Personalised
accountancy services

to support your business and aspirations

Jane MacArthur playing violin
  • Ease the burden of business administration, accounts and tax returns to enable you to do what you love.
  • Provide specialist expertise and understanding of the varied portfolio careers of musicians, actors and creatives.
  • Jane forges long standing client relationships, delivering customised systems and services to meet your individual requirements.

We have struggled to find an accountant over the years who is in charge of the important details the way Jane is

Jane has been a breath of fresh air for us and our business. We have struggled to find an accountant over the years who we feel has our backs and is in charge of the important details the way Jane is. We have been carefully guided into VAT by her and our book-keeping is now far better than it ever was, thanks to her inputs and keen engagement. She directs our accounting and answers our queries with superb communication. Jane is knowledgeable, dedicated and friendly. We cannot recommend her enough.

Luke Allen
Director, Nightingale Garden & Home Ltd

She is extremely prompt with replies

I am really happy with the service and advice that Jane/Amati offers. She is really professional and always explains and answers any queries clearly & concisely. She is extremely prompt with replies and patient when helping to negotiate the various options the tax system can present with the pros and cons of each choice. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for accountancy services plus I have always been pleasantly surprised with the reasonable fees charged.

Jamie Thomas
Halex Horns

Jane always provides useful information to help me keep on top of tax issues

Jane has been great over the past year helping me with my accounting. She always provides useful information to help me keep on top of tax issues, she promptly replies to my emails and solves any problems I have. It has given me peace of mind with the financial side of my bushiness. I can recommend Jane with confidence to anyone looking for support with their business.

Jon Prince
The Perception Coach Ltd

We have made significant savings on our tax bills.

I would highly recommend Amati UK – Jane is efficient, clear and very helpful. She answers enquiries concisely and quickly and understands the vagaries of working as a freelance musician. Her fees are very reasonable and since using her we have made significant savings on our tax bills.

Anonymous
Musician

Jane explains tax issues clearly and helpfully

Jane is the dream accountant! She explains tax issues clearly and helpfully and answers emails swiftly. I have Jane to thank for getting my books in order before a house purchase and for getting me a tax refund when I had overpaid tax. As Jane is a musician herself you won’t need to spend time explaining the complexities of self-employed work or the quirks of freelance life. She is friendly, honest and she is also very patient.

Jo Harris
Trumpet player

Jane’s proactive and succinct in all of her communications

As a self-employed freelancer, VAT and MTD confused me and so I sought help from Amati.  Jane has been absolutely wonderful ever since, she talked me through the VAT registration processes and MTD software options and got me set up quickly and simply.  I couldn’t ask for a safer pair of hands. The best thing about Amati is the level of personal knowledge and useful insight that Jane shares – the quick reminders, where to find key details on HMRC’s website and just general ongoing good advice.  Jane’s proactive and succinct in all of her communications.  I don’t think in the last 3 years I’ve ever actually needed to ask anything, she’s always one step ahead!

Catherine Cleary
Engineering Consultant

Jane is always ready with expert advice

Jane at Amati has been my accountant for many years and provides a fantastic service. She is always ready with expert advice and works efficiently and quickly. She offers great value for money and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Sarahjane Stephen
Soprano and singing teacher

Jane has helped make my accounts much more streamlined

Jane has been the most incredible accountant this year. She has helped make my accounts so much more streamlined, easy to organise and provides so much comfort through her thorough and fast responses. I’d highly recommend Jane to anyone, I can’t thank her enough for her amazing work!

Becky Brass
Drummer and percussionist

Jane is thorough and picks up on everything

As a freelance musician I would say that Jane is the perfect accountant! I don’t find accounts and tax easy at all and have needed (in the transition to being VAT registered) a great deal of support. Jane has done this patiently and with great skill. She is thorough and picks up on everything. I feel completely safe with Jane and know that my accounts are in the best possible hands. Would recommend to everyone!

Morgan Goff
Freelance musician

Jane is a fantastic accountant

Jane is a fantastic accountant and is wonderful to work with. She has helped me no end to get on top of my business, particularly after a bad experience with a previous accountant. She is extremely good at dealing with complex issues and VAT, and I am incredibly grateful to her for going above and beyond. I cannot recommend Amati highly enough.

Thomas Hewitt Jones
Composer

Dr Jane MacArthur, the principal of Amati Chartered Accountants and a freelance professional violinist, played in orchestras alongside many of her clients. She realised that many faced difficulties with their self-assessment tax returns, due to having a mixture of employed and self-employed work, sometimes suffering foreign tax, and not knowing what expenses they could claim.

To fit around your busy schedule, Jane uses all available technology to enable client contact at mutually convenient times and is available for meetings in London several times a year. She is based in Glossop, near Manchester.

Software

Jane keeps her expertise up to date with various market leading software, to ensure she can recommend systems best suited for your needs and budget. Jane still very much enjoys a well organised spreadsheet and has created several templates to save you work and time, available in different formats to suit Windows, Mac, Excel, Numbers, tablet use, etc.

ICAEW Chartered Accountants

Jane MacArthur is a Fellow of the ICAEW and Amati UK Ltd is a member of the ICAEW Practice Assurance scheme.