Accountants Chichester

Carpenter Box is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants and financial advisers.

We provide a full range of accountancy, tax, and business advisory services to both businesses and private clients throughout Chichester and West Sussex.

Our mission as accountants is to identify ways for you to make more money, helping you understand the numbers so that you can control costs and increase profit.

We know that you want an accountant to make your life easier, and that’s what we’re here to do.

Professional, Friendly Service

Carpenter Box has over 95 years of experience aiding businesses with their accountancy needs. Taking steps to understand our clients’ goals and offering solutions that deliver value is at the heart of our approach. As an independent accountancy specialist, our advice is unrestricted and without bias, meaning we will always seek the best solution to your needs and objectives.

Our team are organised into specialised business groups to better service you, enabling us to offer a comprehensive range of services to limited companies and individuals across a range of sectors.

Whether you’re a large company, small business, entrepreneur or private client, we’ll help you understand the numbers so that you can control costs, grow margins and make more profit.

Accountants in Chichester, West Sussex

Business Tax

Running a business is stressful enough without accounting and tax paperwork keeping you up at night. Strategic business tax planning can save you money and help your business realise its full potential.

Our corporate tax accountants can assist you in the following areas:

Accounts and Bookkeeping

Making sure your bookkeeping and monthly accounts are up to date will help you maintain a healthy cash flow for your business. You also need these records when it comes to your tax return at the end of the year.

With expertise in tax legislation, our dedicated team of bookkeepers will take your stress away by providing a quick and cost-effective service to keep your books balanced.

Our bookkeeping service Chichester covers:

  • Expense tracking
  • Income and expenditure reports
  • Business forecasting
  • Calculating finances

Cloud Accounting

Cloud accounting platforms such as Xero and Quickbooks allow you to keep track of your finances from wherever you are in the world, at any time! It’s a simple way to streamline your accounts through a secure online server across multiple devices – whether you’re at work, at home or on the road.

Our Cloud Accounting Services Include:

  • Real time overview of your finances
  • Multi-user access
  • Automatic data backup
  • Automatic software updates
  • Linking of other digital platforms

Cloud accounting also enables you to be better connected with our accountants – with easy access to your financial data, we can check your figures, prepare accounts, file directly or even help with key business decisions whenever you need us.


Managing payroll is one of the most important aspects of any business, but the ever-changing legislation in payroll compliance and IR35 can add enormous stress to your business administration. Outsourcing your payroll to our accountants will reduce that stress, and you can get back to doing what really matters – running your business.

Our Payroll Service Includes:

  • Paper and e-payslips
  • Admin of SSP, SMP, student loans, etc
  • P45s and P46s
  • P60s
  • Payroll reports
  • Holiday management

Private Client Tax

Carpenter Box expert financial advisors are here to help you become as tax efficient as possible. As part of your bespoke Financial Plan, we will review where you’re at and incorporate a tax strategy to reduce the amount of tax you will pay both now and in the future – whether that be Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax or Inheritance Tax.

Capital Gains Tax

Capital gains tax laws can be complicated, but there are many allowances, exemptions, and reliefs you can take advantage of. 

Our tax experts work will advise you where it is possible to defer, reduce or eliminate completely any potential capital gains tax liability, all in accordance with up to date tax legislation.

Estate Planning

Carpenter Box Financial Advisors will help you implement a strategy to preserve your wealth so it passes down the generations.

Our Estate Planning services include:

  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Making a Last Will and Testament

Income Tax

Almost everything you earn above your personal allowance is subject to income tax, including self-employment income, pensions, interest from savings accounts, rental income and shares.

Our income tax specialists evaluate all aspects of your financial situation and will work closely with you to structure your income effectively, helping to minimise your tax bill.

If you’re in a self-assessment, we’ll help you prepare and submit your tax return quickly and efficiently, and offer advice on any expenses you are able to claim.

Investment Planning

It’s important to have a solid investment strategy to secure the financial future you want.

Our Financial Advisors will work with you to identify your personal goals and attitude towards risk and use this information to develop a tailored investment strategy that works for you and your family.

Alternatively, if you’d like more information on any of our Chichester accounting services, you can give us a call on 01243 467130.