IA Accountants

Harpenden based accountants covering the South East.

We are a small firm of Chartered Accountants based in Harpenden providing a personal service to small and medium sized businesses, contractors, actors and supporting artists locally and across the UK.

Chartered Accountants

We are a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). We have over 25 years experience of accounting and dealing with small businesses. We provide a personal service to our clients being easily contactable to talk through any queries.


Business Services

Company start-up and structuring advice, claiming Research and Development Tax Credits, Funding advice including SEIS and EIS Advanced Assurance Applications and Business Plans. 


Accounting Services

Statutory Accounts, Corporation Tax Returns, VAT Returns, Management Accounts, Bookkeeping and Self Assessment return.


What We Do

Our Services

Business Accounting & Advice

From company start-ups to medium sized businesses, from Sole traders to PLC’s we can provide accounting and structuring advice.


Do you have a business with turnover of £85k where you currently file VAT returns via the HMRC website? After April 2019 you will no longer be able to do this. We
can file these VAT returns for you.

Contractor Accounting

We can advise on the most effective structure for your business looking at individual circumstances and the current tax regime.

Actors and Supporting Artists

We provide help and advice on how best way to run your business ensuring that you comply with all HMRC requirements in the most tax efficient manner for you.

R&D Tax Credits

Could you be eligible for a tax credit? Together with our specialist partners we have claimed tax credits for companies in such diverse sectors as confectionary,
healthcare and construction. If you have tried anything innovative, even if it failed, you could well have a case for reclaiming.

Crypto Currencies

Whether you have some bitcoin or Ethereum or a whole portfolio of alt
coins you will have to account for these and be taxed accordingly.

Why work with us?

Manage your business finances for peace of mind

The firm was founded by Ian Anthony in 2018 in Harpenden.  Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant over 25 years ago with EY in London and following a successful career in the City has now given up the daily commute to London and runs the accountancy practise from Harpenden.

Who we serve

Individuals, Small & Medium Sized Business

Our Harpenden accountancy services are tailored to meet your needs. First we get to know you, your business and understand where you want to be. Partnering with us to manage your Year End, Tax & VAT is our core strength. We don’t just focus on what you have to pay, but also look at many aspects where you can save and invest.

Our clients include Schools, Engineers, Contractors, Photographers, Bathroom fitters and a host of other professions.


“Whilst handling our statutory accounts work, Ian listens carefully to our requirements, presents a useful pragmatic sounding board in response and supports suggested journals with detailed workings, enabling me to focus on other areas of the business”

Julia May

CEO, May Figures LTD



“Since Ian has started working with us the control of the academy’s finances has been much improved. Ian’s work has enabled the senior leadership to concentrate on managing the academy, confident that all statutory obligations have been fulfilled as well as strict management and reporting of budgets, cashflow management and dealing with the external auditors and regulators.”

David Allen

Head Teacher, Links Academy

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What our clients think

We pride ourselves at being responsive to our client’s needs.

Typically, it is said of us that we are:

  • Flexible
  • Responsive
  • Knowledgeable and practical
  • Willing to go the extra mile
  • Pragmatic with a good sense of humour (for accountants)

For financial accounting advice, help and support, give us a call or send us a message.

We are by your side Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm and we look forward to hearing from you