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About Us

Where we came from

AbacusBean was set up in November 2018 by Managing Director Bev Goodall aka BossBean. Bev has 25 years of experience and qualified as an ICAEW fellow in March 2012. She’s well respected and commended for leaving a successful 20-year senior career at a large top-ten national accountancy firm to follow her dreams.

From the outset AbacusBean made a heavy investment in the kit and equipment, mirroring that of the big boys in the industry, not the cheaper less efficient software that other small firms use. This has paid off in leaps and bounds, although we might be small, we are mighty!

Being a single parent in a male-dominated firm, Bev aspired to create a fair, inclusive, and thriving workplace, and in doing so has set new standards in Teesside’s accountancy sector, initiating 12:30 Friday finishes, flexible working (including fully remote), time off for dependants, decent pay rises, six-week holidays plus bank holidays, free onsite gym, cinema, and team meals and treats. Bev’s innovation in her field led to her being named the 23rd most inspirational business leader in Teesside 2022 and was shortlisted for the Institute of Directors award in October 2021. TeamBean is a great place to be!


Why Choose


AbacusBean is different.

We’re transparent with our pricing; you know up front what you will pay and flexible options for payment, even offering 12 monthly instalments, help with your cashflow.

Our approach is to work with you, we binned the suits and are happy in our jeans, the traditional accountancy way of clock-watching does not exist, in fact quite the opposite, we want to stay in regular contact.

We’re people centric, here to help guide you through the financial minefield. We know accounting isn’t just about the numbers on the page, but all-around business support, guidance, and planning to help you achieve your goals.

AbacusBean refers clients to other businesses that can assist them in their business goals and introduces them to networking events, places of funding, and support, we are a sounding board and hand holder for clients at any stage of their lifecycle. AbacusBean always aims to add value and be a great business ally. We are proactive, not reactive. If you don’t understand what your accountant does or why they do it, speak to us.


About our BossBean

Our Managing Director Bev Goodall aka BossBean left a top-ten accountancy firm to create a people-centric, approachable, and informal business.  The ethos “look after the team and they’ll look after the clients” has paid off. It really is all about the people.

Beverley Goodall

North-East Based Accountant

Experienced & Professional

With over 20 years’ experience in both small and large practices, we put our clients’ needs unquestionably first.

Chartered Accountant

We are registered with and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants In England & Wales.

Dedicated & Reliable

Our approach is to work hand-in-hand with you, helping guide you through the financial business minefield.

Who are we?

We are proactive, friendly, down to earth business advisers who speak in easy to understand, non-technical language.

We are proactive, not reactive. If you don’t understand what your accountant does or why they do it, speak to us. We will explain in clear, concise terms that you understand – cutting out the technical jargon.