Meet the Team of Chartered Accountants at Leon & Company

Here at Leon & Company, we are a nice, friendly group of people. As well as working together as a team of chartered accountants and tax advisors based in Leeds, we are people who really enjoy what we do.

Jack Posner FCA – Senior Partner

Jack trained with a leading independent London practice where he qualified in 1971 and was subsequently made a partner. On moving from London to Leeds, Jack established Leon & Company Chartered Accountants in 1976. In 2004, because of his ties with London, Jack established a presence in the London area and now splits his time between the two locations according to his clients needs. Having been qualified since 1971, Jack has gained a vast amount of experience dealing with small to medium enterprises and prides himself on delivering a personal service.

In his spare time, Jack enjoys playing tennis, spending time with his family and eating out.

Jack Posner Chartered Accountant

Darren Stone PhD, ACA – Partner

Educated at the University of York, Darren completed a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering. Having worked as a university researcher, Darren changed career in 2006, training as a Chartered Accountant at a large independent accountancy practice in Leeds. Upon admission to full membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2010, Darren moved to an accountancy practice in Harrogate where he built up his own portfolio of clients. Darren joined Leon & Company Chartered Accountants in 2014, and was made partner in August 2017. Darren specialises in owner-managed businesses, advising on a variety of tax and compliance issues, and supporting clients with general business advice.

In Darren’s spare time, he can often be found performing as a professional magician at local events; showing off his conjuring, juggling and balloon-modelling skills! In order to keep up his strength, Darren can also be found in local restaurants enjoying good food with his family and friends.

Darren Stone Accountant Manager

Simon Blackwell – Tax Specialist

Simon’s taxation career began in 1976 at HMRC in London and following his move to Gloucestershire in 1988 he practiced as a tax specialist at two accountancy firms in Cirencester before joining the team at Leon & Company in March 2015.

Simon is responsible for looking after our clients’ personal tax needs and, as such, is kept very busy throughout the year.

When not in the office, Simon loves spending time walking his dog in the numerous parks around Leeds, reading biographies and science fiction and listening to a wide variety of music.

Simon Blackwell Tax Services

Liam Maclean FMAAT

Liam commenced his training in 2002 with an independent Leeds firm of Chartered Accountants. He qualified as a member of the AAT in 2004. Apart from a brief spell in industry Liam has worked in practice and has obtained good general experience before joining Leon & Co in December 2011. Liam is mainly involved in dealing with the preparation of clients’ accounts and corporation tax computations.

When Liam isn’t accounting, he can be found enjoying days out or kicking a ball around with his young family.

Liam Maclean Accountant Leeds

Jan Moss - BA

Jan’s glittering her career has focused on the heady world of show business being a PA to a leading West End Theatrical Agent and to various celebrities before setting up her own agency.

She is now pleased to go back to her roots and use her secretarial skills (including shorthand!) as the secretary for Leon & Company.

Out of office hours Jan is an active member of Toastmasters International; and if ever she does get any time off she loves walking in the beautiful local countryside with her husband and of course getting lots of cuddles from her cat Rosie.

Jan Moss Bookkeeping Services

Vijeta Sen - ACA

Vijeta has worked in accountancy for around four years now and is a qualified member of the ICAI. She has worked across the world in both India and Ireland and joined Leon & Company Chartered Accountants in 2015. Vijeta currently works in the area of bookkeeping, VAT returns, small accounts preparation, and is also kept busy preparing the monthly and weekly payroll for many of our clients.

When not involved with figures, Vijeta enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Vijeta Sen Book Keeping Services

Andrea Sharp

After leaving school, Andrea started working life as an Office Junior in an Accountancy Practice in Leeds and has worked with accounts ever since. She joined Leon & Company Chartered Accountants in July 2013 and is currently responsible for preparing the monthly payrolls and dealing with the preparation of clients’ accounts. Occasionally she can also be found helping out with the book-keeping when the need arises.

Outside of work Andrea loves walking her dogs and is looking forward to meeting her new granddaughter in the New Year.

Julie Abbot

Julie is one of the principal accountants at Leon and Company, preparing accounts, company tax returns, and advising clients on a variety of business and tax issues. Having run her own accountancy practice for a number of years, she comes with a depth and breadth of knowledge which spans across many industries, and is able to add value by drawing on her wide experience.

When Julie is not working, she can be found relaxing with her family, walking her many dogs, or even enjoying a meal or two out on an evening.

Leon & Company Chartered Accountants

Tel : 0113 288 8111
100 High Ash Drive, Leeds, LS17 8RE

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