Who We Are


With over 30 years experience in accountancy practice, Hazel Wells and her team provide accounting, tax, audit and advisory support to individuals, businesses and partnerships.

Hazel is the managing partner at Balanced Accounting LLP, the refreshingly different Chartered Accountants serving clients across Kent, Sussex and beyond.

Hazel was previously a partner at Swindells Accounting (formerly Swindells & Gentry), a Sussex accountancy firm with offices in Uckfield and Seaford. Hazel's decision to leave and create her own practice was driven by a desire to work to a different set of values and beliefs, to the benefit of her clients and staff.

Today, Balanced Accounting is proud to support a wide range of personal and business clients with accountancy and tax services (see testimonials). Our services include tax returns, bookkeeping, payroll, VAT services, VAT enquiries, preparation of statutory accounts, financial statements audits, support for new business start ups and much more.

Hazel Wells, FCA

Hazel Wells is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Auditor and Fellow of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (having previously been an Associate Member for over 10 years and met the ICAEW's stringent ongoing training requirements).

Hazel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and became a partner at Swindells in 2003. She headed Swindells' largest team (Accounts and Audit) and was an audit partner, having worked on corporate audits for many years.

Before becoming a partner, she was manager and personal assistant to one of the firm's senior partners. After seventeen years with Swindells, Hazel resigned in 2008 to launch Balanced Accounting LLP.

Hazel's areas of expertise include:

- Personal tax and accountancy: including personal tax planning, self assessment tax returns, tax credits and IR35 support for contractors.

- Tax and accountancy services for sole traders, partnerships and incorporated businesses: with a proactive approach to financial and business management.

Hazel has also undertaken specialist audit and review work for clients including:

- Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Solicitors Accounts Rules accountants' reports;
- Service charge audits for property management companies;
- Members of The Royal Institute of Surveyors (RICS);
- Members of The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Before starting in accountancy, Hazel graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Social and Economic History and Politics.

How could Balanced Accounting help you?

To explore how we can help you or your business, please call for a FREE initial discussion or meeting with Hazel (a Chartered Accountant), with no obligation. Call 0330 111 5010 or complete our contact form.

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