Welcome to Direct Business & Accounting Services.

Based in the North West, we offer extensive bookkeeping, accountancy, tax and payroll services to a wide range of businesses.  We’re here to help by enabling you to free up your time to get on with what you do best.

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We can add value to businesses of all shapes and sizes including self-employed, sole traders, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and private limited companies, as well as start-up businesses.

Experts in Finance and Accountancy

Direct Business and Accountancy is made up of two dedicated, professional women, Paula Metcalfe and Julie Hamer. We are both fully qualified, experienced accountants who take pride in providing a professional, reliable, yet personable approach.  We communicate with our clients in a clear, friendly, easy to understand way, without using any jargon.

We like to properly understand our clients and the constraints in which they work, so that we can provide a quality, individual solution to suit their business. We like to think that we bring a human touch and a personal feel to the vital part of your business that can often feel like a bit of a drag, or downright boring!

Why Our Services Are Vital

lancashire, business accountantsAccounting services are intrinsic to any business activity. A business is only successful if it is making enough money, and without good accountancy habits, an entrepreneur will have no idea if their business is successful or not!

All businesses are subject to laws, legislation, and tax implications on their finances. Noncompliance has very serious consequences for the business and the owner.

Keeping on top of the finances is the only way to ensure compliance, and keep an eye on the health of the business.

Our Services

We don’t have any set services, as each client we work with will have different needs. Some need a lot of help, while some may only require their paperwork to be put in order.

We offer a full range of accountancy services including tax and VAT returns, bookkeeping, financial forecasting and planning, revenue advice, and accounting.

You can read about our services in detail over on our dedicated page. One thing you can be sure of, is that by choosing us you will receive a completely tailored service which fits your requirements perfectly.

How We Work

We are located in Burnley and although some face to face meetings are necessary, the majority of our services can be provided via the internet, post and telephone, which means that we are not limited to just the local area. We are happy working from your business premises using existing procedures, or off site from our own offices. We can fully integrate our activities with your existing software, or we can use our own software to manage your finances.

We do encourage any local businesses to get in touch, no matter your size – we are especially proud to help serve those who contribute to the North West economy!

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We pride ourselves on our transparent pricing. The issue of cost is a sensitive one and is often a deciding factor when a small to medium business decides to outsource any functions. This is why we will ensure you know upfront, exactly what you will be paying. We are more than happy to give a good idea of costs in advance and we’ll keep you updated on costs when you join us.

Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation and find out how Direct Business & Accounting Services can help you and your business. Please see our pricing page for more detailed information.

Get in Touch

You have got to know us, now let’s get to know you – please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 902456, email info@directbusacc.co.uk or visit the contact page on our website – we’ll reply as soon as we can.