Cottons Chartered Accountants in Northampton is lead by Managing Partner Nick Warne alongside Partners Dan Roberts and Will Smart.

This well-established office houses a team of ACA qualified accountants and AAT certified bookkeepers. In addition, all staff in the Northampton office are proficient in Xero (and other cloud accounting packages) meaning they are already assisting businesses with Making Tax Digital.

Our Northampton branch provides businesses with a comprehensive range of tax, accounting and business advice services. We work with businesses of all sizes and structures including Limited Companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders.

Our Northampton office was originally established in 1991, and expanded to new premises in the town’s Billing Road in 2017. Now, working from their impressive but welcoming office in the heart of Northampton, this friendly and knowledge team are well connected to the local community and have a firm understanding of the local economy. This, combined with their in-depth tax and accounting expertise, allows them to provide a valuable and trusted service to all types of businesses in the area.

Our Northampton team specialise in Retail | Property | Food and Beverages | Consultants and Freelancers

Our tax advisors and accountants in Northampton provide the following services

Northampton Team

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Dan Roberts B.A., A.C.A

Partner - Accountant

Dan joined Cottons in 2003 as a trainee after completing a degree in Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006. After progressing through the ranks of the firm Dan…

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Dan Roberts B.A., A.C.A

Partner - Accountant

Dan joined Cottons in 2003 as a trainee after completing a degree in Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006. After progressing through the ranks of the firm Dan became a Partner in 2013. Dan works with a broad spectrum of clients to improve internal reporting and helping clients understand their accounts as well as advising in general accounting and taxation matters. He is also a director of Northampton BID and is treasurer of a local charity.

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Sarah Randall A.C.A

Senior Accountant

Sarah joined Cottons in 2005 whilst on a placement year for her degree. After graduating she was given a training contract with us and qualified as a member of the ICAEW…

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Sarah Randall A.C.A

Senior Accountant

Sarah joined Cottons in 2005 whilst on a placement year for her degree. After graduating she was given a training contract with us and qualified as a member of the ICAEW in 2011. Based in our Northampton office she is now the main point of contact for many of our clients and specialises in working with new businesses and solicitors. Sarah also manages the workflow in the office and is responsible for the training of junior members of staff.

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Will Smart B.Com, F.C.A

Partner – Accountant

Having originally trained with Cottons in the 1990s, Will then pursued a career outside practice, eventually acting as a Chief Financial Officer. In 2003, a return to practice saw him set…

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Will Smart B.Com, F.C.A

Partner – Accountant

Having originally trained with Cottons in the 1990s, Will then pursued a career outside practice, eventually acting as a Chief Financial Officer. In 2003, a return to practice saw him set up his own firm in London, which he built and eventually sold. Will has remained in general practice since, and returned with his team and clients to Cottons as a partner in 2017. Will has looked after many of his larger clients for over 10 years.

Will’s key aims are to assist small business owners and taxpayers in driving profitability and reducing tax: Through careful planning and a practical approach, he aims to increase wealth generation and retention. His particular interests include countering the current Government’s tax attacks on small owner-managed businesses, contractors / freelancers, and residential landlords.

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Nick Warne F.C.A., A.T.I.I.

Managing Partner – Accountant

Nick joined Cottons in 1987 and moved back into general practice following a spell heading up a taxation team. He was responsible for bringing Cottons forward as a training office for…

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Nick Warne F.C.A., A.T.I.I.

Managing Partner – Accountant

Nick joined Cottons in 1987 and moved back into general practice following a spell heading up a taxation team. He was responsible for bringing Cottons forward as a training office for Chartered Accountants and the expansion into their second office in Northampton in 1991. He has overseen further progress as offices have opened in Banbury, Rugby and Southam. During this time Cottons continued to add specialisms to its core accounting services enabling it to grow from a small Daventry based firm to one of the top 100 firms in the UK.

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Northampton Services
Business Planning

Organised businesses are successful businesses with careful planning from the outset being imperative to prosperity. However, business plans are not only for start-ups as an up to date business plan should be integral to every SME to ensure that activity is mapped out and that you are financially prepared.

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Audit Reports

Cottons Chartered Accountants offer a full range of accounting services for businesses of all sizes. Cottons Chartered Accountants offer a full range of accounting services.

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Accounting Services

Whether you require a one-off service such as statutory year end accounts or a package of facilities which leave you free to manage your business we can help. We offer a full range of accounting services from payroll and bookkeeping using robust and pioneering accounting software to monthly management accounts

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Tax Advice

Our partners are fully conversant with all taxation issues and keep abreast of all changes to tax legislation. This means we cannot only ensure that your tax affairs fully comply with all legal requirements.

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Northampton News
Why We’re All Moving to The Cloud

In Britain, where we are often subjected to four seasons in one day, we could all be forgiven for wanting to see that back of clouds for good. However, there’s a new cloud on the scene and it’s one that business owners need to embrace…

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How Open Banking Can Empower Businesses To Grow

“Open banking” is a new directive which was introduced in the UK in January. It has the potential to fundamentally change the way companies manage their finances, access capital and make strategic decisions. A number of innovative companies are currently testing and developing uses for open banking by registering licences from the Financial Conduct Authority. In this piece we explore some of its most useful potential applications for businesses.

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Track your mileage with the Cottons App!

Do you claim for business mileage – and spend hours Googling the places you’ve visited to work out the miles you’ve covered? Well, thanks to the Cottons App, you can now get all the information you need permanently recorded on your smartphone.

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Receipt Manager from Cottons

Never lose a receipt again; use the free receipt management App from proactive Cottons Accountants 

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