top of page

Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. 


A personal approach is used to get to know the client and their individual needs, to advise new start ups, small businesses and sole traders on business systems, preparation of accounts, all taxation, budgets and cash flow.


We will visit clients at their premises or they can visit us at our office in South Liverpool. All statutory accounts and taxation can be filed on clients behalf to relevant authorities using on line filing.


We take the stress out of accounting and bookkeeping for small businesses, sole traders and partnerships. You can contact our team via telephone or email at any time during business hours and we will always respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Appointments can be booked by arrangement.

Our Staff

Our team are fully licensed and qualified Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Association of Accounting Technician's, so you know you are getting the very best service and support. Our company focus is our client's needs and the entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We support our clients by providing a Business Partnering role, not just Accountancy Services to support the overall success of the business.

From business start-up, business review and strategy guidance or general accountancy services, we will tailor our services to meet your individual needs.

Finance and business doesn't have to be daunting or stressful, Our team are available via telephone or email during normal business hours and appointments can be made at either your premises or in our South Liverpool office.

When you choose City Business & Accountancy Services Limited (CBAS Ltd), you will receive a personal quality service lead by Karen Gornall ACMA and Dawn Morris MAAT  making us unique and setting us apart from our competitors.

About Us

Karen Gornall ACMA - Director
Chartered Management Accountant

Karen has over 35 years' experience in Accountancy and Business Planning, and as well as being a Chartered Management Accountant is also a Licensed Practice Certificate holder.

An Accountant in Practice for nearly 20 years, with extensive experience of both public and private sector accounting at Finance Director Level, Karen specialises in advising SME companies and sole traders on business planning, preparing accounts, budgets, cash flow, taxation, financial planning, including investments and money markets. Additional services offered are payroll and PAYE service, including end of year reports to HMRC, and experience in overseas sales and purchases, including EEC intrastat and VAT deferment procedures on the import/export of goods. 

Karens specialities are: Bookkeeping, Management Accounts, Final Statutory Accounts, Corporation Tax, Self-Assessment, VAT, Payroll and PAYE, Management Reports, Business Plans, Cashflows and Forecasts, Preparation for External Audit, advice and guidance on Policy and Procedure development and implementation. Advice on Business Systems and Integrated Software, Financial Planning, Risk Management and Value For Money. Dealing with and submitting to HMRC and Companies House.

Dawn Morris MAAT MinstF - Director
Association of Accounting Technicians

Dawn has over 25 years' experience of working in Accountancy including Business Planning, Strategy and Development and specialises in grant fund sourcing, applications, project management and monitoring and evaluation.

With over 20 years working in the public sector for a large Social Housing and Enterprise Group as a Management Accountant, Dawn primarily focused on the Groups Social Enterprise subsidiary and Community Groups within the local neighbourhood. Working alongside Senior Management evaluating business opportunities and as the Grant Funding Expert providing project management to the group. Whilst working for an Internal Public Health Organisation as a Grant Officer, Dawn managed in excess of 40 projects with individual contracts of more than £30,000,000. Other experience includes working for a private company responsible for accelerating Liverpool City's growth and economic development.

Dawns specialities are: Management Accounts, Statutory Accounts, Business Plans, Forecast and Cashflows, Business Development and Evaluation, preparation for External and Grant Audit, advice and guidance on Policy and Procedure development and implementation, Grant Funding and Project Management, non-profit governance. Advice on Risk Management, Value for Money and Social Return on Investment.

bottom of page