About

We strongly believe:

  • Your needs come first – we think it’s important that we’re available when you need us, and we’ll make sure there’s always someone there to meet your needs. Good communication helps build a strong working relationship.
  • You shouldn’t be stressed. Dealing with taxes can feel overwhelming, making life very stressful –why worry when we can assist you to meet tax obligations leaving you free to focus on your business.
  • You should no longer fear the tax man. Dealing with HMRC can seem daunting – let us ease the burden. You won’t need to worry about dealing directly with HMRC, and you can be secure in the knowledge that all your accounting and filing deadlines will be met.

History

We have been providing accountancy services to businesses and individuals in Belfast and beyond for over 30 years. When Brian founded his own chartered accountants firm in 1986, he recognised that small businesses needed the services of an accountant with his level of local knowledge and expertise. By combining the experience he gained from working in larger accountancy practices together with a practical, down-to-earth approach, a tailored service evolved focusing on the client’s specific needs and goals.

Over the years, our accountancy practice has helped many owner managed businesses with their wide range of needs. From helping new businesses register for VAT, setting up PAYE, and filing their corporate tax returns to helping individuals with self- assessment and income tax, we have helped business of all sizes.

When Brian’s daughter, Sharon, joined the practice in 1994, she carried on the family tradition. Working within the practice, she gained real world experience as well as membership into ACCA.

Although Brian has now retired, Sharon has continued the practice with the same business ethos – whether you are filing a tax return, need advice, or have any other accounting or bookkeeping needs, we are ready to help.


Meet the team


We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the right level of professional support so that your needs are met.

Each staff member holds different specialisms. With many years of experience of working in these areas, we have real insight into your concerns as a local business.

By working together, we know that much of our job lies in helping you to understand the tax maze so that we find the simplest, most efficient way to take your business forward, year by year.

Sharon Gillespie ACCA; FIATI
Managing director

Specialisations

  • Business Accounts
  • Self Assessment Tax
  • Corporation Tax
  • VAT
  • Payroll Issues

Sharon is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and also a Fellow of the Institute of Accounting Technicians Ireland.She has over 20 years experience with Owner Managed Businesses, and has a wealth of experience to offer.

Jayne Robinson
Accounting Technician

Specialisations

  • Book-keeping
  • Accounts
  • VAT
  • Self-Assessment

Jayne is a qualified Accounting Technician and joined us in early 2016. She has over 20 years experience gained within local government and the private sector. Jayne also works for a local retailer carrying out all book-keeping and accounting functions .

Elaine Blair
Book-Keeper

Specialisations

  • Book-keeping
  • PAYE
  • VAT
  • CIS

Elaine is an experienced bookkeeper and administrator and joined us in 2015. She has gained over 20 years experience though working in accountancy practice , construction companies and charities. She is always happy to help clients with any queries.