The top accountants for London’s tech scene

If Netflix, Zoom or Spotify started in London today, we’d be their first choice for finance and tax support.

We were the first Chartered Accountancy firm to specialise solely in tech, digital and fintech start-ups. Having been a start-up once ourselves (estab. 2012), we instinctively know what growing companies need. We provide a one-stop shop for accounting, tax and business advisory services for ambitious companies who want to change the world.

We’ll help you raise capital, pay less tax and scale your business. We provide a strong financial base that can help your company thrive, become more nimble and more resilient. We can promise you 100% financial and business insights and zero BS or accounting jargon. Our cloud-based software is easy to use and will give you a live view of your company’s finances.

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Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits
Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) share schemes
Reporting Global Sales
Become Investment Ready
Smart and Simple Cap Tables

Zen Finance:

Get smart about your accounting

We use technology to do the heavy lifting, resulting in a Zen-like state for your finances, freeing up headspace to run your company.

Meet tech start-ups changing the game with Barnes & Scott

Fiit

Barnes & Scott is supporting and advising innovative home fitness app provider Fiit, as it accelerates into a new phase of growth.

Embargo Lifestyle

Barnes & Scott helps loyalty app platform Embargo to grow and develop strategy
"Hands down the best accounting firm that I have every worked with in London. My company would not exist today without them. These guys really go above and beyond and they keep getting better over time. Smart, Efficient and Reliable."
Thierry Sequeira, director of Massive Rocket
"We have been conducting business in 3 different countries and have experience with many different accountants. Working with Barnes & Scott was a dream come true! In addition to a really zen accounting experience they were actually proactively helping us generate additional funding for our business."
Zuzanna Kosowska-Stamirowska, Director
"I have been with Barnes & Scott since the beginning of becoming limited. They are a great team; who make the time to talk through the process of taxation and how I can grow and maintain my business. A very personal team of prompt, professional advisers for every facet of my business, with a wide range of knowledge. A very safe pair of hands for tax and business growth."
Sam Hofman
"Tas and his team have helped us navigate setting up a new business and taken the fear that we would somehow get everything wrong out of it! We have been able to focus on the things we are expert in, knowing our finances and accounts are in safe hands. Highly recommended."
Ruth Barnes, Director
"I’m a paperworkaphobe. Trying to run a business obviously means there’s ton, especially when it comes to taxes. Tasnim and his team helped us set up on HMRC, Xero, and Receipt Bank, making everything from submitting our daily receipts to end of year taxes insanely easy. Oh, and they even helped us get £40,000 back from the government in “R&D” rebate, something I didn’t even know existed. We’ve now saved time and earned more than we spent on accounting. I call that worth it."
Nick Broad, Director
"We used to handle our book-keeping in-house and it became unmanageable. A friend recommended Barnes & Scott and we engaged with them to take over our accounts and book-keeping. The transition was completely seamless. Tas took the time to understand what we were doing and how they could take over with minimal disruption and finding optimisations along the way. We now save a couple of days of work each month and have complete peace of mind knowing that our accounts are all filed correctly. Whenever we need some specialist advice it’s easy to pick up the phone. I would thoroughly recommend Barnes & Scott as a great value, reliable and efficient solution to your accounting needs."
Jonny White, Director
"Barnes & Scott have helped Vivacity grow from a company of 5 people to 50 during their involvement over the past five years. By professionally handling our annual return, VAT returns and R&D tax credit reclaims, it has freed up valuable management time in the company to allow us to focus on the core business."
Peter Mildon, CEO
"When launching an app you need incredible focus on developing a product that fits the market, and gains consumer traction…what you don’t have the time to focus on are the intricacies related to running business accounts. Working with Barnes & Scott has taken away the hassle associated with SEIS application, paying wages, and HMRC enquiries."
Thomas Hill, Director
"Barnes & Scott helped us setup our accounting system and processes from scratch. It’s all automated and requires very little of my time each month. In addition, they have advised us on offering VAT MOSS support for our customers as well as handling our own VAT returns. They have provided us with so much value. If you want to avoid all accounting headaches so that you can focus on your startup, I highly recommend Barnes & Scott!"
Abs Farah, Director
"Barnes and Scott have really helped us get our accounts in order since our inception. They have particularly helped by setting up our accounting systems, dealing with HMRC enquiries, preparing management figures and providing sound business advice. They are extremely reliable and reasonable – I couldn’t recommend them more highly!"
Joe Levi, Director

Latest resources to up your finance game

A Guide To EMI Share Schemes

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R&D Tax Credits: How to claim them?

Research & Development (R&D) tax credits were first introduced in the UK in 2000 (for SMEs) and in 2002 for larger companies. The scheme is hugely popular (recent stats reveal that HMRC currently pays out £1.8bn of R&D tax credits to SMEs annually), due to being a generous and effective...

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