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Chartered Accountants in Brighton

Helping you focus on what you do best.

Since 1962, Atkinsons Chartered Accountants have helped countless small and medium sized businesses focus on what they do best; looking after their customers and growing their business.

Whether you are a startup, freelancer or established business, our experienced team based in Brighton, Hove and London will offer you a personalised, professional and trusted service that will leave you the time and freedom to work on your most important priorities. Leave your numbers to us!

We stay at the forefront of the accounting industry to make sure all our clients' needs and requirements are met: whether that is help with starting a business, making tax digital, compliance, cloud accounting or tax. Reach us on 01273 771122, we will be happy to help!

Who are Atkinsons?

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A family accountancy firm at heart

Established in 1962, Atkinsons was founded with the aim of providing exceptional and proactive accounting services to local companies. It has since grown into a thriving family business. Three siblings, the children of the late founder Bruce Atkinson, are the partners across accountancy offices in Brighton & Hove and New Malden, servicing Crawley London and the South East.


Oliver Atkinson


Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2006, Oliver began his career as an auditor in London for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Joining Atkinsons in 2009, he offers specialised services for corporate tax, property-related businesses, auditing, trusts and larger corporate clients.

Accountant Brighton

Alex Atkinson


Beginning his career in London with Morgan Stanley, Alex joined the Hove accountancy in 2002. He concentrates on assisting freelancers and small businesses around Brighton to develop strategies for growth. With over 20 years of experience, he handles a large portfolio of clients for the practice.

Gregory Atkinson


Greg specialises in helping both new and established businesses to transition to cloud-based accounting solutions so that they are able to consolidate their accounting and make better use of management reporting. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined the company in 2011.

Chartered Accountants in Brighton  

Are you a business owner operating in the Brighton & Hove area? Handling the numerous financial obligations that come with running a business, alongside trying to grow it, can be tough. You don’t have to face this alone. In fact, delegating your financial responsibilities to forward-thinking and experienced accountants will enable you to focus on looking after your customers and growing your business.

Interested in excelling in your business finances? Request a no-obligation, indicative quote by filling out our simple online form.

Since 1962 we have been committed to delivering an exceptional and proactive service without compromise. As such, when you become a client of ours, you will always have access to , reliable and up to date advice.

At Atkinsons Accountants, a strong commitment to your success is integral to the service we provide. Our seasoned team will ensure that your financial needs are handled with up-to-date knowledge that is underpinned by cutting-edge technology and keen business acumen.

Atkinsons provides the professional assistance you need to maximise your business’s potential. Our qualified accountants specialise in delivering accounting, tax and reliable business advice for small and medium-sized businesses. Through our strong level of expertise, we help our clients achieve business growth.

Unlock the potential of your business by employing our wide range of financial services.

Atkinsons can help you and your business with the following:

  • Implementation of cloud accounting software for a streamlined view of your finances
  • Bookkeeping services to record all business transactions
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Audit services giving you a comprehensive review of your business finances
  • Providing a complete range of tax solutions such as tax planning and tax returns
  • Providing an efficient real time information (RTI)-compliant solutions for your payroll

To find out more about our core services, please refer to the following page: Our Core Services | Atkinsons Chartered Accountants (

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What can we do to take your business to the next level?

Whether you are looking for guidance on starting a business or searching for a dependable accountant to free your time, working with Atkinsons Accountants will put your business on track for success. Using qualified accountants who accelerate your business is essential to your growth. Our company offers a variety of core services to our ever-expanding range of clients across many sectors.

Often, choosing an accountant is a very difficult task. It requires building a personal relationship so we understand how important it is to be approachable and available to answer queries.

We provide timely and readily available support for any questions you may have. As part of our business support service, we handle a wide range of tasks with utmost efficiency, precision and professionalism. We can help your business thrive through a combination of experience, knowledge, and attention to detail.

View our case studies to find out how we have revolutionised the accounts of numerous local businesses.

Our comprehensive range of accountancy services for businesses in Brighton and Hove

Our clients are at the forefront of our services. We work with you to identify areas of improvement and provide guidance to help you understand what works for you and your business. We can offer day-to-day support, expert advice on your business structure, or full management of your finances. Whatever you need, we work together to find a solution that meets your goals.

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Tax solutions

  • We will make sure all tax deadlines are met..
  • We will help to minimise the tax you pay and ensure that you receive all tax relief that you are entitled to.
  • We will help you plan ahead, projecting cash requirements if required.
  • You will receive guidance on how to be HMRC compliant
  • We will offer advice on group structures, inter-group trading, asset transfer, group acquisition and disposals


  • Our audits create an ideal opportunity to assess the qualitative aspects of financial management and reporting systems. helping us identify areas for improvement.
  • Should a full audit not be necessary, we can provide a non statutory financial review as a cost-effective alternative.

RTI Payroll

  • RTI Payroll - whether your business has one or 100 employees, we can provide efficient RTI compliant solutions for your payroll. Our service is typically provided on a weekly or monthly basis and will include a timely summary provided to the Company in order to pay the salaries, payslips sent directly to staff by email, notice to pay PAYE owing, starters and leavers and form p11Ds

Have your finances at your fingertips with Xero 

Here at Atkinsons Accountants, we recognize that cloud accounting is the future and that’s why we advise all of our clients to go digital. Choose accountants that can help your business flourish through cloud technology.

The traditional approach to accounting has quickly become outdated and does not serve the same purpose that it used to. Instead of hoarding piles of paperwork, transferring your important documents to a digital platform is the key to streamlining your finances and accurately managing your cash flow. To gain full visibility of your incomings and outgoings, we believe our clients should embrace technology.

Using cloud accounting, you can ensure access to your financial information wherever you are. As a result of HMRC's recent mandate to make taxes digital, now is the right time to switch to digital accounting.

Xero allows small and medium-sized businesses to automate essential tasks through cloud-based collaborative software.

Our online accounting software assists clients with providing up to date management information and gives you the ability to view live bank account balances and client payments. The detailed, real-time data provided by Xero can be an asset to a small business looking to grow. With Atkinsons, we'll help you get the most out of Xero.

Xero will help drive your business forward.

Do I need an accountant for my business?

Any business owner in Brighton will know that there are few things as exciting as starting your own business - working for yourself, putting your financial future directly in your hands, investing your time in your own goals instead of someone else's. And, as with all new ventures, the first few months especially can be a whirlwind.

During this period, you might even be able to keep on top of the various financial matters that come with starting your own enterprise, including accounting and processing invoices.

However, growth is ultimately the goal of any business, and with growth comes more responsibility and, frankly, more complications. As your business scales, there will be an increasing number of regulatory aspects to account for so that your business can continue to run at an optimal pace. Nowhere is this more true than with your company's finances.

Much like how you'd take on extra employees if the demand for your product or service overtook the rate at which you could deliver it, outsourcing your company's accounting matters once they overtake your own personal capabilities is a necessary investment in your business's future.

In other words, accounting for your own business can become a complexity that, if left unchecked, can lead to you losing control of money going in and out, which can be detrimental to your business in several ways. Luckily, expert accountants in Brighton can help you take back control of your business’s finances and help you understand and manage them better.

So what will an accountant mean for my company's compliance?

Aspects like legislation and compliance are a notable gap in the knowledge of SME business owners. Onboarding an accountant and their up-to-date knowledge of crucial legal matters like these is essential for the early stages of an SME.

When considered at a more long-term level, an accountancy firm can also save a growing SME precious time and resources by dealing with any financial distractions that arise - like managing payroll, monitoring accounts, and measuring key business metrics, leaving you to work on the aspects of business that matter most to you.

If you're an SME seeking accountants in Brighton, the young team of experts at Atkinsons is ready to take away the financial burden of your company so that you can continue to grow.

With experience in cloud accounting software like Xero and keen accounting knowledge, we can take the guesswork out of your company's accounting matters ensuring your SME remains compliant.

Our qualified team can handle key areas such as:

  • Sales figures
  • Annual statements
  • Cash flow
  • Tax
  • Projections
  • Payroll

Why choose Atkinsons Accountants? 

We've worked with a wide range of clients in the Brighton & Hove area and understand that entrepreneurs don't like to give up control of matters relating to their business. If you find that carrying the responsibility on your own shoulders costs you more than it saves you in time and energy, however, then your enterprise won't grow at the rate you want it to.

As a family business that has served Brighton's business owners for over 50 years, we've also seen how incorrectly filed documents such as annual accounts and tax filings have caused unnecessary complications - and sometimes hefty penalties - for the growth of their business.

By working with Atkinsons, you have an accountancy firm with access to the latest legislation, tax codes, and processes so that you can stay up to date and compliant with the ever-changing world of accounting and finance.

Different-sized businesses have their own unique needs when it comes to their accounting, which is why we offer our clients in Brighton bespoke digital accounting services and packages that cater to their specific needs and expertise, identifying their individual areas of growth.

If you're an SME looking for qualified accountants in Brighton to help you take control of your finances, get in touch and we'll be happy to chat.

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Ready to delegate your finance management to an accountant in Brighton?

Let us join you in your business journey and pave the way for business success.

It is crucial for us to understand your business goals in order to develop a suitable plan. Our clients can always count on us to go above and beyond for them, ensuring they receive the best service possible.

Among our clients, you will find sole traders as well as large corporations, small local businesses as well as not for profit organisations operating in East Sussex. To find out how we can assist you, request a no-obligation, indicative quote.

It is our mission to work harmoniously with you to maximise results.

Atkinsons Chartered Accountants are responsive, goal oriented and committed to your success. You are a partner of ours and, as such, we treat the highs and lows of your business as our own, ensuring your financial needs - no matter how big or small - are handled with care.

If you are a small business owner, limited company, start-up, freelancer or contractor and would like to chat , contact Atkinsons today. Let’s start your growth today.

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