About us

Reliable chartered accountants

We are an experienced team of professionals who have been advising businesses for the past 30 years.


The original Ards practice was formed in 1980. There have been a few practice mergers over the years with the current practice formed in 1998. We offer a comprehensive, personal service to many businesses and individuals throughout Northern Ireland and a number in the Republic of Ireland, England, France, and Australia.

Central to our ethos, is the provision of a one stop shop where business services are provided by helpful and friendly partners and staff. We will tailor our packages to suit you at an agreed price prior to commencing any work. To ease your cash flow, we can offer you a monthly payment plan.

We will tailor our Packages to suit you at an agreed price prior to commencing any work. Guardian Accountants

Our services

We are doing a couple of things you might be interested in

We provide audit and accountancy services to many types of businesses, including the retail sector, property developers, solicitors, doctors, charities and clubs.

This service utilises the latest technology thereby ensuring a fast and efficient service (and therefore at a competitive cost).

We provide advice in all areas of tax – income tax, VAT, corporate tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. We can file your, or your company’s tax returns electronically with HMRC. We can assist with tax planning.

We undertake tax investigation work and we can give pre-transaction advice.

We process payroll for clients using the latest software and we produce weekly / monthly payslips, end of year employer returns, P45’s & P60’s. We also operate employee pension schemes. We prepare and electronically file VAT returns.

We can look after the routine filing of company accounts and documents on a timely basis thereby avoiding statutory penalties for late filing.

Starting a new business can be daunting. We can advise on whether you should operate your business as a sole trader / partnership, limited company, or a limited liability partnership.

We will take care of the paperwork and administration – company formation and registration with HMRC (including VAT & payroll).

We can assist you with preparation of a business plan including financial projections for one to three years. A business plan can be of help in seeking business overdrafts, other forms of finance, and grant applications. A business plan can be of assistance to you in managing your business – comparing actual activity to what had been anticipated, allowing you to take corrective action if necessary.

James Caldwell is a trained mediator and can help resolve business disputes, assist with financial issues in matrimonial disputes, and assist families with decision making concerning elderly relatives.

What Our Clients Say About Us

We have found that the services provided by Guardian have been excellent. Everything is dealt with in a professional and friendly manner. It is reassuring to have an advisor who is friendly, focused and very efficient.

Michael Bennett, Director

M.I.S. Group, Belfast

Guardian have been our accountants and tax advisers for a number of years, and we are very happy with the professional, friendly service they provide. Thoroughly recommended for comprehensive accountancy support.

Bryan Law, Partner

Law Quinn, Solicitors, Bangor

Guardian have steered us through a period of rapid growth, advising on many issues as our business has evolved. We have always found them to be knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and quick to react when we need assistance.

Amy West-Hurst

Director, Water Babies Ltd., Bangor

Meet our team

Billy McClintock

The Country Squire

Jim Caldwell

The City Gent

Colin Stewart

The Sporty One

Lesley Ann Kelso

Party Girl

Helen Beattie

Posh Spice

Amanda Thomas

The Personal Shopper

Yvette Fee

The Giggler

Aileen Johnston

The Studious One

Contact us

Address: Guardian Accountants, 2 William Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AH
Telephone: 028 9181 0185