New firm created in northeast

Aberdeen accountants unveil merger

Infinity and AccordTwo accountancy practices in Aberdeen have merged to create an firm serving more than 1,000 clients.

Accord Tax and Accountancy is joining with Infinity Partnership to create a combined business with a turnover of £2 million and a staff of nine, with plans to recruit an additional three people to the team.

Accord will move from its Bon Accord Square premises to the Albert Street offices of Infinity Partnership in the city’s west end. Both companies will continue to operate under their own names.

Infinity is a finalist in the 2015 Scottish Accountancy Awards and managing director and founder Simon Cowie is the 2014 Scottish Dealmaker of the Year. Accord was established in 2004 and focuses on accountancy and taxation services.

Mr Cowie said: “Accord has an international client base and has a strong reputation for its tax advisory and compliance specialisms, while we bring strong business advisory skills to the table, in particular in the mergers and acquisitions arena.

“The merger is the ideal coming together not only for us but also our clients. The aim is to continue to build a full-service accountancy business.”

John Atkinson, tax director at Accord, said: “A key advantage will be our ability to broaden the portfolio of services available to clients.

“Merging with Infinity Partnership creates a huge opportunity for both the business and our clients.”

A chartered accountant and tax specialist, Mr Atkinson has practised in Aberdeen for 30 years and held a number of positions including tax partner and partner in charge of the Aberdeen office of one of the accountancy majors.

Infinity has completed more than 50 deals in the mergers and acquisition sectors with a combined value of more than £200m since being established in 2011. The business has clients from Shetland to Southampton and has completed projects in the United States, Australia and the Middle East.

Picture: John Atkinson, left, and Simon Cowie

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