If you’ve visited the office recently, or given us a ring, you’ll have noticed a lot of new people. We’re growing and have taken on lots of new clients, so we’ve recruited some brilliant new team members so we can continue to give great service.

Here’s a brief intro to the new team members. You can find out even more about them, including what they really wanted to be when they grew up (clue: none said “accountant”) over on the Team page of our website

Claire Smith

Claire is the wanderer in our team, picking up lots of experience along the way.  She qualified as a chartered accountant in Glasgow with Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte in 1994 and then moved to Liverpool.  She briefly worked with Jon at Coopers in 1997….although neither of them knew this until recently as it was a big office!

Claire’s travels took her overseas to Brunei, where she worked in Marine Operations, and then on to Houston and Moscow.  Now happily settled in Liverpool she joined the team at JDA in January 2018.

Tell me an interesting fact about yourself
“I used to take part in pantomimes at the local church.”

Rachael Kidd

Rachael is the face and voice of JDA – she’ll greet you when you visit us or answer the phone if you ring. Rachael makes sure our clients are happy, and she does the same for the team. She looks after all of our admin and makes sure everything runs smoothly at JDA Towers. Rachael also goes out and about to networking events as she gets more and more involved with the marketing of the firm.

The eagle eyed amongst you may recognise Rachael from her time working with Jon, Louise and Sarah at MJF a couple of years ago.

Tell me an interesting fact about yourself
“In 2011 I had a speaking role in the John Lewis advert – my line was “I love this song”. The ad came out just before the Christmas one. You can’t really tell it’s me because I had a wig on!”

Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones supports the whole team on the accounts and tax work. Hannah is currently in her final year at Liverpool Hope University but spends her Fridays in the exciting world of accountancy at JDA.

Tell me an interesting fact about yourself
“When I was younger I swam competitively for a club for 9 years but decided to give it up so that I could concentrate on my A-level studies. I managed to make it to regional level before deciding to give it up.”


We hope you’ll give them all a warm welcome and they look forward to meeting you at JDA Towers.

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