What I Offer…


At Ian A McBain, Business Services, we understand the needs of small business and their owners, and can help you to:

  • free up your time
  • improve cash flow
  • review margins
  • manage your expenses effectively
  • minimise the tax your business pay

All of which help you to focus on and develop your business profitably.


With a refreshing approach, we commit to:

  • understand your business and priorities
  • respond promptly to your enquiries
  • give you the attention you require
  • contact you in good time, ahead of deadlines
  • agree a fixed fee basis


Why I’m good at what I do…


An experienced accountant with a career spanning more than 20 years in accounts, both in practice and in commerce.


Born in Liverpool, Ian completed a degree in Accountancy and Finance in Hull, before moving to Hove in 1987. Initially Ian trained with a local accountancy practice, The Parker Partnership, working on small business accounts and company audits, as well as dealing with tax issues both personal and corporate, and company secretarial matters.


A move in to a fast growing computer firm, Michael Business Systems Plc, as Financial Accountant, established Ian in the commercial sector.


Ian then built on this experience with a move to be Financial Controller for Decra Roof Systems Ltd, where he progressed to be General Manager. As both Company Secretary and a Director of the company, Ian has proven experience in all areas of operating a company, and managing people.


Subsequently Ian has moved in to independent practice to make his accountancy knowledge and commercial experience available to the benefit of small companies, in a refreshing and approachable manner.

Member Testimonials

  • Thank you for your great presentation on Friday Ian. I have to admit my heart sank when I saw the title and thought how boring that will be! Surprisingly I really enjoyed your presentation. You have a wonderful knack of turning what could be a dull subject into an entertaining one. Thank you.
  • Bookkeepers and company accountants are aplenty, Ian is different in that he combines the roles and rather than just produce figures he makes them useful & interprets them for the client so they can use them properly. I have recommended Ian to my clients previously and would gladly recommend again

What I do

  • Accountancy payroll & Bookkeeping

My Stats

Last online 23rd Feb 2018
Member since 15th Sep 2011
Number of testimonials 2
Meetings attended 232

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