Beard & Co offers a full range of accountancy, book keeping, payroll and tax services as well as business management services and advice to small and medium size businesses and individuals across the South West of England.


We can set your mind at ease by producing your annual accounts in accordance with recognised accounting standards. We are experienced in annual accounts for companies, individuals, partnerships, charities and trusts.

Management Accounts and Projections

So you can have greater control over your business we can prepare management accounts and projections at monthly, quarterly or six monthly intervals to suit you.

Book Keeping and VAT return completion

Rid yourselves of the hassle of maintaining your accounting records and so free up your time to concentrate on running your business. We can take care of all your bookkeeping requirements using manual or computerised systems and on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Or if you prefer we can set up a system for you and then train you to maintain your own records effectively.

Payroll services

We offer a professional payroll service tailored to suit your business. One to many employees, weekly, fortnightly, or monthly pay runs and we deal with all aspects including completion of annual returns, P46's, P45's, Tax Credits, SSP, SMP, etc. The service available is fully flexible and provides a real solution to payroll concerns - all based on agreed costs.

Taxation services

Self assessment tax for individuals and partnerships. Capital gains and inheritance tax. Corporation tax. Trust tax advice given.

Charity examinations

If you are involved in the finances of a small charity then we can help as we are experienced in carrying out independent charity examinations. (From the 1 April 2008 all charities (company and non-company) where their income falls below the threshold where an audit is required by law, may opt for an independent examination instead of an audit.)

Business management and advice

Beard & Co are happy to work with you to help manage and build your business. From strategic decisions to day-to-day management, the choice is yours; we can just provide advice from time to time or do it all for you. With a common sense approach and a wide range of experience of different businesses gained over 30 years, we can help you to focus on running the business not just the accounts. We can help you to minimise the systems so you keep control and meet the legal requirements without over engineering. We believe that there is no need for the paperwork to make it hard for you and your staff to get on with the job, work efficiently and make a profit. We can also advise on business purchases and the best way to finance these in the current economic conditions.

Accountancy software

We are happy to work with whatever accounts software you use including Sage and Quick Books.