About us

We’ll keep your accounts in shape, leaving you free to take care of business.

If you’re looking for an accountant who will simply do your accounts, have minimal input, and always wait for you to get in contact first, you’ve probably come to the wrong place.

At Chippendale and Clark, our service goes far beyond simple number-crunching; we’ll help your business run smoothly by keeping your accounts healthy, and your business operating as tax efficiently as possible. Our highly-qualified team of professionals are CIMA licensed, experienced across a wide range of industries, and agents for VAT/Payroll and Self-Assessment with HMRC – we can act on your behalf so you don’t have to, leaving you free to take care of business.

Company Values

You won’t find any traditional accountant stereotypes here; we’re friendly, approachable and always happy to have a no-cost, no-obligation conversation so you can get to know us first. Plus, we don’t charge by the hour for telephone conversations, so you’re safe to call us!

At Chippendale and Clark, we believe in offering more than simply filing your tax returns – we’ll work with you to manage your accounts so that you can successfully develop your business, not just run it. We’ll keep you informed on every stage and process, advising on how best to streamline your business, save on tax, and most importantly, grow your profits.

So, how do we do it?

  • Accurate, up-to-date information is king; annual accounts are fine for compliance, but they’re no good when it comes to business. We can help you record and keep track of all the information you require, any time you need it.
  • We’ll look at your processes, in particular your sales processes, and help you improve them – after all, if you’re slower and more inefficient than others, how can you expect to keep up with the competition?
  • If you’re aiming to drive your business forward, profits come first, tax second; you will earn more from raising your profits than by saving tax. At Chippendale and Clark, we can show you how to do both.
  • To increase your business’ value you must invest in it, but you need to do so carefully. With our help and guidance, you’ll be able to make informed decisions for wise investments, enabling you to grow your income streams effectively.

Cloud Systems

Cloud-based systems are a far more efficient way of keeping track of your accounts, controlling your spending, managing your invoices, forecasting ahead, and enabling you to work towards monthly data rather than annual accounts.

In fact, cloud systems can make your business more likely to succeed – according to Xero’s Make or Break Report, 88% of UK businesses survive past 5 years with Xero, compared to a national average of just 41% without.

Here at Chippendale and Clark, we recognise that new technology can dramatically improve the way businesses are able to manage their accounts and processes. That’s why we’re investing in new tools that will help to deliver accounts more efficiently, for an improved service and increased savings to clients:

Xero – Offering easy, efficient and innovative ways to produce accounts, Xero is an invaluable system for all small businesses. Including bank feeds which can link to clients’ bank accounts, Xero makes accounting easy for those who aren’t good with records, and can significantly reduce time spent chasing clients for bank statements.

Quickbooks – An online software designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. The features include marketing tools, merchant services, product and supplies, training solutions, invoice tracking, categorisation of expenses and comes in an app format too.

Docusign – Allowing the sending of accounts and instruction letters for instant signing using e-mail, Docusign can reduce sign-up times to services from weeks to just hours. It can also be combined with Gocardless for ultimate efficiency.

Brightpay – A flexible cloud system that allows you to run your payroll, for any industry or type of employer, with no limits on employee numbers, easy file importing, multiple payment schedules, flexible payment dates, and adaptable interface for PC or Mac. You can also run your auto enrolment off of it.

Constant Contact – Constant Contact will link to Xero to create an e-mail marketing database for our clients.

Receipt Bot – Links with Xero and QuickBooks for perfect synergy.

If you have a different account management software, we can still work with you, even if you don’t see it in the list above.