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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Mark Southgate ACA FCCA (DIRECTOR)

Mark joined Moulton Johnson in 1996 and has over the years gained a wide range of experience in dealing with small and medium-sized businesses. Mark is the joint Managing Director of Moulton Johnson and now uses his wealth of knowledge of tax planning, audit and accountancy to solve a wide variety of challenging problems posed by our clients. Mark is well known and well respected by local business professionals and is a founding member of the Brentwood Professionals Networking Group.

Mark’s time away from the office is absorbed by his family (2 young boys) and when he has any spare time, his interests involve socialising, supporting the England rugby and cricket teams and an occasional visit to West Ham United.


Ian joined Moulton Johnson in 2005 after having worked in the retail sector and graduating from Kent University. Since joining the firm, he has gained a great deal of experience in tax, audit and accounting for small and medium-sized businesses. He has specialised in designing and implementing new business systems and dealing with the demands of our legal clients. Ian is now the joint Managing Director of Moulton Johnson Limited.

Ian is keen golfer and regularly visits the Algarve to pursue his hobby. He plays five a side football and he follows West Ham United. Ian enjoys socialising, especially with a game of darts and is also a keen cricket fan.

Ian Johnson FCA (DIRECTOR)

Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975 with the same City firm as Peter. After qualifying, Ian worked for several years as an audit manager for Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PwC) before joining Peter as a partner in 1982 running the Essex-based office of the Moulton Johnson practice. Ian  has an extensive knowledge of accounting, audit, business systems, corporate and personal tax and business development strategies.

Away from work, Ian has a wide range of musical interests (from opera to jazz) – he also plays the guitar and piano. He also is an avid follower of Essex County Cricket Club, an occasional but loyal supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and enjoys foreign travel.

Peter Moulton FCA

Peter has a great wealth of commercial and business development experience. He started the business of Moulton & Co soon after he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974. Having trained with a medium-sized City firm with a national spread of clients, Peter spent 7 years in industry with the Lex Motor Group and Hertz Rentals. He returned to general practice in the early 1980s and for a number of years ran the Moulton Johnson practices in Surrey and Dorset. He is currently working as consultant to Moulton Johnson Limited developing our Essex-based business.

Peter is keen sailing enthusiast (Heron dinghies) and musician (drummer and singer).

Lorraine Coates

Lorraine joined the firm in 1990 as an accounts typist and personal assistant. Over the years, her skills have adapted to the firm’s needs and she now runs a variety of accounting, costing and payroll systems for the firm and its clients. She also helps our clients with personal tax, company secretarial and a wide range of other matters. Lorraine has assisted the directors in developing the firm and its client base over the years.

Lorraine has a wide group of friends and enjoys socialising and travel.

Sarah-Jane Abrahams

Sarah-Jane has been with us since 2007 and during her time with us she has become adept at running the firm’s and client’s accounting and costing systems. Sarah-Jane is always a calming influence over the Moulton Johnson team and our clients.

Sarah-Jane spends most of her leisure time bringing up her young family.

Harry Pittman

Harry joined the firm in 2016 as a trainee accountant having previously worked for a larger firm. Harry will be pleased to assist all of our clients wherever possible.

Away from work, Harry is a keen cricketer and currently plays for South Woodham Ferrers and was their leading run scorer in 2015.

Vicky Morris

Vicky joined the firm in 2021, having worked with many small owner managed businesses over the past 20 years as a bookkeeper / accountant.  She gained membership to the ACCA in 2018 whilst working in the property sector, making the move to practice in 2019.

Away from work, Vicky likes to spend time with her friends and family and is a keen walker.

Alex Staerck

Alex provides support to our clients in areas such as payroll, bookkeeping, VAT and accounts.  Alex is working towards obtaining his professional qualifications and is pleased to offer help and support to all our clients.

Away from work, Alex is a keen supporter of Leyton Orient and attends as many games as possible.

Why do we get up in the morning?

Whether you're starting from scratch or have been in business for years you'll benefit from working with Moulton Johnson Ltd Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers advice on how to take you to the next level.


About us

We can honestly say that each member of our truly talented team gets up each and every morning to try to help transform the lives of our clients.


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The team at MJ has been working closely with our clients to solve their problems and help them grow their business in legal and tax-effective ways for over 40 years.


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Not all our clients enjoy sorting out their tax affairs but we get a real buzz from this. We love unfolding and sorting out their tricky and sometimes unusual problems.