About us

Established since 1984

If you are looking for a large City Centre firm with expensive offices and fees to match, then you are looking in the wrong place!

We are a highly motivated accounting team busily working for individuals, families in business, owner managed businesses, large businesses and large commercial groups of companies. We understand that the needs of all our clients are of paramount importance, irrespective of the size of their businesses.

From our offices in Middleton, Manchester, we work with owner managed businesses mainly in the North West, but throughout the UK. As a result of regular recommendations, our client base continues to grow steadily. We know that our constant focus on our 6 key qualities, along with the quality of our compliance work and an approach that focuses on the achievement of our clients’ goals, wins us new clients and helps us retain our existing valued client base.

Working closely with you

As a team we are there to help our clients through economic ups and downs and assist them with whatever business challenges or opportunities come their way. We understand that maintaining a close working relationship during economic fluctuations rewards us with long term loyalty from our clients and creates a bond which is rarely experienced in a professional relationship.

Value for money

As you would expect from an established firm which has been operating since 1984, the provision of an accurate and “value for money” compliance service forms the backbone of what we do. We ensure to the best of our ability, that our clients conform to the requirements of current legislation and we strive to pay the same level of “attention to detail” to the completion of an individual’s tax return, as is given to the audit of a business with a larger turnover.

Stress free guidance

More and more we are developing relationships with our clients where our focus is very much on the declared personal goals of the owners of the business.  Whether these are to sell the business via the open market or to agree a management buyout, to develop a succession plan to pass the business on to family members, to take a back seat, or simply “ to get through the current situation” in one piece, it makes no difference to our team, we are there to support, advise and assist wherever we are able.

A full service accountant

Strategic planning, high quality tax advice, profit improvement planning, raising finance and monitoring progress during projects are all now part of the day to day life of our team, who not only deal with the historical aspect of compliance with you, but more importantly, help you to plan for the future and realise your personal goals.

It is our pleasure to work with every business, where we know we do make a difference.

Our team

With 2 partners and a total team of 10 we find ourselves large enough to deal with the needs of our most demanding clients yet small enough to care about our smallest.

Our client base itself ranges from individuals and families in business to large commercial groups of companies.

We understand that the needs of all our clients are of paramount importance, irrespective of the size of their businesses.

We belong to an Accounting Community

We proudly belong to a dynamic community of accountants that plays a crucial role in supporting businesses throughout the UK. AccountingWEB stands tall as a leading community, fostering an environment of mutual assistance and striving for excellence in our industry.

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Domain Care North West Ltd


The organisation has been in operation since 2014. But in 2016, it found itself in a difficult position where the Landlord of the property from which they operated (Eden House) was being put up for sale and Domain Care North West would be unable to renew their lease on the building.


James Scott were already their accountants and helped Domain Care North West Limited to broker a finance arrangement, in order to purchase the building, thus securing the future of the organisation and allowing them to go from strength to strength.

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“Without the help of James Scott Accountants we would not be in this building right now and certainly would not be looking at expansion. They were invaluable during a difficult time a few years ago and have since helped us on a day to day basis to know manage and account for our finances. Brendan and all of the staff at James Scott Accountants are extremely friendly and professional and never let us down.”  

Simon Weldon
Domain Care North West Limited

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We want to help your business

We welcome clients of all business sizes and states of health and it is our pleasure to work with you, to make a difference.