Johnston Smillie Ltd

Accountant · 6 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Making Tax Digital VAT Ready

    Specialist

    Making Tax Digital VAT Re…
  • Xero Migration

    Specialist

    Xero Migration
  • Gold champion partner

    Partner status

    Gold champion partner
  • Partner since 2013

    Experience

    Partner since 2013
  • Xero payroll certified

    Certification

    Xero payroll certified
  • Xero advisor certified

    Certification

    Xero advisor certified

About us

Johnston Smillie are one of the largest independent practices in Edinburgh where our business comprises of a range of people and services all geared to helping our clients reach their financial goals - whether they need business advice and/or personal financial and tax planning advice.

We work with clients all over the UK and aim to give a personal service of the highest quality using a professional, enthusiastic and pro-active approach. We help businesses of all shapes and sizes with their compliance, management and strategic requirements.We also believe in the value of not for profit organisations and charities to the community and have particular experience in this field.

Affiliations

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Meet the team

Johnston Smillie Ltd advisors: 35 - Xero certifications: 16

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

Gordon Ferguson

Accounts Assistant

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • Xero payroll certified
    Has knowledge and experience of setting up payroll efficiently and ensuring a smooth payroll process.
  • Xero Migration
    Has training and expertise in switching clients to Xero.
  • Trade & construction
    Has training and expertise in advising on apps for trade and construction businesses.
  • Professional services
    Has training and expertise in advising on apps for professional services firms.
  • Making Tax Digital VAT Ready
    Has training and expertise in helping UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for Making Tax Digital for VAT.
  • 2 years Xerocon attendance

I work within the Business Services Department with our practice, I am a regular Xero user. I have been involved in migrations and training. I am Xero Advisor, Migration and Payroll certified.

Portia Ellis

Accounts Assistant

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • Xero Migration
    Has training and expertise in switching clients to Xero.
  • 2 years Xerocon attendance

Nicola Grahame

Accountant

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.

Currently training to become a Chartered Accountant. Have been in accountancy practice for 9 years.

Johnston Smillie Ltd: Bank experience

Clients of Johnston Smillie Ltd connect to a range of banks via Xero. Johnston Smillie Ltd 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


  • American Express (UK)
  • Bank of Scotland Business
  • Bank of Scotland Personal
  • Barclays Business (UK)
  • Barclays Personal (UK)
  • HSBC Business (UK)
  • Halifax
  • Lloyds Business (UK)
  • PayPal
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
  • Santander (UK)
  • Starling Bank
  • Stripe
  • TSB (UK)
  • The Co-operative Bank (UK)
  • Virgin Money (UK)
  • Wise Business

Johnston Smillie Ltd: Industry experience

Johnston Smillie Ltd 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


  • Professional services

    Specialist

    Professional services
  • Retail & ecommerce

    Specialist

    Retail & ecommerce
  • Trade & construction

    Specialist

    Trade & construction

Industries Served


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

Johnston Smillie Ltd : App experience

Johnston Smillie Ltd serves clients who use 7 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.



Connected apps

Find us

Johnston Smillie Ltd has an office in 1 location

Edinburgh

6 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ, Scotland

+44 0131 317 7377

New to Xero? Johnston Smillie Ltd can help

Xero is beautiful online accounting software for smaller businesses. Johnston Smillie Ltd 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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