Ward Goodman

Ward Goodman is an established accountancy practice that has been serving the people and businesses of Dorset and Hampshire for over 25 years. Our accountancy firm includes chartered accountants, independent financial advisers and experienced business professionals.

We employ over 50 staff within our Ferndown office and the majority of clients are based in Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Ringwood, Christchurch and Dorchester.

Ward Goodman’s unique service


We pride ourselves on providing each of our clients with a unique service that is tailored to their individual goals and specific business needs. The accountancy knowledge and business expertise of our qualified staff allow us to provide effective advice and bespoke solutions in:

  • Starting a business
  • Growing your business
  • Planning your financial future

The individual solutions that our clients receive will include one or a combination of the following accountancy and business services:

Tax Department

  • Self Assessment
  • Corporate and personal tax planning
  • Setting up & accountancy services for Trusts & Executorships
  • Payroll services

Large Accounts and Pensions Department

  • Audit services
  • Acquisition and effective disposal of businesses
  • Auditing and accountancy for pension schemes
  • Auditing and accountancy of charity accounts

Small Business Unit

  • Bookkeeping
  • Start up business planning

Financial Services

  • Independent financial advice
  • Investment planning
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Personal and group pension schemes
  • Private medical and group life schemes

Business Services

Directors & Managers Specialised areas

  • Strategic business planning
  • Retirement planning and strategy
  • Business consultancy

I.T. Department

  • I.T. consultancy
  • I.T. security
  • I.T. installation and maintenance
  • Sale of Sage products
  • Software licensing and statutory electrical and safety testing

H.R. Department

  • H.R. consultancy
  • Recruitment & selection
  • H.R. programs for employers
  • Staff and management training

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Ward Goodman Testimonials

  • I have been asked by the committee of Blandford Rugby Football Club to write to you to express our appreciation for the guidance ...

    J Pentney, Honorary Secretary, Blandford RFC
  • "I met with Dean Pullen from Ward goodman to discuss the most efficient way for guidance for youth to complete and return our annual report ...

    Sam Story – Guidance for Youth
  • Attaining CASC status means a lot to Blandford Rugby Club as it opens up funding opportunities and we can now receive Gift Aid.  This means ...

    Justin Frampton – Chairman Blandford RFC

Ward Goodman News

  • A New Financial Planner for Ward Goodman , Roger Perry.
    September 30, 2014

    Ward Goodman are welcoming a new financial planner to the company, Roger Perry. Leading Dorset Chartered Accountancy and Financial Services business, Ward Goodman, are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Financial Planner to their team, Roger Perry. Roger joins Ward Goodman after 29 years’ experience in the financial services industry and will be […]

  • Charities SORP update
    August 24, 2014

    Charities SORP update Please can we give you some of our time? Over three days in September, our charities expert, Jen Richardson will be running three workshops to address the impact of the latest charities SORP. The sessions will take place between 2pm and 4pm on the 10th, 11th and 12th of September with each […]

  • Ward Goodman are recruiting
    July 22, 2014

    Ward Goodman Chartered Accountants are currently recruiting for the position of Audit Senior. The ideal candidate will be a team player, who will be responsible for not only audit but working as an ambassador for Ward Goodman, seeing what other services clients may require and in turn create opportunities for the firm to expand their […]

  • Success for the 3rd annual Dorset Charity Conference
    May 16, 2014

    Thursday 8th May marked the 3rd annual Dorset Charity Conference; an event which emphasised the importance of businesses and charities working together. Over 130 attendees visited the Conference, hosted by leading Dorset accountancy firm and adviser to the charity sector, Ward Goodman. The event gave local charities the perfect platform to engage with leading sector […]

  • Gain full control of your business through Ward Goodman Outsourcing
    May 16, 2014

    Ward Goodman Outsourcing has experienced substantial growth over recent months. Outsourcing financial and business functions can act as a perfect solution to many businesses that are hit by an unexpected change in management or are struggling to keep control. With a constantly expanding client base, Ward Goodman Outsourcing provides solutions to a variety of different […]