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Haines Watts Manchester Phone icon 0161 832 6413

Accountants Manchester

Supporting business owners

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If you're looking for chartered accountants in Manchester, situated in the city's financial heart, the Manchester office of Haines Watts (a top15 firm of Chartered Accountants in the UK) offers added value business advice and accountancy services to owner managers across a wide range of business sectors, including: Family Business, Manufacturing, Creative and Digital, Property, Healthcare, Professional Services (e.g. legal, architects) and Energy and Renewables.

What makes us different?

At Haines Watts Manchester, we consider ourselves more than just accountants. Our Manchester practice is owned and managed by its partners, so you’ll be dealing with accountants who really understand what it means to build and own a business locally. You’ll notice that in their personal accountancy service and in the advice they give you.

Our services

Audit and accounts Manchester

Our services cover a full range of accountancy services and statutory or non-statutory audit services for all forms of business, including specialist areas such as FCA or ATOL returns. Additionally, our international network means we can deliver support wherever you may need it.

Online Cloud Accounting Services

We are accredited Platinum Partners with Xero Accounting Software. Xero provides a single platform where you and us as your business advisors can collaborate online. This online cloud accounting software is a simple way to manage your business finances online – including invoice, bookkeeping, VAT and payroll. It is easy to use and will save you incredible amounts of time, transforming the way you run your business.

Tax planning and advice

We offer bespoke tax planning, tax preparation and tax advisory services in Manchester and surrounding areas. Our tax advisors also provide help with corporate tax risk and tax investigations, and also international tax strategies.

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits

At the moment we are helping many of our clients to obtain significant tax reductions and tax repayments through research and development (“R & D”) claims. R&D tax relief is often misunderstood and many owner managers and their businesses are missing out! Get in touch to find out how much you could claim.

HMRC self-assessment tax returns

Our self-assessment accountants will help you with the completion of your HMRC self-assessment tax returns, as well as offering advice on how you can reduce your tax bill and minimise your tax liability.

Payroll Services

We provide fully compliant online outsourced Payroll services for small and big businesses. By outsourcing your payroll to our dedicated payroll services team, giving you more time to focus on other important aspects of running your business.

VAT accounting

We provide cost-effective VAT accountancy services including VAT registration, preparing and filing online VAT returns, VAT consultancy and advice and more. To ensure that you comply with the VAT regulations contact our VAT specialists today.

Our Values

Understanding: To ensure our clients get the best possible advice and support, we work with them to gain a thorough understanding of the business and the needs of the owners. This means we can help with today’s challenges and plan for future growth and development.

People: Our accountancy service is partner led to help ensure you get the consistency you need with your service, with the support from the rest of the accountancy and wider team in Manchester and if needed, across the country, you always have someone who can assist you.

Local: As accountants in Manchester we’re proud to support and aid growth in the local business community in and around Manchester and are members of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Challenging: Our experience in accountancy services ensure that whatever your business challenge, our partners and specialists will be on hand to help.

Our clients

Our clients are our best endorsement, so watch a video to find out what one of our clients has to say.

If you prefer to hear it from the horse’s mouth, then contact us and we’ll happily put you in touch with our clients.

Our people

Our people are the key to our quality of service: You’ll have regular access and communication with our partners, tax advisors and other specialists.

Why not meet the team?

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Visiting our website’s a good start, but we’d love to meet you in person. That’s why we offer a free no obligation meeting to discuss your business and how we might help.

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Our services

We’ll provide you with all the services your business needs to grow. That’s not just accounting, audit, tax, and VAT services, but a wide range of other business services too.

We will provide you with all the services your business needs to grow. That’s not just accounting, audit, tax, and VAT services, but the wide range of other services you would expect from your finance partner.

Business advisory & consultancy services Manchester

With our full range of business advisory & consultancy services we can provide solutions to meet your business needs at every stage of your business development. Our accountants and business consultants can help with your year end and management accounts, budgets and financial projections.

Not for profit and charitable institutions

We have over 30 years’ experience working with charities in Manchester providing specialist charity accountant services for all types of not for profit organisations.

Private client – Wealth management

We recommend our clients to Tilney, one of the UK’s leading private client investment and wealth management advisors. They can offer independent investment advice and wealth management services.: To ensure our clients get the best possible advice and support, we work with them to gain a thorough understanding of the business and the needs of the owners. This means we can help with today’s challenges and plan for future growth and development.

To find out how Haines Watts can help your business, call 0161 832 6413 or email

We know that the cornerstone of any business relationship is people. Here’s
just a few details about our team in Manchester . However, we'd love to meet
you in person to find out more about your business, so contact us today.

Meet your team in Manchester


David Fort

Managing Director


Fiona Cresswell



Julie Pomfret



Antony Sassen


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    3rd Floor, Northern Assurance Buildings
    Albert Square
    9/21 Princess Street
    M2 4DN

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