What we do

We provide much more than just traditional compliance accounting. Companies are expecting more from their accountants nowadays and we have the experience to help your business grow and develop.

We can help you with:

Business Start-ups
Compliance Accounting

Management Accounting

Strategic Business Planning

Tax Planning

Exit Strategy Planning

Virtual Finance Department/Finance Director

Business Start-ups

Time spent planning your new business properly will be some of the most valuable time you will ever invest, and will help you significantly in making your business a success. We can help you get your business off the ground by:

  • Helping you clarify what your strategy and goals are
  • Providing advice on the best structure for your new business
  • Preparing a detailed Business Plan
  • Preparing Budgets, Profit and Cash-flow forecasts
  • Advising on sources of finance for your new business and helping you secure these if necessary
  • Introducing you to other business partners you may need, such as local bank managers or solicitors

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Compliance Accounting

We offer a high-quality compliance package to cover the basic legal requirements all companies, whether sole traders, partnerships or Limited companies have to meet: VAT, Corporation Tax, Income Tax, Annual Accounts, Companies House returns.

We can also help with book-keeping if you choose to outsource this rather than do it yourself.

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Management Accounting

Monitoring the performance of your business is vital to ensure your continued success. We can help you do this by providing meaningful monthly management accounts and analysis, and more importantly helping you understand what these management accounts are actually telling you. This will help you make the right decisions to drive your business forward.

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Strategic Business Planning

If you do not know where you want your business to go and how you are going to get there, then the journey will be much more difficult. We can help you prepare both a short-term business plan, and a longer term strategic plan. This process will include:

  • Reviewing where you are now
  • Clarifying where you want the business to go
  • Identifying the roadblocks to getting there
  • Developing a detailed, time-bound action plan to overcome these roadblocks
  • Deciding what additional resources your business needs to move forward successfully
  • Regularly reviewing the progress you are making towards your action plan
  • Re-visiting your Strategic Plan regularly to update it as your business evolves and grows

This will help you set the direction for your business and ensure you stay on track to get to where you want your business to go.

Why not read our article on why you need a business plan

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Tax Planning

Tax can be a minefield even for experienced finance professionals. We can help you reduce the amount of tax you pay by proactively reviewing your business to come up with possible ways to reduce your tax bill. This may be through some quick wins, or it may involve a more fundamental change to your business structure, but either way we can help you make sure that you keep as much of the hard-earned profit you generate as possible.

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Exit strategy planning

There will come a point when you decide that it is time for you to stop working in your business. While planning is important when you first establish your business, planning how you will exit your business is equally as important. Whether this is through selling your business, transferring it to your children or family, or another option, we can help you decide on the best exit strategy for you, and can help you plan this well in advance to maximise the return you make, and to make it as tax efficient as possible.

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Virtual Finance Department/Finance Director

Outsourcing is common with many business functions, such as IT, but it is becoming increasingly common with finance as well. We can help as your business grows by putting together a package where we provide you with all the financial support your business needs, from credit control to bookkeeping to monthly and annual accounts preparation.

Alternatively if your business has grown to the size where you have taken on some of your own finance staff already then we can help remove the management of these staff from your to-do list. We can provide a Virtual Finance Director service where we can provide leadership and direction to your finance staff so that you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business – rather than having to worry about what your finance team is doing.

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