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


The best option for ambitious business owners. Includes comprehensive support and advice to help you grow profits quickly and minimise tax.
For those who don’t need the full package – but want more than just a set of accounts. Includes business and tax planning advice.
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.

Stories, advice and inspiration

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January 10, 2022

What’s better than a New Year’s resolution?

It’s that time of year when every blog is about self-improvement. I’ve just read that one in five of us want to lose weight in 2022. One in ten want to exercise more. Yet we know that most New Year’s resolutions are a memory by…
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December 7, 2021

How to unlock the benefits of going green

As the dust settles on COP26, I’ve been learning about how it will change our world. The media focuses on carbon emissions from transport, power suppliers and large corporations. But what about clients like ours, the SMEs up and down the country who want to…

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