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Total Accounting

As a business owner, the only person who is ultimately liable for your accounts is you.  Which is why you need a trusted and credible accountant. 

Established in Paisley in 1974 as Alistair Brown Chartered Accountants and evolving through the digital age into Total Accounting in 2004. Ranked at the top by QuickBooks and a recognised Platinum Partner, we are considered as one of the most experienced, high performing and tech driven accountancy firms in Scotland.

Our ethos and how we got here.

Listening to our clients needs. 

When managing the Chartered Accountancy firm in Paisley, we recognised that while clients required statutory compliance work, they didn’t fully benefit from the value in it.

What clients really wanted was expert support, advice and guidance that could be called upon when needed.

That’s how Total Accounting was established – and the name says it all. Be it relieving the burden of bookkeeping to requiring an expert to sit on your finance team, we are here for you to offload all of your accounting requirements onto. Leaving you to do what you do best, make money.

We believe in efficiency and in providing you with the best package. Our devotion to service and value for money will benefit you and your business greatly.

Yes, you could find a cheaper accountant. Would you receive the outstanding value for money and continued and credible support that we provide? Probably not.

Our strengths

So what makes Total Accounting good at what we do? 

At Total Accounting, we believe in the personal touch. With a 20:1 client to staff ratio, we ensure every single query is dealt with instantly. No receptionist, no voicemail, no waiting. Just a direct dial telephone number that takes you straight through to your dedicated expert.  Unlike some other larger outfits, we truly care about our clients and we want to talk to them.

We firmly believe that accounting should not be a faceless experience. We spend 1-2-1 time with clients and believe in real-life consistent correspondence. It is our job to foresee problems, so you don’t have to. Expert personal advice centralised on a multi-award winning digital platform so you can quickly understand your finance whilst receiving outstanding service.

Using the best tools to get the best data

Adapting to Change.

We build the accounting infrastructure you need to suit the requirements of your growing business. The integral data centre connecting and knitting everything together is QuickBooks Online – the world’s Number One Online Accounting Software Package.

From there we can add the latest apps to feed and extract all of your business data, keeping you compliant and connected to your growing business. No more manually processing bank accounts or chasing long outstanding debts. We put a competent real time solution in place that will save you time and make you more efficient.

Meet our Platinum Certified ProAdvisor’s

Total Transparency from devoted business advisors

“There are no additional hidden fees or costs. Every detail of our relationship is agreed in advance and you simply choose the products and services you want, all with clear fixed costs and a timetable.”

Euan Brown
Bespoke service.

Not a fan of surprises? Every detail of our relationship is agreed in advance and you simply choose the products and services you want, all with clear fixed costs and a timetable.

With Total Accounting you get a dependable, established & focused accountancy firm. We really are here to help.

We offer accounts within a month and insist on keeping our client base small, so we have the time for you and most importantly, to always be accessible. We are devoted business advisors meaning you can trust us to not only answer your questions, but also help you understand your accounts at all times. It’s not then just about getting your accounts in order, it’s about providing you with the support and guidance to help you make more money.

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