Accountants in Barnsley

At gbac we understand that the factors that motivate and drive growth are as varied as the individuals who choose to build a business in the first place.

Established in the 1970’s, gbac is a firm of accountants in Barnsley, with a team of 40 business consultants, accountants, auditors, tax advisors, payroll and legal compliance experts, trainees and support assistants and valuation specialists.

Our people are focused on providing an individual approach to our clients. Working closely with them to better understand their business and personal situation and deliver a bespoke solution that supports capital growth for businesses and individuals.

If you want the proactive and holistic service you've always been looking for, reach out to our expert team of accountants and tax advisers on 01226 298298. 


As expert accountants in Barnsley, we can assist businesses of all sizes in Yorkshire and beyond with accounting services. Whether you need strategic financial advice or simply want to outsource your bookkeeping and accounts management to a reliable company, gbac will be happy to help you.

From payroll administration to tax consultation, including VAT records and returns, gbac offers a range of services to make your business run more smoothly. Not only can we handle PAYE and tax efficiency, but we can also help you to take your records digital and keep up with modern demands.

The easiest way to manage data entry for your financial records is to utilise cloud-based accounting software, which is why we offer implementation and training for cloud accounting services at gbac. This allows us to streamline your operations, with remote access between your team and ourselves.

Of course, our highly trained accountants in Barnsley are more than happy to provide financial services on an individual basis. Should you need tax advice or tax planning assistance, from capital allowances to tax relief schemes, gbac can help you to manage your taxes in the most efficient way.

If you’re self-employed with your own small business, we can assist you with bookkeeping to ensure your records and tax returns stay compliant with the law. No matter how you’re employed, we can also offer guidance for HMRC enquiries, should there be a problem with your taxes or tax rebates.

One of the aspects of financial law that is unfortunately often overlooked is the handling of estates after the death of their owner. Should you require inheritance tax planning and administration for your own estate, or if you’re applying for probate following a bereavement, gbac can support you.

Just as small to medium enterprises can benefit from the assistance of our accountants in Barnsley, so can larger businesses and corporations. Along with our standard tax consultancy, bookkeeping and VAT management, and cloud accounting services, gbac also offers corporate-specific services.

For example, should you need guidance on the legal administrative processes of forming a company, you could benefit from our company secretarial and advisory services. From obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation to changing directors, transferring shares to selling companies, gbac can help.

Whether you’re looking to grow your business through acquisitions, mergers, or raising equity, or intending to leave the company and transfer leadership, gbac provides a range of corporate finance services to cover these aspects. Your business will be in safe hands through growth and succession.

At gbac, our accountants in Barnsley can assist all manner of landlords and agents in the rental property sector. Landlords who own the property that they rent out can make use of our tax consultancy services to ensure the correct payments are made and plan ahead for tax efficiency.

As an ARMA partner (Association of Residential Managing Agents), gbac has the necessary experience and knowledge to manage accounts for both commercial and residential developments. Landlords and property management companies can set up service charge accounts with us.

No matter if you own a single rental property or manage several, we can help you to train your team in using the latest digital technology to stay on top of your accounts. Why not take away the stresses of data management and streamline its functionality with gbac’s cloud-based accounting services?

Existing academies and trusts responsible for multiple academies can benefit from our tailored academy finance control services at gbac. Our team of accountants in Barnsley includes statutory auditors with plenty of experience in this sector, enabling us to assist with academy management.

From helping schools with academy conversions to supporting mature academies, gbac offers a range of advisory and account management services to help academies grow. We can assist with a variety of audits, annual budget planning, financial monitoring, and reporting finances to governors.

Just as gbac can help businesses and corporations with cloud-based accounts management, we can also offer these services to academies and educational trusts. After implementing sector-appropriate software and training your own team, all you’ll need is an internet connection to liaise with ours.

Yes, we do. In addition to our various accounts management services, our accountants in Barnsley can carry out both internal and external business valuations. These can cover tax, probate, and equity sales, or comparative analysis and investments, to help you make the right financial decisions.

We also provide plenty of audit and assurance options at gbac, designed to give you more than the minimum feedback to ensure statutory compliance. This includes external audits for charities and grants, independent examinations, and bespoke assurance reports to boost financial credibility.

Certified by the BSI (British Standards) Group, we’re also qualified to carry out internal audits. Quality Management Systems are crucial lines of defence in risk management for any business; gbac can provide the necessary service of auditing these systems to strengthen your defences.

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our services

gbac provides a holistic range of accounting services to help you run and grow your business. Our proactive approach to your numbers and specialist knowledge will ensure your business gets the support and advice it needs throughout the year

accounting, bookkeeping and VAT

Our proactive approach to your numbers and specialist knowledge will ensure your business gets the support and advice it needs throughout the year.

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audit and assurance

We go above and beyond the minimum statutory requirements. We will suggest systems to put in place to help ensure and improve long term financial control, governance and assurance.

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academies and multi academy trusts

gbac can offer a wide variety of assistance in both non-audit and audit services to existing academies and converting schools, with our specialist education team.

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corporate finance

If you are looking to grow or to sell your business, to raise additional finance or just wanting to explore and understand your options, our partner-led corporate finance service can provide everything you’ll need to find the right way forward for you and your business.

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hmrc enquiries

Our tax team are experienced in providing advice, support and representation for businesses or individuals.

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payroll services

From basic year-end procedures and routine administration to a fully managed Real Time Information (RTI) payroll function, we will work with you to devise the right level of payroll support that suits you.

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tax consultancy

Tax is a consideration in everything we do. Our team of Tax experts will save you and your business money by reducing your exposure to tax and sleepless nights by ensuring you remain legally compliant.

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gbac resourcing

The gbac virtual finance department provides support for existing finance functions or a complete outsourced solution which enables the maintenance of a lean operation with unlimited in-built capacity for growth.

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cloud accounting

Cloud accounting is revolutionising the way accountants interact with their clients. It allows immediate access to client records from any location (with an internet connection), which can produce a more dynamic relationship between business and adviser.

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company secretarial

To relieve you of the administrative burden of the company secretarial function, and to ensure that statutory deadlines are met, we will handle all your statutory obligations including the filing of accounts, confirmation statements, change of directors and secretary.

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business valuations

If you have ever wanted to know what your business or your shares are worth, then our qualified experienced team will provide a comprehensive valuation with comparable market data and help you to explore and achieve your options for exit or succession.

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service charge accounts

GBAC is a partner of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (“ARMA”). Our service charge team have experience of dealing with the preparation of accounts for residential and commercial developments, both single and multi-schedule. We deal with managing agents and companies to produce service charge and statutory accounts and can also deal with all Companies House filing obligations to ensure that you fulfil your legal obligations.

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probate services

Following changes to the law you now have a choice in how you deal with Probate and Estate Administration. You can now choose from a range of qualified professionals including accountants to provide probate services.

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Complaints Procedure

We aim to provide a high quality of service at all times. If you would like to discuss with us how our service could be improved or if you are dissatisfied with the service that you are receiving please let us know by contacting Corinna Humphries. We will acknowledge such contact within 30 days.

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a few kind words

I would like to say a big thank you to gbac for all your advice and support over the last 10 years.  We have been through some tough times but with your help we made it through the other side.  We are pleased to have you as part of our team and look forward to continuing working with you in the future. Well done gbac!

Angela Clark
Director, Norham Plastics LTD