Watling & Hirst Limited

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Membership number: 5597

Member since: 2014


15 Cawley Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1UZ
Locations Covered
Chichester, Bognor Regis, London, Petworth, Gillingham
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Company Profile

Watling & Hirst Ltd Chartered Certified Accountants is a long established accountancy firm based in Chichester, West Sussex. Having traded in Chichester for over 100 years, Watling & Hirst has a diverse client base representing a broad spectrum of industries. We specialise in assisting small and medium sized businesses with their accountancy and taxation affairs, and in self assessment for private individuals.



Qualified to Undertake

  • Accountants
  • Accountants (chartered & certified)
  • Bookkeepers
  • Financial Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Tax Returns
  • VAT Returns


  • ACCA

Certificate from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants confirms Matthew Robert James Housden was admitted as an Associate of the Association. 

Certificate The Chartered Institute of Taxation certifies Matthew Robert James Housden has been admitted an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation - 116728

Certificate from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants confirms Anthony David Rose was admitted as an associate of the Association. 

ACCA Auditing Certificate certifies Watling & Hirst Limited have complied with the bye-laws of the association is authorised as a Statutory Auditor in the United Kingdom. 

Company Information

Limited Company: Registration no. 5299757
VAT Registered: No. 665193024
Public Liability Insurance: N/A Insured by: N/A Coverage Amount (£): N/A
Professional Indemnity: Verified by Checkaprofessional Insured by: MS Amlin Lloyd's Syndicate 2001 Coverage Amount (£): 2,000,000


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Feedback Reports

Showing 10 out of 195
Total recommendations:
195 reports, average score 9.9
Last six months: 29 reports
  1. Annual audit of the Aldingbourne Trust and 2 subsidiary companies

    Watling and Hirst Ltd have audited the Aldingbourne Trust for many years and for the 9 years I have been Head of Finance. I have always found them to be very professional, to give good advice on a range of issues (not only audit) and to be responsive with excellent customer service. I also consider them to be good value. Clive Owen Head of Finance, Aldingbourne Trust
    Client in Chichester, 11 October 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  2. Preparation of tax return form

    Sally is always prompt to deal with the information we send, and to clarify and advise, and explain how the tax liability will work for the year in question. I am confident that any questions I may have will be dealt with swiftly and reliably.
    Client in Hampton, 9 October 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  3. Accounting

    Excellent, efficient and pleasant
    Client in Chichester, 5 October 2017
    Overall Score 10
  4. Annual tax return

    Very prompt and accurate.
    Client in Chichester, 2 October 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  5. Annual Audit and Accounts compilation

    Watling and Hirst must be doing something right for us, they have been our accountants since at least 1936!! It may go back further, but thats the oldest tangible records we have. That statement in itself probably speaks volumes, however, Matt, Mark and the rest of the team are always attentive to our needs and responsive to our requirements. They undertake half year and annual accounts for us, and to be honest we very much see them as part of our management team. In our view it is essential to build a relationship that you can trust and that lasts. They understand our business which enables them to undertake our work with minimal enquiries. I would recommend them.
    Client in Petworth, 15 September 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  6. Tax return

    Friendly, helpful, efficient and prompt. Have used this company for a few years now and always feel satisfied with the work they have done.
    Client in Bognor Regis, 29 August 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  7. Annual accounts

    Very efficient and Professional
    Client in Chichester, 8 August 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  8. End of year tax returns

    I cannot speak highly enough of Sally's professionalism and efficiency. Work is always carried out promptly and thoroughly, with a personal touch which we greatly appreciate, and Sally always keeps us well informed throughout the process.
    Client in Chichester, 7 August 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  9. Business accounts

    Very efficient. Always on the end of the phone when needed
    Client in Chislehurst, 3 August 2017
    Overall Score 10
  10. My Tax Return

    Sally was her usual ever helpful efficient and speedy self. Communication was excellent - total professional.
    Client in Littlehampton, 2 August 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10

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