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Jon Wedge

Audit, Tax and Business Advisory Partner

T   020 8922 9159
E   jon.wedge@bkl.co.uk

Adviser and auditor for FCA regulated entities, large corporate groups and owner-managed businesses

Jon helps businesses with complex needs to get things done – in ways that make sense now and over the long term. Providing a comprehensive service, he tells his clients that they can “ask me anything”.

Jon specialises in the financial services sector, working with hedge fund managers, brokers and other regulated businesses. Jon advises on:

  • Statutory audits involving FCA regulations
  • Structuring businesses to ensure compliance with FCA requirements and tax efficiency, including startups and off-shore companies
  • Ensuring timely management information is produced for regulatory and capital adequacy reporting requirements

For large corporate groups and UK subsidiaries of overseas groups, Jon advises on:

  • Consolidated group accounts
  • Management accounts for overseas parent companies
  • UK component audits, including effective communication with the auditors of overseas parent companies to meet group reporting deadlines
  • Tax planning, deal structuring and accounting for large complicated transactions

For owner managed businesses (typically £2 million+ turnover), Jon provides:

  • Restructuring advice for mitigating risk and providing better control
  • Reviewing and analysing management information in order that the directors have timely and relevant information for decision making
  • A complete outsourcing service for their business finance function

A self-starter who bypassed uni and went straight into accountancy

Jon has always valued practical know-how as well as technical expertise. He chose to learn accountancy on the job so he could pick up the nuances of business by working directly with clients and colleagues.

When he left school, he began his academic training with AAT rather than going to university. Soon afterwards, his initiative and determination won him a place on BKL’s graduate trainee scheme – even though he wasn’t a graduate.  He completed his professional training with ICAEW while at BKL.

Throughout his career, Jon has combined his practical skills with his technical knowledge to make a real impact on the performance of his clients’ businesses.

Adventurous traveller and keen rugby supporter

Jon often holidays in Italy with his family. His partner is from Puglia (which is in the heel of the boot).

He is slowly working his way through his “places I must visit” list.  He’s recently been to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Cambodia and Thailand – where he added to the adventure by taking his one-year-old daughter.

For many years, Jon was a keen rugby and football player. These days, he mostly participates by cheering Saracens and Tottenham Hotspur from the sidelines.