About Accountech

Accountech is an accountant with a difference

An accountant whose only clients are early-stage technology companies and who has been working with such companies for over 20 years since 2002.

We offer everything that a traditional accountant can provide but with a much more personal service – an accountant who also is a combination of a freelance finance director and finance department and a part-time member of your team.

Accountech founder Stephen Gibbens trained as a chartered accountant at Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte (now part of PWC), qualifying in 1991.

He worked in industry for 10 years, latterly as Finance Director of a life sciences company.

This gave him the taste for working with tech start-ups that prompted him to form his own accountancy business in 2002 specialising in early-stage technology companies.

Years in business

Technology clients served

R&D Tax Credits claimed for clients since 2016

 Accountech dream team supporting founder, Stephen Gibbens

We all care passionately about your success, seek to understand your business and act as part-time members of your team. We have all been in your shoes working in industry, unlike many staff working for traditional accountancy firms who have only ever worked for an accounting practice. 

Kate Methley

Kate is a member of the Institute Chartered Accountants of Scotland and trained at Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte with Stephen 30 years ago.

She has experience of working in senior finance roles internationally in Spain, Tanzania and Thailand and joined Accountech in 2021 after returning home to Scotland.

She is our financial projections guru, an affiliate member of the EIS Association and experienced in R&D tax credit work.

Ev Temple

Ev joined Accountech in 2021. She has over 20 years experience and worked for several small companies and many tech companies.

She is responsible for bookkeeping and management accounts.

Ev also assists with EIS and other paperwork and preparation of Statutory Accounts

Alison Gibbens

Alison has been with Accountech from the very beginning and has 20 years of experience in bookkeeping for tech start-ups.

Alison has the toughest job in Accountech: managing Stephen!

What we offer clients

Technology start-ups have different needs from other companies.

They need much more than just year-end accounts and tax returns.

We provide help with cash flow forecasting, grant applications and claims, financial projections, EIS tax work, and R&D tax credits.

Everything that a founder needs to scale your start-up and outsource your finance function so that you can concentrate on developing your product, building the right team, and starting to make sales.

You can do this safe in the knowledge that the finance side is all being expertly looked after.

Accountech company values

To act as a member of our clients’ team

What this means

We work much more closely with our clients than a traditional accountant and do everything on the finance side from bookkeeping and traditional compliance work to help with raising investment and R&D tax credit claims.

To treat every client as if they were our only client

What this means

We only work with a limited number of clients at a time – typically 15 to 20. This allows us to give each client our full attention and to properly get to know their business. We only work with clients that we believe in, enjoy working with, and can see have a great business – we want investors to know that if it is an Accountech client, it is something special.

To work with purpose driven clients

What this means

We prefer to work with clients that are making a positive impact. We have a particular interest in the areas of life sciences, medical devices, and climate tech.