Welcome to Merlin

Are you looking to improve the numbers that matter to your business? We can help.

We are an independent accountants based in central Exeter. Our best clients are people like you – owners of small-and medium-sized businesses with goals in mind. While we can do your accounts and tax, we offer more than that.

Our approach gives you better ways of managing the numbers you care about, helping you make better decisions. That might lead to more sales or profits. But it might also mean getting your working hours down, or planning for early retirement.

Giles and Karen


All the basics. Perfect if you’re on a tight budget. Still includes unlimited ad hoc advice, and free extra reports to help improve your numbers.
For those who don’t need the full package – but want more than just a set of accounts. Includes business and tax planning advice.
The best option for ambitious business owners. Includes comprehensive support and advice to help you grow profits quickly and minimise tax.

Stories, advice and inspiration

Exeter quayUncategorized
September 15, 2021

What’s our ‘why’?

We’ve been building our business at Merlin since 2006. We’ve got tons of skills, experience and many long-term clients. We’re successful and we know what we’re doing. But this year I found a question from my own business coach surprisingly difficult to answer. Talking about…

Merlin Accountancy is a breath of fresh air. My business switched to them in 2018 and we have no regrets. The service we receive is a fixed price package and spread over monthly payments, so we always know the costs.

Wayne ToozeBlaze Concepts Ltd

I have found Karen and Giles to be friendly, accessible and totally unflappable! Quick to respond to queries and happy to provide advice when needed. I’d recommend their services to others without hesitation.

Cara StobartThe Devon Association of Local Councils Ltd

As I’m writing this, Giles has just called and said that he has sorted out another problem for me. Merlin Accountancy are just exceptionally great professional people; patient, honest, reliable, and always ready to help.

Simon WilkinsQuayclick Marketing Ltd