Welcome to Quay Accountants in Manchester

Welcome to Quay Accountants. Based in Stretford, just 20 minutes outside Manchester city centre, we’re ideally located to serve businesses across the North West.

Chartered Accountants serving Greater Manchester

The Quay to Accounting begins with us

We are a friendly team of no-nonsense Chartered Accountants in Stretford, Manchester, helping business owners pay less tax, make more money and free up their valuable time. If you’re seeking to transform and grow your business, we offer a broad range of services, a personal approach and Xero Cloud accounting expertise to support you every step of the way.

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Experience and Passion in Accounting

Are you ready to help your business thrive?

Our team of accountants is always positive and proactive – continuously seeking better ways to work so that we can deliver you great service. We’ll take time to understand your needs and will empower you to make better, more informed financial decisions.

From solid tax advice to online accounting, our qualified team have helped many clients transition from surviving to thriving. Aiding focus and financial outcomes is what we do, day in, day out, and we like nothing more than seeing the businesses of the North West prosper and grow.

Manchester Accountancy Services

Whether you’re a new business or an established business seeking a more modern approach to your accounting, we offer a wide range of accountancy services.


We use revolutionary cloud-based accounting software, including Xero, to streamline your accounts. In fact, we're a Platinum Partner, underlining our expertise and working knowledge of Xero.

Payroll Services

There are few services as crucial as payroll when it comes to keeping your employees happy and your business operational. With minimal input from you, we can run your entire payroll function, no matter the size of your business.

Self-assessment Returns

Tax returns can be confusing, time-consuming and a real distraction from the running of your business. We will take care of your self-assessment return making sure you’re fully compliant with HMRC and have no surprise tax bills or penalties.

Statutory Accounts

Keeping shareholders, Companies House and HMRC informed at the end of the financial year is important. Our experienced team will work closely with your company to prepare and file your statutory accounts.

Corporation Tax

Our professional tax advisors are eagle-eyed and always alert to the details. We prepare and submit your company tax return, making sure you pay the right amount and nothing more.
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Tax Planning

We can undertake a tax audit and help implement tax planning strategies for your personal and business affairs to reduce your tax liabilities.
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Quarterly VAT Returns

If you're liable for VAT, we will make sure your VAT obligations are met and protect your interests. You won't pay a penny more than you should!

HMRC Submissions

We keep you up-to-date with your Companies House and HMRC submissions making sure you comply with the Companies Act.
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Company Secretarial & Formations

We can effectively manage the company secretarial aspects of your business so that you can get on with the job at hand.

Why choose Quay Accountants in Manchester?

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Boosting profitability is closely linked to the viability of every business and it’s what we do best. We act for many industries and sectors and can use this wider knowledge for your benefit, whether you’re in manufacturing, construction or hospitality.
How can we get the conversation started? We’d love to see you at our offices or to be that friendly voice on the phone when you need it. Investing the time needed to help you pursue your wealth and business goals, we can take the lead on all things finance, saving you valuable time and headspace.

If you’d like to hear direct from our clients, why not check out some of our latest client reviews?

Contact us for a free accounting consultation

Whether you’re setting up a new business and looking at accountancy services for the first time or are unhappy with the service your existing accountant is providing, we’d love to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Frequently Asked Accounting Questions

Do you have questions about our accounting services? Please get in touch so we can provide you with more expert advice!
Accounting costs can vary wildly but beware - not all of those offering their services are properly qualified. At Quay Accounting we always agree fixed fees for our services to ensure everything is crystal-clear and can be budgeted for.
A bookkeeper logs information required to report on your business accurately including sales, purchases and expenses. An accountant's remit is far wider and more analytical. They should identify efficiencies, report on financial status and use insight to help the business run more profitably.
There is no legal reason you must employ an accountant. Generally though, getting an expert on board can save you time and money in the long run, especially as accountancy services are tax-deductible.
While both work in the same field, a Chartered accountant is the more highly-trained and is guaranteed to be a member of a professional body. This is important as it gives you added protection and holds the provider to certain exacting standards of professional conduct.