William Duncan Accountants

Accountant · 30 Miller Road, Ayr, Ayrshire

  • Making Tax Digital VAT Ready


    Making Tax Digital VAT Re…
  • Xero Migration


    Xero Migration
  • Platinum champion partner

    Partner status

    Platinum champion partner
  • Partner since 2012


    Partner since 2012
  • Xero payroll certified


    Xero payroll certified
  • Xero advisor certified


    Xero advisor certified

About us

At William Duncan Accountants we love to see the benefit to clients who implement Xero and have greater control over, not only their business, but also their valuable time.

Led by our Directors, we have over 70 managerial, executive, administrative and IT staff providing professional services and building strong working relationships with businesses like yours.


  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Meet the team

William Duncan Accountants advisors: 70 - Xero certifications: 40

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

Shona Shankland

Chartered Accountant FCCA

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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

ACCA qualified from 2007, with vast experience gained in small, medium and large businesses with experience in audit and accounting. Passionate about business and Xero helping your business grow.

Chris Urie

Chartered Accountant ACCA

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

Started with Wm Duncan in 2014, gaining my ACCA qualification and working primarily in our Digital Team to onboard new clients and working with existing clients to get the best from Xero.

William Duncan Accountants: Bank experience

Clients of William Duncan Accountants connect to a range of banks via Xero. William Duncan 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)
  • Anna Money
  • Bank of Scotland Business
  • Barclaycard Business
  • Barclays Business (UK)
  • Capital on Tap
  • Cashplus Bank
  • Coutts (UK) - Business
  • HSBC Business (UK)
  • Lloyds Business (UK)
  • MBNA
  • NatWest
  • PayPal
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
  • Santander (UK)
  • Soldo
  • Starling Bank
  • TSB (UK)
  • The Co-operative Bank (UK)
  • Tide
  • Virgin Money (UK)
  • Wise Business

William Duncan Accountants: Industry experience

William Duncan 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

  • Professional services


    Professional services
  • Retail & ecommerce


    Retail & ecommerce
  • Trade & construction


    Trade & construction

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
  • Not-for-profit
  • Professional services
  • Real estate and hiring services
  • Repairs and personal services
  • Retail
  • Transportation and storage
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale

William Duncan Accountants : App experience

William Duncan Accountants serves clients who use 9 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.

Connected apps

Find us

William Duncan Accountants has offices in 6 locations


30 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AY, Ayrshire

+44 1292265071


44 Bank Street , Kilmarnock, KA1 1HA, Scotland

+44 1292265071


18 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2, Scotland

+44 1292265071


The Old Surgery, School Road, Tarbert, PA29, Scotland

+44 1292265071


51 Kirk Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6BW, Scotland

+44 1292265071


38 Beansburn, Kilmarnock, KA3 1RL, Scotland

+44 1292265071

New to Xero? William Duncan Accountants can help

Xero is beautiful online accounting software for smaller businesses. William Duncan Accountants can help make your switch as smooth as possible.

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

  • 6 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 2012
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Xero certification means that some or all team members have completed courses and been assessed by Xero as proficient in the use of the Xero application.

Xero specialisation means that some or all team members have completed several short learning modules to develop skills in that area.

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