James, Stanley & Co Chartered Accountants have been practicing for over ninety years, helping small businesses in Birmingham achieve sustained growth whilst minimising the tax paid at all times. But what makes James, Stanley & Co a good choice as accountants for small businesses?


As Chartered and Certified Accountants we boast a leading technical team of professionals who benefit clients across a multitude of industry sectors and sizes; whether it be servicing the vast industrial sector in Birmingham, to IT and other service based companies, and even providing support for charities and their financial requirements.  


Situated on the Coventry Road we are five minutes from Birmingham City Centre enabling us effectively reach out to all West Midlands businesses. In addition, as a result of the ever evolving and improving software and specifically cloud based technologies we also offer a high value remote service to clients right across the World using tools such as Quickbooks, Xero and Crunchboards.

Tax Planning

One of our most powerful Unique Selling Points on offer to business owners is the leading tax planning support we invest in. Within our office we deliver two key elements to tax planning; the first being tax software such as “Remuneration Planner” which enables us to use your financial results to calculate the most tax efficient way to extract money from your business. Secondly our tax advisors are able to advise on niche strategies such as inheritance tax mitigation and property tax planning.

Business Growth

Statistics state that eight out of ten businesses fail in year one due to a lack of business planning. As a small business, the lack of available funding as well as the experience in budgeting for short term cash-flow are keys issues of which we can help with. We have the knowledge and expertise to access local funding for new ventures as well as the tools to plan your first twelve effectively so that all businesses are here for the long term.

Fixed Fees

As small business accountants we acknowledge that resources are not endless, and one historic issue with accountants are the surprise bills and lack of transparency. To that end we offer fixed fees for all clients whether it is a tax return right up to a limited company requiring accounts, payroll, VAT, bookkeeping etc.

Service Level Guarantee

Within all our agreements with clients we include a service level guarantee that entitles ALL clients to unlimited access from our team for advice on ad-hoc matters. In other words, clients are able to write, call and meet us whenever they see fit in order to maximise the benefit they receive from the investment with us.


In summary we provide a holistic accountancy package for small businesses that gives owners the confidence to simply concentrate on what they do best.