01202 022992
BH12 1PN, Poole, UK

What’s the most important to you ?

We will help you unlock your potential in one or more of these areas


* We will help you adopt Cloud Accounting so you can do the bookkeeping more efficiently

* We will take the bookkeeping off your hands leaving us to deal with it all

* We will take the full finance function off your hands leaving you time to concentrate on the things you want


* We will help you reduce your costs

* We will help you you improve income

* We will help you improve cashflow


* We will look after all the compliance and deadlines so you don’t need to worry about them

* We will put in place a strategy so you know where you are heading in the short term

* We will put in place a longer strategy so you can exit the business on your term-

Unlock the potential in your business and your life

We are accountants based in Poole, Dorset and we work with businesses in Poole, Bournemouth, Dorset and across the UK.

We want to help you secure a better future for you and your family.

We want to help you obtain the sort of freedoms you set out in business for, financial, time and wellbeing.

How do we do this and why are we different ?

We simply work alongside you, getting deep under the skin of your business and use our wealth of experience to help you drive forward towards your goals. 

If you’re ambitious watch the short video opposite to see how we can move your business forward together.

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Enjoy the best
financial control and business insights and get your life back

Our Virtual Finance Office function has it all.

It enables you to keep your finger on the pulse of your business, using technology to provide real time insights into your business performance, all while freeing up your time to focus on what you do best.

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What we are all about…

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Helping you get to where you want to be

We provide business and personal growth advisory services but with a difference. 

We’ll use clear, plain english to help you assess where you are now, where you want to get to and then help you map out the journey. We’ll be right by your side throughout.

Life Centered Accounting.

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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’ll worry about meeting those deadlines, effectively becoming the finance function of your business so you don’t have to and all you need do is focus on your business.

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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.

We also provide everything you will need to fulfill your VAT obligations.
We take away the worry of the administration involved with this complex tax.

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Top 8 accounting challenges facing your business

…and how to solve them

In this book you will learn

The top 8 accounting challenges faced by every business
Why these challenges matter
Why following the correct path can lead you to success
How the right accountant makes a difference to your business
And much more…..

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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.

One of the things we do best

We have experience of working with many different businesses from varied industry sectors but with our extensive knowledge of Foster Care we are able to apply this to helping new and established Foster Care Agencies really fulfill thier potential.

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Foster Care Agencies

Setting up and running a Foster Care Agency is never easy. I have vast experience as a foster carer, panel member and years helping businesses and foster carers. I can apply that knowledge towards supporting you and your agency.


Having cloud based, up to date records is vital in provding you with the tools to make the best business decisions.


Top of most carers list, after the welfare of the children is getting paid accurately and on time and I can make this happen for you.


There’s many ways to pay yourself and we can explore the most tax efficient method to suit your individual circumstances.


Expense management is always a minefield and I can guide you through the best method to adopt and capture expenses.


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Talking Numbers
A step-by-step guide to understanding the numbers and growing your profit

In this eBook you will learn:

Why businesses fail
How to focus on your strengths
Building a lean business plan
The 9 drivers of profit work to increase your bottom line
Reasons why you need a forecast
How to follow and adapt your plan to reach your goals

And much more…..


 Our Time To RISE…..let’s make something wonderful happen

We are a business for good which means that every time we complete some work such as submitting your Tax Return or take on a new client something special happens in the world.
And you can do that too


We champion
clear and transparent pricing

No one likes nasty surprise bills so we certainly don’t issue them and thats guaranteed.

Thinking of becoming a Limited Company ?

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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!

Rhys Gosling, JPS Communications (Bournemouth) Ltd

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.

Rachid Houder Mohamed, Glo Clinic Ltd, Clinic Supplies UK Ltd

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!

Suzie Allkins

All round great Accountant

Andy at Balloon Accounting has been doing my end of year tax return for me for about 10 years now. Hes very accommodating and happy to help if you ever have any questions or problems. His accountancy knowledge is second to none so I completely trust his advice. He also keeps me up to date with any government changes to tax etc which is very helpful. All round great accountant.

Tom Mackay, TJ Mackay Property Services

The service is perfect

I have used Balloon Accounting for 3 years now and the service is perfect. 10/10 for knowledge, efficiency and customer service. I always recommend Balloon Accounting to others and will continue to do so.

Keri Squibb, The Soap Coach Limited

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

We have used Balloon Accounting for a number of years now and have been very happy with the services provided. They are always happy to help with questions or issues and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend/ refer them to others.

Mark Walden, Marks Cars

Advice is easily available

Balloon Accounting has been a great help, not knowing what/how to do things at the start of setting up a Ltd company was eased by having the knowledge of obviously an experienced accountant. As things have progressed and changed I always feel that advice is easily available.

Joe Summers, Fusion Chiropractic Limited

Trustworthy and reliable

Andy is always happy to help out with any financial matters offering advice from all his experience. He has been supportive in all areas of my finances relating to my self employed role as a driving instructor and also in relation to our holiday accommodation abroad. Certainly makes my life easier each tax year. Always great to have a trustworthy and reliable contact.

Kevin Jones, KC Jones Driving Instructor

Great company to deal with

Andy has been my accountant for several years now after being recommended by a friend. His helpful and professional approach means I am always happy to contact him knowing I will get a quick response. Great company to deal with.

Vanessa Henrys, VSH Solutions

 Your Accountants

Andy Downs, Director / Accountant

Andy Downs

Following in your fathers footsteps.

When I was at school I decided that I fancied being a customs officer until my mum told me that it would mean moving around the country and I’d hate it. I was young so I followed her advice to the letter and got myself into a nice secure job with Nat West Bank before promptly moving around the country from post to post !

After a spell in Exeter and a move to Building Societies that took me to Salisbury and Portsmouth I settled back in Bournemouth with my wonderful wife (a Pompey girl) and fell into accountancy alongside my dad who had run his practice for years.

Upon his retirement I purchased the full practice from him and grew it to a size where it was sold off to a fellow accountant. After a spell working for the local constabulary and within fostering I returned to my first love to build Balloon Accounting which today boasts over 200 clients.
I work with many different businesses from a variety of industry sectors and if you are Foster Carer or run your own Foster Care Agency then I have specialist knowledge.

But it’s all really about you, your business and your future, not me so let’s explore how we could work together.


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Vib Urunkar, Director / Accountant

Vib Urunkar

From multinational to making a real difference

For over 24 years I have honed my skills within multinational organisations, mainly within the finance industry working within investment banking, insurance, and product development.

It’s all very well being a kingpin for these giants but there comes a time when you want to utilise these skills closer to home to help clients understand their business structures, challenges, risks and more importantly how they can grow their businesses. My strengths lie in planning for growth and business strategy.

As a family man I know how important and precious spare time, away from the business is and how in many cases it can become a rare commodity, so I have a real passion to help clients navigate the complicated minefield that is tax and accounting to offer them the opportunity of spending more time doing what they enjoy the most.

For my part my spare time is spent with my wife, small son, and friends.

It’s time for you to set in motion the plan for your future so get in touch now as I’d be delighted to explore how we can work together to help your business succeed and grow.


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Latest News and Blog

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Business tips: Getting in control of your spending

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Business tips: Outlining your ideal customer

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Business Tips: Setting KPIs and measuring performance

Business Tips: Setting KPIs and measuring performance Once you begin trading, you’re faced with a new challenge – successfully managing the course of your brand-new business and making sure it’s[…]

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