As an architect, you want to spend your time on your work without worrying about your accounts. Our team can support you with all your accounting needs.

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Why do architects need an accountant?

Running a successful architecture business is challenging. From winning new work to dealing with developers and homeowners, there are many obstacles that need to be overcome for architects to achieve their goals. The high level of demand for exciting designs and staying up to date with the latest technological advancements to ensure homeowners get the best work takes a lot of time and effort. This often means there isn’t enough time to focus on the accounting and financial side of the business as much as it needs. For this reason, it is very beneficial for businesses working in this sector to use a specialist accountant for architects.

Choosing accountants with a detailed understanding of how the industry works and requirements for architects can help to save you and your business potentially thousands of pounds a year, as well as the stress and hassle that can be prevented by working with knowledgeable professionals. With us as your reliable, long-term accounting partner, you can feel fully assured that your finances are in good hands, and you have more time free to focus on the architecture work you’re passionate about.

How can our accounting services help you?

Jan McDermott Chartered Accountants have many years’ experience in accounting for architects and specialise in a range of areas that can be beneficial to your business and industry. We understand the amount of work that goes into being an architect and working in such a competitive sector, and that’s before you try and add accounting and tax obligations into the mix.

Staying on top of bookkeeping, meeting tax deadlines, checking your tax submissions are accurate, and making the most of your tax allowances are just some of the ways Jan and her team can help you. See some of our specific services below.


VAT planning and compliance for architects is extremely important, with the help of our specialist accountants you can: get advice on the VAT implications of projects, effectively plan VAT and structure for global projects and operations, receive support with HMRC VAT investigations, register for VAT and make accurate submissions, and more.

Annual accounts

Annual accounts are an essential part of your business. Whether you operate as a sole trader, limited company or LLP you will need to submit figures to HMRC. Your accounts need to be correct so you pay the correct amount of tax each year. Making sure your accounts are accurate and submitted on time are vital to avoiding costly penalties.

How We Can Help

Unlimited professional advice

Your dedicated architect accountant from our team will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice to support your business growth and development.

The personal touch

When you’re one of our clients we will get to know your business in detail to understand your challenges and help you overcome them with a warm and friendly approach.

Real-time data anytime you need it

Our financial capabilities mean you can have access to real-time financial data and key figures so you can confidently take your architecture business to the next level.

Want to learn more? 

Speak to one of our advisors today to discuss your business and plan for the future.

Want to learn more? 

Speak to one of our advisors today to discuss your business and plan for the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Alan Robson

They provide us with a fully outsourced finance function so that our own team can focus on our business. They implemented Xero software from day one of the company meaning that we have real-time visibility of our business at all times, The monthly management accounts meetings we have with Jan really add value to decision-making and strategic planning and we wouldn’t be without them.

Peter Broxton

Their professionalism, expertise and client care are outstanding and they have supported our growing business no end. They look after everything from our bookkeeping, VAT, annual accounts, as well as claiming Research & Development tax relief, preparing budgets and forecasts and assisting with grant claims. The whole team are always responsive, friendly and reliable and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy and efficient firm to look after their business finance requirements.

Scott Hackett

I moved my accounts over to Jan at the beginning of the year and have been extremely impressed with her attention to detail and precision. She’s made it easy for me to understand and manage all the key aspects of my accountancy, as well as offering useful suggestions of ways to improve and make things work more efficiently for me and my business. I’d highly recommend Jan and her team to anyone looking for professional, friendly, and reliable accountants that truly get to know you and offer a tailored service.”

Alistair Evans

Jan McDermott & Co have been our accountants for over 15 years and have not only ensured our accounting records are accurate and legal, but also provided us with first class advice to help us grow. They recommended our move to Xero accounting software which has revolutionised our business, allowing us to create predictable income through the use of Go Cardless Direct Debits, and streamlining our day to day accounting operations. Jan and her team are friendly,  easy to work with and take time to understand a particular problem or situation. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any business that wants an accountancy firm they can grow with and depend on.