Advice + Tax + Accounts for smart business owners.

About Scholes Chartered Accountants

If you're a small business owner who is serious about making a success of your business, and you want a great accountant by your side, we'd love to hear from you.

We do the tax and accounts - you do the business

Our accountants come to work every day to help entrepreneurs like you. You're passionate about your business; we're passionate about helping you with all the tricky tax, accounting and financial matters that can make the difference between success and mediocrity.

Scholes CA has been around over fifty years and has its roots in the agricultural sector in Orkney, having been founded by Karen's father, Alastair Scholes. From small beginnings our firm has grown to be one of the leading, medium-sized firms in Scotland, regularly shortlisted in national awards including the British Accountancy Awards and the Accounting Excellence Awards.

That does not mean we are complacent - far from it. Our team is driven to work harder and do better, and we continually invest in our employees and our technology so that our clients continue to benefit from exceptional levels of service. We are constantly exploring new ways to assist our small business clients.

Our clients, who are based in locations across the UK, represent many different industry sectors. They typically have annual turnover up to £10m and most are successful startups, entrepreneurial single owner companies, or established family businesses. We have physical offices in Edinburgh and Kirkwall.

Scholes CA is characterised by our clients as being:

  • Reliable
  • Efficient
  • Friendly
  • Innovative
  • Great communicators

The business is led by Ivan Houston CA CTA, Karen Scholes BA CA and Ryan Allan FCCA.


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