Although we are all different, as businesses and individuals, none of us exists in a vacuum. We often need advice and specialist guidance, especially when it comes to accountancy, tax and finance. For some, this might be a relatively modest, local requirement, while for others counsel and guidance could involve an array of complex, even international needs.
Having a trusted partner on whom you can depend, to navigate the oft confusing worlds of taxation and accountancy, is a prerequisite for any successful company. That’s where we come in, deploying our tax and accountancy skills to support and advise your company as it grows and develops.
It really is a winning combination!
"The switch to Xero has been a smooth one with good support form M&S Accountancy. The direct link to our bank accounts has made reconciling quick and simple. Being able to see overdue invoices, up and coming bills etc., it gives you good visiblilty of cashflow with real time information."Julie Brown, Bookkeeper, Cambric Systems Limited
"We can't recommend M&S highly enough - for the past dozen years we've been able to concentrate on software development knowing that our accounts and payroll were in very capable hands. And when we've needed specialist advice on taxation or company law, M&S has responded quickly using words we understand. Their specialist advice has invariably proved to be sound, saving us time and money. M&S is a fine team."Garry Sherriff, Director, Cambric Systems Limited
"M&S Accountancy and Taxation are always very responsive and I depend on them for my tax planning. The tax laws have become so complicated and convoluted as HMRC seeks to stop tax avoidance. What appears to be a normal business transaction may become an unexpected tax liability. It pays to ask and get advice before doing anything even slightly unusual."Norman Edgar, Managing Director, ECS Technology Limited
I've known Stewart for many years, so when I set up on my own, nearly ten years ago, it was an easy decision to approach M&S. It turned out to be a good decision as, since then, I have been extremely impressed by the professionalism, efficiency and friendliness of all the staff at M&S. Highly recommended!Alastair Blair, Owner, thePotentMix, thePotentMix
“To a long term paper copy bookkeeper I was sceptical of the claimed benefits of using a system like Xero. However I needed a more efficient way to keep my accounting records, so decided to give it a try. I won’t make any claims that it was an instant switch from day one but I am now into my third year set of accounts. I have now achieved a system that is currently working for my business. It is a clever and functional tool. I don’t think it is expensive when you compare it to the cost of the other accounting software packages on the market. It is definitely an asset to my business."Brian McBride, Brian McBride Coachbuilder
Our Company, Miller Homes Limited, has utilised the services of M &S Accountancy & Taxation Ltd for a number of years. We have primarily dealt with Stewart McKinnon, a Director of the company and I have found that his expertise and assistance given to us has helped us resolve some of the complex tax issues our company has encountered through PAYE, eg. home to work travel, PAYE settlement agreements and tax on share issues which in turn has helped us to fulfill our company objectives and maintain compliance with HMRC. In addition Stewart McKinnon carried out an audit with our company and provided solutions to help improve efficiencies within our processes.
As Payroll Manager for Miller Homes Limited, I have always found Stewart Mckinnon and his colleagues very approachable, timeous in their responses and competitive with current market rates and would recommend them to other companies.Stewart Neville, Payroll Manager, Miller Homes
"Tayvista started working with M&S Accountancy and Taxation when our company was founded in 2011. As a web development and consultancy company we were immensely impressed with M&S's knowledge and passion for cloud based accountancy solutions, specifically the product we use. Since 2011 M&S has provided us with fantastic service and support so we would highly recommend M&S for their forward thinking, knowledge, advice, and value for money."Craig Bousie, Director, Tayvista Ltd
"I switched to M&S after being a client of one of the "Big 4" firms in the UK, Holland and the USA. I found that I, personally, and my company were being treated more and more as a cog within a processing machine, resulting in lost opportunity, inefficient use of my time and ever-increasing fees for less and less benefit.
At M&S I have found highly qualified, seasoned practitioners in both UK and US matters who think seriously about the issues and opportunities, crafting options and making suggestions that allow me to take appropriate action with all the facts in view. Better still, M&S then executes effectively with no fuss. No question; one of my better moves!"David Cairns, David Cairns of Finavon
"M&S Accountancy and Taxation are a firm that are well known to CW Energy LLP as a result of having a number of mutual clients.
Our experience, based on feedback from our mutual clients, is that M&S provide a high quality value for money service.
Like CW Energy they have a background of "Big 4" qualified staff but as a small business can offer a more focussed service with clients having direct access to partners.
We have no hesitation in recommending M&S to any of our clients who require personal tax services for both UK and expat employees."P Greatrex, Partner, CW Energy LLP
“Since being recommended Xero by Steven from M&S Accountancy & Taxation, I have found it an invaluable tool for bookkeeping and managing my accounts. Coming from a technical industry out with financial work areas, I was very pleased to see how easy it was to handle and retrieve the relevant data I needed, as well as for a start-up to be very financially viable and supportive with the SaaS model. The ability for my accountant to check via the cloud on my accounts makes life much easier for both of us and it has greatly helped my learning with bookkeeping also. I can only, and have, recommended this to others for a great way to work with your company’s books and I’m very glad I was well informed of this product being on the market.”Gregor Kent, GX Consultancy Limited