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BH7 7BG, Bournemouth, UK

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We aim to work with ambitious business owners so if that’s you start the journey. 


Each time we work together something rather magical happens in the world.

Providing the very best business advisory and accountancy services to ambitious business owners

I help business owners who are working too hard for too little to understand the numbers behind their business so they can make more money for less effort and take a path towards a better future.

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What we are all about…

Here is an all too common story….

Many businesses fail. And most failures are due to running out of money. This even happens to businesses that, on the surface, are making a profit. It can sometimes happen despite growth. 

Have you ever felt…
• You’re working too hard, and too many hours?
• Your business isn’t growing the way you want?
• You’re not making enough money?
• Your business isn’t as fun as it used to be?

If so don’t worry. You’re not alone as I can help.

I provide business advisory services that help business owners work ON their business not IN their business and in so doing give themselves the best opportunity to move their business from being their job to their destiny making more money and having more free time. 

This isn’t easy however as I will interogate your figures, challenge you and keep you accountable for change. After all if you don’t change or take action then eveything stays the same. Think of me as that encouraging voice, someone who cares and helps you to fulfil your business potential. The numbers tell their own story so they need talking through with someone who speaks the language. 

That’s what we’re all about at Balloon Accounting. That’s what makes us different.…. 

…..but it won’t suit everyone so if you enjoy working long hours, don’t like change or exploring fresh ideas, believe that your way is the only way to build your business or just want someone to file the accounts and tax returns then we’re probably not a good fit…..

….and just so you know, I can do all the fundamental things you would expect from an Accountant like looking after the accounts, payroll, VAT, bookkeeping and a host of other services all designed to ensure that you are as tax efficient as possible.  

Success Stance

Helping you get to where you want to be

We provide business and personal growth advisory services to those that want to plan for their financial future, whether you are in business or not. 

We use clear, plain english to help you assess where you are now and where you want to get to. Then we plan the journey.

Cloud Accounting, Accounts and Taxation

We know there are Accounts to prepare and deadlines to meet to HMRC and Companies House whether it is Income Tax, Corporation Tax, VAT, etc

We will worry about meeting those deadlines so you don’t have to and all you need do is focus on your business, making more money and free time.

Running your Payroll and VAT

Employing staff can be difficult at the best of times and with our payroll services we can take away the pain of calculating wages and issuing payslips with everything fully GDPR compliant online.

If it is VAT services you need we can provide those so you don’t need to worry.

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5 Things that can kill your Profit Margin 

Keeping an eye on your profit margin and other key ratios is vital for business.

In our FREE eBook we explore the gross profit margin ratio and why keeping a close eye on 5 important factors can maintain and grow your profits.


Now is the time to invest in your future…….. 
……..our Financial Wellbeing Service shows you the way. 


The Secret of Success

A business owner contacted us as he was working crazy hours and never seemed to have enough time or cash. He had started his business three years previously and had found it was stagnating with sales falling and it was a struggle to make his business ends meet. We identified that a move to digital accounting software would speed up not only the input of essential records but also provide the client with live data. We introduced quarterly Management Accounts, forecasts and helped the client understand the numbers. After all that is what we’re good at.


The client had too little cash, too little free time and was working far too hard. They had no real appreciation of how pricing and other factors effect your bottom line. 


We moved the records to a leading digital accounting package with automated bank feeds. We undertook a Profit Diagnostic review to explain the facts behind the numbers.


Working hand in hand with our client we put the systems in place to take the pressure off the client’s record keeping. We helped implement some pricing changes that had a significant effect on profit.


A set of sound, excellent records, making the compliance stuff easier and  instant business data giving the owner the power to make crucial, timely business decisions that generate more profits.

Make something wonderful happen…….

We are a Business for Good which means that every time we complete some work such as submitting a Tax Return or take on a new client something special  happens in the world.

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Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

I would 100% recommend their services

I’ve used the services of Balloon Accounting for the last 6 years. I’ve tried other accountants and no one has matched the personal level of service, reactiveness and general customer care that Balloon Accounting provide. For this reason I would 100% recommend their services!


An amazing accountant

An amazing accountant who’s helped me and my business partners make the correct financial decisions in order to grow our business. I cannot recommend Andy enough.


Fantastic support and service

Fantastic support and service! I cannot recommend Balloon Accounting highly enough. From the outset, Andy listened to all of my accounting needs (and concerns, as I have little knowledge in this area!) and tailored his service to meet exactly what I needed. Any issues with which I required support were dealt with so quickly and efficiently. I have found it so reassuring to have had Balloon Accounting dealing with my finances. An excellent and professional accountancy service!


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We have recently launched our FREE App which is packed with information relevant to every business. Why not use the QR code or icons below to grab yourself a copy.

Free Balloon Accounting App

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 Your Accountant

Andy Downs, Director / Accountant

Why are you in business ?

So that you can pay taxes ? So that you can complete all the paperwork and records that HMRC insist upon ?

No, of course your’e not. You’re not in business for anything other than your future or that of your loved ones. So what I aim to do is work with you to help you reach your life and financial goals. That’s it, pure and simple.

Yes, of course I can do all the boring yet important compliance work so that you stay the right side of the law and HMRC and naturally 
I pride myself on providing you with a quality, personal service but it really isn’t about me. It’s all about you, your business and your future.

Let’s explore how we could work together.


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