Business Services

 


Our first step is to work with you to gain a full understanding of your business. We then tailor our approach to your requirements so that we can provide exactly the service you need to ensure the continued success of your business.

Our Business Services include:

Audit Services

Is your annual audit adding value to your business or is it simply a necessary evil?

As well as meeting the statutory requirements, we strive to transform your annual audit into a profit centre by:

  • Taking the opportunity to conduct a review of your financial and management systems;
  • Identifying potential problem areas;
  • Recommending opportunities to improve your business performance;
  • Using the preparation of your annual report as an opportunity to enhance your external image and improve your business prospects for the future.

We will discuss the problems and opportunities with you and help you implement any agreed solutions.

Business Start-Up

  • Do you have a strong business proposition?
  • Need some help with the financial, fiscal and legal aspects of running a business?
  • Looking for the support of a team of trained experts to help you to succeed?

We can help you to:

  • Evaluate your business ideas in a constructive and realistic manner;
  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, or limited company;
  • Prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts;
  • Assess your finance requirements and potential sources of finance;
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank;
  • Complete any registration procedures with Companies House, and HM Revenue & Customs;
  • Deal with company statutory issues;
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements.

Start your new venture on a sure footing – call us for an initial consultation today.

Bookkeeping & Accounting

We can relieve you and your staff of an enormous burden and take care of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs, including:

  • Core bookkeeping;
  • Prepare your annual accounts;
  • Prepare your management accounts;
  • Maintain your VAT records;
  • Prepare your company pension fund accounts;
  • Take on short term projects to relieve your staff of any temporary overload.

We will discuss your requirements with you and provide you with tailored information and constructive advice on a regular basis.

VAT

Value added tax is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business!

  • Are you aware of the ever widening scope of VAT?
  • Are you keeping up with the constant stream of detailed changes to the regulations?
  • Are you complying with the ever growing demands of HM Revenue & Customs?
  • Could you be falling foul of the regulations?
  • Could you be paying the Exchequer more than you need to?!

We can provide a trained, professional eye to help you to avoid the pitfalls. We offer an efficient, cost effective VAT service, which includes:

  • Assistance with VAT registration;
  • Advice on VAT planning and administration;
  • Use of the most appropriate scheme;
  • VAT control and reconciliation;
  • Help with completing VAT returns;
  • VAT inspections;
  • Planning to minimise future problems with HM Revenue & Customs;
  • Negotiating with HM Revenue & Customs in disputes and representing you at VAT tribunals.

Payroll

  • Do you find administering your own payroll time consuming and burdensome?
  • Is it diverting energy and resources from the core activities of your business?
  • Could you be at risk from 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. Even if you have only a few employees, you will make savings by engaging us to administer your payroll. We provide a comprehensive and confidential payroll service, including:

  • Registration with HM Revenue and Customs as an employer;
  • Customised payslips;
  • Administration of PAYE, national insurance, statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, etc;
  • Completion of statutory forms, including year end returns, to issue to your employees and submit to HM Revenue and Customs;
  • Summaries and analyses of staff costs;
  • Administration of incentive schemes, bonuses, and ex-gratia and termination payments;

Company Formation and Statutory

  • Are you fully compliant with the new Companies Act?
  • Are you aware of how the changes affect you and your fellow directors?
  • Are you wasting valuable time and resources trying to comply?

We can give you peace of mind and carry out your company secretarial duties for you, including:

  • Company formations
  • Preparation and filing of statutory returns
  • Preparation of all documentation related to minutes and resolutions
  • Maintenance of statutory books
  • General advice on company law and the new Companies Act

Corporate Tax Planning

Corporation tax represents a substantial part of your trading costs!

With increased reporting obligations, more robust investigation policies on the part of the tax authorities, and harsher penalties for non-compliance, you could be spending an undue amount of your time and resources collecting revenue for the Government.

We offer a range of services to help you minimise your corporate tax exposure and relieve you of the administrative burden of complying with tax legislation. These include:

  • Determining the most tax effective structure for your business
  • Taking full advantage of tax opportunities and reliefs
  • Achieving the optimum capital or revenue tax treatment
  • Reducing tax on disposals and maximising relief on acquisitions
  • Making the most of tax opportunities specific to your industry
  • Meeting the rigorous demands of compliance including corporation tax self assessment
  • Acting on your behalf in discussions with the tax authorities
  • Tax enquiries (and related tax enquiry insurance)
  • Efficient corporate tax planning can result in potentially significant improvements in your bottom line.