The Jersey Society for Chartered and Certified Accountants (JSCCA) has announced a new look Executive Committee to support its members and represent the accountancy profession in Jersey.
Following its recent Annual General Meeting, Paul Woodman (pictured) has been appointed President of the JSCCA with Wendy Martin supporting him as Vice President, both holding their new posts for the next two years.
The JSCCA has a membership of around 600 individual members and liaises regularly with the Jersey Financial Services Commission and Government on matters relating to the accounting profession in Jersey. It also organises regular CPD events for the accounting profession in Jersey. First established in 1974, its membership includes members of Chartered, Certified and other recognised accountancy bodies and students.
Paul Woodman, the newly appointed President (pictured), is Finance Director and COO at the Jersey Pottery and JP Restaurants Group. Paul is a Chartered Accountant of nearly 20 years’ experience and has practiced in Jersey for the last 10 years. A well-known figure within the industry, having delivered many seminars and training events, prior to his current role Paul spent 5 years as Director and Head of Tax at Deloitte Jersey and has also served on tax and finance committee of the Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors.
The JSCCA's new Vice-President, Wendy Martin (pictured), Is Head of Tax at EY Channel Islands and has over 20 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of tax matters including international tax structuring in the private equity sector. Wendy was previously Head of Tax Policy within Jersey Government, where she negotiated several intergovernmental agreements on behalf of Jersey with the US and the UK.
Also sitting on the new committee are Bob Henkhuzens (Treasurer), Tim Brown, Steven Hunt, Bill Glancy, James De Veulle, Andrew Bougourd and Steven Hunt. Caroline Harrington remains Secretary.
The Committee is focused on continuing to achieve the JSCCA’s stated aims:
- to encourage co-operation between members, and to stimulate the interest and participation of members in matters concerning the accounting profession
- to provide a forum for discussion on matters of mutual interest and to provide a medium for expression of professional opinion on matters of public interest • to communicate with the Jersey authorities and other professional bodies
- to promote high standards of professional conduct.
Paul Woodman commented: “I am very much looking forward to the challenges that come with the position of President of the JSCCA and to working with my colleagues on the Executive Committee. The business and wider economic environment, continues to change apace, and we aim to ensure support offered to accountants in Jersey is relevent, timely and accessible. We also aim to reach deeper into the accounting community and grow our membership amongst practitioners in smaller businesses and charities who we believe could greatly benefit for instance from our training programme which is accessible to all JSCCA members.”
To help the new committee assess the support needs of current and potential new members, it will be undertaking an online survey over the autumn months. Any accountants who are not currently members of the JSCCA are invited to register their interest in participating in the survey with the committee Secretary by emailing email@example.com.
For further information, please contact Caroline Harrington on tel. +44 (0) 1534 734188 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the JSCCA
Founded in 1974, the JSCCA has over 500 members and more than 1000 subscribers in Jersey. Its principle aims are:
- to encourage co-operation between members, and to stimulate the interest and participation of members in matters concerning the accounting profession;
- to provide a forum for discussion on matters of mutual interest and to provide a medium for expression of professional opinion on matters of public interest;
- to communicate with the Jersey authorities and other professional bodies; and • to promote high standards of professional conduct.
The JSCCA has always had a very close relationship with its respective professional Institutes in the UK, and in particular, the London Society of Chartered Accountants. The Jersey Society also maintains close and effective links with its Guernsey counterpart, the GSCCA.