WELCOME TO ZEN CONSULTANTS
YOUR LOCAL ACCOUNTANTS
Need a reliable accountant you can trust? Our friendly, knowledgable team in Edinburgh is here to make your business life easier - and calmer.
Helping small to medium-sized businesses manage accounts, payroll and finances better is our goal.
As a client-driven accountancy firm, your business needs come first with bespoke tailored packages. Let us take care of the financial management
so you can focus on what you do best, safe in the knowledge we’re only a quick phone call away. We’re here to help your business thrive.
Year-end accounts prep
Financial & cost analysis
Preparing financial statements
Making Tax Digital (MTD)
HMRC Tax Returns
Self-Assessment Tax Returns
Limited Company Tax Returns
Daily Financial Management
Payroll & pensions
We’re a small, friendly accountancy firm based
in Edinburgh. Established in 2006,
Zen Consultants (Scot) Ltd takes the stress out
of accounting and financial management. We’ll work tirelessly to transfer our robust, cost-effective processes into benefits for you and your business.
Our founder Saj Sharif is an advocate of creating
a positive, mindful working environment. This is what sets Zen Consultants apart.
Clients reap the benefits of having an empathetic, experienced and hard-working team in place. So much so that many of our clientele come to through recommendations, keen to try the Zen experience
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I have been a Client with Zen Consultants (Scot) Ltd for 5 years now and it is always a pleasure to know that Saj and her Team are very professional in everything they do to help their Clients reach their full potential, to flourish and build their Business. Nothing is too much to ask and all of the Team are always ready to help. Zen Consultants provide more than just the average filing returns, they encourage growth and a wealth of knowledge, with their Business management software, Payroll expertise and especially during the Covid times a listening ear and helping with navigating the various government schemes.
Our services and packages can be tailored to suit. Unlike most accountancy firms,
our fees are available online - we believe in full transparency.
Statutory & Corporation Accounts for Limited Companies
Confirmation Statement to Companies House for Limited Companies
Annual Dormant Accounts
Self-Assessment Tax Returns
From £30+VAT per hour
FREE AGENT Software
Sole traders: £8.29+VAT per month
Ltd companies: £20+VAT per month
Payroll Submission & Payslips
CIS Monthly Submissions & Remittance Slips
£30+VAT per month
Workplace Pension Submissions
PAYE Services can be tailored to individual needs
- weekly, fortnightly or monthly
ACCREDITATIONS & AFFILIATIONS
MEET THE TEAM
Ms Saj Sharif Dip. BA.
FOUNDER & CEO
Saj established Zen Consultants in 2006, she graduated from Heriot-Watt University
with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and Finance. Along with a background in stockbroking, and previous experience as a co-director of a construction firm, she has an excellent working knowledge of the Financial & Construction Industry and specialises in tailoring a bespoke service for each client.
A highly driven and motivated mum of three, Saj is also a fully qualified life coach, hypnotherapist and meditation teacher. Saj is also the founder of Zen Community, a hub for spiritual healing, mindfulness and well-being.
Before joining Zen Consultants in March 2015, Maria worked as a financial economist
for a medium-sized firm. Prior to that, she worked as a financial treasurer for a large company with over 3000 employees. An absolute asset to the team, Maria’s vast financial experience (over 14 years), excellent organisational skills and excitement for life made her
a natural choice.
In her spare time, she loves exploring Scotland with her family.
Approached by Saj in early 2017, Cammy joined the fast-growing Zen team to help out
with increased business pressures and hasn’t looked back since. With a Bachelor’s degree
in Engineering from The University of Edinburgh, he also runs a successful delivery driver agency, Dream Drivers Ltd, in his own time.
For fun, Cammy loves working out at the gym, eating out and socialising with friends.
Hans Jensen, MAAT
PAYROLL, VAT RETURNS AND CIS RETURNS
Hans graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with Corporate Finance
from Edinburgh Napier University. After graduating and gaining financial experience
within a large national charity and English language school, began working with Zen
in April of 2020 taking over responsibility for payroll, VAT returns and company CIS returns.
Hans has completed his AAT qualification and is currently working towards his ultimate goal of becoming a chartered accountant.
SOLE TRADER AND DIRECTOR SELF ASSESSMENTS
Chris left school back in 2019 and straight away began working in the accountancy industry. He found his passion for numbers when studying accountancy and business management at Craigmount High School, and after leaving was lucky enough to land himself a modern apprenticeship with Zen Consultants. 3 years on and Chris is working his way through the AAT qualification, currently studying and sitting exams for his final AAT level, level 4. At the young age of 20, his main role within Zen is being responsible for sole trader and director self-assessments, as well as onboarding new clients onto their Freeagent software.
When Chris is not working, he is relaxing with his friends and family, or he is in the gym.
Gizmo was born into the lineage of longstanding Kennel Club winners. As a pedigree he decided that he didn't want to follow in his parents' paw steps as his character was more Zen like. So instead he applied and got accepted as a valued member of the Zen Dream Team in March 2014.
Gizmo's speciality is the meet and greet of our clients that come into the office, he instantly puts them at ease with his charm and constant need for petting. Don't worry if you forget to pet him, he will remind you with a gentle nudge!
For any general enquiries - or to book your free, no-obligation consultation - fill in the form below and one of our team members will be in touch: