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


  • 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


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

Accounts Matters Ltd - Testimonials


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the globe hotel

"Having known Josie Smith for many years, and knowing her precise attention to detail and sharp intellect, I had absolutely no qualms about asking her and her colleagues to undertake my bookkeeping, payroll and end-of year accounts.

She and all her staff are extremely helpful, pleasant and willing to assist at all times - even with the seemingly trivial queries of a potentially disnumerate person! They even do my tax returns, so I sleep easily at night.

A hearty vote of thanks to the entire team. You get my vote every time."

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the globe hotel

" I’m great with marketing and advertising, but when it comes to my bookkeeping and payroll I need professionals to deal with it.

I’ve been a client with Accounts Matters for seven years, and have used other accountancy services in the past but none have been on the same level as Josie and her team. I like their responses to my questions, how efficient and how thorough they are.

The team are qualified to very high standards and this shows with their understanding of tax issues that may occur.

Overall they have freed up my available time to be able to focus on what I’m actually good at, this time is invaluable to me! I would say to prospective clients; don’t hesitate – just call them!"