About Us

IQ Business Consulting is a small practice of chartered accountants very focused on making things as easy as possible for our clients. We strongly believe in personal contact with our clients and building trust with continuity of contact. We would rather talk to you about what you are passionate about - running your business and making it as successful as possible.

IQ Business Consulting - Paul Stacey

With over 15 years of experience, company director Paul Stacey BA (Hons) FCA is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Having originally trained with a small firm of accountants supporting SMEs before moving to a larger practice upon qualifying, where he worked for owner managed businesses bringing together accountancy, audit, payroll, tax planning and taxation compliance through a single point of contact.

In 2000, Paul left practice to run various multi-disciplinary finance teams for some large blue chip companies completing roles including finance director before becoming self-employed in 2007 as an interim finance director and practicing chartered accountant.

Being creative, Paul is able to envisage the bigger picture and is approachable, commercially minded and is a strong communicator who understands the importance of deadlines and where necessary, the detail.

Our Services

Accounting Services
  • Annual Returns & Accounts
  • Payroll & VAT Returns
  • Tax Compliance & Planning
  • Planning & Forecasting
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Finance Director Services
  • Outsourced FD Services
  • Short & Long Term Budgeting
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Business Performance Review
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Non-Executive Director Support
  • Policy Making & Planning
  • Management Accountability
  • Performance Reviews
  • Strategy & Risk Assurance
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Our clients say

Having had IQ as my account practice for some years now, I cannot praise them enough. They have taught me to go paperless and encouraged me in so many areas of business. They sort tax and your profit & loss with ease. Highly recommended and great personal service.

M. Stokes - Owner/Director
Winchester Photographic Limited

I chose IQ because I know I can trust Paul completely. IQ have submitted my tax returns and accounts for many years and always ensure they know the latest updates and can add value to the process. I only have a basic grasp of accounts, but Paul is always willing to explain things to me.

A. Haddock - Director
Andrew Haddock Limited

We used IQ for migrating to a new Xero finance system. Whilst for us it was a complex process involving our own bespoke CRM, Paul was always on hand to expertly navigate through to an outcome which has positively revolutionised our financial data management.

Rev. M. Heaney - Operating Officer
Torch Trust for the Blind

News & Blog

IQ Business Consulting - Whatever happened to tax simplification?
What happened to tax simplification?

You might think it is very unusual for a practice accountant to be making this point – after all lots of our business is helping individuals, partnerships and companies to complete their tax returns. A lot of this work would disappear if the government was successful in their stated intentions to simplify tax. But is it getting ridiculous?

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IQ Business Consulting - Is this the right time to start a business
When should I start a business?

Starting your own business can seem like an overwhelming idea. Many people are afraid to turn their dreams into reality feeling like they lack motivation, discipline, knowledge, and guidance to succeed. Running your own business comes with a number of responsibilities you will need to fulfil, and risks that need to be managed.

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IQ Business Consulting - A Guide to Self Assessment
A Guide to Self Assessment

Running your own business comes with a number of advantages including potential tax benefits, limited liability status if you have a company and most importantly, the sense of control and freedom when it comes to managing your finances, time and space. However, you also need to fulfil your responsibilities to HM Revenue & Customs and Companies House.

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