Meet the team

DIRECTORS 
 
Rob Laurella ACA, FCCA: Director
Direct Line: 01992 789694
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Rob Laurella has been a part of the accounting practice since 1989 and joined Trevor Jones in 2000, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise. Throughout his career, Rob has built an impressive portfolio, demonstrating his proficiency in various sectors of business, including technology, property development, and construction.

Rob has a strong focus on providing exceptional customer service and establishing close relationships with clients. He actively engages with their businesses, gaining a deep understanding of their operations and becoming proactively involved in their growth and success. Rob's comprehensive knowledge of accountancy and business organization allows him to provide valuable management information, reporting systems, cash-flow analysis, and risk assessments, ensuring smooth and efficient business operations for his clients.

With extensive experience in audits, Rob excels in running and managing these processes proficiently, ensuring compliance and providing valuable insights to clients. Additionally, he possesses in-depth knowledge and competence in partnership and personal tax accounting, offering comprehensive support and guidance in these areas.

Rob's proficiency in computers and technology is an asset to both clients and the firm. He willingly shares his extensive knowledge with clients, helping them leverage technology to streamline their operations and enhance efficiency. Rob's meticulous approach to accounting extends to his efforts in driving the practice towards a 'paperless' environment, embracing digital solutions for the benefit of both clients and the firm.

Outside of work, Rob has a keen interest in football and enjoys engaging in physical activities such as going to the gym and playing badminton. These activities serve as a balance to his professional endeavors, allowing him to maintain a well-rounded lifestyle.

Rob's commitment to excellence, extensive knowledge, and dedication to providing exceptional service make him an invaluable asset to both Trevor Jones and his clients. His drive for continuous improvement and his passion for helping businesses thrive contribute significantly to their success.

 
Chris Whale ACA, FCCA: Director
Direct Line: 01992 789696
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Chris Whale has been an integral part of Trevor Jones since October 2003, starting as a trainee and progressing to become a highly accomplished professional. Throughout his tenure, he has earned multiple qualifications, including AAT, ACCA, and ACA, demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and professional development. In 2016, Chris was appointed as a Director, reflecting his exceptional contributions to the firm.

With his dedication to providing outstanding service, Chris has nurtured and expanded an extensive clientele base at Trevor Jones. He values building strong working relationships with his clients, understanding their unique requirements, and delivering tailored solutions and systems to meet their specific needs. Chris takes pride in delivering exceptional service, going above and beyond to exceed client expectations.

As the company's Anti-Money Laundering Director, Chris possesses profound knowledge of the subject, which he readily shares with clients. His expertise in this area ensures that clients receive guidance and support to navigate the complexities of anti-money laundering regulations and compliance.

Chris has developed a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from construction and haulage companies to motor retailers, football clubs, and not-for-profit entities. He utilizes his extensive knowledge and experience to improve and develop the efficiency and economy of these businesses, fostering their growth and success.

Proficient in all aspects of accountancy, Chris handles accounts production for both partnerships and limited companies. He provides expert advice on various taxation areas, including VAT and business tax, helping clients optimize their tax strategies. Additionally, Chris offers general business support, leveraging his expertise to assist clients in improving their overall operations.

With regards to audits, Chris possesses extensive experience and works closely with clients to enhance their accounting systems. By collaborating with clients, he ensures that the audit process is efficient, cost-effective, and provides valuable insights to help businesses thrive.

Chris's skills extend beyond traditional accounting roles. He has collaborated with professional Research and Development (R&D) specialists, assisting businesses in calculating R&D tax credits and maximizing their claims in this area.

Outside of work, Chris embraces challenges and diligently works towards achieving client goals. His strong work ethic and determination contribute to his success both within the office and in his personal pursuits.

Chris Whale's dedication to providing exceptional service, deep knowledge in various areas of accounting, and commitment to client success make him an invaluable asset to Trevor Jones and his clients. His ability to understand and address their unique needs sets him apart, ensuring that his clients receive the highest level of service and support.

 
 
AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT:
 
Michael Bridger: Audit & Accounts Manager
Direct Line: 01992 789692
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Michael has been a part of the accounting practice since 1987, bringing with him extensive experience and expertise. He joined Trevor Jones in 2002, having previously worked at BDO Stoy Hayward. As the leader of our audit and accounts team, Michael oversees a comprehensive range of business services, providing clients with a holistic approach to their financial needs.

One of Michael's key responsibilities is the preparation and clearance of year-end accounts for our clients. With meticulous attention to detail, he ensures that these financial statements are accurate, compliant, and reflective of our clients' financial positions. Additionally, Michael manages audit compliance assignments, ensuring that clients meet their regulatory obligations and providing valuable insights to improve internal control systems.

Another area of Michael's expertise lies in setting up accounting systems that enable timely and accurate reporting. By implementing efficient systems, he assists clients in accessing real-time financial information, facilitating informed decision-making processes. Moreover, Michael offers support in the preparation of management reports, providing clients with valuable insights into their business performance and aiding strategic planning.

One of Michael's specialties is providing regular support to small businesses that choose to outsource their entire accounting function. By taking care of their accounting needs, he enables business owners and directors to focus on core activities and business growth. This comprehensive support ensures that financial records are accurate, regulatory requirements are met, and financial information is readily available when needed.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Michael is passionate about keeping fit. He engages in activities such as running and has even completed two marathons. He also enjoys challenging himself by hiking up high mountains, embracing physical challenges that complement his dedication and determination in his work.

Michael's commitment to providing comprehensive financial services, his experience in audits and accounts, and his dedication to supporting small businesses make him an invaluable asset to Trevor Jones and our clients. His ability to streamline accounting processes, provide accurate financial information, and support strategic decision-making contributes significantly to the success and growth of our clients' businesses.

 

Gulcin Arslan: Audit & Accounts
Direct Line: 01992 780201
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Since joining Trevor Jones in July 2019, Gulcin has brought a wealth of experience to the team. As a valuable member of our accounting department, she plays a crucial role in assisting both our directors and clients in various accounting services.

Gulcin's expertise encompasses a wide range of accounting functions. She is well-versed in VAT matters, ensuring that our clients remain compliant with VAT regulations and providing guidance on related issues. Additionally, Gulcin is proficient in bookkeeping, meticulously maintaining accurate financial records for our clients. She also excels in the preparation of management accounts, offering valuable insights into the financial performance of businesses.

In addition to these responsibilities, Gulcin is highly skilled in preparing accounts for both limited companies and sole traders. Her comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles enables her to accurately and efficiently compile financial statements, providing a clear overview of our clients' financial positions. Moreover, Gulcin is adept at offering advice on various accounting and taxation matters, leveraging her expertise to help clients make informed financial decisions.

Gulcin's dedication to her role and commitment to client satisfaction are evident in her work. She goes above and beyond to ensure that our clients receive exceptional accounting services, tailored to their specific needs. Her attention to detail, analytical skills, and deep understanding of accounting principles make her an invaluable asset to our team and our clients.

With Gulcin's assistance, our directors and clients can rely on her expertise to navigate the complexities of accounting and taxation. Her ability to provide accurate financial information, coupled with her insightful advice, supports businesses in making sound financial decisions and optimizing their financial performance.

Anna Cioban: Audit & Accounts
Direct Line: 01992 780202
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Since joining Trevor Jones in March 2020, Anna has brought a wealth of experience to our accounting team. With her background in other accounting practices, she has developed a diverse skill set that enables her to assist both our directors and clients in various accounting services.

Anna plays a vital role in providing comprehensive accounting services to our clients. She is well-versed in handling VAT matters, ensuring that our clients meet their VAT obligations and providing guidance on VAT-related issues. Additionally, Anna excels in bookkeeping, meticulously maintaining accurate financial records for our clients. She is adept at preparing management accounts, offering valuable insights into the financial performance of businesses and supporting decision-making processes.

In her role, Anna is skilled in preparing accounts for both limited companies and sole traders. Her expertise in accounting principles allows her to compile financial statements accurately and efficiently, providing a clear representation of our clients' financial positions. Furthermore, Anna offers advice on various accounting and taxation matters, leveraging her knowledge and experience to guide clients in making informed financial decisions.

Anna's dedication to her work and commitment to client satisfaction shine through in her contributions. She goes above and beyond to ensure that our clients receive exceptional accounting services tailored to their specific needs. Her attention to detail, analytical skills, and in-depth understanding of accounting principles make her a valuable asset to our team and our clients.

Anna's experience and commitment to excellence contribute significantly to the success of our clients and our firm as a whole.

Daniel Laurella: Audit & Accounts 
Direct Line: 01992 780204
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Daniel started in November 2021. With over 18 months of experience in the field, this dedicated individual has displayed unwavering commitment and a true passion for numbers. Daniel's meticulous attention to detail and innate understanding of accounting principles have laid the foundation for a successful career in finance. Throughout his journey as a trainee accountant, he has gained invaluable knowledge and practical skills in various financial tasks, including bookkeeping, tax preparation, and financial analysis. His drive for excellence and continuous learning has allowed him to develop a profound understanding of the intricacies of the accounting profession.

Beyond his professional endeavors, he has a genuine love for sports, particularly boxing. He finds that the discipline, focus, and perseverance required in the ring beautifully complement the skills necessary in the realm of accounting. The lessons learned from boxing, such as determination and strategic thinking, have significantly influenced his work ethic and problem-solving abilities.

Currently, he is diligently preparing for his upcoming AAT exams as a trainee accountant. Recognizing the value of a qualification, he is fully dedicated to honing his technical proficiency and establishing a strong foundation for a successful career.

 
PERSONAL TAX DEPARTMENT:
 
Paul O'Dell: Personal Tax Manager
Direct Line: 01992 789691
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Paul brings extensive expertise to Trevor Jones, with over 20 years of experience in accounting and personal tax. He joined the company in 2014 and has since become a valuable asset to the team. As the manager of our Personal Tax department, Paul takes charge of all aspects related to personal tax issues, ensuring that our clients receive exceptional service and accurate guidance.

In addition to managing his own portfolio of tax clients, Paul goes above and beyond by offering specialized advice on trust tax issues. Trust tax can be complex and requires a thorough understanding of regulations and best practices. Paul's in-depth knowledge and experience in this area allow him to provide valuable insights and tailored solutions to clients who have trust-related tax concerns.

With his extensive background in accounting and personal tax, Paul is well-equipped to handle a wide range of tax matters. His attention to detail, deep understanding of tax laws, and commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the field make him a trusted advisor for our clients. Paul's dedication to delivering high-quality service and his ability to offer comprehensive tax advice contribute significantly to the success of our firm and the satisfaction of our clients.

 
Hayley Cox: Personal tax and Payroll associate and C.I.S Manager
Direct Line: 01992 789699
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Hayley brings a wealth of experience to her role at Trevor Jones, specializing in personal tax and payroll. With many years of experience in these areas, she has developed a deep understanding of the intricacies and complexities involved. Hayley is driven by challenges and is always motivated to meet the unique needs and expectations of our clients.

One of Hayley's key responsibilities is overseeing our portfolio of Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Contractor returns. She takes immense pride in this area and is dedicated to ensuring that all contractor returns are accurately and efficiently handled. The CIS can be a complex scheme, but Hayley's expertise and attention to detail enable her to navigate the intricacies with ease, providing our clients with reliable and compliant services.

Since joining Trevor Jones in 2011, Hayley has become an integral and highly valued member of our team. Her work ethic and positive attitude towards her responsibilities are truly commendable. Hayley's friendly and approachable nature not only endears her to her colleagues but also makes her extremely likable among our clients. She builds strong relationships based on trust and open communication, always going the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.

Hayley embraces challenges with enthusiasm and tackles them head-on, never shying away from difficult tasks. Her commitment to delivering exceptional service is evident in her unwavering dedication and determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. Hayley's exceptional skills, combined with her friendly demeanor, make her a highly respected and cherished member of our team.

 
PAYROLL DEPARTMENT:
 
Debbie May: Payroll Manager
Direct Line: 01992 780203
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Debbie has been an integral part of the Trevor Jones team since 1991, bringing with her a wealth of experience and expertise in payroll management. As the head of our large payroll department, she oversees the processing of both corporate and individual payrolls, catering to clients with up to 60 employees.

Over the years, the compliance and processing requirements in payroll management have become increasingly complex. Recognizing this, clients have come to appreciate the advantages of outsourcing their payroll needs to professionals like Debbie. By entrusting their payroll responsibilities to our dedicated team, clients ensure proper compliance with ever-changing regulations, maintain confidentiality, and mitigate the risks associated with in-house payroll processing, such as errors and issues that may arise during staff absence.

Debbie's department not only handles the routine processing of employee salaries but also manages the monthly processing of building contractor returns under the new Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) regulations. The CIS can be intricate and demanding, requiring meticulous attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of the regulations. With Debbie's expertise and guidance, clients can rest assured that their contractor returns will be accurately processed and comply with the CIS requirements.

Furthermore, the department is well-versed in managing individual nanny payrolls. Nanny payroll administration involves unique considerations, such as tax obligations and employment regulations specific to domestic employees. By entrusting their nanny payroll to our experienced team, clients can ensure that these complexities are handled efficiently and accurately.

Under Debbie's leadership, the payroll department at Trevor Jones has consistently provided reliable and efficient services to our clients. Her extensive knowledge, attention to detail, and commitment to staying abreast of changes in payroll legislation ensure that clients receive accurate and compliant payroll management solutions. By outsourcing their payroll needs to Debbie and her team, clients can focus on their core business activities while having the peace of mind that their payroll requirements are in capable hands.

 
COMPANY SECRETARIAL AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM:
 
Pam Watson: Company Secretarial
Direct Line: 01992 789698
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Pam plays a crucial role at Trevor Jones, providing comprehensive company secretarial services to our clients. With her expertise and attention to detail, she ensures that all aspects of company administration are handled efficiently and effectively.

As part of her responsibilities, Pam maintains company registers, ensuring that they are accurate, up-to-date, and compliant with legal requirements. She handles share transfers, ensuring that the necessary documentation is prepared and processed correctly. Pam is also responsible for ensuring that annual returns and accounts are filed on time, relieving our clients of the administrative burden and helping them maintain good standing with regulatory authorities.

One area where Pam demonstrates her expertise is in dealing with residents' associations. She is well-acquainted with the specific formalities required for flat sales and purchases, making sure that all legal obligations are met and that the process runs smoothly for our clients involved in residents' associations.

Furthermore, Pam acts as a personal assistant to individual clients, offering a range of support services. She efficiently manages their home offices, ensuring that bills are settled on time and dealing with official correspondence. Her attention to detail and organizational skills ensure that clients can focus on their personal and professional endeavors with peace of mind, knowing that their administrative matters are in capable hands.

Pam's extensive knowledge of company secretarial practices, combined with her ability to handle diverse tasks, makes her an invaluable asset to our clients. Her dedication to providing exceptional service and her meticulous approach to all aspects of her work ensure that our clients receive reliable and comprehensive support. Whether it's company administration or personal assistance, Pam's expertise and professionalism greatly contribute to our clients' satisfaction.

 
 
 

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Hoddesdon Enterprise Centre
Pindar Road,
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EN11 0FJ

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Email: mail@trevorjones.co.uk
Phone: 01992 627371

Company number 10800855