Business Services

Running a business. A strange and wonderful thing that manages to be challenging, rewarding and terrifying all at the same time. We know – we’re business owners ourselves!

We also know that business owners want to be given more time doing the important stuff. You want to win more work, increase your profits, take care of your people. Who really wants to be bogged down with the admin? The bookkeeping. The account preparation. Your VAT. All important stuff, no doubt. But wouldn’t you rather be spending your time on the things you can’t delegate? We know that we would.

That’s why we’ve developed a full suite of business services that will release you from your spreadsheets and give you peace of mind that your affairs are in the hands of the experts. So you’re free to do what you do best: building your business empire.

To find out more about any of our business services just get in touch or give us a call on 020 8238 8730. We’d love to have a chat.


Accounts preparation

Your accounts are a really important part of running your business. You can choose to have accounts prepared at year end or produce quarterly, monthly, or interim accounts. The more regularly you produce your accounts, the more likely you’ll be to have a clearer picture about how your business is performing.

You’ll also get better warnings about any issues and challenges that may be on the horizon. And you can move quickly and with more confidence when your financial position presents opportunities…

Send us an email or give us a call on 020 8238 8730 to have a chat about what type of accounts preparation might work best for your business.


Cloud accounting

Why only use your accounts as an historic document to look back on what’s already happened? With the latest cloud accounting technology we can have simultaneous access to your accounting records from multiple locations and work in real time as part of your team.

We subscribe to a number of online packages including Sage Online and Xero. We’ll work with you to find the best package for your business needs. And then we’ll use it to give you accurate and timely advice about the strategic decisions you can make in the coming quarters (rather than historic advice after the fact).

Get in touch now to find out how cloud accounting can help you take control of your business.


VAT returns

VAT is one of the most complex and problematic taxes to get right. And a failure to get it right can cause you some serious problems. We know it can be a cause for worry and that’s why we’ve got a fully qualified in-house team ready to take care of your VAT needs. And, because we recognise the complexity of VAT, we also work closely with VAT specialists for more complicated areas.

We’ll make sure your VAT returns are completed correctly and on time. We’ll file them electronically with HMRC.  And we’ll also advise you which of the VAT schemes are right for you and your business.

Our services include:

  • Assistance with registration (and de-registration) including non-UK businesses
  • Advice on VAT schemes, including partial exemption, property development rates, opting to tax, zero-rating
  • Preparation of EEC sales lists
  • VAT refunds for overseas businesses
  • VAT health-checks – are you doing it right? Are you claiming back all you should?
  • VAT Planning – most major business transactions will have VAT consequences that must be considered.
  • Attend VAT inspections: making sure the VAT-man applies the correct interpretations
  • Insurance against our fees in dealing with VAT enquiries with HMRC
  • Negotiation with HMRC in VAT disputes
  • Representation at VAT tribunals
  • No win-no fee offer for VAT health-checks for companies in certain circumstances

Just give us a call on  020 8238 8730  for a no obligation chat about how we can help you with your VAT or to talk about any of our other business services.


Bookkeeping

We want to take the pain out of bookkeeping. We’re happy to come to your office or for you to send us your records. Whatever works for you. And to keep it as pain free as possible, we use an online solution that saves time and effort as well as giving you full visibility over all of your records.

If you want to do your own bookkeeping, you can still use our software by logging on through the website to your own dedicated private area. That way there’s no worry about installing your own accounting software and we can review your figures with you real time.

If you’d like to do bookkeeping the pain free way give us a call on 020 8238 8730 or get in touch. Or Read more here>>


Payroll

Running payroll can be a labour intensive process. It’s complicated by issues such as sick pay, maternity pay flexi-time, and auto-enrolment. And it’s fair to say that you’ll create an outcry if you get it wrong!

Let us take the pressure off. Our payroll services include preparing your weekly, monthly, or annual payrolls. We’ll also take care of your end-of year returns (P35′s) and complete your annual benefits (P11d’s) requirements too. And we can help you with any questions or issues that come up over things like maternity, sick pay and other HR matters.

If you’d like to talk about putting your payroll in the hands of the experts just get in touch or give us a call on 020 8238 8730.

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Auditing

There have been some changes to the audit thresholds recently. If your business has a turnover of less than £10.2m (for periods after 1 January 2016) then you may not need to have your accounts independently audited.

However – if you’re a business looking for investment or to raise capital for your future growth – it’s worth bearing in mind that shareholders, lenders, and investors still take plenty of comfort from the assurance that an audit gives.

We’re registered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants to carry out audits and have experience providing audit and audit advice for companies like yours across lots of different sectors.

So if you’d like to have a chat about your audit requirements, or if you’re unsure whether you need to audit your accounts, just send us an email or get in touch for a chat.


Document Management

Paper records are still a business reality and finding cost effective long-term space to store all your files can be difficult (and it certainly ain’t cheap…).

If you’re running out of room and don’t know what to do with your records we can help. We can arrange to have them scanned and filed electronically on our document management system.

You’ll have access to them 24/7 via your private area of our website. Even better – you can also use this as part of your business contingency planning. Ultimately, it can speed up your working processes and you will never lose that file!

Just give us a call on 020 8238 8730 or ping us an email to learn more about how our document management service can take you one step closer to a paperless office…


Online Services

We’re accountants that like to stay on top of technology. This means that you can take advantage of the huge efficiencies and benefits that new technology can provide whatever your comfort level is (we won’t push it if you don’t want it!).

  1. a) Accounting
    We subscribe to a number of online packages including Sage Online and Xero. We’ll work with you to find the best package for your business needs. And then we’ll use it to give you accurate and timely advice about the strategic decisions you can make in the coming quarters (rather than historic advice after the fact).

Get in touch now to find out how cloud accounting can help you take control of your business.

  1. b) Document management
    You can have access to your accounts, tax returns, and your correspondence between us by logging onto your private area of our system: all you need is a password and some basic guidance.

So if you’re with your bank manager or working overseas you can get hold of your important documents wherever you are. All you need is an internet connection. You can even save your own documents to share with us, or just to store and access them safely and securely.

Give us a call on 020 8238 8730 or ping us an email to learn more about our document management service.

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Outsourcing

Sometimes you just don’t have the time or the resource to do everything you’d like to. You might have grown rapidly, or you’re missing a key member of staff at a crucial time. We can help.

We use our vast experience to act as your outsourced finance department for however long you need it and tailored to your business.

We can:

  • Monitor the health of your company through cloud accounting
  • Manage your finance function
  • Provide insight or guidance for your business decisions
  • Provide full back office support including bookkeeping services, invoice creation, payment processing, credit control, bad debtors collection, and more

If you’d like to hear more about how our outsourcing can help take the pressure off at uncertain times, just give us a call on 020 8238 8730.


Startups

If you’re a start up business you’ll know it’s one of the most exciting journeys to embark on. But it’s also a path that contains many dead ends and pitfalls along the way.

That’s why we’ve developed a whole set of services specially designed for when you’re in start up mode. Services that will make sure you have the right structure, the right systems, and – most importantly – robust strategic plans for the future of your business.

Read more information here.

And – because we know how tight your budget when you’re just starting out – we offer special discounted rates for start up businesses. Give us a call on  020 8238 8730 or drop us a note here. We’d love to hear more about your business and your plans for the future…


Tax and PAYE investigations

The HMRC may select your business for a tax investigation. They’re randomly selected and it can be stressful time to get everything ready for when the taxman comes knocking.

But we can help you through the experience. We’ll explain the tax law (what’s allowed, what isn’t) and we will aso liaise with the the Revenue directly on your behalf. This way they’ll fully understand your position and we can work with them to achieve the best possible result for you.

Have you been selected for a tax investigation? Don’t worry: give us a call on 020 8238 8730 to have a chat about what your next steps should be.