and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005. She has experience in a wide variety of accounts and audit and takes a particular interest in limited companies.

Outside of work she enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family and is often seen on a Saturday supporting her husband and son playing football.

Sian PriceSian Price

Sian has worked for W J James & Co for almost 30 years. Her principal duties are the preparation of VAT returns and year end accounts for a variety of clients ranging from sole traders to limited companies.

Outside of work she enjoys her garden and spending time with her four children.

Lucy MorganLucy Morgan

Lucy joined W J James & Co in 2007. She studied for her AAT at Hereford College of Technology, and gained her qualification in 2009. Lucy is mainly based in the Hay on Wye office where she prepares clients' accounts and VAT returns. She also helps out in the Brecon Office with payroll.

Outside of work Lucy enjoys shopping, socialising and reading.

Eirlys PughEirlys Pugh

Eirlys began working with W J James & Co in November 2012 as an accountant assistant whilst also studying for her AAT levels 3 & 4 at Neath Port Talbot College.

Outside of the office, Eirlys is a farmer's daughter and enjoys helping out on the farm from time to time. Alsongside this she also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Emily BirchEmily Birch - Accounts Assistant

Emily joined WJ James & Co in April 2017. She is currently studying AAT at Brecon college. Emily is based at the Hay on Wye office where she prepares client accounts and VAT returns. Outside of work Emily works part-time for her local pub, enjoys socialising, DIY and spending time with her family.

Marie WilsonMarie Wilson

Marie joined W J James & Co in January 2018 as an Accounts Assistant after studying Accounting in Cardiff Metropolitan University, and graduating in July 2017.

Outside of work Marie enjoys helping on the family farm as well as spending time with friends and family.

paulPaul Brown

Paul Joined WJ James & Co in July 2019 and is based in the Brecon Office. He has over 15 years practice experience, specifically in the charity and voluntary sector having worked and volunteered in this area.

Outside of work Paul spend most of his time on or around Bowling Greens. One of his biggest achievements so far is winning a Bronze Medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

BeckyBecky Baynham

Becky joined W J James in October 2020. She is currently studying AAT online. She is based at the Hay office where she prepares client accounts.

Outside of work she enjoys baking, craft, DIY and watching sport.

Lynsey CardellLynsey Cardell

Lynsey joined W J James & Co in the summer of 2014 as the new payroll manager. Situated in Brecon her main responsibility is making sure all of the clients have their payroll completed to their specific deadlines and to a consistently high standard.

Outside of work, Lynsey enjoys walking her dog and gardening.

Carol AnneCarol Anne

I joined WJ James in May 2019 in the Brecon office where I work part-time in Payroll. I emigrated from Ireland in 2018 to marry a Welsh Farmer. I worked for the Irish Revenue Commissioners for 19 years in various roles from Customs & Excise, VAT, Construction, Compliance and Audit. I graduated from the University of Limerick in January 2019 with a Diploma in Applied Taxation.

In my spare time I enjoy singing and am a member of the Brecon Singers. I also enjoy helping out on the farm, walking the sheep dogs and looking after my chickens which I received as a Christmas present from my husband.

Alison WilliamsAlison Williams

Alison has over 30 years' experience of accounting and administration systems; she has held a wide variety of accounting roles in a range of Company types and sizes, from Public Houses to Government Departments and International Companies. Alison has worked with many different software packages but prefers Sage and has been using it since the early 1990's.

Out of the office, Alison enjoys Bridge and has an interest in amateur genealogy; she also continues the traditional crafts of knitting and weaving.

Cath AlfordCath Alford

Cath joined W J James & Co in October 2005. Her duties include clerical work, answering the telephone, greeting clients and general administrative work.

Outside of work Cath helps out on the family farm and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Charities & Not For Profit

We have been providing charity clients with high quality, specialist advice and service for many years, and our charity clients range from small village halls to large national organisations...

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Farming Industry

The largest industry sector that we deal with is farming, as you would expect in a rural practice. This means that we have developed considerable expertise in this field...

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