We specialise in small owner managed businesses. We are a modern proactive practice and believe your accountant should be there to help when you need it, not just at year end. We promote the benefits that technology such as online bookkeeping can offer businesses, that is why we prefer to use Xero accounting software where possible.
We are based in the South East of England in the village of Wye in Kent, located between Ashford and Canterbury. Clients are welcome to visit us in our office here but we also work exclusively online and via the phone for our clients located throughout the UK.
JLSN Limited was incorporated in 2011, initially providing financial and business analysis consulting services to the corporate sector. Our founder Jonathon Gray obtained his Practising Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 2014 enabling us to extend our services into public practice accountancy work.
JLSN Accountants is the trading name of JLSN Limited, a limited company registered in England. Registered number: 07864207. Registered office: Zealds House, 39 Church Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5BL.
Founder and Director
Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA)
Jon qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) in 2002. He graduated with a Masters in Chemistry from Oxford University in 1997, after which he began his early career in management and financial accounting.
This evolved to incorporate business analysis and project management. His employers have included two international investment banks, a FTSE 250 inter-dealer broker and a small commodity trading company.
He set up JLSN Limited in 2011 to provide private consulting work. When Jonathon obtained his Practising Certificate in 2014 he expanded the business to offer accounting services to small businesses.
Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)
Lorraine qualified as Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in the UK in 2017. She gained a Bachelor of Business Studies from Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.
She started her financial services career in 1993 working for a chartered accountancy practice in central Auckland. In London she worked in fund management accounting for a FTSE 100 insurance company and at VP level in the middle office of two international investment banks.
She has volunteered as a trustee treasurer and independent examiner for local community charities. She joined JLSN in 2014.