New decade, new dawn for digital accounting firm NI
ONE of Northern Ireland’s leading digital accountants, Exchange Accountants, looks forward to a ‘new era’ in new offices as it celebrates a milestone for the business.
Exchange Accountants was set up in Belfast in September 2011 by founding directors William Gould, Conor Walls and Gary Laverty, who will cut the company’s 10th anniversary cake this month at Oakmont House’s new headquarters in Lisburn. Over the past 10 years, the company has built its reputation in the digital accounting arena, becoming the first accounting firm in Northern Ireland to be recognized as a Xero Gold Partner, and more recently to achieve the status of Platinum partner with the market leader in cloud accounting. software provider.
Following a merger last year, in which Fitzmaurice McConville & Co became part of the expanding portfolio of Exchange Accountants, the company made the decision to relocate its operations to new renamed and renovated premises in Lisburn. .
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen staff work primarily from home, but now, as restrictions ease, the new offices are fully operational and the future looks bright for Exchange, which employs a team of 15 people. to service a growing customer base of over 1,000. As the company enters its second decade in business, Business Development Director Conor Walls believes this is a new start for Exchange as NI companies seek to embrace a “new normal.”
“It was definitely an eventful decade,” said Conor. “Accounting has entered the digital age and by using the cloud the physical location of the accountants office is actually much less important than before – a trend that will only accelerate with the rollout of Making Tax. Digital for income tax which is due in April 2023.