Assurance and accounting

Ensuring you have effective and accurate financial systems and controls in place to meet your business and compliance requirements is critical to your success.

Robust financial reporting gives confidence to your shareholders, investors, customers and other stakeholders, and enables your business to make confident and informed decisions.

Your business will encounter new financial challenges at each stage of its growth, especially if you’re involved in major transactions or restructuring. It’s also important to keep up to date on any accounting or reporting issues that could pose a risk to your business.

Quoted Companies

Services for listed companies and corporates

As a leading UK accountancy firm, we act as second provider for many listed companies and corporates, delivering a wide range of advice and services.

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Nexia Smith & Williamson

Nexia Smith & Williamson is an independent company, providing audit and related services alongside our specialist financial advisory services.

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Meeting your needs


Our deep understanding of the financial landscape, specialist knowledge in a range of industry sectors and years of experience can help you stay on top of your reporting obligations and make informed decisions on your financial transactions.

High quality

You’ll receive high standards of client service, with minimum disruption to your organisation, regardless of whether you’re an entrepreneurial scale-up business, established listed company, professional practice or non-profit body.


Our service is personal and tailored. You’ll have direct access to senior partners and we aim to act as an extension of your in-house team, providing back-up when your resources are stretched.


We can provide a wide range of advice and support to business owners over the long term, both personally and as your advisory needs change through the business lifecycle - all through a single point of contact if required.

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Our credentials



A top ten UK accountancy firm, as ranked by Accountancy Age. (Source: Accountancy Age, 2018)


Longstanding relationships to support clients’ business and personal interests throughout the business lifecycle.


Member of Nexia International, a top ten global network of independent accounting and consulting firms with over 500 offices in more than 120 countries.


Regular contributors of expert commentary on issues in the national and trade press.

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