Our website uses cookies to enhance the visitor experience (what's a cookieTabCookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. They are mainly used as a way of improving the website functionalities or to provide more advanced statistical data.). Are you happy for us to use cookies during your visits?
Please note: continuing without making a choice equates to giving us your consent, which you can withdraw at any time via our cookies policy page.


Who We Are

Tom Trainer BSc FCA

Tom Trainer BSc FCA Chartered Online Accountant

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 with BDO Stoy Hayward, one of the largest firms of Chartered Accountants in the UK. After qualifying, I moved into the world of commerce, becoming UK Financial Controller of AIG, the world's biggest international insurance company at the time, and In 2004 I set up Chartered Online Accountant, to meet the accounting needs of small businesses and individuals.

I rarely wear a tie, and I won't talk to you in accounting jargon (unless you want me to). Unusually for a Chartered Accountant, I don't have a posh accent. On the other hand, I will take the time to find out what accounting software and business processes are right for you and/or your business to ensure your accounting and tax needs are met in the simplest, most efficient and cost-effective manner. My aim is to make your life easier by streamlining your business and taking away the burden of your accounting.

Joanne Clinton BSc PhD

Joanne Clinton BSc PhD Chartered Online Accountant

I joined Chartered Online Accountant full-time in 2014 as a Director looking after business development and practice management, having previously worked for the company on a part–time basis since late 2008. I have over 20 years experience working in project management and business development across several sectors including pharmaceuticals, property development, medical education and accountancy. I started my career in academic research gaining my PhD in neuroscience from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London. Like Tom, I don't have a posh accent either; I'm a Geordie, who has loved living and working in London for 25 years.

If you would like to discuss our referral scheme; forming a strategic partnership, a collaborative project or arrange a free consultation for your business or a client then I'd love to hear from you at jclinton@charteredonlineaccountant.com or call me on 0208-1234-057

Responsible Business

Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB). Responsible Business Member

We are a member of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses. We pledge to operate our business in an honest and ethical manner; to consider people and the environment when making business decisions; and endeavour to make a positive contribution to the local community and society at large. You can view our certificate here and you can find out more about the organisation and access its directory here: www.orbuk.org.uk

Next Step:

Please contact us on 020-8133-9876, email tomtrainer@charteredonlineaccountant.com or use our contact us form if you need further advice, have any questions about our services or would like a free consultation and a fixed fee quote.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales member firm logo
  • Chartered Online Accountant - LinkedIn
  • Chartered Online Accountant - GooglePlus
  • Chartered Online Accountant -  Twitter
  • Chartered Online Accountant - Facebook

Online / Cloud Accounting

Online / Cloud Accounting

Require Further Information?

Get a Free Quote

Tax Tips Sign-up