Stephenson Smart has been providing accountancy services to ventures that are an owner managed business for over 100 years.

We have a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to accounting services for owner managed businesses, with advisers in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Our clients range from start-ups to well-established family businesses. Our experienced and qualified accountants understand the support and guidance that a business owner needs to help them manage and develop.

We can support you with expert business insight and advice. In analysing your management accounts and preparing cashflow forecasts, we can help you to make changes to run your business more efficiently and plan for the future.

We can tailor our support to your specific requirements to help you to grow and expand.

The benefits of using an accountant:

  • Saving you time to focus on running your business.
  • Specialist knowledge to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Expert advice on tax planning and compliance.
  • Accurate and informed business advice.
Owner Managed Businesses

The accountancy service we provide is:


Our teams are fully qualified and experienced, to provide you with an efficient and personal service.


As chartered accountants we are aware of your obligations to HMRC and qualified to ensure they are fulfilled.


The advice and support we can offer you and your business will give you the tools you need to develop and grow your enterprise.

Owner Managed Businesses
Owner Managed Businesses

When you’re in business, it’s very reassuring to have the Stephenson Smart team on your side. Partner Henry Pettitt and his colleagues at the Great Yarmouth office offer a huge amount of expertise that we are able to access quickly and easily to support our day-to-day operations and long term strategy. What’s particularly refreshing is the way they deliver expert services and professional guidance in such a friendly and approachable way. I would heartily recommend anyone in business to make Stephenson Smart part of their team.

Steve Scott, Managing Director, TMS Media

Owner Managed Businesses

As part of our accountancy service, we can provide:

  • Full accountancy service, including end of year financial statements.
  • Tax planning.
  • Business advice covering strategy and business structure.
  • Accurate and timely bookkeeping.
  • Accurate and timely payroll.
  • VAT advice and support.
  • Capital gains and inheritance tax advice.
  • Succession planning.
  • Audit and assurance.
  • An understanding of the tax allowances and tax efficiencies available to your sector.

We are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, making us fully qualified to be your trusted business accountant.

We can look after some of the administrative tasks that have to be done, such as payroll and bookkeeping, leaving you time to focus on the developing and managing your owner managed business.

We can provide services and expertise from basic accounting to complex business advice to help you to run as an efficient, profitable enterprise so that the future of your business is assured.


An owner managed business is a venture where the owner has complete control over operations and the decision-making process. This type of business structure is commonly found in small and medium sized businesses or family-owned businesses.
Alongside basic accountancy services such as bookkeeping, payroll and VAT we can provide expert, tailored advice based on your management accounts to help you run your business efficiently and plan for the future.
In employing the services of a qualified and experienced accountant you are gaining access to expert business insight and advice. An accountant can analyse your management accounts, prepare cashflow forecasts to help you to make changes to run your business more efficiently and plan for the future. Knowledge of business allowances and reliefs will help your business to be tax and financially efficient.