Stocktaking services

Computer Accounting Bureau now trading as was established in 1976 and is a family owned and managed business.

Servicing Northern Ireland and ROI is a professionally qualified member of the Institute of Licensed Stock Auditors and our professional standing within the Hotel and Catering Industry has been endorsed by both The Federation of Clubs and Hospitality Ulster.


Although our primary service is to the food and beverage trade; we have experience in counting and presenting count totals for all types of stock, including Hotel Spa and beauty services, Retail outlets, Garage forecourts and more.

Stock valuations

Within the hotel and catering industry you will be well aware that some financial controllers require not just end of year valuations, but quarterly and indeed monthly valuations. can complete these period end valuations and Hand-over valuations, providing fully quantified reports as a guide to your holding quantities and costs.
Stock valuations for businesses outside the food and beverage industry; we have experience in all types of counts, including fashion, confectionary, chemist, hardware and general grocery outlets.

If you have stock, we can count it.


Each audit prepared by us opens with an audit summary, which is a laymans version of all management points of interest within the audit.
It will then be followed up with a personal conversation or meeting, in order to discuss any points relevant.
Our food and beverage reports cover all product (line by line) activity, including opening & closing quantities, purchases, credits, loans/transfers, costs, profit and stock variances. We do not combine 70cl and other bottle sizes in our preparations, we actually show these sizes separately, as they will inevitably carry different costs and margins.

As a part of our consultancy service, we will also prepare a health check on your current system; giving you peace of mind that you are receiving correct advice.

Our Auditing and Consultancy Services include:

  • Physical stocktaking (food, beverage & general retail)
  • Food & Beverage Trading reports
  • Comprehensive till analysis; highlighting stock discrepancies
  • Quantitative Stock Valuations, including End of Year and Handover Valuations.
  • Menu Costing
  • V.A.T processing
  • Management advisory service for various businesses within the trade.
  • Bound and itemised inventories


We offer various services and packages as part of our stocktaking and consultancy services.
  • A fully quantified stock holding report.
  • A summary of suppliers in any one period and a detailed report showing each individual purchase or credit.
  • A transfer report which shows records of any stock either in or out of loan.
  • A till to actual sales reconciliation report; this analysis identifies stock variances which can then be reported to the client.
  •  A general audit summary which gives you an overall view of your audit in layman’s terms.

Why choose us?

There are many benefits of using (Computer Accounting Bureau). We are independent non-biased stocktakers, and our auditors are fully trained in all aspects of stocktaking and auditing up to I.L.T.S standards. Our reports show the facts – irrespective of the answer. We offer a consultancy service, in which we maintain excellent working relationships with our clients.

We are one of the longest established auditing companies in the UK and Ireland and have trained many other auditing companies and their staff, so you can take comfort in knowing that we know exactly what we are doing and how best to advise you on our findings.

We have been successfully providing stocktaking and stock consultancy services to the hotel and catering industries for many years.

Looking for a stocktaking partner?

As a family owned business we have always valued partnership with our clients. We always strive to deliver our services at the highest level.