We're a firm of ICAEW Chartered Accountants based in Bideford, North Devon. We serve clients in Devon and beyond!

Most people's experience of their accountants is that they take their records away once a year and then tell them how much tax to pay.

We want to offer people rather more.

It's important to work with clients to understand where they want their business to be so we can identify ways to help them to get there.

We help our clients earn more, keep more and enjoy it more.

So whether you're stuggling with a tax return, or starting up in business, or want to make more profit and pay less tax, you should contact us on 01237 421342.

Our services include:
- accountancy
- tax planning
- Self-assessment
- Corporation tax
- Social enterprises and charities
- Company Secretarial

We look forward to hearing from you!

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Independent Certified Practising Accountant

Serviced Areas

  • Devon and Cornwalll

Contact Details

  City Bideford
  Postcode EX39 4AX
  Address 12 Culm Close
  Phone Number 012 3742 1342

Products & Services


Whether you’re a sole trader, whose accounts form the basis of their Tax Return, or a limited company, who needs to prepare full statutory accounts, getting your accounts right is crucial for your business.

The new HM Revenue & Customs penalty regime means that it’s vitally important that our clients have complete confidence that we’ve got their accounts right.


We provide a full bookkeeping service that includes:

Entry of all sales and purchase transactions into our state of the art accounting system;
Entry of all bank and cash transactions into our system;
Reconciliation of bank statements to the accounts to confirm accuracy;
Monthly Profit & Loss reports;
Monthly Balance Sheet (analysis of assets & liabilities) ;
Debtors report showing by customer, how much is owed and how much is overdue; and;
Creditors report showing by supplier, how much is owed and how much is overdue.

Using our bookkeeping service not only frees up your time to run your business (and therefore make more profit!) , it also give you the peace of mind that your books are being kept up to date by experts.

Corporation Tax

All limited companies have to prepare Corporation Tax returns and pay Corporation Tax. Failure to do so can result in heavy penalties from HM Revenue & Customs.

We ensure that your Returns are prepared accurately and on time.

When we prepare Corporation Tax returns for our clients we make sure that every allowable expense is included to minimise the amount of tax due. We will also advise on the best way to use the various reliefs available to further minimise the tax bill.

We make sure you know when your return is due, how much your company has to pay and when to pay it.

Our software will produce your accounts and Corporation Tax Returns in the iXBRL format required for online filing by HM Revenue & Customs. We do this so you don’t have to.

Customer Testimonials

Excellent service - always helpful. Very understanding of individual requirements for a business. A very efficient and thorough service.

Very efficient and professional service. So pleased we found you James, the detailed reports provided by Accountancy Edge, are more than helpful. Our business strategies are essential and wouldn’t be possible without these reports. Highly recommended.

James has supported me through my first year of trading as a limited company, and has been a valuable, concise and responsive source of advice during this sometimes stressful period. I have always felt confident in James’ expertise and appreciate his clear and direct style. I would happily recommend James and Accountancy Edge to anyone looking for a diligent and supportive accountant.

James is an excellent accountant- personable with a friendly approach, his understanding of our business was excellent, the results of his work refreshingly good in a day when the saying ” A penny saved is a penny earned”. Thank you James.

His wide ranging knowledge and helpful assistance have been a source of great satisfaction and we look forward to maintaining the relationship for the future.

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From Our Website

This is where we tell you what we do, why we exist and how we're different to other accounting firms. This means we provide high quality accountancy, taxation and business advisory services to businesses, charities and other organisations, as well ensuring they meet their regulatory requirements. In today's complicated business landscape, we're determined to use our knowledge to help our clients improve their bottom line and the amount they take home. This means our clients can focus on running their businesses.

We will always write to you in plain English. If you don't understand what we say, tell us and we'll find a better a way to communicate! We will agree a written engagement letter with you for the work that you have asked us to do. We will attend update courses and maintain adequate continuing professional education to maintain service levels and technical competence. We will maintain Professional Indemnity Insurance cover in line with our Institute's guidance.

Whether you're just starting up in businesses or have been trading for some as a sole trader or partnership, it might be appropriate to trade through a limited company. We can advise on whether there are any tax saving available to you through using a limited company (we do this for all of our unincorporated clients every year).

We can make sure you minimise your personal and Corporation Tax bills using effective planning. There are many ways that tax bills can be reduced but your affairs have to be structured in certain ways before any tax advantages can be gained. It is no good knowing about an opportunity after the event. We'll help you make sure that everything is structured in the right way to take advantage of the opportunities. The opportunities available to reduce tax are very situation dependent. What is a good strategy for one person may not be for another.

Almost any business with revenues exceeding 79,000 in the previous 12 months must register for VAT. Most VAT registered businesses must submit quarterly VAT returns. We understand exactly what must be declared on the VAT returns, what VAT must be paid over and what VAT can be reclaimed. Many small business owners do their own VAT returns without a full understanding of this and this often leads to problems of mis-declared VAT. If you want to prepare your own VAT Returns we carry out a several checks for errors as part of our accounts preparation service each year.

Following the closure of regional Business Link offices in 2011, the ICAEW launched its Business Advice Service (BAS). The scheme offers support to new businesses by providing a free advice session with a qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant. If you are starting up in business and want to build solid foundations for your future success then we'll help you to evaluate your plans in a constructive and realistic manner.