Who are the best accountants in Falkirk and Grangemouth?

Who are the best accountants in Falkirk and Grangemouth?

Looking for a high-quality accountant based in Falkirk or Grangemouth? It can be tough to know which accountant to hire for your business especially in mid-sized towns like Grangemouth or Falkirk.

There are different review sites available to allow you to assess previous customer experiences with Falkirk and Grangemouth’s top small business accountants, but it’s important to remember that no one site can provide comprehensive and completely accurate assessment your prospective accountants. The most popular review tool for Accountants in Grangemouth and Accountants in Falkirk appears to Google Maps and it’s Google My Business review scores, so we’ll start there. 

You should always be willing to ask targeted questions of any prospective accountant, to figure out if they have the track records and expertise to manage your accounts. Use our accountant vetting check list to assess your prospects.

Some accountants work with all book-keeping software, some with only one or two. Some accountants don’t provide all services, like auditing or tax planning, whereas other offer a complete service. Take some time to think about what you want, and then you can start reviewing accountants for your business in Grangemouth or Falkirk.

This list of ten accountants serving small businesses in Grangemouth and Falkirk included all top-rated accountants: Everyone on this list has a minimum 4-star average Google My Business review score.

Each accountant is listed with information from their own website (lightly edited) as well as the software they specialise in (where stated); their known service areas; and their Google My Business review scores. 

They aren’t listed in any special order - just as they have come off the internet. That is, with the exception of Acumenica who we thought only right to put last to avoid any unintended bias.

Stewart Accounting Services 

From the website “Fully Qualified Chartered Accountants, Bookkeepers, Tax and Business Development Experts. Enabling ambitious business owners achieve their personal and business goals. Giving you the three freedoms; more time, more money and more mind (less stress !!!!!!)”

Services offered: Year end accounting, book-keeping, online accounting, tax returns, VAT returns, payroll, business plans, company formation.

Specialises in: not stated

Software supported: Xero

Google My Business score: 4.9/ (44 reviews)

DTA & Co

From the website “At DTA, we know that in this day and age, businesses expect more from their accountants. We take a proactive approach to working with our clients, and like to keep in regular contact to make sure we’re doing all we can to help. Our approach is simple; we are plain talking accountants who will tell you the facts about how your business is performing.”

Services offered: Compliance services, support services, consultancy and systems, business start up, tax returns, receipt processing.

Specialises in: not stated

Software supported: Xero

Google My Business score: 5.0 (12 reviews)

Martin Robertson & Co

From the website: “At Martin Robertson Associates Ltd, we have been working with SME owners and family businesses for over 25 years. We help you to understand your business so your business can thrive and you can live the life you want.”

Services offered: Accountancy, Coaching and Mentoring, Business Training

Specialises in: not stated

Software supported: Xero, Quickbooks

Google My Business score: 5.0 (12 reviews)

Tax Assist

From the website: “The tax and accountancy service that reflects the way we all work today. Offering you expert business advice and support, delivered by friendly local teams as part of a dynamic national network.”

Services offered: full suite of accounting, book-keeping and tax services including EIS, Estate Planning and R&D tax credit. Note some of the services are offered the the TaxAssist network, not direct from this office.

Specialises in: sole traders, partnerships, contractors, subcontractors, landlords

Software supported: Xero, Quickbooks, Dext

Additional observations: The business appears to operate on a part-time basis with the office apparently only open three days per week and for 5 hours in each of these days.

Google My Business score: 5.0 (2 reviews)

Barrie Scott

From the website; “Barrie Scott & Co is a firm of Accountants & Tax Advisers with offices in Falkirk and Bathgate. We offer accounting and taxation services together with business support and advisory services to a wide range of owner managed businesses, clubs, associations, charities and individuals. We work hard to get to know you in order to deliver timely individual advice tailored to your specific needs..”

Services offered: full suite of accounting, book-keeping and tax services.

Specialises in: not stated

Software supported: not stated

Additional observations: Formed in 1975, Barrie Scott are probably the longest established accountants in Falkirk.

Google My Business score: 5.0 (1 review)

Braes Accountancy  Ltd

From the website; “We make the taxing simple. As an accountant in Falkirk, we offer full tax, bookkeeping and accounting services, so you can focus on everything else in your business. With our expertise and know-how, we'll help you save money, reduce stress, and focus on your real priorities.”

Services offered: tax returns, book-keeping, accounts, consulting

Specialises in: not stated

Software supported: not stated

Google My Business score: 5.0 (8 reviews)

Drummond Lawrie

From the website: “An independent firm of experienced accountants and business advisors, we have an excellent track record in working with our clients to develop business growth through strong advisory, planning and outsourced finance services.”

Services offered: business advisory, financial management, accounts preparation, payroll and pensions, management accounting, financial outsourcing, audit, VAT returns, credit control, financial projections, yax compliance, tax planning.

Specialises in: family businesses, growth businesses, agriculture,

Software supported: not stated but we think Xero

Additional observations: Drummond Lawrie is by far the largest practice in this list. 

Google My Business score: 5.0 (1 review)

Yates & Co

From the website: “Whatever your needs, we can help. Yates & Co are a firm of Accountants based in Central Scotland offering accounts, taxation and business advisory and support services to a wide range of businesses and individuals. At Yates & Co we provide a cost-effective, high value solution to meet all of your financial needs. We work hard to get to know you in order to deliver timely, individual advice on how to improve your business and personal wealth.”

Services offered: business start-up, compliance services, consultancy and systems advice, investments and pensions, support services, taxation.

Specialises in: agriculture, the professions, the service sector, the construction industry manufacturers and retailers.

Software supported: not stated

Google My Business score: 4.0 (1 review)

Donoghue & Co Ltd

From the website: “Accountants and Business advisors in Falkirk, providing a professional personalised and friendly service for small and medium sized business owners and individuals. For help with any of your accountancy and tax needs, please give us a call. All initial consultations are FREE of charge.”

Services offered: full suite of accounting, book-keeping and tax services.

Specialises in: not stated

Software supported: Xero, Kashflow, FreeAgent, Sage

Google My Business score: 5.0 (1 review)

Acumenica Group Ltd

From the website: “Dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. From our base in Scotland, we deliver Accounting and Tax Compliance Services, Management Accounts and Outsourced Finance Department Services to Consultancy, Health and Beauty, and Hospitality business throughout the UK”

Services offered: Accounting and tax compliance, management accounting, outsourced finance department

Specialises in: Contractors and consultants, food and beverage businesses, health and beauty businesses 

Software supported: FreeAgent, Xero

Google My Business score: 4.8 (104 reviews)

Other firms and options

There are of course other accounting firms in Falkirk and Grangemouth - Seven Stars, James Nicol, Ian McFarlane & Co, Mason & McVicker, Connal & Co, Moira Robertson, Armet Accounting to name a few. But they do not have enough of an online presence for us to make a reasonable stab at their performance so we haven’t included them. There are also Edinburgh Accountants, Glasgow Accountants, Stirling Accountants, and accountants from other areas who service businesses in Falkirk and Grangemouth.

If you’re in the market for an accountant in Grangemouth or Falkirk, you now have more information to help you make an informed buying decision. You now know that the Google My Business review pages are your best friend; you have our Accountant Vetting Questions that you can ask. Remember, decide what’s important to you: location, sector specialism, software and make your shortlist based on that.

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