We are different from most High St accountants, when you work with us you know exactly what you have to do, and when.
We’ll write to you a month before your accounting year-end and again when your year-end has passed. Then we’ll pester you to give us the records we need to produce your accounts. You will never miss a deadline with us and we’ll keep you on the right side of the law!
We work as efficiently as you do. We use technology to run lean, to keep you informed, and to keep costs down. We bring speed, accuracy and predictability to your accounts.
If you’re planning a new business, you should take early advice. The format you choose – sole trader, partnership, LLP, or Limited company – determines the extent of your personal liability and the way you pay tax. We’ll help you set up the most tax efficient business structure and sound internal systems.
We can also sort out the formalities of setting-up – registering with HMRC, company formations, VAT registration, PAYE scheme, and business plans.
If you’ve been in business for a while, its worth finding out how a fresh approach can simplify the paperwork and give you a better understanding of your business.
With our support, you too can have accounts that reassure banks, customers, suppliers and tax inspectors. You can begin to make informed decisions based on accounts you can trust. A complete service:
All businesses have to prepare accounts. They also tell you how you are doing, how things differ from last year and give you a snap shot of the business. They should be the basis of all business decisions. They form the basis of an accurate tax return and many organisations such as banks, building societies, suppliers and customers rely on them to check that you and your business are credit worthy and sound. We can prepare monthly, quarterly or annual accounts depending on what you require.
The accounts that we prepare are accepted by banks and building societies, and meet all the standards for fast and efficient electronic submission to HMRC. From 1 April 2011 all company accounts have had to be submitted in iXBRL format.
Bookkeeping is the process of keeping accurate and usable everyday business records. These records form the basis of your accounts and so much more. If your record keeping is poor (unexplained amounts, boxes of loose receipts, records written-up late etc) it is difficult for us to prepare the accounts, which means more expensive! Also HMRC could fine you up to £3,000 if they carry out a Business Records Check and find your records wanting.
You didn’t start in business because you were good at bookkeeping (unless your’s is a bookkeeping business!), you started in business because you were good at selling, manufacturing or offering a service. Why get bogged down in basic paperwork, we do it much more efficiently and accurately, we enjoy it, so let us take care of the bookkeeping while you concentrate on the business. Avoid the hassle and heartache for a small fixed monthly fee.
We’re just as single-minded about tax returns. We’ll pester you until you give us the information and then we turn them around as quickly as possible. The sooner we wrap things up, the sooner we can calculate your tax bill. By eliminating last-minute surprises, we help you plan for the future.
Simplicity itself, just email us the gross pay figures we do the rest. Our HMRC-approved payroll software works out pay, tax and NIC for any pay cycle (weekly, fortnightly, monthly 4-weekly) and for any number of employees. For a fixed monthly fee we’ll take care of the paperwork as well as tax and legislation changes. All you have to do is to tell us how much each employee has earned. Great for confidential directors’ payrolls.
We are so confident you will like our service we have no set up fees or long tie-in! Just pay for what you use.
VAT isn’t the monster that many people make it out to be. Even if your turnover is below the VAT threshold, it sometimes makes sense to register. VAT registration can boost your credibility and bring unexpected financial rewards. It all depends on the size and format of your business, and on whether your customers are VAT registered. We’ll guide you through and submit all your returns on time.
Software vendors tell us that anyone can produce their own accounts at the touch of a button using their software. While it is true there is some great software available, it is only as good as the people using it and the data they input. It takes skilled, experienced and trained staff to input data accurately, ensure that complex transactions are correctly treated and perform all the necessary checks to ensure that the information is correct.
But it is increasingly difficult and expensive to recruit and retain skilled staff. Also, the cost of office space, computers & software, computers & software maintenance, software backup, staff sickness, rights to flexible working, maternity/paternity and absence cover can be horrendous. So what do you do? The reality is probably that you or your partner spend precious time on evenings & weekends doing the bookkeeping.
There is an alternative – out-source some or all of the accounting function. This can range from giving us the paperwork once a month to a fully out-sourced accounts department. You’ll be surprised how cost effective it is!