Armstrong Watson

Accountant · CA1 2RW, Carlisle, England

  • Making Tax Digital Ready

    Specialist

    Making Tax Digital Ready 
  • Platinum champion partner

    Partner status

    Platinum champion partner 
  • Partner since 2013

    Experience

    Partner since 2013 
  • Xero payroll certified

    Certification

    Xero payroll certified 
  • Xero migration certified

    Certification

    Xero migration certified 
  • Xero advisor certified

    Certification

    Xero advisor certified 

About us

Armstrong Watson have strived to provide proactive advice to its clients for 150 years. Working with the award winning accountancy software Xero allows us to take our proactive advice to our clients even further. We’re not just here to show you where you’ve been we’re here to help you get to where you want to go.

Affiliations

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Meet the team

Armstrong Watson advisors: 400 - Xero certifications: 90

To become certified, advisors complete learning modules on Xero’s key features and pass a practical exam.

Grant Smith

Accounting Partner

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  • Xero migration certified
    Has knowledge and experience of switching clients to Xero.
  • Xero payroll certified
    Has knowledge and experience of setting up payroll efficiently and ensuring a smooth payroll process.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • Making Tax Digital Ready
    Has training and expertise in helping UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for making tax digital.
  • 6 years Xerocon attendance

Xero user since 2010 and helped set up The Armstrong Watson Experience powered by Xero. Love all things business and Xero.

Daniel Cozens

Accounting Supervisor

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Has knowledge and experience of setting up payroll efficiently and ensuring a smooth payroll process.
  • Xero migration certified
    Has knowledge and experience of switching clients to Xero.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • Making Tax Digital Ready
    Has training and expertise in helping UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for making tax digital.

Accounting Supervisor at Armstrong Watson. Xero certified. Rugby player and part time half marathon runner (future part time marathon runner)

Armstrong Watson: Bank experience

Clients of Armstrong Watson connect to a range of banks via Xero. Armstrong Watson specialises in working with some of those banks; they can help with setting up bank feeds, and are knowledgeable about accessing bank loans and streamlining payments through Xero.

Bank connections 


  • RBS
  • Barclays
  • Santander
  • NatWest
  • PayPal
  • Metro Bank
  • HSBC

Armstrong Watson: Industry experience

Armstrong Watson works with businesses across a range of industries. They specialise in helping to choose apps that integrate with Xero to boost business performance for some of those industries.

Industry Specialist 


  • Trade & construction

    Specialist

    Trade & construction 
  • Professional services

    Specialist

    Professional services 
  • Retail & ecommerce

    Specialist

    Retail & ecommerce 

Industries Served 


  • Agriculture
  • Accommodation and hospitality
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Construction and trades
  • Repairs and personal services
  • Real estate and hiring services
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Marketing, advertising and consulting
  • Arts and recreation
  • Transportation and storage
  • Education
  • Wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and communications
  • Administration and support services
  • Not-for-profit
  • Finance and insurance

Armstrong Watson : App experience

Armstrong Watson serves clients who use 23 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.


Find us

Armstrong Watson has offices in 9 locations

Carlisle

CA1 2RW, Carlisle, CA1 2RW, England

+44 01228 690000

Leeds

South Parade, 3rd Floor, Leeds, LS1 5QS, England

+44 0113 221 1300

Glasgow

24 Blythswood Square, 1st Floor, Glasgow, G2 4BG, Scotland

+44 01228 690000

Penrith

Duke Street, Penrith, CA11 7NA, England

+44 01228 690000

Skipton

Acorn Business Park, Number 3, Skipton, BD23 2UE, England

+44 01228 690000

Workington

Jubilee Road, Unit 23, Workington, CA14 4HA, England

+44 01228 690000

Kendal

Stramongate, First Floor East, Bridge Mills, Kendal, LA9 4UB, England

+44 01228 690000

Dumfries

51 Rae Street, Dumfries, DG1 1JD, Scotland

+44 01228 690000

Hexham

Burn Lane, Milburn House, Hexham, NE46 3RU, England

+44 01228690000

New to Xero? Armstrong Watson can help

Xero is beautiful online accounting software for smaller businesses. Armstrong Watson can help make your switch as smooth as possible.

Contact them to find out how they can help your business.

  • 2 Years Xerocon Attendance ?
    The firm shows a commitment to Xero and to professional development by having one or more of their people attend Xerocon, Xero’s annual global conference, for the number of years shown.
  • Partner since 2013
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