…Understanding is not as simple as reporting.

Running an SME business is difficult, running a successful one is harder still.  You need to be everything from strategist to market expert, sales-person to HR manager.  Outsmarting the everyday leaves you feeling like you're locked in a constant game of Snakes & Ladders, where one wrong move could see you sliding right back to the bottom of the board.

You know you need help; but most accountants see everything in terms of numbers. Before you know it you'll be swimming in data, without a line-item of intelligence to your name. 

Number blindness is real... 

You don't just need a numbers guy, you need a wing-man. Straight talking, easy listening. One eye on the spreadsheet, but the other has your back. Someone who sees what you can't see; who thinks strategically about the long term while covering the detail of right now; and who'll roll up their sleeves and get stuck in where needed, to help you turn a good business into a great one.

You need The Uncommon Accountants. Welcome to bean-counting Business Unusual ™.


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Times have changed.

At The Uncommon Accountants we're bringing accountancy bang up to date by combining tech-savvy know-how with dynamic, forward thinking accounting solutions; leveraging best-practice technology to challenge professional services as you know it. Whether you're just starting out or a well-established business, we offer a range of solutions tailored to your individual needs. Operating your business on a global playing field has never been easier….

Cloud Accounting

Top of the range cloud-based software you can access from anywhere and on any device with an internet connection. Offering 24/7 visibility on your numbers and secure access to us through your client portal whenever needed.


We're not just ‘accountants’; think of us as a business partner and not just here to prepare your taxes. Our bookkeeping service keeps all your numbers in order, enabling us to provide insight that helps you take your business to the next level.

Management Accounts

Whether you're looking for monthly or quarterly management reports we can offer a snapshot of the financial health of your business, so you can make strategic decisions based on real figures, with the facts you need to change course.

UK Company Formation & Registered Office

Whether you're looking to start a new venture or separate any risk from your existing entity; we can help you structure your project efficiently. Our registered office and service address enables you to manage business correspondence and create a UK presence.

NETP (Non Established Taxable Person)

A NETP is a person who does not reside or is not established in the UK. Our services are available to anyone with a UK company. We can help you structure your business efficiently, helping you make the most of your profits.

Statutory Accounts Production

Tailored to you, our quality Compliance Services provide the best possible advice and solutions to meet your current and future requirements for year end submissions.

Tax Planning

Our experts will guide you through the intricacies of the UK taxation system and help you achieve maximum efficiency. With more and more businesses conducting business Globally, we can offer the possibility to significantly reduce your taxes.


We can take care of your entire VAT compliance process, including registration, calculating and filing and returns. Our team of experts monitor and interpret regulation so you don’t have to.

Cross-Border VAT

Let’s face it, VAT is complex. With so many different factors effecting what you need to do as a business owner, getting it wrong can be costly. Our team of VAT experts will help you navigate these rules, making your business not only efficient but compliant too!

Payroll Services

Our efficient and compliant Payroll Bureau delivers easy to understand reporting and tailored payroll services to suit your business needs, while reducing your admin costs.

Personal Tax

With a variety of tax reliefs and planning ideas available to Entrepreneurs, we can offer a full range of tax planning and compliance services. Helping you make the most out of your money.

Outsourced Finance Director

Utilising all our services and offering tailored advice based on individual company ambitions to drive wider business strategies, refining and aligning every aspect of your business with your goals.

The Team

Marlon Armstrong FCCA

Marlon has over 25 years experience working with SMEs, focusing on building strong client relationships by helping with financial and other business issues.

In the last five years he's carved a niche advising ecommerce clients on cross border VAT, bookkeeping and tax structure. 

As an advocate of multi-disciplinary professional services, Marlon sees digitisation as key and  wherever possible tries to digitise processes to give clients more time to run their business.

Heather Cheetham ACA

Heather has over 13 years experience in an accountancy practice working with SMEs and has seen how accountants can be used effectively and ineffectively by business owners.

Using her extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements, Heather ensures the smooth, pain-free processing of the regulatory maintenance for SME clients, including management accounts, VAT returns, year end statutory accounts and forecasts.

Kim De Almeida

Specialising in Business Banking and E-Commerce, Kim headed up a business banking department in a leading fintech business now listed as a public Plc and facilitated the launch of their cutting-edge online business current account for UK SMEs. 

With a core knowledge base in Amazon, Kim focuses on ecommerce Company Formations, Banking, Accountancy and VAT; training and supporting clients to grow their businesses online.

Sylvie Hills ACCA

Accounts Senior
Sylvie has an LLB in Law with Accounting and Finance which fires her analytical skills and interpretation of Corporate and Company Law and recently became ACCA qualified after all first time passes.

Over four years in a medium sized Practice, she developed her all-round accounting skills, but realised her passion lay in advising ecommerce clients around the world. 

Sylvie particularly excels in all things VAT; vital for ecommerce clients who need help navigating the complex regulatory regime in the UK and EU. Regularly running webinars and training events, she's quickly built a solid reputation within the industry.

Ashley Jones

AAT Trainee Accounts Assistant
Ashley has over 10 years retail management experience with vast back office, process and compliance knowledge. As a field trainer for management, he created workbook solutions for reconciliation purposes nationwide while providing technical support across 25 stores. 

With a BSc in Computer Networks, AVCE Double and Advanced GNVQ, Ashley's now working towards combining his technical skill and qualifications with accountancy, while training towards becoming a qualified accountant.

Ashley specialises in cross boarder transactions, multi-currency, VAT and payroll, knitting his new found knowledge with technical know-how to build APIs and implement software solutions to streamline accounting and business needs. 



When needed, we can call upon the specialist services of trusted partners. We call them the Uncommon ORBIT. Find out more about them here.

Other services available from The Uncommon Practice.

As a fully integrated Professional Services business we co-ordinate our team of experts to support SME owner-managers, whether you want to GROW, FUND or EXIT your business. Find out more about our other services.

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