Established in Accrington 1929 by Philip Fletcher Pierce, and with a second office opening later in Blackburn, the firm has gone from strength to strength. Now operating from its head office in Blackburn, Pierce is recognised for is progressive and dynamic approach to business. With its multi-disciplined teams of experts, Pierce is not content with offering only accountancy services it also provides in-depth business and entrepreneurial advisory services.


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  City Blackburn
  Postcode BB1 6AY
  Address Mentor House/Ainsworth St
  Phone Number 012 5468 8100

  • I would recommend this business

After years of trading we simply could not find an accountant to meet our needs. We are a small family business with limited knowledge of accounts, needing as much support as possible to point us in the right direction.
Since changing to Pierce we feel so supported, with everything from self assessment, changing over to VAT, payroll, quickbooks, zero, the list goes on.
They are a great friendly team willing to help every step of the way, listening to your individual needs. I highly recommend Pierce.

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Trustworthy + reliable, a good business and good people too.

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We are a specialist provider of business advice to family run and owner managed businesses. Pierce is an established business advisory and accountancy group based in Blackburn, Lancashire. Since 1929 we have successfully combined the best of tradition with the dynamics required to meet the challenges of the future. Our focus has been and still is the success of our clients. We are honoured to have represented thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes. We are here to support you as much as needed, taking the pressure off you whilst giving the quality advice and guidance.


Pierce has been in existence for more than 90 years and, having built its reputation on solid foundations, has over the years successfully combined the best of tradition with the dynamics required to meet the challenges of the future. Philip Fletcher Pierce founded the first office in Accrington in 1929 before becoming a two partner firm in 1947. The practice was one of the first to introduce the electronic adding machine during the fifties and in 1993 was the first to introduce a dedicated forensic department providing litigation support to solicitors.


Completing tax returns is often a source of frustration for businesses. It is a time consuming and highly demanding task that too often gets in the way of business activities. However, it is important for all businesses, from large corporations to sole traders to remain compliant with all current legislation. We can offer you practical, proactive assistance by completing your partnership, Corporation Tax and VAT returns. We also have many years of experience in providing business tax preparation services to the construction industry, dealing with returns and CIS status applications.


Our experienced tax team can assist you with your personal tax affairs. The services that we offer include preparation of tax returns, calculating your tax liabilities, checking code numbers, obtaining retirement pension forecasts and assisting with tax credit claims. Many of our team have previously worked for HM Revenue & Customs so we can offer an insight into the Revenue's, sometimes mysterious, ways! At Pierce, we can assist clients with the preparation of their tax returns, whether those returns are for partnerships, individuals or trusts in our tax department.


We offer a complete, time-efficient and compliant payroll and auto-enrolment service for businesses of all types & sizes. Whether you are a new business paying employees for the first time, or an established company with complex policies & procedures, our specialist team have the knowledge & resources to provide you with a first-class service. Outsourcing your payroll to our expert advisors will guarantee compliance regardless of what new legislation arises. We offer proactive advice to optimise your payroll function and propose solutions that help build and retain employee confidence.


We can solve any VAT issues you may have. We have in-depth in house knowledge in respect of property and construction and its interaction with VAT which is often a headache for those in that industry. Whether you are looking to reduce costs or use VAT to achieve a competitive advantage, Pierce can provide the technical insights and skills you need to realise your business ambitions. VAT represents a key factor in a business's cash flow and potentially a real bottom-line cost. Constantly evolving legislation and HMRC guidance make compliance a continuous challenge.


There are times when only a true specialist will do. In the complex and ever-changing world of tax, your adviser needs to be up-to-date, knowledgeable, widely experienced - and focused on the issues which matter. Our Lancashire-based team of specialist tax accountants offers a wide range of tax services, covering everything from corporation tax, to small business tax services, to personal taxes. Our renowned team of experts provide first-class advice to business owners and individuals across the North West.


At Pierce we perceive an audit as an opportunity, rather than a necessity or a threat to your business. We have a dedicated audit team with wide-ranging experience in statutory audit work with an emphasis on a "value-added" approach. We will make the audit process a positive one for your business in addition to ensuring that you meet the required regulatory requirements. At Pierce we apply a commercial approach whilst ensuring, through our specialist audit team, a high-quality robust audit, whether this is a compulsory or voluntary assignment.