How WE Help you...

Make better decisions and reap the rewards

No two businesses are the same...

Want your business to work for you now and have a handle on what happens in future... To know where you're headed, you need to know where you are now...

The AOR Roadmap

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Keeping HMRC and Companies house happy whilst you prove you have a business. We'll ensure you stay fully compliant with HMRC by filing all the necessary information including, managing your VAT returns, statutory accounts, confirmation statements, corporation and self assessment tax returns, as well as get you started with the Xero software.


If you're looking for the standard service but want us to take more off your busy plate, then this is the service for you. We'll provide ongoing management accounts with quarterly reviews, as well as run extra processes for you, such as payroll, auto-enrolment, bookkeeping - with plenty of Xero training.


We will plug into your business and act as an extension of your team. We’ll journey with you to understand the ambition for your business, providing meaningful insight into your business performance. Partnering your business so you can make well informed decisions and have the confidence to invest.


Make use of your own Virtual Chief Finance Officer (VCFO) to help you shape the growth of your business. Our highly experienced growth advisers will support you with strategic business planning, budgeting, cash flow forecasting, funding and exit strategy.


At this stage, it’s all about laying foundations – and you’re probably equal levels of excited and nervous. You’re fed up of building someone else’s empire, but where do you start with building your own? It can feel like a big risk to try and replace the income you’ve relied on during your years of employment. You’ve got some budget to get an awesome first logo design, get your first business cards, and then you see your first tax bill and the anxiety kicks in.


Yes, we take care of all your compliance work, including year-end accounts, VAT, payroll and tax returns, all delivered on time and to a high standard. But, at Adams O'Rourke we offer far more than these standard compliance accountancy services. We are a cloud based practice and XERO certified advisors. And, as management accountants, we love to get under the bonnet of your business to provide real insight into your business performance. Having used award winning XERO software for nearly 10 years, means we can produce real time information throughout the year, allowing you to make timely, better financial decisions and improve business performance.


Joan has a proven track record both in industry and supporting SME businesses since founding Adams O'Rourke Accountants in 2008. Many small businesses may find that they need experienced finance management, but don't have the budget to be able to afford a full time resource in this area. We can help you by providing part time remote financial management services, effectively part of your team and supporting you "in-house". An outsourced FD provides a narrative to understand the numbers and points the business in the direction of the things that can be done better which has a significant impact on performance.

What our clients say...

"I'd highly recommend Joan and her team for all aspects of accountancy. Her calm and friendly approach combined with a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of accounting make Joan a key part of my business."
Emma Corkish
Director October Creative
"You have offered me guidance of the highest quality and there is no one I would want more to handle my affairs other than you"
Kevin Parker
"I thought I had a pretty good handle on my company finances before I started working with Joan. I now could not imagine working without the support of her company, Adams O'Rourke. Joan's attention to detail, her gracious willingness to broach potentially challenging discussions and her unflagging commitment to developing both her offering and my business are stand-out strengths. If you're a small business looking for an accountant that will truly partner with you in your journey of growth, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Adams O'Rourke."
Dr Will Sopwith
Director, Willsop Ltd