About Us

We have many years experience with a wide variety of clients.

Based in Exmouth, Devon, Mark has been a qualified Chartered Accountant for 33 years and has worked in practice for a wide variety of clients. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Alison has been a self employed bookkeeper for thirteen years. She qualified with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers in bookkeeping and payroll. Before this she spent 18 years as a cashier, so is well used to looking after other people’s money!

We are both obliged to keep up to date with training and current rules on accounting and tax legislation.

We have Professional Indemnity Insurance that covers all the work we undertake.

We have many years experience with a wide variety of clients.

We can work from our office or at your premises to suit you.


Our Charges

We charge an hourly rate for bookkeeping and payroll, currently £24

Preparation of year end accounts for sole traders are charged per item, starting from £160.

Self assessment tax returns start from £130. Complex ones can be a lot more, but we can advise you of any charges before we start.

Corporation tax returns start from £220 and Year end accounts for Companies House start from £270, again complex ones would be more.


We have worked with a large number of small businesses and self-employed people over the past 30 years, always providing friendly and professional advice on all matters of accounting and bookkeeping.

“I have always found Alison a pleasure to deal with. Her service is prompt and attentive. She deals with all aspects of my bookkeeping, as well as weekly payroll. This saves me a lot of time and money when passing on my end of year accounts because they are so precise and in order. I would highly recommend Alison and her bookkeeping services.”

Gavin Wright, Director of a Limited Company

“Alison has been our bookkeeper for a few years, she collects all the paperwork and from that organises our PAYE, produces monthly management accounts and the quarterly VAT return. The work is done efficiently and on time. Martin Chapman, Proprietor of village shop”

Martin Chapman, Proprietor of a village shop

“Alison showed me how to use an account package for our Community shop. This has been a great help. Every time I need advice, I email her, I always get a quick answer. Alison also processes our monthly PAYE. Before sending our yearly accounts to Mark, her husband, Alison makes sure that everything is in order. Mark prepares our year end accounts and submits our Annual return for the Financial Services Authority. The whole process is smooth and easy and very pleasant.”

M Shepherd