A jargon free approach to accountancy

Easy to use tools to help manage your accounts.

We are proud partners of QuickBooks, the world’s number 1 online accounting software.

Fixed Fee

We offer a fixed fee pricing structure to keep things clear and to allow clients to budget for our costs.

Cloud Specialist

We use the latest cloud technology to offer clients around the clock access to their data and information.

Ongoing Support

Accountancy needs are an ongoing process, so we feel it best to be accessible on the phone, via email or a personal meeting.

Free Consultation

An initial, no obligation meeting is available to new businesses to discuss your needs.

About Johnston Accountants

We are a small family run accountancy firm located in Farnborough, supplying all accountancy needs to local as well as national businesses and individuals.

We supply services to start-ups, established companies, and individuals ranging from Employed, Self Employed & Rental Property owners.

We pride ourselves on offering a personal and relaxed relationship with our clients as well as being open and available to help with any issues they might have.

A combination of a free no obligation consultation to discuss your business requirements and a fixed fee pricing structure ensure that there are no surprise bills.

We use the latest cloud accountancy software to keep us up to date, compliant and most importantly to give clients the best possible service.

This transparency allows clients to concentrate on what is most important, running the business.

Our team consists of specialists in all areas from payroll & accounts to tax planning and calculations to ensure we meet all of our client’s needs.

We have many years’ experience dealing with VAT, Tax Returns, CT600 returns & accounts as well as HMRC investigations to give you a reliable service to meet your expectations and beyond.

Our priority is ensuring clients come first and it is this attitude to being as accessible as possible that has enabled us to have clients trusting us with their accounting needs for over 20 years. Having a human being at the end of each phone line or email address allows matters to be handled as quickly as possible as well as having a consistent point of contact.
This has always been a factor in our success and longevity, our staff force has remained committed & consistent for many years allowing for strong relationships to build between our staff and clients.

Please feel free to get in touch, we hope to hear from you soon.

Excellent service from a reliable and friendly practise.

– Lee Windebank, Director
21st Century Groundsworks Limited

What I love about Johnston Accountants is their personal touch. As a client I feel that they are really trying to do their best for me and my business. I have been a client of theirs for almost 7 years and right from the start they have been friendly and supportive. As my business has grown they have provided me with all the help and advice I have needed and I feel confident that my financial affairs are safe in their hands. They are professional, organised, informative and have a high degree of honesty and integrity and this has continued to be the case even as their business has grown. They have lots of clients but they have a way of making you feel special which I think is down to Nicola’s approachable and down to earth leadership. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

– Beverley Mitchell-Wright, Director
Beverley Mitchell Consulting Ltd

Nicola Johnston has been completing our accounts for years. We are completely satisfied with her accounting skills which she has always provided with meticulously accuracy and speed. Her advice has proved to be invaluable and she has steered us away from many pitfalls. We particularly appreciate her friendly nature and her robust positive attitude to life which makes it a pleasure dealing with her. Her regular updates and analysis of taxation matters are particularly admirable.
We would unequivocally recommend her to any prospective clients seeking a first class and cost effective accountant.

– David & Judy Hallett

Efficient and approachable. Always happy to answer questions and offer advice.

– Sarah Wright
SJW Consultancy Limited

I have been using Johnston Accountants Limited for over 7 years and my experience has been nothing but smooth. Nicola is very helpful and always on hand to offer support and break accountant terminology, which is very helpful. I highly recommend Johnston Accountants Limited.

– L Duru

I have used Johnston Accountants Limited for running my small business for over 10 years. Every year the service is rapid, and professionally executed, whether it is general enquiries, payroll and VAT administration, and/or Annual Returns.
It’s like plug-and-play accountancy. It just works, and I would recommend their services to anyone.

– Bruce Graham
Perfect Performance Training Ltd

We have been using Johnston Accountants Limited for many years and can honestly say that the service and support we receive from them goes above and beyond. We have used a few accountants in the past but nothing compares to the service Nicki and her team provide to us as a company. 5***** service.
Thank you so so much for going the extra mile.

– NP Tree Management Ltd

Nicki and her wonderful team have been looking after me for over 10 years now and I would be lost without them. I am the worst person ever when it comes to any sort of admin in life or business and they save me every single time. I am forever grateful and so appreciative of them. I have recommended Johnston Accountants to many friends over the years and will continue to do so, as being a business I know how important it is.
Thank you for all you do.

– Sarah Turner

Thanks to this very professional and helpful accountants company I have gone from strength to strength knowing all my accounts are done professionally so I can just concentrate on building my company.

– David Wells

If Carlsberg made accountants then Nicola would be it. Nicola has been my accountant for many years, she has never let me down or even failed to respond to a phone call. 10 out of 10… the best around.

– Andy Hutchinson

After two disastrous attempts at working with other accountancy firms, we finally found Johnston Accountants Limited and have been a happy customer for a few years now. As you’d expect from a good accountant, the team make sure we are in a good financial shape but what drives us to recommend them is how much they care about their customers. We feel genuinely cared for and they predict what we’re going to need because they take time to know our business.

– Ben Fielding, Director
Blucando Ltd

We have used Nicola for several years now and are very pleased with her efficiency and competitive pricing, always pleased to recommend her.

– Dave & Kathy Waller

We have been using Johnston Accountants Limited over the past 10 years across numerous businesses that we have had. To date they have been exceptional in all aspects of their service, with prompt advise and additional add-on service to their broader network of financial expertise. We would highly recommend them for any small or large business.

– Shawn Codner

Heritage Education Ltd have used Johnston Accountants Limited for the entire duration of our life as a business. They have been an integral part of helping us succeed and grow as a business. We consider them ‘part of the Heritage team’.

– Jim Hewer
Heritage Education

I have found Johnston Accountants Limited to be very approachable, helpful and efficient in dealing with my tax affairs and always respond promptly to any queries I have.

– Debbie

Johnston Accountants Limited is by far the best accountancy firm to use for either small or large limited businesses or even just for your personal accounts. Nicki and her very polite and professional team are always on hand to answer calls and to our surprise, even in out of normal working hours. We would 100% recommend to anyone who wants to make sure there accounts are taken care of professionally and effectively.

– Warm Lofts Insulation Ltd

Nicki is friendly and approachable. I have been a client for over 15 years. She has always offered a prompt, reliable and trustworthy service.

– Julie Camp
Camp Gilding

As always professional which is key to a wonderful company, you have always without a doubt been exceptional in every way truly and we are grateful for your hard work and efforts in these hard troubling times.

– Gary Pranglen
PT Judo Ltd

Nicki and Bev provide an amazing and friendly service. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they are always happy to help. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for an accountant.

– JT Fascias Ltd

Multibuild Construction has used Johnston Accountants Limited for many years and have always received an efficient, reliable and friendly service. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we were informed at all stages from them of how to receive financial help and support from HMRC. We are very happy with the service that we receive from them.

– Multibuild Construction, Mytchett

Nicola’s services have been invaluable to our business over the years as she advised us how to run the business in the most tax efficient way possible. She and her team do our limited company end of year accounts, payroll and self assessment and were able to offer us training in using QuickBooks when accounting became digital. This year she really took the stress out of the furlough scheme and guided her clients through all the various options available, doing all the research at her own cost, something we are truly grateful for!

– MPE Brickwork & Construction Ltd

An outstanding firm with exceptional customer service and professional, yet personal, commitment to their clients.

– Cheryl Gibbon

Meet the Team

With years of experience and dedication to provide the best possible service.

Nicola Johnston

Managing Director

A Certified Practising Accountant since 2002, a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor and a DEXT partner; Nicola has years of experience in tax, payroll and accountancy. Priding herself on the close working relationship with all of her clients, Nicola offers sound advice to help your business succeed.

Bev Andrews

Accounts Manager

Bev has worked with us for several years now and has become one of the most important members of the team. Currently in the final year of her AAT qualification, her knowledge in the field continues to grow. A QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor, Bev can give all the training and information.

Maneesha Lalmund

Accounts Manager

Graduating from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in Bachelor of Accounting Science, Maneesha joins our team as a dedicated accounts manager. As a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor, Maneesha is already building a strong portfolio of clients assisting in the structure and running of their business whilst managing the VAT. Maneesha is also our payroll specialist who manages the weekly and monthly payroll for over 100 clients together with all aspects of CIS. Maneesha’s main passion is to assist clients and make the accounting side of life easier so that they can focus on what they love to do.

David Johnston

Accounts Clerk

David has been with the firm since incorporation and has excellent communication skills and a thorough approach to bookkeeping.
As a certified QuickBooks advisor, David is more than happy to lend a helping hand with troublesome bookkeeping tasks.

Rachael Berry

Trainee Accountant

Rachael is our newest addition to the team and will be working under the guidance of both Bev and Nicola as she undertakes the beginning of her training to become a qualified accountant. A bubbly individual that has already been placed in many of our client offices to help bring organisation, weekly administration and support.

Our Services


We can offer an accurate and efficient bookkeeping service for our clients using a Quickbooks online software package.

We will complete a tax return on your behalf, make the necessary online filing submission and ensure that all of our clients are operating in the most tax efficient way possible.

We are able to complete any other services you may need such as bookkeeping, VAT returns, payroll or CIS submissions. These services can be added as and when you require them.

Financial Accounts

Financial Accounts are reports that are based on bookkeeping records. Accounts can be prepared monthly, quarterly or annually. Most businesses will have their accounts completed on an annual basis to comply with their obligations to HMRC.

We complete a full and detailed set of accounts for all of our clients including profit and loss, balance sheet and supporting notes where applicable. A complete and accurate set of accounts is beneficial for all businesses because they show a true picture of the business financial position and ensure that the correct amount of tax is calculated for payment to HMRC.


We can offer an accurate and efficient bookkeeping service for our clients using either Microsoft Excel spreadsheets or Sage Accounting.

We can complete small business accounting for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies and help with all dealings with HMRC. This provides peace of mind for our clients, leaving them time to concentrate on their business productivity.

Outsourcing to a professional leaves you free to concentrate on other aspects of your business, rather than concentrating on the business bookkeeping with the possibilities of making mistakes that could affect the amount of tax you pay.

Accurate bookkeeping is crucial for a business and HMRC require businesses to keep accurate records that are up to date. Failure to do so may incur a financial penalty.

VAT Returns

VAT (Value Added Tax) is a tax which is charged on most goods and services provided by VAT registered businesses. When VAT registered businesses are charged VAT on the goods and services they buy then this can generally be reclaimed.

VAT registered businesses are required to complete an online VAT return (usually every quarter). The VAT return takes into consideration all of the VAT the business has collected from sales and all of the VAT the business has spent on purchases and expenses. The difference is then paid (or reclaimed) to HMRC.

​We send out regular reminders to our VAT clients to ensure you are never late with a return.

Contact Us

Get in touch via the contact form below or give us a call and we will do the best we can for you.

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