From Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes was a giant with 100 eyes. He was tasked by the queen of the gods (Hera) to watch Lo, a woman who’d caught the eye of Hera’s husband, Zeus
“And set a watcher upon her, great and strong Argus, who with four eyes looks every way. And the goddess stirred in him unwearying strength: sleep never fell upon his eyes; but he kept sure watch always.”
Much like Argus, we will look out for you, super-vigilant and unwearying in our efforts to discover the best route for you and your business.
As Sharon says, “The problems that keep you awake at night are what gets me out of bed in the morning”. She’s a modern-day Argus (with 98 fewer eyes).
If your accountant simply helps you to achieve compliance, what use are they? Rocket-power your business with an accountant who gets stuff done.
You can wave goodbye to that other accountant when you reach the stars.
The Greek giant Argus, after whom we are named, is a dependable overseer, with excellent vision and a steady gaze. Founded on the same principles, Argus Accounting is a family-run practice set up by Sharon Hirsh.
After 20 years in practice, Sharon was frustrated with the way traditional firms worked with their clients. Accountants were charging clients for work that mainly benefited HMRC, and when Sharon suggested ideas that would benefit the clients, she was turned down because of cost. With her first loyalty being to her clients’ continued success, it was time to make a change.
Armed with fresh ideas and a clients-first approach (apparently a rare concept in the accounting world), Sharon decided it was the perfect time to try branching out alone.
With a lot of help from partners Lipson and Co, Argus grew more quickly than expected, and now includes Sharon’s son and daughter.
Meet the founder
Sharon is a self-confessed screwball and accounting rebel!. She has a passion for watching her “little acorns” (clients’ businesses) grow into big trees and being a vital part of making that happen.
She enjoys the bit of accounting that most shy away from: the what-happens-after-compliance accounting. The stuff that actually helps you grow, not just a tick box exercise for HMRC.