The Team

Our team is made up of a great combination of experienced heads and youthful energy. We believe this creates a balanced and personalised approach when it comes to delivering excellent services for our varied and talented client base.

Meet the team

Albie Turner FCCA

Director & Co- Founder

Albie has been in accountancy for over 20 years, and joined Versa as a partner in March 2007. He controls all audit, accounts and compliance matters for our clients. He specialises in FCA regulated clients and high-net-worth individuals, as well as overseeing all accounting work of the practice.

Albie qualified with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in March 1998, and became a Fellow in March 2003. He even manages his son’s football team and has a qualified for the The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football.

Jamie McGilvray ACIB

Director & Co- Founder

Jamie has over 17 years' experience in banking, finance and accountancy. At Versa, he is responsible for the proactive management of clients and ensures the business runs operationally and efficiently on a day-to-day basis. He offers clients bespoke advice on how to structure and present funding proposals, effectively manage risk, assist with cash flow management, and ensure all aspects of business, financial and tax planning are considered.

Jamie is a fellow of the Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers, he holds an Advanced Certificate in Credit and studied Business Management at Cranfield University for 4 years. He has a passion for charitable work and is on the Executive Steering Committee of the global Charity, Football for Peace.

Steve Potter FCCA


Steve is a qualified accountant with 35 years experience in the profession. During his career he has been involved with a varied range of clients from sole traders to international companies and industry sectors including retail, FMCG, electronics, construction, property development, investment, media, legal services, transport and many others. Steve is a hands on person and makes it his mission to understand a client’s business and the needs and wants of the business owners he works with.

James Scarfe ACCA

Associate Director

James joined Versa in June 2018, and deals with a wide range of clients in several different industries, and their needs in regards to accounting, financials and taxation.

He became a recognised member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants as of October 2017, only three years after entering the profession, and is now in the process of completing his Chartered Tax Advisor qualification.

Jeffrey P Witzenfeld FCA

Accounts Manager

Jeff has 50 years’ experience in finance and accountancy both in practice and commercially. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 and has specialised in small and medium-sized companies.

Jeff enjoys golf, cricket and football, as well as having a passion for charitable work.

Isobelle Batley

PA & Office Administrator

Isobelle is the latest member to join the team. She undertakes company admin work for Versa, Isobelle is also personal assistant to the directors. Isobelle has good attention to detail and she ensures that nothing slips through the net when it comes to her work. When not at work she enjoys spending time with friends and family and keeping fit.

Ellis Bolger

Senior Tax Manager

Ellis joined Versa in March 2020 and has a broad range of tax knowledge across personal, business and corporation tax.

He started his career working at HMRC and gained his tax professional qualification there before qualifying as a chartered tax adviser in July 2018.

He has a good understanding of both the tax system and the business world, having studied International Business at Loughborough University. He can provide advice on a wide range of tax issues, helping you to ensure all tax issues are considered.

Usman Hafeez

Senior Accountant

Usman is an experienced member of the Versa team and has a solid background in all aspects of the Accountancy. Usman joined Versa in July 2019, and deals with a wide range of clients in several different industries. He proactively assists his clients regularly on various matters including Accounts, Bookkeeping and Taxation.

Usman is currently studying towards his final papers of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which be an excellent addition to his CV and compliment his many years of practical experience within the industry.

Ryan Meli

Semi Senior Accountant

Ryan joined Versa in November 2017 and is currently studying with the ACCA to become a qualified Chartered Accountant. Ryan works with a wide range of Versa clients from Year end accounts, VAT, CIS and Bookkeeping, whilst also helping with Personal tax returns. In his spare time Ryan enjoys going to the Gym and playing football for his 6 a side football team.

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