Luckily for you, we're not your ordinary group of number experts, we also happen to be very good when it comes to tax and handling the changing demands of the HMRC.
Put it this way; if you want to stay on the right side of the HMRC, avoid penalties, save time, save money and save those little grey hairs from appearing then call your local AIMS accountant and you'll not look back!
We know what it takes to run a business and if you are looking for a professional accountant who can find best ways of saving you tax and be available for advice when you need it, then look no further. It's that easy! Remember; good accounting is good business!
We're different and we enjoy doing things differently. We enjoy talking to you which is why we come to meet you at your convenience so that you can concentrate on running your business. It is as simple as that: you get the right service for you and your business.
AIMS Accountants for Business are the largest network of independent qualified accountants throughout the UK offering unique services tailored to suit the needs of small to medium sized businesses (SME). You benefit from our experience and successful approach while dealing with a market leader.
Look no further, click the button below to locate your nearest accountant and find out for free how we can start saving you time and money.
Remember; good accounting is good business!
Our 20 years of work in the SME market has given us the ideal opportunity to examine all the issues that SMEs face when dealing with their accountant. We now have a working formula that we apply through our network of over 240 accountants. We know that you and your business have individual needs and your local AIMS Accountant will adapt their approach to suit those needs.
Take a look at The AIMS service to see why so many people work with us.
Our association includes:
At AIMS we have concentrated on developing and maintaining lasting relationships with key trade associations. These relationships developed by AIMS offers the potential to introduce clients to local AIMS Accountants and offer our associations a chance to offer added value to their members. If you think our AIMS Accountants can help your members and you would like to become associated with AIMS please contact us here.
|"ActSmart have partnered with AIMS Accountants. AIMS understand how to run a business in today's economic climate. They work with fixed fees agreed in advance and do not charge by the hour. This unique charging structure means they establish genuine client relationships. They get to know you and your business, providing essential support without you having the concern of a large bill at the end of the year. I have been delighted with the feedback that I have received from our members - they have all been very happy with the service and pricing structure that have received"
Tony Jones - Association of Cycle Traders
| "As the Managing Director of Probe Investigations (UK) Ltd I found myself questioning the services of my previous firm of 'high street' accountants. By chance, I crossed path with AIMS. I had the pleasure of a free consultation. I was very impressed and gave it a try. I have never looked back.
AIMS Accountants are on hand for advice when required and are always there to provide updates and bulletins to our members. Their expertise and approach is valuable and almost tailor made for people like me who are busy working and dislike cumbersome, confusing paperwork.
I approached AIMS to enquire whether they could offer their services to ABI members across the country and they stepped forward with a discount offer.
I can commend AIMS to ABI members or to any small business really. It is certainly worth listening to them - I did and it paid off handsomely"
Peter Farrington - Association of British Investigators
| "AICS exists to help its members succeed in business. It does this by providing members with access to sources of technical and business information, and by promoting the excellence and high standards of its members through a mandatory Code of Practice. One of the essential elements for a successful business is a good accountant, and we are pleased to be associated with AIMS who provide our members with access to qualified and business focused accountants, as well as regular updates on financial and tax issues"
Bob Brooks - Association of Independent Computer Specialists
| "We are delighted that our members can take advantage of special terms with AIMS Accountants for Business and make use of their network of local offices - we are also pleased that the experts from AIMS occasionally contribute articles on financial issues affecting our members to our in-house magazine, which our members find very useful and informative"
David Weston - Bed & Breakfast Association
|"We decided to approach AIMS as a recommended provider of accountancy services to our members after we had heard positive feedback from other membership associations.
We thought initially, we were going to be problematic as our membership ranges from freelancers to international personalities to self-employed plumbers, scattered all around the country - and even abroad.
However, we were delighted to find that AIMS were more than happy to work with us and although the relationship is relatively recent, we are finding the input and the information we receive, more than encouraging.
One particular aspect of working with AIMS I like is that these are professionals who talk our kind of language making it much easier to form the right kind of relationship to help our members' businesses to survive and succeed"
Len Tondel - Home Business Alliance
|"Music Industries Association is proud to be in working partnership with AIMS Accountants for Business"
Clare Sayers - Music Industries Association
Our current partnerships include:
At AIMS we have concentrated on developing and maintaining lasting relationships with key business organisations allowing us to offer discounted services to our accountants. Our wonderful partners support our annual AIMS conference and provide a professional service to each of our accountants.
These partnerships developed by AIMS central office assist in enabling our accountants in expanding their own business and gaining new clients. It also provides you with the confidence that when working with AIMS our business is focused around working with top organisations in IT, Accounting Software, Insurance and many more.
|"Backup Direct has been working with AIMS for over three years to provide secure and reliable offsite data protection to their members.
It is essential for Accountancy practices to ensure that data residing on company PC's, laptops, and servers is protected offsite at all times. Taking data offsite using traditional methods such as tapes, hard drives, and USB keys is unreliable and can put the business at risk.
Backup Direct provides a business grade backup solution, fully compliant for the needs of accountants. With discounted prices for AIMS members, we ensure that company data is automatically encrypted and sent to two secure offsite locations without any need for manual intervention. AIMS members can then have peace of mind that their data can always be recovered when the worst happens"
Christopher McWhirr - Backup Direct
|"Clear Books is very excited about the recently established relationship with AIMS. Clear Books is looking forward to providing AIMS accountants and their clients with easy online accounting to free their time! AIMS have always strived to throw out the old fashioned accountancy approach and advance with new technology. AIMS actively encourage their accountants to adopt current technology so Clear Books is thrilled to be chosen as a one of their recommended online accounting providers."
Lizzie Fouracre - Clearbooks
|"Finding the right professionals can be tough....... That's where Connections For You comes in!
Longstanding relationships enable us to provide access to highly trained, tried and tested professionals who are able to provide assistance in a number of specialist areas.
Connections For You is a professional appointment making service that works with UK based companies and professionals to gain new clients. We can connect you to industry professionals such as, Solicitors, Company Directors, Business Owners and Independent Financial Advisers"
David Pierce - Connections For You Limited
|"Digita Tax & Accounting Software from Thomson Reuters has been widely used by AIMS Partners since 2001 across the 250 site franchisee base. Digita products are a cost-effective solution which can be tailored to your individual needs, dependent on your client and user numbers. Build your package from a selection of modular products or, to maximise efficiency, choose the fully integrated Digita suite. Year-on-year, AIMS members continue to choose Digita tax and accounting software because it is easy to use and comprehensively covers UK accounts and compliance work. The Digita support team comprises of product experts on hand to assist AIMS Partners and provide added peace of mind. Digita is accredited by Microsoft and is a gold certified partner, the highest level of Microsoft solution partners."
Louise Wilson – Thomson Reuters, Digita
|"Established nearly 50 years the Everett Masson & Furby Group has been delighted to have worked alongside the AIMS Group for a substantial number of these years. Throughout this relationship we have always experienced the very highest levels of professionalism and service, it is clear AIMS understand the needs of their clients which is why we would not hesitate in recommending their services to others as we know they will be in safe hands"
Michael Taylor - Everett, Mason & Furby
|MA Consulting are delighted to be partners with AIMS Accountants for Business. to provide HR services to AIMS members and their clients. our Chief Executive, JB de Lartigue, explains, A recent survey showed that inadequate employment practices are leaving millions of SMEs exposed to the risk of costly legal action. Many have no formal contracts for their
permanent employees, no formal health and safety policy, no formal written HR policy and no-one dedicated to handling HR operations. Through HR2All, AIMS accountants can now provide
professional HR support to their clients.
JB de Lartigue - Chief Executive - HR2All
AIMS have partnered with Intuit to provide AIMS Accountants and their clients with QuickBooks Online and Payments – the latest in cloud accounting from the World’s leader in Accounting Solutions for small business. AIMS clients can manage their business finances online through QuickBooks as well as across mobile and tablet devices, taking payments via an Intuit Pay merchant account. As a client of an AIMS accountant you have access to exclusive benefits. For more information check out the videos Online Accounting and Payments. Contact your local AIMS accountant to find out about the exclusive benefits.
|"KashFlow have been working with AIMS for just over 12 months supplying branded online accounting software to their network of accountants. KashFlow has found the network to be extremely receptive to the concept of Cloud Computing which they are adopting as the ideal tool for their SME client's to stay in control of their business. I genuinely believe this is partly due to the AIMS network being proactive and putting their client's needs first. It has been a pleasure working with the network and AIMS Head Office"
Michelle Gorsuch - Kashflow
|"Working with AIMS since December 2010 has been a genuine pleasure; they are a supportive and friendly organisation, who has really helped us to understand the needs of their members"
Jim Mackenzie - Keytime
|"I have been working with the AIMS network for over eleven years working in partnership to provide AIMS accountants and their clients with Tax Enquiry Insurance and I have always found them to be extremely professional, client focused and always a pleasure to deal with.
If you are an accountant looking to set up in practice, I would recommend that you speak with AIMS to see if there is an opportunity for you. For clients of an AIMS accountant, please do speak to your accountant about the AIMS fee protection scheme which has been designed exclusively for AIMS clients"
Robert Griffiths - Professional Fee Protection Limited
|"Sage has been working closely with AIMS for many years providing many of their accountants with bookkeeping and payroll solutions. In addition, we have extensive experience in supporting and advising accountants on the most beneficial software solutions to provide to clients to improve efficiency. Sage is looking forward to the future, and is sure that we can continue to work together to provide innovative solutions to our customers"
Andrew Gibb - Sage
|"Selectabase have worked with the AIMS Group since 1999, helping members to gain more business through the use of direct marketing lists available at special discounted rates. The Prospect Download Business database of UK businesses features AIMS criteria lists from just 21p per record, and data can be used for mailings and telemarketing. AIMS members also receive a generous 30% discount on subscriptions to New B2B, which provides details of local businesses which have started up, relocated or changed ownership ready to be mailed and followed up by phone. The experienced team at Selectabase is used to working with AIMS members to help them get the most from direct marketing campaigns"
Steven Sellwood - Selectabase
Sennet Insurance Services Ltd specialise in Indemnity insurance protection for independent Businesses, Trustees and Not for Profit Organisations. We provide knowledgeable, friendly advice and a prompt service. The insurance policies we provide are tailored to your specific requirements and contractual needs rather than taking a "one size fits all" approach. We can also include Public Liability, Employers Liability and Business Equipment cover in a variety of cost-effective ways.
Our experience and connections to the world's premier insurance market allows us to assist with even the most unusual insurance requests and if we can't help directly we will find someone who can!"
|"Leaders in payment processing services since 1998 and a registered trademark of Payment Solutions Ltd. Bacs approved Direct Debit Bureau (Bureau No. B08032), scoring "Excellent" in all five categories of the latest independent on-site Bacs audit. Providing a complete range of services: Outsourcing; SmartDebit-Admin cloud based portal; SmartDebit-Online payer sign up; SmartDebit-API integrated solution and SmartDebit-Contingency."
|"Tolley are a leading provider of Tax and Accountancy information, with products designed specifically to meet the needs of small and sole practitioners. We are delighted to be able to offer special discounts on a range of products to AIMS members. With in-depth research information, practical guidance, a range of training and CPD services and current awareness, we offer a full tax and accountancy information and training solution to meet the needs of small and sole practitioners. This allows you to advise your clients as effectively as possible, increasing productivity whilst reducing risk"
Eleanor Parker - Tolley Tax Intelligence