Village firm to make accounts less taxing

Claire Rylatt outside Taxtastic Accountants in Pinchbeck.
Claire Rylatt outside Taxtastic Accountants in Pinchbeck.

A new Pinchbeck accountancy firm is aiming to take the pain out of number crunching by locating itself in a convenient place for its target clientele.

Taxtastic Accountants opened on Monday and is run by Claire Rylatt who qualified as a chartered accountant in 2005 and has since worked in industry, handling tax returns and other aspects of company accounting.

Claire is partnered by her husband, chartered accountant James Rylatt and her father Clive Cooper who has previously worked for BT and the Department of Trade and Industry.

The firm opened its office on Monday at Unit Three, Cresswell Close, near Benner Road Industrial Estate, and is open five days a week, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 2pm, although appointments can be made outside these hours.

Claire said: “It’s very daunting to set up any new business but because I already have an existing client base, I’m hoping out walk-in shop will give us the presence we need to attract new clients.

“We looked at setting up Taxtastic in the high street but we felt it would be much more convenient if clients from our target market could find us exactly where they’re working.

“I think there’s a gap in the market for an accountancy firm that’s targeting sole-traders and medium-sized business but also has the chartered status behind it.”