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

  • 2015 Budget Report
    March 19, 2015

    ‘To help understand the implications the recent budget will have on individuals and businesses, our in-house expert John Davies has prepared a concise 2015 Budget Report. To view and download please click here: 2015 Budget Report

  • Ward Goodman Autumn Statement Update
    December 3, 2014

    Our in house experts have created a simple summary of George Osborne’s final Autumn Statement before the General Election. Please click below to view and download this useful resource. Ward Goodman Autumn Statement Update

  • Ward Goodman scores high on the pitch
    November 14, 2014

    Leading local business to continue support of Blandford Rugby Club; remaining as the 1st XV official shirt sponsor along with becoming the new sponsors of the club’s goal post protectors. Blandford RFC have welcomed additional sponsorship from Ward Goodman, one of Dorset’s leading Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisers, which has helped pay for the club’s […]

  • Ward Goodman Support Woofability
    October 30, 2014

    Ward Goodman have selected Woofability as their Charity of the Year. A leading Dorset Chartered Accountancy and Financial Services business, Ward Goodman have chosen Woofability, a local organisation in Dorset, as their Charity of the Year. Woofability trains assistance dogs for disabled people and it costs approximately £11,000 per assistance dog. Funding is therefore absolutely […]

  • Landlords to set off on sound financial footing
    October 30, 2014

    Financial Planning, Tax and Structure to be key themes at annual event A leading Dorset Chartered Accountancy and Financial Services business, Ward Goodman, will be helping local landlords to better understand all financial options open to them – as they exhibit at the annual Bournemouth Landlords Exhibition at the Village Hotel on 6th November (12pm-8pm). […]