Helen McCartney Smith

West Mersea & Colchester


Helen is a fully certified bookkeeper with 20 years accountancy experience. Her early accountancy career began in the Ministry of Defence before starting her own practice in 2011. She is a Fellow member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Certified Advisor in Xero and Quickbooks.

Helping clients with stress free Tax Return preparation and submission – HMS Accounting

Areas of expertise

  1. Fully Certified Book Keeper
  2. Certified and proficient Xero and Quickbooks Advanced ProAdvisor
  3. Delivering more profit and freedom for her clients

Neil Smith



Did you know that there was even such a thing as a Master Baker? Well, that’s what Neil was in a previous life. An absolute natural with anything to do with cooking, this passion was eventually overtaken by an even greater passion for numbers.

A fully certified bookkeeper with AAT advanced diploma level 3, Neil has over eight years’ experience in accounting. When asked what he loves most about his job, apart from finding ways to reduce clients’ tax bills, you’ll usually hear him say something like: “Dealing with HMRC because they are so easy to communicate with and everything gets done in double-quick time”. Neil has a very dry sense of humour.