Paul Reynolds first carried out our Town Council's audit in 2005-06 and has been appointed every year since. Annual audits have an obvious statutory significance but are also an opportunity for review and improvement of the organisation. Paul's friendly and professional approach is well suited to this objective. We have improved our financial risk assessment with his help. He is extremely well organised in his work, and flexible in his working arrangements. The process of reporting to and dealing with the external auditors has worked smoothly as a direct result of Paul's work and his extensive knowledge of local government.

In addition to the core audit work we have valued Paul's advice and assistance on specific projects. These include a VAT audit which involved a number of fairly complex matters and which was successfully completed, as well as the management of a £1.2m capital project which included major grant funding.

We have found Paul to be unfailingly positive, reliable and trustworthy.

Ian Morrell, Clerk, Nailsea Town Council

Paul Reynolds and his colleague Tim Light, have provided excellent services since being appointed as Frome Town Council's Internal auditor. Not only do they carry out the function of internal auditor they are quick to offer valued professional advice in respect of other financial and governance matters such as financial risk assessments and participatory budgeting options.

All is done with a cheery smile and packet of quality biscuits!

Vernon Anderson, Chief Executive and RFO, Frome Town Council

I can confirm that Paul Reynolds has been the official auditor for our School Fund Accounts for 10 years.

Mr Reynolds is very professional and provides a very reliable audit service, deadlines and agreed dates are always adhered to. Mr Reynolds is very knowledgeable and is very happy to give advice and answer any accounting queries that may arise.

I would highly recommend Paul Reynolds as a competent and very accommodating professional.

Mrs D Adams, Finance Manager at Chichester High School for Boys

Further to your recent internal audit of our accounts, I am happy to be able to recommend your services to any council that reads this.

Your examination of our records was thorough and efficient. The points for improvement were clear and you were able to answer any questions I had for you, both in terms of our own accounts and relating to the general field of local council finance.

As a parish clerk working from home, I found your willingness to make home visitis most convenient.

In additional, you are very amiable and approachable. I hope very much that you will be able to perform our audit next year  and for many years to come.

Zoe Godden, Parish Clerk, Henstridge Parish Council

Tim has been involved with the West End Parish Council's Internal audit for the last two years. He is professional in his approach to his work and always very courteous to all staff and councillors. We think of him as part of our team and look forward to his visits.

Tim is fully conservant with Local Government Finance and Audit requirements and very willing to explain any question or query raised by us. He shows a genuine interest in all projects and events run by the Council and will give us advice on all aspects of budgeting, funding, banking or investments.

I have no hesitation in recommending Tim.

Laura Cooke, Clerk to West End Parish Council

Additional comments:

Mr Reynolds is always very efficient and does his very best to seek out information that I have asked him for, and also to answer any queries/requests arising from my conducting the Council's financial business.

Diane Duffy, Clerk, Clanfield Parish Council


Mr Reynolds brings a professional and diligent approach to his work, tempered with good humour, which is much valued by councillors and Clerk alike.

Peter Storey, Clerk, King's Somborne Parish Council


I am very happy with the service we have received from Fair Account. They are thorough, cost-effective and happy to investigate additional areas that I feel the need for advice on.

Town Clerk, Frome Town Council