About UsPayne Sherlock is a forward thinking Practice based in Chichester, specialising in helping business owners and managers build and run better businesses. It was established in 1964 and moved into its present offices in 1989 which are ideally situated in the professional area of Chichester, close to car parking and the shops.
At Payne Sherlock, we have a strong commitment to a partner led service and the philosophy of the firm has always been to provide a professional and personal service to its clients at a reasonable cost. This is borne out by the fact that a majority of our new clients come from recommendations of existing clients.
Client BaseWe have a very diverse client base with the experience to be able to help and understand a wide cross section of businesses and pass our knowledge on to you. If you take a look at Our Services Section of this Website you will discover how we can help your business grow. As well as taking care of all your routine bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, payroll and company secretarial requirements, we can also provide you with added value services such as tax planning and a review of your financial and management systems.
Monitoring our Professional StandardsThe firm is a member of the CharterGroup Partnership which is a national network of accountants servicing predominately the small to medium sized business sector and the private client market.
Before we joined the network, we had to undergo a "quality review" and this is repeated annually to ensure that we continue to meet the strict performance criteria which includes effective client communication and focusing on client needs.
The key strength of CharterGroup is the vast array of specialist technical expertise and sector knowledge within the network and we are thus able to provide the specialist understanding of individual markets which can add real value to your business.
IT within the PracticeIn order to maximise efficient operation, the Practice has invested extensively in computer systems to process accounts, tax returns, payroll and company secretarial and also for practice management.
Financial ServicesWe have a separate company Payne Sherlock Financial Services Limited which provides our clients with a wide range of investment and tax planning advice.