Meet The Team

Jeff Humphry – Director 

Jeff founded the business in 1980 having previously spent some twelve years in a financial accountant and general management capacity for a division of a public company. His focus now is to support the team to ensure clients are given the best possible support and advice and to assist and advise new and existing businesses in their development. 

Jeff is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the International Association of Bookkeepers. 

Julie Cooper – Practice Manager 

Julie joined the practice in 2004 and has a vast knowledge of accounts having worked for a number of small local businesses. She has also worked for the Department of Works and Pensions. 

James Piper – Senior Accountant and Tax Manager

James joined JHA in 2020 after working for local practices in the area building up extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of business that affects sole traders, SMEs and personal tax. 

James is a full member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and part qualified member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. 

Peter Walls – Accounts Senior 

Peter has a combined honours degree in accounting and mathematics from London South Bank University. After university, he joined a firm of chartered accountants in London and then spent 10 years in an accounting capacity with a large London hospital NHS charitable fund. Peter joined JHA in 2008. 

Katie Hill – Payroll Administrator 

Katie joined the practice in 2019 and has over 13 years of experience within payroll and pension administration. She has processed end to end payroll for both local and national companies across a variety of business sectors. 

Katie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals. 

Danny Durant – Trainee Accounts Assistant. 

Danny has a BA (Hons) degree and PGCE certificate in Primary School Teaching from the University of Chichester but after some years of teaching, he decided on a career change to accountancy. He is currently studying an AAT qualification and has recently joined the practice having previously worked for another local accountancy practice.