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About us

James Smith FCA

I trained with KPMG in 1995, qualifying as Chartered Accountant in 1998 before moving into industry for five years. I started my own practice in 2003.

This mixture of practice and industry experience from a range of business sizes has given me a good breadth of knowledge. I find having been “both sides of the fence”, really helps when advising clients commercially.

I am also an author with Tax Cafe.  My book “Keeping it Simple” was in its 15th edition at the time of writing.


James Smith

“He fees are fair, his advice relevant, his manner easy but appropriate.  In short, he does his job well which allows me to do mine.”  Amanda Maris, Amaryllis Publishing Ltd

Lauren Davies FCA

I am a Chartered Accountant in my own right, having originally trained with Haines Watts, qualifying in 1998 before moving to BDO Stoy Hayward. I worked in Industry for several years before joining James in 2014. I very much enjoy working with smaller clients and helping them improve their record keeping.

Lauren Davies

James says: “By employing a high calibre assistant I ensure that the routine compliance work gets done properly and there is proper review process. Nearly everything that goes out is looked at twice, something rarely found in a small firm.”