about us

Anderson Accountancy was officially formed in August 2009 from repeated requests of business owners were looking for a good, reliable, plain speaking accountancy practice that didn't charge the Earth. A business philosophy based on these requirements was formed and Anderson Accountancy took shape. We spent time sub-contracting in a local practice which showed us the way it should NOT be done and so developed a winning formula for both practice and client.

Anderson Accountancy are proud members of and regulated by the Association of International Accountants for Money Laundering Regulations and are registered under the Data Protection Act - we take our memberships and the safeguarding of client information VERY seriously. You can view our Anti-Money Laundering Policy here and our Data Protection Policy here.

Some people may want to know a little about the owner of the business - well this is me (dressed somewhat informally).

My accountancy career started all the way back in 1988 where I did a Diploma course in bookkeeping before my first employment with a motor dealership where my job was processing supplier invoices. After discovering I had an aptitude for this line of work, I spent the next couple of years studying for the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) while continuing to do bookkeeping work for small companies such as retail outlets, swimming pools sales company etc. Having completed the AAT, I was then employed full time by a company in 1996 in the oil business where my role was again processing supplier invoices and payments but quickly developed into the audit and payment of employee expense claims, UK VAT, foreign VAT, foreign currencies etc. It was at this company where I started my studies with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Unfortunately, there was no room for career progression and so in 1999, I was offered a position with a manufacturer of aircraft engines as Assistant Accountant mainly dealing with the inter-company accounts with their foreign offices but in May 2000, I was head-hunted and offered a position of Financial Accountant for an importation company which encompassed heading up the accounts department and dealing with all the financial aspects of the company.

The position became redundant in October 2002 and after a few months of temping, I was offered a position of Management Accountant for a manufacturer of mailing machines on a 6 month contract where, on cessation of the contract, I was offered a position as Management Accountant for the Healthcare Division of a national company.

By the time 2004 reared it's head, I had become frustrated with working for other people and decided to launch my own business; building and repairing computers through a retail outlet in Shirley, Southampton. Having made a few mistakes, the business closed 18 months later and I decided to go back to bookkeeping for small companies - and also spend time with my boy.

In 2009, I was asked if I wanted to sub-contract for a firm of local accountants. I started Anderson Accountancy at the same time and slowly grew my client base while gaining valuable experience at the same time - unfortunately, the sub-contract position reiterated to me the reason why I should NOT be working for other people and in September 2010, I decided to leave and concentrate all my efforts on my own practice which is growing from strength to strength every week.

As you can see, over the last 2 decades plus, I have gained valuable experience and knowledge not only in accountancy but also in business - this puts me, and Anderson Accountancy, in the best place to be able to help and support your business in any way we can.