The role of the UK’s “Big Four” audit companies following the high-profile collapses of Carillion and BHS has created an opportunity for accountancy practices like us to fill the breach.

While the sector and the dominance of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KMPG and PricewaterhouseCoopers is being scrutinised, there’s no time like the present to remind you of our auditing service.

First, let’s recap. Your company may require an audit if it exceeds two out of any of the following audit criteria:

  • turns over more than £10.2 million
  • has assets worth more than £5.1 million
  • employs more than 50 workers

But what sets our team of auditors apart from the Big Four and why should you choose Thomas Barrie?


Audit: our approach

You’re under no obligation to pick us to audit your company, but you can arrange a free hour-long consultation should Thomas Barrie be on your shortlist.

Our team offers many years of experience and this should be a key consideration when you’re looking to appoint a new auditor.

Our approach enables us to get to know the ins and outs of your business by assessing your financial and management systems to improve your business’ efficiency.

Once the audit process is complete, you will then receive our recommendations in the form of a detailed audit report.


Audit: our reputation

With external audit very much in the spotlight at the time of writing, partly from an ethical standpoint, we believe it’s good to rotate auditors every so often.

Our experts can provide a fresh perspective on your company’s systems and operations, and are trusted to audit one of the largest and most successful motor groups in Scotland.

We also take pride in our excellent client retention rate for several other high-flying audit clients of ours, who know we offer an in-depth understanding of their company.


Get in touch

Using one of the Big Four firms to audit your company will be considerably more expensive than appointing Thomas Barrie to handle the task.

As one of the top 50 auditors in Scotland, we are well placed to look at any audit – regardless of its size.

Our team is registered with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland to carry out audits in the UK and Ireland. You can view our registration on the audit register, (reference number 0029).

For more information, call us on 0141 221 257 or email us at