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About Us

About Us

Welcome to BWMacfarlane. We are one of the leading, independent chartered accountancy practices in Liverpool. At BWMacfarlane we provide a wide range of accountancy and business support services to organisations and individuals throughout the North of England and beyond. Our experienced and skilled partners and their teams are ready to support you with high quality, individual yet affordable services however complex your personal or business needs ...

New Data Protection rules - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

New Data Protection rules - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 15 December 2015, the European Parliament, Council and Commission reached agreement on new data protection rules, establishing a modern and harmonised data protection framework across the EU. The Regulation was adopted by the European Parliament on 14 April 2016...

Trading down Pension entitlement and Review of Pension Pots

Trading down Pension entitlement and Review of Pension Pots

As most people these days change jobs during their lifetime it is also common for people to build up a collection of different pension pots, making it difficult to keep track. A study by Aegon found that, of the 62% of...

Charities: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Charities: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This will change the way you can collect, store and process personal data. The principles of the new GDPR legislation are familiar...

Auto-enrolment minimum contribution increases

Auto-enrolment minimum contribution increases

By law, under automatic enrolment, minimum pension contributions are required to increase over time on set dates. Increases from the current total minimum contribution of 2% of “qualifying earnings” take place on 6 April 2018, rising to 5%, and on...

Now recruiting – Trust Senior

Now recruiting – Trust Senior

We have an opening for an ambitious individual to join our Trust Department. Ideally the person concerned should be looking to develop personally and to assist the Trust Manager and the team in growing the Department and looking for new opportunities within the existing client portfolio. The role is full time but 4 days a week could be accommodated for the right person.  It is based in our modern Liverpool City Centre office. Candidates will possess a strong knowledge of: Trust administration ...

Why we've partnered with FUTRLI software

Why we've partnered with FUTRLI software

Traditionally accountants help with your figures in a historical and reactive way. They would review what happened last month, quarter or year. At BWMacfarlane we’re not in business to be traditional. Our number one priority is you, your business and helping you to make the most of the figures. We want you to achieve greater financial success personally and professionally. Looking forwards, not backwards FUTRLI allows us to work with you to leverage your accounting data and together to find patterns in the...

Chamber urges firms to be prepared for big changes to the apprenticeship system

Chamber urges firms to be prepared for big changes to the apprenticeship system

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses across the city region to “get ready” to an imminent change to the UK’s apprenticeship system. The issue was brought into sharp focus on Friday morning when Liverpool accountancy and business advisory...

BWMacfarlane recruit experienced trust manager to offer full suite of services to clients

BWMacfarlane recruit experienced trust manager to offer full suite of services to clients

Leading independent Liverpool accountancy firm BWMacfarlane has recruited one of the region’s leading experts on family trusts and estates to its team. Anthony Whittaker joins the growing Castle Street practice from Grant Thornton. As BWMacfarlane’s new trust and estate manager, Anthony will be proactively promoting trust...

Our people

Led by Managing Partner, Peter Taaffe, our partners and senior managers have Top 4 or national accountancy firm experience, and we take pride in offering the same quality of service as you would expect from a large firm but with the flexibility and personal approach you would associate with a local firm.

Proud to win "Most Innovative Medium Sized Firm 2015" and "Best Customer Focused Business"