OUR TEAM   

Ritchie Kilner FCA BSc (Hons) 
Managing Director 
Ritchie has been a Chartered Accountant for over 30 years. He qualified with KPMG in Leeds and then moved to Jersey to specialize in tax planning. He subsequently joined a national firm, Haines Watts, where he soon became a Partner and developed his business acumen. In 1993 he left to establish an independent accountancy practice specialising in giving proactive timely advice to small and medium sized businesses. 
 
Ritchie has remained faithful to his Yorkshire roots and continues to give top quality, cost effective advice with a personal touch. Ritchie was brought up in Holmfirth but now lives in North Leeds. He is married to Debbie and has four children. He is a keen sportsman, playing football and golf (but not very well) and supports Leeds United, Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Cricket Club. 
 
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 
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 organisations. Ian acts for a number of charity clients and is himself a Trustee of a number of charities.  
 
Ian and his wife Hazel have two Children; one is an accountant and the other, clearly considering accountancy too exciting, is an actuary. He also religiously supports Bradford City, having had a season ticket for 25 years. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Peter Jones 
 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
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 
Joe Sykes BSc (Hons) ACCA CTA 
Accounts and Taxation Manager 
Joe originally joined KJA in summer 2010 on a work experience placement, he began his full time employment in September 2011 after completing his degree in Mathematics with Finance at The University of Liverpool. 
Joe qualified as a Chartered Accountant in March 2015 and as a Chartered Tax Advisor in January 2018. 
Operating predominately in the Accounts and Taxation departments, Joe looks after a number of clients and strives to give a professional, personal and friendly service. 
Joe is a keen sportsman and regularly plays football, cricket and golf, most notably having played football at a semi-professional level. 
 
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 
Sharon Walker ACA BA(Hons) 
Accounts and Taxation Manager 
Sharon qualified as a Chartered Accountant over 20 years ago. She has an in depth knowledge of all aspects of accountancy and taxation , dealing primarily with owner managed businesses. She also deals with all aspects of HMRC enquiries and investigations. 
 
Sharon pays great attention to detail and will ensure that all work is completed to a very high standard, She prides herself on her culinary skills and is an avid baker. She lives in Leeds and is married to Mick. 
 
Contact 
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. 
 
Living in Dodworth with his partner Nicki and their four boys, the whole family enjoy many activities if only rugby tackling in the garden. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Chris Jackson 
 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Christine Adleigh 
Accounts Senior 
Christine has worked in Accountancy for over 30 years and joined KJA in 1998. Experienced in the complete turnkey accountancy package from preparation of accounts through to review. This covers all aspects of accountancy including management accounts, year-end accounts, payroll and VAT. Her analytical, methodical and practical mindset is ideally suited to her role. 
 
Christine manages the workflow through the office and has gained tremendous respect from her colleagues for her excellence in problem solving and general accountancy knowledge. 
 
Living locally in Heckmondwike with her husband Mick and daughter Charlotte, her cup is always half full and has a positive, enthusiastic slant on life. Enjoys walking, preferably with “light” refreshment on the way. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Lucy Gittins 
 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Martin Taylor 
 
A keen supporter of Leeds Rhinos and sport in general, previously employed by Cromack & Co. 
 
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 
Suzanne Benson 
Accounts Assistant 
Suzanne joined KJA as part of the Bestwick & Co team in November 2007. She has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of accountancy. Suzanne adopts a detailed and methodical approach to her work and is committed to resolving any problems that arise. 
 
She lives in Wakefield and has two grown up children. Suzanne enjoys going to her weekly keep fit class and relaxing with a good book. 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Julie Tomlinson 
Office Administrator 
Julie joined KJA as part of the Bestwick & Co team in November 2007. She has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of organising the smooth running of the office and to many she is the voice and face of KJA. 
 
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 
 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Susan Huscroft 
 
 
 
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 works alongside Julie to ensure 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 
Adimistration 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Beth Shillito 
Apprentice 
 
 
Contact 
t: 01274 850 222 
Lauren Eltringham 
Administration Assistant 
 
 
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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