The team at Kreston Reeves, led by Clive Relf and Jake Standing, have supported us throughout the journey of setting up and starting our new company. Their assistance has been... More invaluable – not only in establishing our financial systems, budgets and KPIs, and running payroll but also their general strategic advice and support. Without doubt Kreston Reeves have helped us thrive during the critical first few months of the business. Phil Kennedy, Managing Director, Eschmann Technologies Ltd
Jake Standing ACA
Partner and Head of Business Advisory
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- 1:1 Degree in Mathematics(BSc Hons) from the University of Bath
- Raising finance and re-financing of existing debt
- Financial planning and analysis
Jake initially joined Kreston Reeves (formerly Spofforths) in 2007, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012. Whilst training with the firm, Jake was awarded the Quilter Prize from the ICAEW for achieving first place internationally in his final Business Reporting ACA paper.
Following qualification, Jake joined a multi-national commercial group, where he was responsible for improving financial process and accelerating the consolidated financial reporting process ahead of acquisition. In the enlarged group, Jake led the strategic planning, budgeting and reporting processes for the Sales organisation, covering $1.5bn of revenue worldwide.
Jake returned to Kreston Reeves in Sussex as a Business Advisory Manager in 2016, and was invited to become a Partner in June 2018.
The ‘typical millennial’ – Jake is a great believer of business having a purpose, and is passionate about our role in enhancing our communities and our people. Jake is a proud Trustee for Martlets in Brighton and Hove, and is a huge advocate of our wellbeing and sustainability initiatives at Kreston Reeves.
Kreston Reeves have changed by view of accountants entirely, from using a previous firm that had poor communication and unexpected fees I have been pleased with the transparency and high... More level of service that Kreston Reeves give me as client. Kreston Reeves break the boundaries of a “traditional accountant” by offering more than just a service – Jake, Jamie and the team go above and beyond to understand my business goals which makes their advice all the more valuable to help my business grow. Always happy to meet and available when needed – I appreciate the teams time, and knowing they are on hand for support is invaluable to a start up like mine that grew at a fast pace. I view Kreston Reeves as not just an accountancy firm but an extension of my business and look forward to growing my business’ further with their advice. Ricky Whiting, Managing Director, Itty Bitty Boutique Limited
Being a sole trader I value having trusted advisers in Kreston Reeves, someone to not just liaise with HMRC but more importantly to give me the peace of mind any... More business values. Jake, Sue and the team are always attentive and quick to respond – whether by phone or email. Kreston Reeves have been my advisers for 19 years and I look forward to many years to come. Simon Fisher, SPF Caterers
Whilst he used to be seen running along the seafront, training for various marathons, he has self-confessed that since having a 1 year old at home this has become a lot tougher! His young family enjoy travelling and experiencing different cultures in different countries together.