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Fortress Accounts

Coventry, West Midlands


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


Fortress Accounts is an accountancy practice based in the Midlands, servicing clients all round the UK. Our primary aim is to take the 'headache' out of accounting whether you're starting afresh with a new business venture, gotten into trouble looking after your own books, or just plain sick of your current accountancy firms.... We're here to help!

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29 customer reviews

23 November 2019

I can't fault the service its both professional and transparent. Andrew has a great phone manner, I'm completely confident we can manage my accounts with me based in London. The advice from Fortress far exceeds anything I have experienced in over 15 years of company ownership. More...

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7 October 2019

I was recommended to Fortress Accounts and can honestly say it was the best recommendation! Andy is always happy to help and explain everything simply and clearly! Sorting the accounts has never been so easy!Fantastic service from the very beginning and would highly recommend using Fortress Accounts! More...

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24 August 2019

I recently set up my own business and needed the help of an accountant, I posted my details online and Andy contacted me straight away to offer support and guidance. I had never heard of Fortress Accounts before but I'm grateful for Andy contacting me. He is professional and available whenever needed and speaks in an accountants language that I can understand. Top marks for Fortress!! More...

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22 August 2019

Fortress accounts were recommended to me when I started out as a contractor. I had zero knowledge of looking after my accounts and dealing with HMRC and Andy Smith from Fortress was a god send. The knowledge and experience Andy Smith has in his line of business is outstanding. I received a professional, friendly and attentive service, where nothing was ever too much.The regular verbal and written communication I received was excellent, I could call on Andy with any issues I was experiencing and he would go out of his way to help.I would highly recommend using Fortress Accounts. More...

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16 July 2019

Brilliant professional service. Very responsive. Highly recommend.

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30 June 2019

Very happy with Andy's service. Fantastic from start to finish. Could not recommend any more. 10/10

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5 May 2019

Andy at Fortress Accounts was very helpful when submitting my end of year accounts. He took the hassle away from myself and any issues that I had were soon dealt with. I have been using Fortress for 4 years now. More...

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26 April 2019

Great friendly and professional service, I would highly recommend and will be using myself for any future accountancy needs.
Can't thank enough.

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25 February 2019

I'd like to thank Andrew @ Fortress Accounts for the advice and assistance my LTD company received over the past couple of years. Always available, very knowledgeable and provided a sterling service and support. Thank you! More...

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26 January 2019

Excellent communication, expertise and very informative. Recommend them to anyone!

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4 January 2019

Fortress Accounts were reccomended to me to support me in my first Tax self assesment. In my ignornace the complete system and details were explained in a language that I could understand and appreciate. The whole process was completed with the the utmost professionalism and I was guided through every action I was required to complete. Any questins I asked were not only answered but explained to ensure I fully understood the answer. I can not recommend Fortress enough to any business or private individual that requires any kind of accountatncy service. The fact that I needed an accountant comes with the end result being it would cost me money but to be guided the right way made it a much easier pill to swallow. A real pleasure to deal with such a professional company. More...

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27 November 2018

Worth every penny. Patient, knowledgable and a good communicator. I use Fortress for business accounts and my personal self-assessment, as well as any additional advice needed to stay on top of legal requirements. Andy has saved me considerably more money than I spend on his services, and massively reduced the stress around filing returns and handling HMRC correspondence. Highly recommended. More...

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27 November 2018

First time using an accountant and couldn’t be happier.Extremely well organised, make everything crystal clear, simple and hassle free which allows me to get on with the other tasks in running the business. Exactly what I was looking for, and could not recommend Fortress highly enough. More...

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28 October 2018

Excellent Accountancy firm.i was behind with my tax returns
but Fortress Accountants sorted my tax returns,within 24 hours.
Thank you Fortress.i will recommend you to all my co workers.

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29 August 2018

I can not say enough good things about this firm. Andrew and the Fortress team corrected the mistakes made by a less qualified firm and got me on track and able to focus on running my business. My business is located in the UK, with both British and American owners. Fortress has repeatedly gone above and beyond regarding all of the nuance of doing business internationally and the tax implications that arise. I appreciate Fortress's understanding and caring about my business. More...

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29 August 2018

I can’t stress enough how much Fortress Accounts stand out from the rest of the accounting services you may receive Nothing is too much to ask for and everything is broken out clearly and in great depths. Worth their weight in gold. Extremely recommended More...

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4 August 2018

Fortress Accounts is an excellent service, after being let down by another accountancy firm I was reluctant to even deal with anyone is this field of business with my hard earned cash and was loosing this end of the business, but after meeting Andy at Fortress Accounts as its been a breeze since.

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21 June 2018

I cannot recommend Fortress Accounts highly enough. They have guided me through setting up a business to completing my first years trading accounts. Always available and offering professional and comprehensive advice. Well worth paying for. More...

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13 June 2018

Fortress have gone above and beyond to take care of our company's financials, and I am 100% confident in the work they have done.
We really needed help to untangle some challenging historical issues and they did so expertly, at a very reasonable price.
I highly recommend Fortress to anyone in need of accounting support & financial advice.

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12 June 2018

Been working with Andy coming up to a year now and his advice has been vital to the business running in an efficient a manner as possible. Andy is always contactable and is clear in what is required. Would definitely recommend Andy and Fortress to anyone. More...

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4 June 2018

Having used the services of other 'accountants' ,I didn't realise what my company was paying for and not receiving.I've been given an exemplary service by Andrew, with a long lost accountancy personal touch. There are many on the market who profess to provide an 'accounting service', but I found their skills are sadly lacking , once I'd moved over to Fortress. 1.01 on HMRC policy and requirements was given on day one. From then on, we've been Its taken almost a year to untangle my accounts from my previous provider. Suffice to say, its a service Im proud to be a part of. Cannot recommend Fortress highly enough. More...

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4 June 2018

Andrew at fortress accounts has gone above and beyond customer service, offering advice to better your business. Always prompt to reply to calls and e-mails. Nothing's too much, great service

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26 May 2018

Fortress Accounts have made setting up and running my own business simple and hassle free. I have had all the expert help I've needed, whenever I've needed it, with a friendly, personal service from Andy. Company set-up, month-end and year-end has been quick and hassle-free.With so many options for accountants, I picked Fortress from a personal recommendation and don't think I could have got better value anywhere else! More...

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26 April 2018

I found Fortress accounts & Andy through a friend who recommended him, after I’d been having real troubles with a previous accountant. I can honestly say Andy is an absolute saviour, always going above and beyond what’s required and doing whatever he can to help out in any way. Without Andy I would’ve ended up in a much bigger pickle!

He always explains everything so clearly and concisely and makes sure you grasp everything before moving on, which is brilliant for someone like me who has very little knowledge with regards to being self employed and how things work. Nothing is ever too much trouble and he’s always available for a chat if you’re confused about anything.

I would 100% recommend Fortress Accounts to anyone looking for a deeply knowledgable, conscientious, highly professional and super friendly service.

Thank you Andy!

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20 April 2018

Moving to Fortress Accounts was the best decision I took in terms of my business. I had used Andrew in the past at another firm but since his departure there, the service and attention to detail faded rapidly. Andrew really helped me to get my accounts in order and was always available to answer specific questions should I have needed it. The service is very personal and means you can ensure your financial accounts are accurate and compliant. More...

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19 April 2018

I'd like to thank Andrew at Fortress Accounts for the advice we've received over the past 12 months. As a small business we've found the regular monthly contact to ensure all are accounts are up to date has worked great for us. Very knowledgeable and a offer a great professional service. Thank you More...

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12 April 2018

Definitely would recommend Fortress. I have found their commitment to serving their clients exceptional and you definitely feel like you get a personal service. No question is too stupid and they are always on hand to help at the end of the phone. Andy has completed my accounts for two years now and I wouldn’t trust anyone else. More...

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11 April 2018

I worked with Andy some years ago and was always impressed with his service and business ethics. When he got in touch to say he now had his own company, I didn't hesitate to move my business to Fortress. Andy has given me very sound advice over the last few months and I have made some changes to the way I operate my business and feel that I am now doing so in a much more intelligent way. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fortress to other clients. I feel I am in safe hands. More...

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8 November 2017

Andrew from fortress accounts made this years accounts hassle free. He takes a very proactive approach to gaining all the information needed to complete the return a fast as possible no nonsense straight forward great job. As a result I will now be using Andrew at fortress accounts from now on. More...

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We pride ourselves on taking a proactive accountancy approach with our clients, rather than offering a reactive service. We're well versed in all areas of accounting for businesses and individuals alike. We also specialise in freelancer accountancy services.

Our main services being:

• Limited company formation.
• Monthly management accounts.
• Payroll.
• VAT.
• All aspects of the tax yearend.
• Statutory yearend accounts production (inc. CT600 corporation tax returns).
• Proactive ongoing tax advice.
• Handling general correspondence and queries with HMRC.
• Completion of SA100 Self Assessment Tax returns and associated query handling.
• Visa reference production.

Fortress was formed with the sole intention of offering a professional, affordable, easy to understand service. We pride ourselves on offering a proactive, personal service and holding our clients hands from day 1... from the business's inception to its cessation. Long gone are the days of meeting your accountant for the first time, only to be waived off down the road, with the words "….see you in 12 months!!!" still ringing in your ears.

You'll have your own dedicated accountant with unlimited telephone support, along with instant access to your businesses records via our online accounting software. This will enable you to be kept informed of ALL of the businesses liabilities ALL of the time, and also any personal liabilities that may be due in addition. This way no nasty surprises at the end of the year, because you'll always know your tax obligations with the Authorities in real time!

For most, dealing with an accountant can be confusing and daunting task to say the least. We aim to break this stereotype!

Bringing people from financial darkness into the light!

Fortress Accounts are in partnership with software giants Clearbooks whose primary objective is to make your bookkeeping and accounting life more simpler. Clearbooks' cloud accountancy bookkeeping software (inc invoicing software) is similar to traditional, on-premises, only the accounting software is hosted on remote servers in the "Cloud".

In cloud computing, users access software applications remotely through the Internet or other network via a cloud application service provider. With cloud accounting, it’s easier to get real-time reporting and visibility throughout your business, with greater mobile capabilities and collaboration.

What’s the difference between Cloud accounting and traditional accounting software?

There are several key distinctions between cloud accounting and traditional, on-site accounting. For one, cloud accounting is more flexible. Accounting data can be accessed from anywhere on any device with an internet connection. Secondly, unlike traditional accounting software, cloud accounting software updates financial information automatically and provides financial reporting in real-time. This means account balances are always accurate and fewer errors take place due to manual data entry.

Is my financial data secure with cloud accounting?

Cloud accounting provides an equally secure (and sometimes even more secure) method of storing financial information than traditional accounting software. For instance, a company computer or laptop with critical financial information could be lost or stolen, which could lead to an information breach. Cloud accounting, however, leaves no trace of financial data on company computers, and access to that data in the cloud is encrypted and password protected.


A limited company must file its annual accounts with HMRC for tax purposes and also Companies House for public record. We offer a wealth of services for limited company directors and shareholders.

If you are yet to form your business, we can usually do this for you free of charge if you opt for our monthly service. In addition to the company formation we will register for any relevant tax schemes such as PAYE and VAT to ensure that your new business is as tax efficient as it can be.

We will file monthly payroll submissions for yourself and any employees’ you may have and issue them with a payslip each month.

We offer free access to our online accounting software package. You’ll be able to raise your sales invoices from your mobile device and send them straight to your customers and take images of any purchase’s you’ve made and upload them directly to your accountancy software.

Each month you’ll be furnished with a set of management accounts and an accompanying email outlining what payments need to be made that month to yourself for salary and expenses and to HMRC for any liabilities due.
As we have joint access to your online accounting package and your bookkeeping is completed monthly, we’ll be able to offer invaluable proactive tax planning advice ensuring you maximise your take home pay, whilst not falling foul of HMRC’s rules and regulations!

We’ll keep an accurate ongoing estimate of your Corporation Tax, so you’ll never be in the dark about what’s owed to HMRC!

We will deal with all aspects of your limited company even down to dealing with your general correspondence from HMRC, so you never need to deal with them directly by phone or by post. To do this we will formally become your agents with HMRC.

HMRC will expect you to file a self-assessment tax return in the last tax year (6th April to 5th April) if you were self employed as a `sole trader’ and earned more than £1,000.

You may also need to complete one if you receive income from renting a property or have any income from investments.

If you are new to self-employment, we can register you with HMRC for your Unique Tax Reference (UTR) and offer proactive tax advice on how to run your business more efficiently, saving you tax!

HMRC will expect you to register for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) if you are either Self Employed or a Limited Company.

Once registered for the Construction Industry Scheme, a contractor (who you work for) will deduct 20% tax from your sales invoices and pay it to HMRC directly on your behalf. These deductions count towards your tax and National Insurance liability at the end of the year (31st Jan). Please note that if you do not register for CIS, contractors will deduct 30% tax from your income!

Usually a subcontractor (that’s you) will receive a tax rebate at the end of each year as they will have their personal allowance and usually some expenses to offset.

Fortress Accounts can help with maximising your tax rebate and register you for CIS if necessary!