The managing director, Emma Sutcliffe qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 after training with KPMG. After spending some years in industry as a financial manager looking after a £40m portfolio in a large utilities company she returned to general practice where she acted for 8 years as the office manager of a local Lancaster firm of Chartered Accountants, prior to establishing her own firm based in Caton near Lancaster.

We pride ourselves on providing a personal, professional service with plain English spoken to individuals, small and medium sized businesses and their owners. We offer a range of accounting and taxation advice and services.

We have 10 years experience in conducting hot and cold file audit reviews for other accountancy firms which we offer at a fixed price per file reviewed.

We offer competitive rates and fixed price work to take away the worry of unexpected bills. All initial consultations are free of charge and we offer free home or business visits.

If we can help, we will, and if we can't help, we will endeavour to put you in touch with someone who can!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Free initial consultations
  • We will come to you, at a time and place that suits you

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Fellow of the institute of chartered accountants (ICAEW)

Serviced Areas

  • Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Cheshire

Contact Details

  Website
  City Lancaster
  Postcode LA2 9HY
  Address 9 Low Mill Caton
  Phone Number 015 2477 1761
  Fax 01524771761

Products & Services

Services

Management accounts service
Monthly or quarterly accounts prepared to keep you in control of your business finances. Work done on time, every time.

Financial controller
We offer a financial controller service for smaller businesses, who require a financial controller, but not on a full time basis. The service includes advising directors and trustees on financial and management accounting, tax and regulatory aspects of business decisions.
Financial control for the smaller businesses, who require a financial controller, but not on a full time basis.
Advising directors and trustees on financial and management accounting, tax and regulatory aspects of business decisions.
Annual Accounts and statutory accounts preparation
For partnerships, charities, sole traders, small limited companies and other financial entities. We will also evaluate your current and future expected position and will advise you as to the best choice of trading entity to operate from.

We prepare accounts to help in completion of self-assessment tax returns and file as appropriate with the appropriate regulatory bodies e. g. Companies House, HMRC, Charities Commission etc. We will prepare accounts to agreed timescales but would aim to produce accounts for your approval within 30 days of receiving the complete information requested.

Customer Testimonials

I cannot recommend sutcliffe accounts ltd enough. Emma help and professionalism is given at all times, and no question is too small. Emma encourages clients to ask questions on how best to manage their company’s finances where others in my experience don't even return calls half the time.

A truly excellent service and I greatly appreciative of the support and help given.


I agree with the previous reviews, cannot recommend highly enough. Professional service with a personal touch

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From Our Website

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001, after training with KPMG, one of the big 5 firms at that time. After spending some years in industry as a financial manager looking after a 40m portfolio in a large utilities company I returned to general practice where I acted for 8 years as the office manager of a local Lancaster firm of Chartered Accountants, prior to establishing my own firm based in Caton near Lancaster. I also have 10 years experience in conducting hot and cold file audit reviews for other accountancy firms which I offer at a fixed price per file reviewed.


We have the expertise to carry out the specialist audits, to identify any apparent or potential risks and prepare the prescribed reports for the SRA. We are able to offer competitive quotes to firms throughout the UK on either an hourly basis or fixed price quotes. We offer client and custody asset audits to firms authorised to hold client money with the FCA and will provide full feedback on areas where your systems may be improved in order to comply with the stringent FCA rules. We can travel to all parts of the UK and offer very competitive prices.


Transparent fees & charges at competitive rates or fixed fees. We will quote in advance of work being undertaken to give you certainty over the cost of work. Work can be undertaken on an hourly basis if you prefer. We want you to feel comfortable to pick up the phone to us whenever you need, for whatever you want and know you'll get good sound understandable advice. We will work with you in the way that suits you - in person, on the phone or online and will talk to you in clear English with no confusing jargon.


Since the company started back in 2010 we have used 3 different accounts and 2 bookkeepers, we were starting to lose hope that there was an accountant out there capable of understanding our business well enough. Having used Sutcliffe Accountants Ltd for around 6 months we have no plans to ever cease using their services. Emma and the team have a wealth of experience and bring so much more to the table than your average accountancy firm. Their approach is considered, professional and on-the-ball and their structure is undoubtedly well-thought out.