About Us

We are a small Bristol-based accountancy firm and we say the ‘Focus is on you’ with good reason. If you are a contractor, consultant or freelancer - Focus Accountancy has been designed to meet your individual needs with a very affordable and supportive service. We combine an accessible personal approach with the latest cloud-based accountancy services.


Being small means we can be agile, taking advantage of new technologies and helping clients quickly understand and adapt to changes in legislation. We were early adopters of cloud-based bookkeeping and accounting software when we started offering it to our clients over 4 years ago. We work predominantly with FreeAgent and have a wealth of knowledge on the software and the advantages it brings.


Our services work on a fixed monthly fee basis with no hidden charges and unlimited telephone and email support.  We understand that small businesses (especially start-ups) often need a lot of support and advice. Our size means you’ll always deal with a name you’ll recognise and who knows both you and your business.


So why not contact us for a free, no-obligation, 1-hour meeting - we’ll put the Focus on you.

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Barry Adams FCCA
Managing Director
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Barry studied at the University of Plymouth where he spent four years completing an HND in Business and Finance and a degree in Accounting and Finance. After completing his degree, in 1992, he moved to Bristol to work in practice. Since then Barry has worked in practices in Bristol and Somerset.

Whilst working, Barry completed the exams for The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (1997).

He went on to set up Focus Accountancy Ltd in 2007.


In his spare time he enjoys cycling, walking, reading and spending time with his family. The Adams family now has two lovely children – bringing entirely different challenges to those of the accounting world!

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Marianna Szemes
Bookkeeping & VAT

Marianna joined Focus Accountancy after a PhD and a successful career in science, from which she brought her passion for numbers and critical thinking. She undertook training with the International Association of Bookkeepers and is currently studying towards the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Marianna enjoys spending time with her family, walking and cycling. She has a black belt in aikido.

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Greg Park
Client Manager

Greg started at Focus in June 2021, following a previous job as a carer, as well as working in another accountancy practice. Early 2022 he finished his studies to become a fully qualified accountant via the ACCA and was promoted to Client Manager after just 6 months.

He has a regular meditation ritual and also spends time reading and practising yoga.

He is drawn to modern art and the natural world.

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Justin Lee
PayRoll & Trainee Accountant

Having recently graduated from university, Justin, joined Focus at the end of 2021 and is currently undertaking his studies for the ACCA qualification to become a fully qualified accountant.

From a young age, Justin was obsessed over synchronising all the clocks and watches in his home and would sometimes post a letter to himself to ensure the mail service was working efficiently.