Droitwich Accountants, working with local businesses

JRMA are passionate about helping businesses across Worcestershire to grow. Working as your outsourced accounts department, you can trust us to handle your everyday bookkeeping, payroll and VAT needs, freeing up your time to focus on running the business. Through regular accounts processing and review, we can give you an up to date and accurate picture of how well your business is performing throughout the year, not just at the year-end.
On a day-to-day basis we can take care of the following processes:
Our aim is to give you the peace of mind that everything is being done in a timely and professional manner. Furthermore, as a result of us producing your monthly management accounts this helps to speed up the production of your year-end accounts, making it as seamless as possible for your compliance accountant.

Our story

JRMA has grown gradually and organically, and we are proud of our milestones.
JR Management Accountancy (JRMA) was incorporated as a limited company. We had two part-time employees and we worked out of a shared office space. All of our small customer base was located entirely within Worcestershire from Bromsgrove, Malvern, and Droitwich.
Within two years, we had rented our own dedicated offices, on the ground floor of OCM House in Droitwich, and the team had expanded to 3 full time members of staff. The geography of our customers had grown too with customers from Coventry, Redditch and London. We established a relationship with the University of Worcester with the introduction of our student placement scheme.
2020 was the year of disruption as the entire UK concentrated on weathering the challenges of the pandemic. JRMA was busier than ever before, assisting customers with furlough submissions, and Bounce Bank loan and CBILS loan applications. At the same time, we had to transition swiftly to remote working, and cloud-based accounting systems.
By the beginning of 2021 we had completed almost 9 months of remote working utilising Teams to keep in touch with each other and our customers and even for recruitment. However, we made the difficult decision to pause our student placement scheme until we could safely deliver sustained face-to-face training.
We became the proud owners of OCM House, and moved upstairs into the coveted first floor offices, overlooking the Droitwich Lido Park, and we welcomed Mindful Financial Planning as our tenants downstairs. We also resumed our relationship with the University of Worcester, and renewed our commitment to training as we welcomed our latest placement student.

Where to next?

We believe that small is beautiful, and we have no aspirations to be a very large, impersonal firm. We plan to expand further, whilst retaining the personal touch and staying connected to our customers. As our practice expands, so does the location of our client base. Our customer portfolio now extends across the UK, with local and national businesses benefiting from our services. However, we remain keen to support local businesses in Droitwich and Worcestershire and will ensure that any expansion is in line with our core values of professionalism, enthusiasm and resourcefulness.

Our core values

The fundamental way that we do business is defined in our core values.
  • Professionalism is our overriding principle. We always maintain high ethical standards and strive to be well respected.
  • Enthusiasm for our subject. There is a buzz in the office as we fundamentally enjoy our line of work. Working with numbers of great people, what could be better?
  • Resourcefulness with a culture of problem solving. Our goal is to give our customers solutions not problems.
Our core values not only reflect how we build relationships with our customers, but they are an intrinsic part of every one of our team. And as such, as we grow the practice we aim to recruit fellow like-minded individuals

Free consultation

To find out more about how we can be of assistance to your business, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a free, no obligation consultation with you.
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Meet the Team

The profiles below give a brief insight into the team at JRMA and roles we all carry out. However, we work very much as a team to make sure your management accounts, bookkeeping and payroll assignments are carried out swiftly, accurately and professionally.
When you choose JRMA you have the peace of mind that you have a dedicated team supporting your business.
Let us introduce ourselves:

Judith Ross – Founder and Managing Director

Jo Arnold – Practice Manager

Alison Chaplin – Management Accountant

Rebecca Wood – Bookkeeper

Judith Ross

Managing Director
JRMA was founded by Judith Ross who has over 25 years of experience as a professional in business as a CIMA qualified accountant. She has worked within a variety of business sectors and is particularly enthusiastic about the manufacturing and industrial sector.
She specialises in producing management accounts, cashflow forecasting and strategic planning. However, she spends most of her time working very closely with customers performing an outsourced Finance Director role for small businesses applying her financial knowledge and business skills. In doing so, Judith helps her customers to improve the commerciality and profitability of their businesses.
Judith lives near Droitwich, and enjoys her family, walking her dogs, and exercise classes. She makes tea in a teapot and loves a good Sunday roast.
Jo Arnold

Jo Arnold

Practice Manager
Jo runs the office in Droitwich, so she is the first point of contact at JRMA. Her customer facing role sees her working on payroll, bookkeeping, VAT and management accounts, she also delivers Sage training, and system improvements for our customers. She is extremely tidy and organised, qualities that ensure our customers’ deadlines are met. She has a detailed working knowledge of Sage, Payroll Manager and Excel, and is particularly handy with Sage Report Designer.
Jo lives in Redditch and enjoys spending time with her family and attending live music events.

Alison Chaplin

Management Accountant
Alison is a CIMA qualified accountant who joined JRMA following many years of working as a management accountant in a variety of industries. She has a detailed knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts, QuickBooks, Sage Business Cloud, Excel and Payroll Manager. Her work oversees the team’s transactional entries through to production of management accounts and client business support.
Alison lives in Birmingham and has run her own online craft retail business. She enjoys time with family and friends, walking, cooking, and her cats.

Rebecca Wood

Rebecca (Becki) handles a lot of our bookkeeping work, helping clients to keep on top of the financial recording of all their income and expenditure. Before joining JRMA she worked for Barclays Bank and Prudential PLC, and most recently held a bookkeeping role within the steel industry. As well as being part of our bookkeeping team, she is also our resident expert on Xero accounts software.
Becki lives in Cookley, Kidderminster with her two children. She loves spending time with her family, walking her dog and playing tennis.