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Joanne Harris

Joanne joined the Optionis Group in 2009 as an account manager, working closely with our agency partners. After developing an interest in the technical aspects of the role, she took the opportunity to train as a chartered accountant. She is now fully qualified, and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Jo also holds a 1st Class honours degree in Applied Accounting.

Before making the transition into her current role, she was an accountant with ClearSky Accounting, a brand within the Optionis Group, for five years. Jo’s responsibilities included helping contractors operate their limited companies, as well as providing sound accountancy and tax advice to her clients.

Since 2009, Jo has progressed through the ranks within the Optionis Group and she is now Technical Commercial Manager, helping to drive the Optionis brands - including Nixon Williams - as thought leaders in technical accountancy.

If she could summarise herself in one quick sentence? “I have two kids and a cat. And really like tax legislation!”.

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To commemorate World Mental Health Day, us and Samaritans urge you to check in on your fellow contractors, and others -- SJD.

How to make sense of your off-payroll SDS, now and after April 6th 2021.

18th September, 2020 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

The devil could be in the ever-changing detail. But fortunately on NI, redundancy and overtime, there’s now clarity.

Covid-19 saw priorities shift. But KID could see agencies on the block, as it’s now an in-force requirement.

29th June, 2020 | Successful Contracting

Overview to the only cash grant PSC owners are being offered during the pandemic.

3rd April, 2020 | Coronavirus

It’s up to contractor-taxpayers to take ‘reasonable care,’ as blaming your accountant for being late won’t wash.

Even ‘fully inclusive’ accounting packages leave directors with duties. Do you know yours?

17th October, 2019 | Limited Companies

‘No stigma, but a lot of tax implications, particularly if you’re unadvised.’

21st August, 2019 | Limited Companies

What’s left in your pocket (after tax) from your agency, umbrella or limited company -- explained.

8th August, 2019 | Successful Contracting