Established in 1878, Harold Sharp Chartered Accountants is one of the leading independent accountancy firms in South Manchester. The firm provides audit, accounting and taxation advice to businesses and their owners, helping its clients to create, grow and manage their business and personal assets, while mitigating their tax liabilities and remaining compliant with regulatory requirements. Our approach is based on high quality accounting services, proactive business advice and exceptional client service, delivered by experts in all aspects of accounting and business management. In addition, the firm also provides impartial financial advice and wealth management services.

Serviced Areas

  • Sale, Altrincham, Hale, Bowdon, Alderley Edge, Knutsford, Prestbury

Contact Details

  City Sale
  Postcode M33 3SD
  Address 5 Brooklands Place, Brooklands Road
  Phone Number 016 1905 1616
  Fax 0161 973 6750

Products & Services


Our tax experts work closely with you to not only meet your tax obligations but also plan for the future to ensure you maximise tax efficiency. Our experts can support you with personal tax; business tax; corporate tax; tax planning and tax enquiries.

Audit & Accounts

Annual Accounts
We will work closely with you, explaining how your accounts are viewed by stakeholders including shareholders, bankers, potential investors, credit rating agencies and suppliers.

You can be confident that we offer a safe pair of hands. We provide a cost-effective audit service, offering you practical, actionable advice so you can make informed decisions about your business.

Business Support

Every business is driven by different needs and faces different challenges, so we’ve tailored a number of support services to help you realise your goals, whatever they may be. We can help you with the outsourcing of specialist and more day-to-day service offerings, including strategic planning; profit maximisation; business plan preparation and budget planning.

Customer Testimonials

An excellent firm of accountants who have provided expert help and advice to ourselves as Solicitors and to our clients for many years. In particular Paul Edwards, Graham Church, Janice Wilkinson and Heather Cunningham have been first rate.

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From Our Website

For almost a century, we've been giving growing businesses and family firms in Manchester the space to fulfil their dreams, and that's still what excites us today. However bold your big idea, we provide the structure and accounting services to support it, from tidy tax planning to immaculate bookkeeping, from easy payroll to online accounting. It's our job to clear the way, taking paperwork and bureaucracy off your plate, using online accounting software that works well, so you can focus on what inspired you to go into business in the first place.

For almost a century, since 1927, we've been giving businesses in Manchester, the North West and beyond, the space to turn their boldest ambitions into reality. All that accumulated experience gives us a certain confidence, which is why we didn't hesitate to embrace cloud software (we're Xero partners). Clarity is our thing. We've never subscribed to the idea that knowledge is power, or that there's benefit in keeping clients confused. If your finances can be simplified, tidied up, or simply explained in plain English, we'll do it.

Your business never stands still, it's either improving or in decline, what you need to do is ensure it's on the way up. You need to understand how your business operates, what are the key drivers to ensure growth and profits? Budgeting & forecasting will help you create a financial model of your business that will help identify problems before they arise. If your business is undergoing a structural change or growing rapidly, you need to know where you're going. Let us help take you there. Why is business growth so important?

With technology, the way we communicate is constantly evolving. Whether it's a face to face meeting, e-mail, phone call or Skype, we can adapt to suit you. One thing hasn't changed though, we just give you straightforward clear and concise advice without the jargon. There is an increasing demand for all businesses to demonstrate that they have appropriate controls in place to manage potential risks. At Harold Sharp we have an experienced audit team who offer a range of services to help you manage the multitude of risks to your business.

At Harold Sharp we pride ourselves on providing intelligent, experienced, well-rounded and integrated tax planning and advisory service to our clients, throughout their lives and the lives of their businesses. The UK tax code is complex and wide-ranging. It invades just about all aspects of commercial life and a considerable part of domestic life as well. Being well-advised throughout all phases and throughout the major events, transactions and decisions you take generally can make a simply enormous impact on your wealth generation and preservation.

We take great pride in providing businesses in Manchester and beyond with accounting excellence which is why our business support and accounting services involve much more than just completing a set of accounts. We take the time to listen and discuss the vision for you and your business and then provide the services that are relevant and specific to you and your needs giving you advice that is easy to understand and truly being a support to your business. With the raft of current business challenges, it is important to obtain clear and correct accounting advice at the right time.