Josie Smith MCIPP, FIAB, FICB

Managing Director

  • Qualifications:
  • In Practice fellow of International Association of Bookkeepers.
  • In Practice fellow of Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
  • Diploma in Advanced Payroll Management.
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.
  • Experience:
  • Over 30 years experience in bookkeeping and payroll.
  • Training in bookkeeping and payroll.
  • Set up Accounts Matters Ltd 2005.

Lyndsey Beckett FCCA

Accountant

  • Qualifications:
  • Qualified Accountant (Fellow of the ACCA).
  • Experience:
  • Year end accounts, Personal and Company tax returns, Management Accounts, Business Planning and Cashflow Forecasts.
  • Joined Accounts Matters in 2014.

Esther Ward MCIPP

Payroll Manager

  • Qualifications:
  • Degree in Advanced Payroll Management MCIPP.
  • A-levels in Business Studies and ICT.
  • Joined Accounts Matters in 2008.

Margaret Armitt ACIPP

Payroll Technician of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

  • Qualifications:
  • Payroll Bureau and Administration
  • Joined Accounts Matters in 2014

Leonie Clare

Bookkeeping

  • Qualifications:
  • Level 4 AAT
  • Bookkeeping
  • Joined Accounts Matters in 2015.

Who we are:

Over 30 years' hands-on technical experience of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and taxation services.

Accounts Matters where we take the stress out of managing your finances.

Accounts Matters was formed in 2005 and supports smaller businesses, sole traders, partnerships and directors, by helping them manage their accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and taxation obligations, simply, efficiently and cost effectively.  With a reputation for reliability, excellent customer service and a willingness to go that extra mile, we become a trusted and enthusiastic part of your team supporting you every step of the way as you grow your business.

We have been based at White Cross, Lancaster, in the very heart of Lancashire, for over 10 years and are proud to be part of and support our local business community.

For both new business and old, managing the finances is often one of the major challenges they face and our clients frequently tell us how overwhelming and frightening the constant stream of invoices and requests for payment, endless deadlines set by HMRC and the challenges caused by customers who are slow or reluctant to pay, can be. Our job therefore is simple; take away this pressure so our clients can concentrate on what they do best and what is most important, such as looking after their clients and growing their business!

We do this by:

  • Investing time and enthusiasm to fully understand our clients business and therefore how we can best help and support them
  • By only offering clear, fair and transparent pricing
  • Only offering services and solutions that are appropriate and realistic
  • Working at their premises if they want the additional support
  • Always being courteous, respectful, helpful and fair


Qualified, experienced and upholding the highest standards of professional service

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Payroll Management (BTEC Level 5)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
  • Fellow of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
  • Fellow of the International Association of Bookkeepers
  • Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Member of Association of Accounting Technicians

Click Here to Request a Quote