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About us



Karen qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2001, with United Norwest Co-op. Karen began her accountancy career as a management accountant in the Pharmacy Wholesale division, and developed as the business grew to become Financial Controller of the whole Pharmacy division. More recently, she was the accountant for a locally-based children’s charity.


Karen joined the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers in 2013, gaining full membership status in October. The Counting House holds a practice licence with the ICB, and is supervised by this body for the purposes of the Money Laundering Regulations. The Counting House also holds indemnity insurance. You can check our membership credentials by visiting



Based in Staffordshire, The Counting House can look after your day-to-day bookkeeping needs, helping improve the quality of information passed to your accountant and reducing their bill to you.


Furthermore, with a broad background in business accounting for several national companies, The Counting House can offer that little bit extra to its clients. The Counting House can produce regular management accounts to help you monitor your business’s performance,  helping you understand the financial information available to you.


Let us help plan for the future by helping you develop crucial cashflow and business forecasts.

The Counting House was established in 2013 by Karen Stevens, a Chartered Management Accountant and member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. We aim to offer a personal service to businesses of all sizes.

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