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Our Team

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James Howes

Founder of the Firm

Biography

  • Trinity College, Oxford (MA)
  • Chartered Accountant (FCA)
  • Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)
  • Expert Comptable

James is the founder of the firm, having lived and practised in France since 1983.

“My clients find it reassuring to know that they have entrusted their affairs to a firm with which they can have meaningful dialogue in their own language. Money always matters to people and they like to know that they have an accountant who is on the same wavelength as themselves.”

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Jennifer Hooper

Chartered Accountant

Biography

  • King’s College London BA (Hons)

Jennifer has lived in France since 2011 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with James Howes & Co in December 2017.

Jennifer is a private client tax specialist. She deals with French personal tax returns; the accounting and tax affairs of French property holding companies (SCIs); and trust administration, including French tax compliance for overseas trusts.

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Michaela Harrison

Consultant

Biography

  • University of Kingston-upon-Thames BA (Hons)
  • Chartered Certified Accountant  (FCCA)

Specialises in business analysis for small and medium-sized companies and private client work.

Michaela has lived and worked in France since 1990.

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Charles Devas

Chartered Accountant

Biography

  • Bath University, BA (Hons)

Charles has lived in France since 2017 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with James Howes & Co in December 2019.

Charles provides accounting and tax services for small to medium-sized French trading companies.  He also assists overseas trustees with interests in France; property holding companies; and French resident private clients.

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Emma Goodband

Trainee Chartered Accountant

Biography

  • University of Bristol (MSc)

Emma moved to France in February 2018 and is studying for the examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA).

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Máire Watson

Trainee Chartered Accountant

Biography

  • Oriel College, University of Oxford (BA)

Máire moved to France in September 2016 and began studying for the examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) in April 2018.

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Alexa Lemarquis

Principal secretary

Biography

Alexa has lived in France since 1988.

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Angélique Lambert

Office Manager

Biography

Angélique is a qualified French accountant and the office manager of James Howes & Co.