Accountancy with a personal approach

We offer a professional, yet personal accounting service to individuals, small businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations. We offer clients a complete service, from the initial maintaining of bookkeeping records, through to the preparation of financial accounts and completion of tax returns.

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Our Services

What We Can Do For You

We provide the following services for our clients.

Financial Accounts

Preparing accounts for Sole traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies, LLPs, Charities and Not-for-profit organisations.

Software Consultancy

Assisting with setting up computerised accounting systems to comply with the requirements of Making Tax Digital and providing ongoing training.


Entering purchase invoices & expenses. Creating sales invoices and receiving customer payments. Reconciling bank and credit card accounts. Monitoring supplier and customer ledgers. Preparing monthly or quarterly management accounts.


Processing weekly or monthly payrolls, including RTI filing. Providing weekly or monthly payslips. Calculating monthly or quarterly PAYE & NIC liabilities. Providing weekly or monthly payroll reports. Processing P45 forms and submitting to HMRC. Completing payroll year-end procedures. Ensuring compliance with Auto-Enrolment pension regulations.


Assisting with the completion of VAT Returns and advising on VAT registration & de-registration, Making Tax Digital and other VAT issues.


Providing business & personal tax advice and completing Tax Returns for individuals, partnerships & Limited Companies.

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About Curlew Accounting

We are based in Northumberland, but provide services remotely to clients throughout England and also outside of the UK. Our portfolio of clients includes businesses within the manufacturing, retail, TV & film, marketing, beauty & e-commerce sectors, together with professional consultants, tradesmen and farmers.

Curlew Accounting is managed by Paul Barron. Paul is a member of both the Institute of Certified Practising Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians. He is also an Affiliate member of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners. Paul has worked within the accountancy profession since 1991. He trained with a large independent practice in Newcastle upon Tyne, before spending almost ten years with a small practice in Hexham and then working as a manager within a top-30 national accountancy firm. Paul's experience includes accounts preparation, VAT returns, payroll, bookkeeping and associated personal & business taxation matters for a wide range of clients.

Paul has worked with a variety of different manual and computerised bookkeeping systems. He specialises in QuickBooks and is a member of the Quickbooks Professional Advisors programme. Paul was also the Treasurer and a Director of a charitable company managing a local pre-school nursery from 2005 – 2009. This voluntary role gave Paul valuable experience of the day to day issues involved in running a small charity and not-for-profit organisation.

If you would like to arrange an initial free consultation with Paul, please complete the form below.

What our clients say

Over previous years we had a few book keepers and accountants and they all let us down one way or another. Paul has been with us for many more years and has never let us down. I would totally recommend his services to anyone who asked me.
Charlotte Gaisford
Paul delivers a first rate service, is good value for money and is always happy to help with any queries I have. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an accountant for either business or personal needs.
Louise Armstrong
(Face, Hands & Feet)
Paul is always quick to respond to any queries that I have and is able to answer questions in a clear and concise manner. I trust Paul completely with my company’s financial affairs and I have already recommended him to a number of my own clients.
David Skipsey
(Change Mentors Ltd)
Paul has provided me with accountancy services now for several years and has always handled this in a timely cost effective professional manner. He has also given impartial advice and support when needed.
Dr Richard Tweedie
(Digusonic Ltd.)
Paul is extremely reliable, precise in his work and completely trustworthy.
Jeremy Higgs
(Pennine Ways Ltd.)
Paul’s expertise proved invaluable when we changed to a computerised bookkeeping system. His knowledge, flexible approach and professionalism has proved to be a definite benefit for our business.All of this is backed up by excellent communication.
Bernard Kivlehan
(Northumbria Pest Control)
Paul looks after our payroll and has guided us through VAT registration, tax and on keeping our accounts. We have found him to be extremely honest, friendly and professional at all times and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to anybody. Paul gives a professional service you just don’t get with bigger, less personal companies.
Jackie Lewis
(Lewis Surveying Associates)
It’s not often you come across someone in business like Paul. I have found him to be extremely knowledgable, efficient, detailed and reliable. Most importantly, he’s always been there whenever I’ve needed him. I would recommend Curlew Accounting wholeheartedly.
George Cooper
(Grizzly Hog)

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