Chartered Accountant Services

Quay Accountants are a firm of chartered accountants with many years of experience in the accountancy sector in the North West. We have a wealth of experience in many industries, utilising cloud accounting software to help transform your business. We believe that by working in partnership with our clients, we can understand your individual and business needs, helping you and your business achieve your goals.

Quay Accountants can provide our clients with a wide selection of services including Limited Companies, Sole Trader Accounts, Partnership Accounts, VAT, Bookkeeping, Management Accounts, Payroll, Xero Accounting Software, Company Secretarial Support

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Let Quay Accountants relieve you of the burden of bookkeeping. Accurate bookkeeping is essential for an efficient and effective accounting system.

We are Xero Certified Advisors and have been working with Xero for over five years and it is our preferred cloud accounting software, however we also use Sage, QuickBooks Online and Free Agent. Using cloud accounting software to bookkeep can provide you with a clear overview of your current financial position helping you track your performance.

We can also complete the following:
• Maintain VAT records
• Maintain your fixed assets register
• Management accounts



You must register for VAT and submit quarterly returns to HMRC when your turnover reaches £85,000 in a 12 month rolling period.

Failure to comply with your VAT obligations will can result in large fines from HMRC. We can ensure that your VAT obligations are met, making sure you’re getting the most out of VAT. There might be different beneficial schemes available to you depending on your business which we are able to advise you on.



Payroll can be complex and time consuming, with large fines for non-compliance. We’re here to take that burden away!

With minimal input from you, we can run your entire payroll function, no matter what size your business is, to include:

• Set up new payroll scheme

• Preparation of payroll calculations and RTI submission to HMRC

• Computer generated payslips emailed to your employees

• Process statutory payments such as holiday pay, statutory sick, maternity pay etc.

• Auto enrolment

• Notifying you of liabilities due to HMRC

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Accounts Preparation and Statutory Accounts

Our experienced team will work alongside your business to prepare and file your statutory accounts.

Included in our accounting packages is a subscription to Xero which we help and encourage our clients to use. It can transform your business by giving you accurate, real time financial information enabling us to give useful accurate financial and taxation advice.

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Company Formation and Secretarial Services

Quay Accountants can quickly register your company, directors, and share allocation with Companies House at an affordable price.

We provide a range of customer secretarial services to ensure that your company records are kept up-to-date and that all statutory requirements are submitted to Companies House on time.

Xero is a beautiful cloud based accounting system, designed for small to medium business owners. As a Xero Platinum Partner, Quay Accountants can customise your accountancy software to fit around you and your business. The big benefit of being a cloud based system is that your accountant and anyone in your team can access your business’ data anytime, anywhere, providing you with valuable real-time business data. What Xero can do for you:

  • Access your data anywhere, any time – you can access your business’ financial data anywhere as long as you have an internet connection (even on your phone).


  • Connect directly to your bank – connect your bank account with Xero to automatically import your transactions and reconcile your bank in a click.


  • Xero dashboard – See all of your key information in one place and get a real-time view of your cash flow.
  • View reports – Easily view your business’ real-time performance at any time at the click of a button.


  • Secure backups – Your accounting data is encrypted and stored in the cloud automatically.


  • Access for unlimited users – You are in control of who can access your business’ Xero account and how much they see, allowing for 360-degree visibility e.g. an employee can have access to input sales and purchases, but you can stop them from viewing payroll information.
  • Get paid faster with online invoicing – send customised, professional invoices to your customers directly from Xero and take payment online. Send automatic reminders to customers who have not paid.


  • Integrate with hundreds of time-saving apps – Xero has an extensive list of applications which can be added on to help save you time and money.


  • Save time and money with this revolutionary cloud based accounting system.