Ross McKay CA

Ross McKay is a Chartered Accountant based in Edinburgh, looking after clients across Scotland. Ross advises all types of businesses and is an audit, hospitality and professional firm specialist accountant.

After qualifying in 1992, Ross has been with Johnston Smillie since 1996 and became a partner in 2001. Having been involved in audit and preparation of Limited Companies all his professional career, Ross is consequently responsible for;

  • Statutory clients both on a compliance and consultancy basis
  • Advising businesses of extracting remuneration
  • Improving profitability and growth strategy

Ross McKay meets regularly with his clients and advises them on profit improvement and tax mitigation.  He specialises in;

Clients can appoint Ross as their non-office Financial Director. Clients engage Ross as their FD  until the scale of their business is ready to establish an in-house role. Ross’s expertise in this area is of great value and consequently clients find that it helps them grow and become more financially successful quicker. Ross often helps with the in-house recruitment when the time comes also.

Ross lives in Edinburgh and travels across Scotland to meet with clients on site. Furthermore, as an avid sports fan, Ross leads the firms’ sporting sponsorship programmes with Turnhouse Golf Club and The Edinburgh Capitals. Finally, in addition, he is  Treasurer of Turnhouse golf Club. When Ross is not supporting his clients or favourite sporting teams, he like to enjoy live Stand Up comedy at venues around the country.

What Our Clients Say...

Our relationship with Johnston Smillie began in 2008. Since then they have assisted us with acquisitions, provided annual accounts, tax planning, payroll support and most importantly a business ear to listen and advise on a number of important matters.
With clear and open lines of communication, dedicated to providing a professional and value for money service JS are a trusted and important asset to our business.

Ewan Nicolson - George Nicolson Decorators Ltd.


Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

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