We believe your accountant should do a lot more than just report on how your business is doing - he or she should help you identify opportunities to improve your bottom line and support you in trying to realise them. Our watchword is 'commitment'. We take our clients' interests to heart and strive to be proactive recommending value added solutions. Of course we can take care of all your routine bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, and company secretarial requirements, thereby freeing up valuable time and resources for you to apply to running your business; but we also go the extra mile.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Accounts, Taxation, VAT, Payroll, Management Accounting

Professional Associations & Certifications


Serviced Areas

  • Exeter, Honiton,Tiverton, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton

Contact Details

  City Exeter
  Postcode EX3 0PW
  Address Woodbury House, Green Lane Exton
  Phone Number 013 9287 5391

Products & Services

Business Accountancy Services

Bookkeeping and Accounting
At M J Smith believe in offering a client choice, we encourage you to use whatever method of book keeping you feel happy with. Our main office is based in Exeter, Devon so we can offer local Accounting and Taxation services and bookkeeping assistance as well as being able to work with you remotely if you choose a Cloud Accounting Solution.

Business Startup
Most people who start up in business need help from accountants especially in the early years. Starting your own business can be daunting but with the right help and the right ideas can lead to a successful venture and the freedom most entrepreneurs strive for.

Company Secretarial
The Companies Act needs to be adheared to and we can take this laborious task off your hands. Our Company Secretarial services include company formations and name change and preparation and filing of statutory returns as well as statutory books and company law advice.

Human Resources
In today’s climate the need for professional HR help is essential. For today’s employers, the area of human resources is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, recruiting, retaining, and motivating good employees is vital to the performance and profitability of any business. As a client, you will have access to one of the UK’s leading HR specialists through Peninsular and our Taxwise insurance program.

With the introduction of RTI and now Auto enrolment payroll has become an ever increasing burden on businesses. Administering your payroll can be time consuming, diverting energy and resources from the core activities of your business. Even if you have only a few employees, you will make savings by engaging us to administer your entire payroll.

Personal tax planning

With the tax regime being so complex and more emphasis being put on taxpayers’ individual responsibilities and with making tax digital everyone who is subject to taxation needs professional advice, if they are to optimise their tax position and ensure they meet all the compliance requirements.

Tax planning comes in all shapes and sizes from filing your tax return, capital gains tax advice, property ownership, buy to lets, dividend planning, inheritance tax planning, residency and the interrelation with business assets and employment, the individual now more than ever needs help.

  • I would recommend this business

Great customer service, made sure that my accounts are in on time cups of tea service with a smile what more could you ask for. Thank you Miles and Tom

Value for money
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Customer Testimonials

We have been very happy clients of MJ Smith & Co since 2007. Consistently excellent. Recommended.

Excellent and affordable services. Very knowledgeable. I would recommend M J Smith & Co to any business.

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From Our Website

As proactive Exeter based Accountants, offering competitive accounting solutions, we believe the client comes first, we support your every business need and we work for you to always get the best possible result. We are very much a family accounting business located in Exeter, Devon and we all work very closely together. Miles started his working life in the construction industry having obtained an HND in Building Studies. In 1992 Miles joined the practice and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Everyone hopes to continue the same living standards in retirement as they do in their working life. If your in business then at some point you will need a way out, this it where an exit strategy is needed and needs to be planned for well in advance. This starts when you first start working and will continue right the way through your working life. New rules are constantly being introduced and its vital you obtain the best advice. We can help you answer all these questions and recommend solutions tailored to your particular needs by putting you in touch with an Independent financial advisor.

Because we establish a one-to-one relationship with each client we are able to offer timely, friendly advice on how to improve their business or personal finances. Accounts done and dusted for another year. Usual top notch service from Miles, and his team. Lovely cuppa whilst going over my year end accounts. Nothing is too much trouble, great customer service always going the extra mile. That's why they have been my accountant for 10 years. Great family run business would fully recommend and one less thing for me to worry about now they are done.

We have also developed a number of industry specialisms over the years, which enable us to provide finely tuned, highly focused services in these sectors. The construction industry is one of the most volatile sectors in the UK economy, and careful planning and advice are needed to maintain efficiency and competitiveness. We work closely with clients in the field of IT. Sage software installations and training are commonplace for us together with telephone and email support throughout the day. Accounts done and dusted for another year.

Value added tax is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business - so complex that many businesses often overpay or underpay VAT. The ever widening scope of VAT, the constant stream of detailed changes to the regulations both within the UK and Europe and the ever growing demands of Customs and Excise call for a trained accountants eye to ensure that you do not fall foul of the regulations and do not pay the VAT man more than you need to! Accounts done and dusted for another year.

If you need to send one in HMRC will request you do so or if you have untaxed income you must let HMRC know and they will issue you with a Return to complete. Tax legislation is constantly changing and the ever increasing minefield needs to be navigated in order to pay the correct amount of Tax. With the introduction of so many new taxes and rates it is more important than ever to get the right advice. We can act as your agent, and deal directly with HMRC on your behalf, we can complete your Tax Return, submit it and deal with any queries HMRC have, on your behalf, completely taking the worry out of this daunting process.

We can conduct a full tax review of your business and determine the most efficient tax structure for you. It is essential that a business knows where it is going and to achieve this it is necessary to have accurate accounting information on a monthly or quarterly basis. This generally follows on from the monthly or quarterly figures from which we can give advice to improve the profitability of the business. If clients do not want to keep accounting records this is a service we offer on a monthly basis and this generally reduces the year end fee.