The Accountant


Explore and enjoy marketing in a structured way. Learn how to bring only the best clients to your accounting firm.

“I am an accountant, not a marketer,” you say.

What if… you’re not only a marketer, but actually quite a good one? One who needs a little direction and training, but who has all the skills within yourself to be good at marketing?

The Accountant


the book for accountants who know they’re much more than:

Following rules
Putting numbers in columns
Ticking boxes
Telling people what they can’t do, what’s not allowed

You’re proud of the business you’re leading. You’re curious about how you can help your clients better and share the culture you’re building. What you need are the marketing skills to help you communicate your true value. So you can appeal to ONLY the clients you absolutely want, and show future employees your firm is the place they want to work.

Learn the 12 steps OF

content marketing for accountants

Discover what marketing to do and in what order so you use your time and money in the best way:













Read The Accountant Marketer to:

  • Understand what content marketing is and how it contributes to your business and personal goals
  • Learn the 12 steps of content marketing that works for accountants
  • Refocus your time, energy and money on ONLY the clients you really want to work with
  • Feel confident you can do marketing in a structured and enjoyable way and give your team direction too
  • Become more excited, motivated and willing to try new things in your business and life as a whole
  • Explore your own creativity, even if you feel like you aren’t a creative person

Kind words about

Your writing is ace

“Your writing is ace. I think it’s really good and will be one of the top 5 books that ambitious practice owners must read.”

I absolutely loved it

“Thanks for asking me to read a chapter! I absolutely loved it. The chapter on brand really resonated: it pointed out my old website had no thought or nod towards my brand, and it didn’t tell my story. The website and the real Kennedy Accountancy were two completely different things. It was a really helpful reminder to revisit these, and the logo section was spot on!”

Really engaging to read

“I found it really engaging to read, and lots of it resonated with me as well. In reading the chapter on websites, I found myself saying ‘ooh I’ll need to change this and that on our website’. It’s encouraged me to write more on my book as well!”

It’s something accountants will love

“I think it’s fantastic. The topic generally of the book is right up the street where your strengths are, and it’s something accountants will love. Issues in particular is an area i feel very passionate about as the owner of an accounting firm, and i like the fact it’s early in the book. I really like the use of stories – you talk about meeting the guy in the bar and the VAT issue, and it gets to the heart of a non sexy specific issue. People can find it quite stressful to find their purpose and mission statements and can try to be really lofty, and here there’s an element about getting back to the specifics – and what might be seen as boring – things your clients need help with.”


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Well. So. Small update.

Was out hiking on mull and slipped on a rock crossing a burn, and broke my ankle. (I remember hearing an audible “crack” as I went down.)

No signal on phone. Managed to climb down a ravine to get to a more open place and hopefully signal. At that point still convinced it “wasn’t that bad”. Tried to walk along the path and realised yes, it was that bad.

Phoned coast guard, who were utter legends. Sent a boat AND a helicopter. Sun was setting and they didn’t want me sitting in the dark. Oh my word it was cold. Helicoptered out to fort William hospital (nicest people ever), then down to airdrie where I got a cast.

Ankle broken in one place. Doctors pleased (as much as you can be!) it’s a clean break & lining up well. I’ll be down for 4-6 weeks.

I’ve repeated myself a lot over the last few days so here’s the short version to all the questions, with appreciation for the care.

Yes, I’m okay. I’m also utterly exhausted & have hit the “damn, this is going to be a long road” phase. Taking it one day, one hour at a time. 

I’m being looked after. Very kind friends and things being delivered. My amazing sister @secondsunrise2 flying in tomorrow from america to be with me for a few weeks. SO grateful.

What do I need? I’m good on the basics. There have been unexpected costs and more coming so if you want to PayPal monies for deliveries or getting my car & belongings back or all the taxis or whatever, feel free. I’m hardly destitute so only do that if you want to send something useful and aren’t sure what. PayPal username karenlreyburn. Amazon wishlist in bio. Random care packages also happily received!

My car & belongings are up on mull. I have people to help and we are working on timing. But if you’re on mull and want to return a car near Glasgow, let me know 🙂

Shout out to the Coast Guard for being so swift, & that beautiful combination of sympathy and practicality.

Download the @what3words app. Literal lifesaver.

That’s all for now. All the love. Oh - and no, I don’t hold this against mull at all. It’s still my happy place. Things happen & the mull community has been beautiful. Shout out to @treshnish who couldn’t have been kinder. ❤️
Morning walk. I stood and watched the ferry come in and the sun lighten this little edge of the world.
Been going through old photos and letters - the last of the boxes i had stored at my sister’s house in america. 

When I first moved to Scotland, I only planned to live here for a few years and then go back. Then after a few years I wasn’t ready yet…then I got my residency…still not quite ready….then started a business…then Scottish citizenship…bought a house …finally accepted this is my home and I wasn’t moving back. 

And with every visit back to the states I would go through more boxes, more photos and letters and memories. I’d keep some and throw others away; take photos out of frames and give away the frames; and as time went on I was able to distinguish between the ones I definitely wanted and needed to keep, and those which were lovely at the time but didn’t need to be saved anymore.

Over twenty years on and this past trip I went through the very last of the boxes. I joked to my sister that I’ve now officially settled into Scotland 😆 

This photo of me and my Gramps is a fave and definitely a keeper. Most of the photos and letters I’ve kept are those of family - parents, grandparents, sisters, nieces and nephews. And as much as I love taking landscape photos, I noticed that 20 years later it’s the people photos I am more likely to keep. Thankful for the traditions and patterns of seeing family every year or so since moving to Scotland. They’re small things - baking Christmas cookies and going for walks and going for road trips - but it’s the time together and the continuing family jokes and the memories which remain. And a few photos.

My grandfather (and all my grandparents) have now passed on, but I remember with fondness sitting around at their kitchen table, eating fresh vegetables from the garden, playing scrabble, laughing and talking and drinking coffee.

It’s the small things, and the rhythms of family, which last. ❤️ 
#family #memories #grandparents #oldphotos
Made fresh mince pies for the first time ever. Over twenty years in Scotland and I’d never tried to make them from scratch, so I figured…now is the time! I’m doing lots of thanksgiving baking (yes, we stretch it out here so I’m still prepping!) and decided to buy the ingredients. 

Dried fruit…mixed peel…lots of spices…and Venezuelan rum 🙂 I made up the mincemeat last night, and then today put it in the little pastries and even cut out the wee stars to go on top!

I think I can safely say they’re the best mince pies I’ve ever had. Fresh out of the oven sprinkled with icing sugar and with a glass of said rum alongside 🙂 

Now we are curled up with a Harry Potter marathon, with plenty of mince pies AND a thanksgiving feast still to come. Happiness! 

#mincepies #homebaking #maryberry #maryberryrecipe #happythanksgiving #happychristmas #harrypotter #hpmarathon