Marks & Co Chartered Accountants

Accountant · 100 Church Street, Brighton, England

  • Xero Migration

    Specialist

    Xero Migration
  • Making Tax Digital VAT Ready

    Specialist

    Making Tax Digital VAT Re…
  • Gold champion partner

    Partner status

    Gold champion partner
  • Partner since 2017

    Experience

    Partner since 2017
  • Xero payroll certified

    Certification

    Xero payroll certified
  • Xero advisor certified

    Certification

    Xero advisor certified

About us

The friendly team of Brighton accountants with the specialist knowledge to help a business just like yours.

Because we aim to take all the headaches out of your financial arrangements, we always take a practical and commonsense approach. We always explain everything we do for you, and why – in a friendly and clear way. Organising your accounts is a serious business, but we try to do it as informally as possible, with no smoke and mirrors, no jargon – and no hidden costs. We are here to look after your accountancy, taxation and 'Making Tax Digital' needs.

Affiliations

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

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Meet the team

Marks & Co Chartered Accountants advisors: 10 - Xero certifications: 10

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

Henry Speight

Partner

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

Henry joined Marks & Co in 1989, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Henry specialises in business start-ups, company accounts and flat management entities.

David Hall

Partner

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

David joined Marks & Co in 1994. He considers it a privilege to work in Brighton’s North Laine with its vibrant mix of people and businesses.

Esther McPhail

Office manager

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • Trade & construction
    Has training and expertise in advising on apps for trade and construction businesses.
  • Retail & ecommerce
    Has training and expertise in advising on apps for retail and ecommerce 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.
  • Xero Migration
    Has training and expertise in switching clients to Xero.
  • 3 years Xerocon attendance

Esther started working for Marks & Co during her Uni placement year and hasn't looked back. She became an ACCA qualified member in 2016 and is Xero certified.

Vivian Lee

Accounts Assistant

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  • 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.
  • Xero Migration
    Has training and expertise in switching clients to Xero.

Viv joined Mark & Co in 2014 and is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification.

Suzanne Brakes

Payroll Manager

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  • 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.

Payroll Manager at Marks & Co. I've been here for 25 years processing wages. I can help you with your Xero payroll.

Samantha Cork

Trainee Accountant

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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.
  • Making Tax Digital VAT Ready
    Has training and expertise in helping UK businesses meet the HMRC requirements for Making Tax Digital for VAT.
  • Retail & ecommerce
    Has training and expertise in advising on apps for retail and ecommerce businesses.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

Sam started at Marks & Co as a Trainee Accountant in 2021.

Marks & Co Chartered Accountants: Bank experience

Clients of Marks & Co Chartered Accountants connect to a range of banks via Xero. Marks & Co Chartered Accountants 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
  • Barclaycard Business
  • Barclays Business (UK)
  • Barclays Personal (UK)
  • Capital on Tap
  • HSBC Business (UK)
  • Lloyds Business (UK)
  • NatWest
  • PayPal
  • Revolut
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
  • Santander (UK)
  • Starling Bank
  • Stripe
  • The Co-operative Bank (UK)

Marks & Co Chartered Accountants: Industry experience

Marks & Co Chartered Accountants 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


  • Accommodation and hospitality
  • Administration and support services
  • Arts and recreation
  • Construction and trades
  • E-commerce
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, advertising and consulting
  • Media and communications
  • Professional services
  • Real estate and hiring services
  • Repairs and personal services
  • Retail
  • Wholesale

Marks & Co Chartered Accountants : App experience

Marks & Co Chartered Accountants serves clients who use 3 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.



Connected apps

Find us

Marks & Co Chartered Accountants has an office in 1 location

Brighton

100 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UJ, England

+44 01273685965

New to Xero? Marks & Co Chartered Accountants can help

Xero is beautiful online accounting software for smaller businesses. Marks & Co Chartered Accountants can help make your switch as smooth as possible.

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

  • 3 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 2017
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