the numbercrunchers

some messages from our clients

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Howard I believe is the perfect accountant as he talks our language. He explains things in a clear and easy to understand way which is great for us as we are not accountants!

We switched from doing our own bookkeeping to using to Xero and wow what a difference it made. After a few hours we soon got to grips with it as the processes are very straight forward. To have at your fingertips via the web the ability to send invoices, have reports that showed who owes you money and who you had to pay helped to improve our cash flow as invoices were sent instantly as were customer statements.

All in all a partnership that works for us and would have no hesitation in recommending “The numbercruncher”

Les Stephens, Owner

Bradley Giles Ltd


I found The numbercruncher via local advertising and have to say that working with Howard Smith is very relaxed but efficient. Whenever I’ve had a query he has responded quickly, and his office environment is lovely – more often than not, when you visit, you get a free Nespresso (a cup of coffee, not the machine).

Howard Smith introduced me to a new online accounting system which I love using, it’s all linked in to The numbercruncher and it’s so different from my old system which I avoided using and left all that kind of stuff to my secretary. I now can photograph receipts and send them via the website – all very slick.

I would thoroughly recommend The numbercruncher to businesses from small to medium size.

Giles Hayhurst, Director

Tower Wales


Anything to do with financial records and tax used to be a complete nightmare in our household. Being busy all the time with the job of completing tasks and organising the next set of logistics left little time to organise and streamline our accounts. The numbercruncher has developed simple accessible approaches for us which we have been able to build into our day to day living so there is no longer a frantic panic before returns deadline dates. If you prefer you may complete more of your own bookkeeping and access as much or as little of the service as your unique circumstance requires. A monthly direct debit system based on how much you access means there are never any difficult bills when cashflow is weak. We can’t recommend enough.

John and Stephanie Wynne Eyton, Owners

Mete Films UK Ltd


Howard’s ability to understand my very unique business quickly and accurately still amazes me. I have only been in business for a relatively short amount of time so I needed someone who I could actually talk too and help me get things off the ground.

Howard helped me in every step of the way in getting my new company started, from setting up the new company to dealing with the HMRC.  More importantly he helped me understand my tax obligations and the best way to approach what can be a tricky time in a new business. He also seamlessly integrated my overseas business interests into one very well organised and highly accessible accounts system here.

I am able to access my accounts at any stage through the brilliant Xero software, but what really makes this all work is Howard’s personal touch and willingness to answer any question I have through his own accessibility, either via email, phone or popping in for a quick chat. I highly recommend Howard to any business, old or new, who needs an accountant who will take that extra step to look after you and your accounts whilst you can focus solely on your business.

Phil Smith, Cameraman and Director

Diane Griffin


The Numbercruncher offers such a great service for my small business, taking all of the stress out of doing my accounts.  I find the online system really easy to use and the new app for uploading receipts is just brilliant and has literally halved the time spent doing my accounts.  Howard is careful to explain any accountancy speak so that I am fully aware and supported with the numbers side of my business which allows me to get on with making and selling my products.

I would definitely recommend The Numbercruncher to other business owners.

Diane Griffin, Owner

Craig Pruess


Howard (aka The NumberCruncher!) has been so easy and friendly to work with these last two years. After 35 years with top London entertainment business accountants (which one day I realised I couldn’t really afford any more!), Howard does the same level of service for me for a fraction of the price. A pro and a nice man to boot.

Craig Pruess, film/TV composer, recording studio owner, world musician (BAFTA nominated)

Angel & Bear Productions Ltd


I’m really happy to have discovered Xero as the accounting program for all my SME companies, in Thailand, the UK and the USA. We were first introduced to Xero by the Numbercruncher for our UK firm and we couldn’t have got half as much out of it without the help of the Numbercruncher. Each system setup is bespoke, tweaked to reflect the companies I run with codes & reports that are meaningful to me and my staff.  They handled everything from initial setup, invoice templates, training and ongoing monitoring until we were happy, we feel that we are in a safe pair of hands with the Numbercruncher.

Urs T. Brunner, CEO, Angel & Bear Productions Ltd.



Being introduced to Xero and Receipt Bank by Howard has been a real pleasure for me. It makes the business side of my life run smoothly and I know exactly where I am week, let alone every month. In the past, I’ve found it really hard using other accountancy software but when I met Howard from the Numbercruncher, he solved the problem. Xero is an all-round easy program to get used to, it’s easy to invoice, quote, see when someone has paid you and you can match your photographed receipts from the Receipt Bank app to the transactions from your business bank account in Xero – EASY! I don’t come from an accountancy/book-keeping background at all but with the guidance and training you receive from Howard, I picked it up fairly quickly and started to love both the programs. Now I use them both daily, especially Receipt Bank, it saves me loads of time! I would recommended Howard and both Xero and Receipt Bank to anyone looking for an easy, reliable accountancy and book-keeping solution for their business. 

Dani Keen, Director

Brewology Ltd


I have known Howard “The Numbercruncher” for the past two years offering advice and support to a business I manage. I am so impressed with his professionalism and advice that I asked him to be the accountant to my own Company.

David Grant, Managing Director



As the MD of a start-up, I started to use Howard and Xero a year ago. Howard himself has been ever accessible, available and supportive as the business has gone through its growing pains. Xero is effortless and perfect for a busy multi-tasker – and when there are questions, Howard is always on hand.

So impressed have we been with Xero and Howard’s service that we have since signed up three sister-businesses. Highly recommended and great value

Nick Pannell, Commercial Director, CRT (Europe) Limited



Howard Smith / the numbercrunchers has been fundamental to the successful growth of our business. His knowledge, professionalism, and friendly manner make him a delight to work with. He has a holistic / all rounded view of business and explains things in a way that makes them easy to understand. These attributes have given us confidence when making crucial business decisions and Howard / the numbercrunchers is very much a part of our team.

Chris Bradby, Director

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