Bal graduated from Queen Mary’s University (London) with first class honours in 1976 and completed his master’s degree the following year at the same institution. After beginning his accountancy career and completing his training with C.T. Harwood & Co, he later founded Johal & Co in 1985. Since then, the practice has enjoyed sustained growth and is now a long-established and leading chartered accountancy firm in West London. Bal has built an enviable and diverse client portfolio across London and southern England, successfully growing the practice into what it is now. As a prominent and trusted member of the local business community, he has developed close working relationships with clients and provides tailored advice to help them to achieve their ambitions. This is evidenced by the fact that many clients have remained with Johal & Co for over 25 years, with their children and other family members often becoming clients themselves. Based on his many years of experience and detailed understanding of the practical challenges that most businesses face, Bal has a successful track record of helping our clients to grow their businesses and drive profitability. He strives to deliver a comprehensive accounting service and specialist tax advice which is both easy to understand and specific to the client’s needs. Bal’s core principles of exceptional service and proactive engagement with our clients are also reflected in the approach of the whole team at Johal & Co. Outside of work, Bal is a keen fitness enthusiast and devotes his time to his family.
Bhavan graduated from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2007 with a bachelor’s honours degree in Accounting and Finance. After beginning his career in finance with Schroders Asset Management, he realised a long-held ambition to join the family practice in 2009 whereupon he began his formal training. He was admitted as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2011 & was later recognised as a Fellow of the Association in 2016. Bhavan forms part of the senior management of the London office and has worked extensively with a diverse range of individuals, partnerships, trusts and limited companies for over a decade. In addition to providing accounts preparation and compliance services to our client base in London and southern England, Bhavan is the tax specialist at Johal & Co. He has a successful track record of helping our clients to navigate complex tax issues and strives to provide tailored advice which is both timely and practical. With a focus on wealth preservation, Bhavan provides tax strategy and planning services to clients who range from high-net-worth individuals to owner-managed businesses. He maintains a particular interest in inheritance tax issues and estate planning, often advising clients on business succession and property portfolios. Away from the office, Bhavan enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, following his football team and playing cricket.