Stephenson Smart has been providing professional accounts services to many clients in our region for over 100 years. With qualified and experienced advisors on hand across our offices in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, we are ideally placed to support your business.

Our accountancy services can help you record your business transactions, so you retain reliable management information to help make key decisions. This will provide crucial framework when it comes to completing your statutory accounts, whether they are on a monthly or quarterly basis.

We want to be more than bookkeepers and aim to understand your objectives so we can provide the best advice possible. We proactively look for ways of improving your business performance and mitigating your tax liabilities.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our service to your needs whether you are a sole trader or start-up business, or a multinational company requiring in-depth analysis on your results.

HMRC require most accounts to be produced and submitted digitally. At Stephenson Smart we have a thorough understanding of all the accounting software available and can pick the best to suit your business. We can also provide bespoke training and support to help you maximise the use of the package.

The benefits of using an accountant:

  • Saving you time to focus on running your business.
  • An efficient and professional service.
  • Expert knowledge of payroll, tax, VAT, and accounts software.
  • Insights based on analysis of your business accounts.
  • Professional advice on the running of your business.

The accounts service we provide is:


Our teams are experienced in the full breadth of accountancy services and qualified to provide you with an efficient and personal service.


As chartered accountants we are aware of the compliance needed for tax and legal purposes.


Our experience and expertise allow us to be accurate in our reporting of your finances.


It’s very simple really. If I have a question, however trivial, Henry will answer it in terms that I understand and put me at ease. He looks after all areas of accounting for us and nothing is ever too much trouble. He may be my accountant, but I also class him as a friend.

Marcelle Swann, Managing Director, Ocean Bay Amusements


As part of our accounts service, we can:

  • Record bank and cash transactions with reconciliation to the bank statements.
  • Provide sales invoicing and sales ledger control accounts.
  • Record purchase invoices and plan payment cash flows.
  • Produce your VAT returns (and file online with HMRC).
  • Help you with budgets and forecasts for your own cash flow planning and for your bankers, if required.
  • Recommend accounting software and provide training so that you retain overall control of your finances (including online facilities).
  • Prepare regular monthly or quarterly accounts so that you can monitor your performance at the time when it matters.

In addition to providing professional accountancy services, we are also chartered accountants and business advisors. This means that we are qualified to offer business advice and liaise with HMRC on your behalf, if any matters arise.

The accounts are the cornerstone to calculating your tax liability, to obtaining funding for your business, and to enable you to reflect on the profitability of different areas of your business.

Let us look after your accounts, so that you can focus on developing and managing your business.


As part of our accounts service to your business we can support you with all areas of bookkeeping, tax, accounts, and payroll, as well as offering business advice.
Bookkeeping is essentially recording the transactions of a business and maintaining records, accountancy services go one step further by analysing those records and providing insights into your business to help with tax planning and development.
If your business is growing and you feel that you cannot look after all the financial elements yourself, or you would like support and advice around tax matters and the running of your business, then employing an accountant can be a very worthwhile investment.