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Accounts

We offer a number of different accounts services, including:

  • We would aim to complete accounts within 3 months of the business’ year-end. This ensures the information is relevant and useful. We would also endeavour to minimise the business’ exposure to tax and advise of any tax planning opportunities for the upcoming year.
  • We take the time to explain your accounts to you so that you understand what is going on financially within your business, helping you to plan for the future.
  • Accounts for limited companies are due for filing with Companies House nine months after the company’s year end.
  • Accounts can be a useful management tool, not just something you are obliged to do for compliance reasons. We would be happy to provide some feedback on your accounts to help improve profitability and identify savings.
  • Management accounts are a useful tool to manage the business throughout the year and will help the business respond more quickly to any changes in the financial climate.
  • Institutions such as banks will take comfort that business owners are taking a keen interest in ensuring their business is being managed effectively if owners are aware of their financial position at any point in time.
  • Management accounts can help in the decision making process.
  • When applying for finance, management accounts are often a requirement.
  • Regular management accounts can help you spot trends and make comparisons to previous periods to help distribute resources or plan for future expansion.
  • The operation of payroll systems including monthly, weekly or fortnightly pay runs, year-end Employers Annual Return, Statutory Sick Pay calculation, Statutory Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Pay calculation.
  • Payroll services would also include calculation and reporting employee’s benefits in kind, we would also advise business’ the most tax efficient method of providing benefits to employees.
  • We can operate bookkeeping systems for a business of any size.
  • Using excel or specialist software packages such as Sage, we would ensure the business’ bookkeeping system is up-to-date and would suggest ways improving systems to ensure the best available information is provided to the business owners.
  • Business start-up services including formation of limited companies. We would complete the process from incorporation to dealing with the relevant authorities and beyond.
  • Other services include registered office facility, maintenance of statutory registers, submission of statutory documents, drafting agendas for company meetings, preparing Minutes of Meetings, completion of share transfer forms, preparation of share certificates, carrying out company searches and filing of Annual Return.
  • Often a business plan will be needed in support of a finance application, although every business should have a plan for its own use to help it develop.
  • Research suggests that those businesses with a written business plan are far more likely to succeed. We can assist with all aspects of the business plan from the written element to budgets, cash flow and profit forecasts.