Scott & Wilkinson
Chartered Accountants in Lancaster

Scott & Wilkinson is an independent accountancy practice known for its friendly and professional service. The origins of the firm can be traced to 1918 when Harry Cross began in practice. Thomas Wilkinson, grandfather of current Partner Paul Wilkinson, opened his first practice in 1919. In 1950 Tom Scott joined Harry Cross and in 1952 Donald Wilkinson joined his father’s practice, then 16 years later Scott & Wilkinson was formed. For 50 years we are proud to have been looking after a wide range of clients, both business and personal, and hope to do so for the next.

We believe that the loyalty we are shown, by both clients and staff, is down to the hands-on approach of our Partners and Managers. Every client has direct contact with the Partner or Manager overseeing their financial affairs, while benefiting from the wealth of experience of the whole team.

We are sure that Mr. Thomas Wilkinson would be delighted to know that Scott & Wilkinson is still based in the historic city of Lancaster. Although some things have changed, and while the North West is still our heartland, we advise and support clients across the length and breadth of the UK.

Services for You

Scott & Wilkinson provide experienced accountancy and business advice to cover all your personal and business needs. Whether you're a private client, a small business or a multi-national, we would be delighted to welcome you to our offices for an informal chat, at no cost.

In addition to core accountancy services, there are many ways in which we can help. Whether you're hoping to capitalise on a new opportunity, need help addressing a financial challenge, are selling a business or want to consider an exit strategy or succession plan, we have the experience and expertise to advise you. For more information about our personal accountancy services, or if you would like to discuss how we can support your business, please don't hesitate to call us on 01524 67111, or email us at


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Meet the Management Team

Our dedicated team are proud to provide a first-class client service, with a strong focus on personal service and a high partner client ratio. Scott & Wilkinson's partners, associates, managers and staff have a strong combination of individual specialisms, which are brought together in a single base on Dalton Square, Lancaster. This means that all our clients have direct access to Partners and to our team's broad range of expertise. In this section you can find out about our individual specialisms and interests.

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Memberships & Accreditations

When appointing a firm of accountants it is important to check that they are appropriately registered and regulated.

Our clients can be assured that Scott & Wilkinson are registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out audit work in the United Kingdom and regulated for a range of investment business activities.

We are also registered with the Chartered Institute of Taxation as a firm of Chartered Tax advisors. 

Any use of the term "partner", if used, indicates a member of Scott & Wilkinson LLP or an employee of Scott & Wilkinson LLP with equivalent standing and does not indicate that a partnership exists for the purposes of the Partnership Act 1980.