Johnston Carmichael

Accountant · 7 Melville Street, EH3 7PE, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Making Tax Digital Ready


    Making Tax Digital Ready 
  • Xero Migration


    Xero Migration 
  • Platinum champion partner

    Partner status

    Platinum champion partner 
  • Partner since 2011


    Partner since 2011 
  • Xero payroll certified


    Xero payroll certified 
  • Xero advisor certified


    Xero advisor certified 

About us

Johnston Carmichael is an award winning firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers.

From sole operators to major companies, we tailor our services to support Scottish businesses whether your focus is on the domestic market or you have international ambitions. We’ve grown our business on our people’s ability to get to grips with yours.


  • Association of Accounting Technicians (UK)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Association of Taxation Technicians
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Meet the team

Johnston Carmichael advisors: 235 - Xero certifications: 145

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

Julia Reid

Digital Solutions Manager

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  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

19 years experience in accountancy practice, along with an expert level of Xero knowledge gained since the UK launch in 2007. I love empowering clients to achieve their potential using Xero solutions.

Richard Davison

Digital Solutions Manager

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  • Making Tax Digital Ready
    Has training and expertise in helping UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for making tax digital.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

ACCA qualified with over 18 years in practice, I work with our clients to ensure that they have the right tools available to manage their business efficiently and help it to grow.

Ben Smith

Digital Solutions Senior

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  • Making Tax Digital Ready
    Has training and expertise in helping UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for making tax digital.

Based in our Aberdeen office but assisting clients firm wide, I specialise in digital solutions and advising clients on the tools available to help manage their business.

Colleen Welsh

Digital Solutions Senior

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  • Making Tax Digital Ready
    Has training and expertise in helping UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for making tax digital.

ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant with over seven years experience in practice, specialising in digital solutions and technology.

Gail Little

Business Advisory Senior

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I am AAT qualified, with over 8 years experience in accounts and digital solutions.

Based in our Perth office, I provide advice, support and training for a range of clients, making the switch to Xero.

Fiona MacLean

Business Solutions Assistant Manager

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Chartered accountant with experience of implementing and operating Xero across a wide range of businesses.

Johnston Carmichael: Bank experience

Clients of Johnston Carmichael connect to a range of banks via Xero. Johnston Carmichael 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
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • NatWest
  • PayPal
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • HSBC
  • National Australia Bank

Johnston Carmichael: Industry experience

Johnston Carmichael 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.

Industries Served 

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

Johnston Carmichael : App experience

Johnston Carmichael serves clients who use 21 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.

Find us

Johnston Carmichael has offices in 10 locations


7 Melville Street, EH3 7PE, Edinburgh, EH3 7JA, Scotland

+44 1312202203


29 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YL, Scotland

+44 1224212222


South Street, Elgin, IV30 1JZ, Scotland

+44 1343547492


15 Academy Street, Forfar, DD8 2HA, Scotland

+44 1307465565


Seaforth Street, Fraserburgh, AB43, Scotland

+44 1346518165


227 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2ND, Scotland

+44 1412225800


Steven Road, Huntly, AB54 8SX, Scotland

+44 1466794148


IV1, Clava House, Inverness, IV1, Scotland

+44 1463796200


Thainstone Court, Axis Business Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5TB, Scotland

+44 1467621475


66 Tay Street, Perth, PH2, Scotland

+44 1738634001

New to Xero? Johnston Carmichael can help

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

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

  • 5 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 2011
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