OUR TEAM   

Raza Effendi FCA, MBA 
Director 
Raza qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Leeds in 2001. Raza has wide experience of auditing, accounting for businesses and taxation. He is an excellent all rounder, able to think strategically on behalf of clients, bringing together a fusion of business advice and tax consultancy. 
 
His determination, intellectual capacity and energy combine to provide clients with excellent care and attention. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Naheed Effendi FCA, CTA BA Hons 
Tax Director 
Naheed qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with KPMG. During her 11 years at the firm she has specialized in company taxation and has represented corporate and private clients under revenue enquiry and investigation from HMRC. Naheed obtained a first class degree in Accounting and Law from the University of Manchester.  
 
Her no nonsense, can do approach is a breath of fresh air and helps her deliver exceptional service, as well as obtaining excellent results for clients when dealing with HMRC. Originally from Dewsbury, Naheed now lives in Leeds with husband Raza. As well as having many interesting conversations about accountancy and tax, they try (with varying degrees of success) to look after their twin daughters. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
 
 
 
Contact 
 
 
Emma Indergaard Dip FA 
Independent Financial Adviser 
Emma has worked in financial services for the last 15 years, with posts in major blue chip companies before joining the firm. She provides holistic financial planning, working with both individual clients and businesses to achieve their pension, investment or protection objectives. Using the latest cash flow analysis system helps clients understand how their assets and liabilities will be affected over time, especially in retirement.  
 
Emma is personable yet professional and prides herself on the thoroughness of all aspects of her work. She works alongside Peter Drinnan, who is a principal in Schofield Money (formerly called KJA Financial Services Ltd), a company directly authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. 
 
Contact 
t: 01423 368000 
Ian Fletcher FCA 
Chartered Accountant 
Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Thornton Baker & Co (now Grant Thornton) in 1974. He subsequently became a partner in Fletcher Greenwood & Co. before joining KJA in September 2013. Ian has wide experience of advising clients not only from the local area but also international organizations. Ian acts for a number of charity clients and is a former member of General Synod. Ian principally now advises on estate planning and inheritance tax matters. 
Ian and his wife Hazel have two Children; one is a Chartered Accountant and the other, clearly considering accountancy too exciting, is an actuary. Ian also religiously supports Bradford City, having had a season ticket for many years. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Peter Jones FCA 
Chartered Accountant 
Peter trained with Robson Rhodes in Leeds, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1982. In the mid-80s he transferred to their Manchester office. He subsequently joined Chadwick LLP in 1994 and became a partner the following year, primarily undertaking audits and corporate finance work for both listed and private companies. In 2008 growing weary of the regular trans-Pennine commute, he acquired the accounting practice of Cromack & Co in Morley. In this practice he was responsible for looking after the accounting and tax affairs of local owner managed businesses. Following the merger with KJA in 2018, Peter became an associate with KJA. In addition, he was a non-executive director for the British Textile Technology Group from 2009 to 2014. Peter lives in Holmfirth with his wife Audrey and has been known to frequent the Picture drome on a regular basis for its renowned live band attractions. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Samantha Hutton ACCA 
Audit Manager 
Samantha qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with a large independent practice in Leeds and joined the firm in 2011. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Samantha is the firm’s audit specialist and keeps up to date with the latest accounting and auditing developments, pro-actively offering clients advice on fulfilling their statutory reporting requirements. She has a key role within the firm, works with many clients and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that their accounts are delivered on time and to a high standard. Samantha likes to support Wakefield Trinity Rugby League team and spend time with her young family and friends. She is also a keen runner. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Joanne Powell ACA, CTA 
Tax Director 
Joanne is responsible for the provision of taxation services, ensuring that any available tax opportunities and potential tax risks are identified and brought to your attention in a timely manner. 
Joanne is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience, qualifying also as a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax with KPMG, where she spent 10 years working with companies and their shareholders in all aspects of taxation. Joanne’s specialisms include: 
Corporation Tax, VAT and stamp taxes as part of a wider range of business advice; 
Shareholder planning and transaction tax advice including acquisitions, disposals, group reorganisations and simplifications; 
Management and employee incentivisation planning including equity reward planning. 
 
Contact 
e: joannep@kjagroup.co.uk  
t: 01274 850 222 
Adam Tomlinson 
Accounts Assistant 
Adam has been with KJA Kilner Johnson Ltd for ten years and has a wealth of experience in accounts and sound client knowledge. 
Covering many aspects of accounts, with meticulous precision, including management accounts, VAT and year end accounts. Adam’s approach is that, to do a job at all is to complete it to the best of his ability from beginning to end. 
 
An active and keen sportsman Adam likes to keep fit and demonstrates a definite competitive edge. He also enjoys a small wager with his fellow colleagues and is often the taker of the money. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Chris Jackson 
 
Chris is currently qualified as an AAT level 3 accountant, working in the accountancy profession since 2015. He prides himself on being precise and hardworking whilst learning more and more about the job he loves and progressing towards AAT level 4. 
In his spare time, Chris loves going out with his friends for a variety of activities including table tennis and golf. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
 
 
 
Contact 
 
t: 01274 850 222 
 
 
Lucy joined KJA in summer 2018 on a part time basis. She began her full-time employment in January 2019. 
Lucy qualified as a full AAT member in November 2011 and is now perusing her ambition in accountancy further by 
progressing with her chartered certified accountancy exams. 
She has knowledge in all aspects of accountancy, management accounts, taxation and VAT. 
Outside of work Lucy enjoys spending time in the gym, attending fitness classes and being outdoors walking her dogs. She is also very sociable and enjoys visiting family members and keeping in touch with her friends on a regular basis. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Sukhminder Pooni 
Accounts Senior 
Sukhminder’s career in finance and accounting extends three decades and has been varied and extensive including internal and statutory audits for limited companies, charities and solicitors. Sukhminder also has experience in production of management accounts and budgets. 
 
She is actively involved in community work including a governor at a local school for 9 years and a Trustee/ Board member of QED – UK, a charity organisation. She coordinates the Punjabi Supplementary School at the local Sikh Gurdwara and also assists them with their administrative work. 
 
In her spare time she enjoys reading and is a keep fit fanatic. Sukhminder lives in Bradford with her husband, they have two grown up children. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Julie Tomlinson 
Administration & Payroll 
Julie joined KJA as part of the Bestwick & Co team in November 2007. 
She has over 30 years’ experience in office administration and works alongside Tracy in our Admin Team. 
She is also our Credit Controller. 
In addition, Julie works in our payroll team and processes all aspects of Payroll, including Auto Enrolment. 
She lives in Wakefield and has three daughters. Julie is a keen swimmer and enjoys going to the theatre. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Shannon Shadlow 
 
Shannon Joined us March 2017 as an apprentice working towards her AAT qualification but after working with payroll, she found her true calling so is now focusing on developing her payroll skills. She is a core member to our payroll division of KJA and a much-loved member of our family here. 
She is a very sociable person and never misses a chance to spend time with her family or to take a trip away with her friends. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Susan Huscroft 
 
Susan joined KJA as part of the Cromack & Co team in October 2018. She has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of Payroll, HR & Admin. 
She lives in Gomersal close to the KJA Office. 
Susan enjoys attending aqua aerobics, she also enjoys gardening, holidays & socializing with her friends 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Tracy Metcalf 
Office Manager 
Tracy has worked in administration for nearly 20 years. She started working for Fletcher Greenwood & Co in 1994 before it merged with KJA in September 2013. She is well versed on all aspects of office administration and ensures that the office is run smoothly and efficiently. 
 
She lives in Bradford with her partner Michael and two children. She enjoys going to the cinema, and spending time with her family and friends. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Debbie Kilner 
Administration 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Beth Shillito 
Apprentice 
Beth Started out working for Cromack & Co in September 2017 before it merged with KJA Group in October 2018. She has experience in Payroll but her main focus is Accounts work. She is currently studying AAT qualifications whilst working for the team. 
She lives in Wakefield and loves spending time with friends and family. She enjoys going to festivals and going out for food. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
 
 
 
 
Contact 
 
t: 01274 850 222 
Thomas Naylor 
Apprentice 
Thomas first started out at KJA doing work experience during his A-levels.Having experienced our motivating and friendly workplace, he was encouraged to pursue a career with KJA as soon as he finished college and he has now been working with us for over a year progressing through his AAT exams. 
 
Outside of work he loves to spend time with his friends, family and girlfriend. He enjoys playing football and table tennis, whilst also managing to find time to go to the gym and play video games. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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