In response to inflexibility in the industry, Jessica has carved the way for a new breed of accountants, proving by her own success that modern, client focused, family friendly practices also make good business sense.
As managing director of Pillow May and as a thought leader, speaker, expert adviser, software consultant, not forgetting mum of two, Jessica continues to be a force for positive change in the industry.
ICAEW Chair of MTD Working Party of the Tax Faculty.
ICAEW Board Member of Tech Faculty.
Chair of Calne Welfare Charities.
Treasurer of Calne Chamber of Commerce.
Jessica has been at the forefront of the digital revolution, advocating cloud accounting software from its inception. A strong advocate for using technology to enable efficient, flexible working, her views on the benefits of a flexible workforce have had industry wide influence; and her expertise is now greatly sought after.
She is currently working with a leading accountancy software provider on a consultancy basis.
Jessica is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser and respected business adviser, whose strategic advice and mentoring has enabled some fantastic small businesses to grow. Read one of her success stories here.
An industry speaker and panel expert for FreeAgent, Receipt Bank and Xero; Jessica regularly features at conferences such as Xerocon, Alternative IT and Synergy Conference. She’s also a contributing author for the ICAEW magazine.
The Autumn 2021 budget was mostly leaked beforehand so there were very few surprises. UK taxation is now at its highest for 70 years but if the predicted economic growth is achieved, the chancellor hopes to reduce tax before the next election! We have only concentrated on the announcements for England.
Please read our summary below to see the key announcements that we feel most affect our clients:
This article highlights some of the latest IR35 cases, and uses what we’ve learned from them to draw up a list of the most influential factors.
Jessica looks at the management challenges of moving to a cloud-based accounting practice.