Services

Audit

As registered accountants and auditors we have experience working with a variety of clients from small start-ups, owner managed businesses to some large privately owned companies. Our audit approach is based on modern risk assessment techniques, that enable us to concentrate our efforts on the areas of most significance or that have the greatest risk of error.

We perform statutory and non statutory audits as well as other services that require audit registration, such as Solicitors Accounts Rules and ARLA.

Accounts

We complete all year end requirements for the preparation of accounts whether you are a sole trader, partnership, LLP or Limited company.

In respect of individuals and partnerships, this information is used to generate tax returns and the service is extended to ensure compliance with HMRC.

For Limited companies, the increased reporting obligations, investigation policies on the part of the tax authorities and harsher penalties for non-compliance, mean that time and resources are taken up with administration. We help in reducing this burden, by assisting with the statutory requirements in respect of filing with Companies House and HMRC.

Bookkeeping & management accounts

We provide bookkeeping and management accounting services so that you can benefit from knowing how your business is performing by preparation of:

Taxation

With a constantly evolving tax system in the United Kingdom, effectively managing tax affairs is increasingly challenging, but an essential part of your personal and business financial planning. In this fast-paced tax environment we can help save you money and time, and reduce your risk exposure. Our tax specialist provides practical, direct advice to help your tax and financial planning. This includes meeting the responsibility to file on time with the tax authorities.

Charities and not for profit organisations

Running a not for profit organisation effectively, is a challenging task in the current economic climate. The right professional advice can make all the difference, with the combined pressure of raising funds, managing your finances, meeting stakeholder demands and keeping on top of the constantly changing regulatory and legal framework.

We can help you meet all these challenges by delivering a comprehensive range of charity auditing and accounting services as well as a wide range of other specially tailored offerings for the not for profit sector including charity bookkeeping, auditing and VAT.

Trusts

Trusts are a relatively easy and very tax efficient way of setting aside assets for future beneficiaries outside of the inheritance tax net. We can advise on the most suitable type of trust for your purposes and provide a full range of accounting and tax services for trusts.

Planning

A successful business must plan ahead, but all too often the pressures of keeping the business going on a daily basis, mean that strategic planning is not given the attention it needs. The result is often rushed judgements, over- or under-capacity, or missed opportunities.

Every business owner would benefit from a planning adviser who has the time and space to take the long view and advise on appropriate courses of action before it is too late. With years of experience advising the local business community we have a wealth of experience and expertise for you to draw on.

Advice

Business owners can at times find themselves needing independent advice to deal with demands of running a business. Clients increasingly see their accountants as business advisors due to the experience and expertise available. We therefore can help with a range of issues such as finance, expansion, investment, diversifying and developing exit strategies etc.

Company & LLP formations

Whatever your reasons for seeking to register a company, we’re here to help ensure that the company you choose is right for you. Most business will opt for a private limited company. This can have one or more class of shares to suit your requirements. But if that doesn’t suit your needs, there are alternatives. A company limited by guarantee a limited liability partnership, professional practice company, or plc might be a better fit for your business.

Payroll

Administering payroll can be time consuming and burdensome, diverting energy and resources from the core activities of the business. And the task is made all the more difficult by the growing complexity of taxation and employment legislation and the accompanying regime of penalties for non-compliance.

We have dedicated staff who can relieve you of this burden by providing a comprehensive and confidential payroll service, including:

VAT

Value added tax is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business – so complex that many businesses inadvertently overpay or underpay VAT.

The ever widening scope of VAT, the constant stream of detailed changes to the regulations, and the ever growing demands of Customs and Excise call for a trained professional eye to ensure that you do not fall foul of the regulations and do not pay more than you need to.

We provide an efficient cost effective VAT service, which includes: