About Our Accounting Firm2020-09-17T20:07:26+01:00

About Accsys Accountants

Accounting Firm in Kent… with a twist

Accsys Accountants are Maidstone-based Chartered Accountants with a difference.

What’s the difference?

At our accounting firm, we only work with businesses and business owners that have ambition.

We know what it takes to build a successful business and we know what these businesses and their owners need from their Accountants.

We have designed our accounting firm business and services to meet this need, so if you are looking for an Accounting firm in Kent, give us a call.

More Detail About Our Accounting Firm

There are two differences that make us stand apart from most other accountancy firms.

The first is we don’t record time; we do not measure the cost of every piece of work we do.

I know this sounds crazy, we are accountants after all! However, there is method in our madness because not recording time has some great side effects.

It means once we fix a fee with you, we stick to it and then get on with the business of helping and supporting you, our client. This allows us to build a closer relationship with you and removes any barriers that the threat of extra fees could bring.

In addition, our employees are not worrying about how long a piece of work is taking and how much they are going to have to bill you for. They are worrying about getting the work done correctly and on time.

The second is that we only work with ambitious businesses and business owners, which is where we add the most value. This means we have built the specialist knowledge that is required to support you and your business.

Our clients are all like-minded individuals, all business owners who want to build and grow their businesses. We aren’t interested in working for people who aren’t interested in their businesses.

Accsys Accountants was founded by William Wood in 2008 after many years of working in other accountancy practices and in many different industries. He recognised a need for a different approach. William grew up in a small, family run business and has been hooked ever since he first helped his father make a sign, in his sign factory, at the age of 8.

William is an Accountant who thinks like a business owner and this has helped him design services that support business owners.

During the last few years, William has built a practice that adds value to his clients and, rather than focus on the past, looks at the present and the future to help clients improve and grow their businesses.

After years of honing his skills and giving lots of advice to his clients, William wrote his first book, The Organised Business. Available from Amazon and direct on www.theorganisedbusiness.co.uk

We make a number of promises to our clients but we think the most important one is that we promise never to send you an unexpected bill.

You may be thinking, I wouldn’t expect an unexpected bill anyway!

But believe us, as Tom Jones would say, it’s not unusual in our industry.

If a firm records time, they often have to send invoices based on what time is on the clock and not on the value that you, the customer, has received.

As we don’t record time we won’t send you any unexpected bills and we never will.

During his time giving help and advice to clients, William realised that he was often giving the same advice again and again and he often struggled to go into as much depth with clients as he would of liked.

So in 2011, he decided to put this advice into a book and 3 years later it was finished.

The Organised Business was written to help small business owners avoid the pitfalls that cause many businesses to fail or fail to achieve their full potential.

Those who have read it, have used it to make positive changes to their businesses and their lives. To learn more click here.

Meet Our Accounting Firm Team

Will Wood BA FCA
Will Wood BA FCAManaging Director
William is a Chartered Accountant, business adviser and author.

As the founder of Accsys Accountants, William is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their business ambitions. With over 15 years experience in a variety of industries, William brings a wealth of knowledge to the business.

William’s true passion is helping businesses become efficient by using systems and processes. He loves systems so much he wrote a book about them!

The Organised Business is the cumulation of 15 years of working in and around small businesses and seeing what works and what doesn’t.

Julie Knight MAAT
Julie Knight MAATSenior Client Manager
Julie has an extensive practice background, having started as a receptionist, worked as a practice bookkeeper, moving onto an assistant accountant and is now a client manager.

She is an experienced Xero accredited bookkeeper and client manager. Her role at Accsys is varied, including providing bookkeeping and payroll support, accounts preparation and tax assistance.

Julie is AAT qualified and hopes to continue to train towards her ACCA qualification in the future.

I’ve worked at Accsys Accountants for 6 years now and have to say it’s one of the best places I’ve worked in. Will has always been a very supportive boss and looks after all his employees.

Over the years, Accsys has helped improve my accounting skills and knowledge and given me the opportunity to have a great career here having grown from being a Junior Assistant up to a Senior Client Manager.

Working within a small team who are all like minded brings a great dynamic and working atmosphere. The team are a joy to work with everyday 😊

Julie Knight, Accsys Accountants
Kurt Robinson
Kurt RobinsonSenior Client Manager
Kurt completed a degree in Business Studies and Accounting before embarking on a career in accountancy, working in practice now for over 6 years, with a vast array of experience, from audit and year-end accounts preparation to bookkeeping and management accounts.

Kurt is studying towards his ACCA currently and has a keen ambition to progress on to the CTA after and be able to undertake tax planning work.

In his spare time, Kurt enjoys training in martial arts and is a fitness enthusiast. He also enjoys cooking and has hopes to see as many of the world’s countries as possible!

Rachael Eason
Rachael Eason Client Manager Assistant
I began my career as an apprentice accountant working towards a business administration diploma. I haven’t been at Accsys for much time, but I can easily say it’s the best place I’ve worked in, the people are lovely, which makes a brilliant working atmosphere.

I hope to become AAT qualified and continue to train towards an ACCA qualification in the future to become a chartered accountant.

In my spare time, I like spending time with my friends, family and my dog.

James Hartley MAAT
James Hartley MAATClient Manager
James has gained excellent experience working in a commercial accounts departments and has now stepped towards becoming a practice accountant with over 3 years’ experience.

James is a Xero accredited bookkeeper and client manager. His role at Accsys Accountants is varied including year-end accounts preparation and tax assistance.

James is AAT qualified and will be continuing with his studies working towards the ACA CTA joint programme to become a chartered accountant and tax advisor.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his growing family and lifting weights at the gym.

Adam Williams
Adam WilliamsClient Manager Assistant
Adam gained his interest in Accounting whilst completing his degree in Business Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University and has begun his career here at Accsys Accountants.

Adam will be studying towards the AAT qualification with an interest in becoming an ACA qualified accountant.

In his spare time, Adam is a keen footballer and an all-round sportsperson who likes to keep active.

Cassie Keatley
Cassie KeatleyOffice Manager
Cassie has taken charge of our Administration!

Cassie has a number of years office Admin experience and has improved our internal systems,

Cassie will be involved with all aspects of client administration and communication.

Lisa Howrihane
Lisa HowrihaneBookkeeper
After completing her degree in Biological Anthropology, Lisa decided to have a change in direction and turned towards the world of Accountancy.

Lisa is currently training towards her AAT and is accredited in the use of Xero online bookkeeping package.

Carly Williamson
Carly WilliamsonClient Manager Assistant
Carly began her career as an office junior and completed a diploma in business administration. From there, she moved on to work for a few years as a trainee bookkeeper and payroll clerk.

Carly has years of SAGE experience, but since becoming accredited on Xero – she has never looked back! Since joining our team Carly has completed her first year of AAT with a pass mark of 97%!

She is continuing her studies with the view to complete her AAT qualifications and become a fully qualified accountant.

In her spare time outside of work she enjoys walking her dogs and riding her horse.

Mia Keatley
Mia KeatleyMarketing Manager
Mia graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 2:1 in Advertising and Marketing. Mia’s role for Accsys Accountants is to manage all aspects of marketing which, includes the website, branding and all our social media channels. She also makes sure all touchpoints for our clients are up to date and informative.

A Few Words From Our Clients