From his office in St Albans, AIMS Accountant James assists clients in and around Hertfordshire including Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City with all tax and accountancy services including accounting and bookeeping, tax advice and planning, regulation and compliance and business advice and support.
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in both practice and industry working across many sectors. I have spent my career providing accounting and taxation services to my clients, in addition giving business advice which my clients have found to be invaluable.
I believe in straight and direct communication – I will always ensure that my clients understand the accountancy and tax services I provide and will ensure your business gets the right service. My personable approach means that you will always benefit from a trusted and qualified advisor.
My goal is to take care of your accounting and tax issues to allow you more time to run your business and ensure you maximise its full potential as a business owner.
If you are seeking a proactive accountant who delivers a high quality service then please call me to arrange a free of charge meeting at a convenient time at your business premises.
What clients say about James
Working with James has turned the stress of managing my accounts into a smooth, worry-free process. He's easy to work with, efficient and personable, so I know I can always come to him with any questions I have. With James I've got professional stability in my finances. If you're looking for the same peace of mind, I highly recommend giving him a call.
Alanna McGonegal - Demicouer
Our company is very small. It is not even registered for VAT but, for tax reasons, it is a limited company. For a while I did our Companies House and Corporation Tax returns but changes in the rules caused me to fall behind. I looked for professional help and encountered hostility from people who sneered at my small business and complained about the state of my accounts, claiming that several weeks’ work was required. Then I met James. He grasped the problem immediately and in a day, for which he charged a fair professional fee, he brought the accounts up to date, sorted out the problems with the government and helped my partner and me to understand our business. It was a great relief. I cordially recommend James to anyone.
Dr Philip Roe - Evaluametrics Limited
James has been retained by Purple Warriors (a registered charity) as its ‘Independent Examiner’ for financial reports prepared for the Charity Commission. He is thoroughly professional (with a real eye for detail) but also extremely helpful in ensuring that the charity Trustees have total confidence in the way in which its financial affairs are being managed. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Nigel Bedford - Chairman of Trustees, Purple Warriors Charity
We have not been working with James for long but he is extremely helpful, very informative and always there to help when we need him. Highly recommend.
Tamson Holman - Used UPVC Limited
For many years as Self Employed I managed my own accounts but a change in circumstance meant a switch to Limited. Initially I googled, bought books, read forums and muddled my way through the complicated paperwork but I knew I was making mistakes. I contacted AIMS and on a snowy winters day James Piper visited my frozen workshop and took charge of my accounts, clearly explaining what he needed from me, and allowing me to focus on my work and career.
Charles Smith - Location Charlie Limited
When I first met James at my house to discuss what he could offer me as my accountant I knew within a few minutes that I felt comfortable and confident with how he conducted himself. As well as being a nice guy he knew exactly what he was talking about and he was particularly forgiving when we discussed my previous accountant who hadn't necessarily worked in my best interests. This showed me that James was not out to tear others down to improve his own position, but showed me that he has integrity and that he is trustworthy.
Since our first meeting I have been in constant contact with him (a stark difference to what I was used to) and he has helped me do everything to get my limited company set up and running smoothly. He is always on the end of the phone to discuss small details and it is never too much trouble to help me when I need it. I’m never rushed off the phone or made to feel like I’ve asked a stupid question. I’m so glad I made the move to James at Aims, even though it was much easier for me to stay with my previous accountant and stick with what I was used to.
This may all sound a bit too good to be true but I think I have actually found a rare breed of accountant and a really good and honorable guy!
Aaron Mutevelian - APM Plumbing and Heating Ltd