AIT are Accountants and Business Advisers that predominantly serve small and medium sized businesses. We are situated less than five minutes away from Junction 5 of the M42, so we can get to our clients easily and them to us. At AIT, we provide tailored accountancy services, which are always director led so you can be sure that your account is overseen from the top. It also means that you can be confident enough to leave everything to us, and get on with the important stuff of running your business. We can also offer reassurance as we have wide experience of dealing with many different business sectors making us one of the most professional and adaptable accountancy practices in the region.
Be it preparing your accounts to advising you on taxation, or even overseeing your payroll and book keeping, we are right by your side.
Additionally, we also provide more specialised services, whilst still keeping the ‘personal touch’. We’re also more than happy to fit in with you. We adhere to the adage that the customer comes first.
Antony Beard, Managing Director
Antony has over 25 years’ experience in the accountancy industry and has run his own practice for over 10 years.
Throughout his career he has helped many different businesses including private limited companies, sole traders and contractors.His experience spans many industries including manufacturing, construction, property and IT.
Antony helps to maximise opportunities for businesses, reduce costs, control cash flow together with assisting clients in reaching their goals. He has been an adviser to numerous fast growing companies acting as a Financial Director, Financial Controller and Company Secretary.
One of his strengths is the ability to bring objectivity to business operations combined with a high level of financial knowledge and experience.This allows him to understand the financial position of the business, what potential opportunities exist and what needs to be done in order for the company to meet its objectives.
Frances Beard, Operations Director
Frances has vast experience in administration having worked for over 25 years in one of the top ten accountancy firms in the UK.
She is tasked with overseeing the businesses daily operations. Duties include supervising employees, negotiating with vendors and suppliers, research and development, and marketing and sales.
She deals with all the operational aspects of the business and ensures that everything runs like clockwork. In addition she provides assistance to the directors, as required.
Ian Hipkiss, Director
Ian has over 25 years’ experience in accountancy and has been a partner in the firm for over 10 years. He has a vast portfolio of experience and has particular expertise with in house accounts preparation for sole traders through to small owner managed businesses and small to medium sized companies.
He is proficient in sage and the preparation of tax returns including partnerships, and is very accustomed to filing accounts and corporation tax returns on behalf of clients.
He can also prepare VAT returns, and is more than happy to liaise with HMRC on client issues allowing them to get on with running their businesses.
Ian also offers clients bookkeeping services, which includes detailed management accounts and cash flow preparation.
Nicola Andrews, Senior Book Keeper
Nicola provides book-keeping services for our clients. She deals with everything from paying the bills, handling incoming money, and tracking the flow of outgoing money. She completes tax forms for clients and works with the directors to ensure the accuracy of the accounts.