Jason Oram

Jason Oram - Essex Abel Ltd

Year joined: 1992

Role: Managing Director

A member of:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Loughborough Chamber of Trade & Commerce
  • LATI

Professional Background

Jason is our managing director, he joined the firm in 1992 and has played an integral role in the development of Essex Abel since he became a director in 2004. He is both a Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and together with his commercial experience is able to advise a wide range of owner managed businesses operating in a variety of industries and high net worth individuals.

He advises on all aspects of our clients’ business and personal affairs, with particular emphasis on tax planning and management information systems.

Areas of Expertise

Jason enjoys meeting a variety of businesses and taking the time to get to know and understand their business to enable him to tailor the advice and services to their individual requirements.

His particular specialisms are in providing tax advice to high net worth individuals and owner managed business, including advising technology businesses in relation to Research & Development Tax Credits, the Patent Box regime, share schemes, including Enterprise Management schemes and Enterprise Investment Schemes.

Jason also heads up our outsourcing and audit team, which provides outsourced finance functions for businesses including a number of subsidiaries of overseas companies, ensuring that they meet all of their head office reporting requirements using a variety of accounting packages including SAP, Oracle and Sage.

In addition, he acts as a non-executive finance director for a variety of businesses to provide added assurance to the investors or parent company.


His personal interests include mountain biking, reading, golf and football. He also enjoys spending time with his family and following his sons’ hockey & football exploits.

Incorporation of business resulting in significant tax savings

Urban Planters Leicestershire is a leading franchise, which specialises in supplying and maintaining plants to local businesses…

…Jason continues to advise us on the tax efficiency of our business, including the extraction of profit to ensure we maximise our return from the business and we have no hesitation in recommending Jason and Essex Abel and the services they provide.

In addition to the above, we have experienced Jason as a most competent, pleasant, down to earth and straight talking partner to our business, who always has the time to spare us whenever we need him.

Valuable service to my business

Jason (Oram) has provided a valuable service to my business over the past few years not only through an effective accountancy and payroll service, but also providing a very useful tax planning service both on a personal and business level. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone who is just starting a business or been in business for a while and would value a more proactive approach to their accounting needs.

Real Understanding

Jason’s ability to quickly get to the real issues behind the figures coupled with the order and accuracy his input brings to those figures makes working with his clients a pleasure. His real understanding of all the complexities of the UK Tax system adds considerable value to his services.

Their role has grown with our growth

I have worked with Jason (Oram) since establishing my own company. His advice has always been both timely and useful. Essex Abel helped in the formation of my Company and have continued to support me as the Company has grown and their role has grown with our growth. Jason also introduced me to Business Networking, which has been invaluable to my business development.

Complexities of the financial reporting issues

As the UK subsidiary of an international group we have strict monthly reporting requirements to our parent company and Jason ensures that the reporting deadlines are always met and it was very pleasing to be congratulated by the CFO of the parent company for being the best subsidiary at meeting these deadlines.

…we meet regularly to discuss all aspects of the business and the advice from Jason and his team helps us to interpret our management information systems, assists us in the structuring of the employee incentive packages and guides us through the complexities of the financial reporting issues we face as a subsidiary of an international group.

The services provided by Essex Abel and Jason are delivered in a professional and friendly manner and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Proactive approach to financial and taxation affairs

We knew from our first ‘speculative’ meeting with Jason Oram in ’04 that Essex Abel would be the kind of accountancy firm that Synergy would need.

…based on our discussion with Jason we could see that we would benefit greatly from a more proactive approach to Synergy’s financial and taxation affairs. The service described seemed more considered, caring and a good deal more professional than we had previously experienced.

…Their ‘no problem’, helpful and friendly approach has been maintained since we started working with them and they have consistently proved their value. We are delighted with their advice and expertise.