Accounts and Legal
Our accounting services help connect processes in a way that creates value for any business. Our accounting approach is different and is aimed at helping small and medium sized businesses increase their profitability and plan for growth.
By liaising with our accounting and tax consultants team, our Commercial Managers coordinate the preparation of annual statutory accounts right after the end of the tax year, working through the corporation tax calculation in the same time frame, which allows business owners to budget for and build the payment into a cash flow model.
We help draw useful commercial conclusions from the somewhat less useful statutory accounts by providing annual ‘Commercial Insight’ reports, containing actionable commercial information and guidance; additionally, we can prepare financial forecasts to suit specific requirements and formulate accurate financial models that will tie these financial projections to cash flow statement and balance sheet, which is essential when putting together a business plan and raising external investment.
Keeping on top of your legal obligations is something that is often hard to do when growing your small business. Our team of legal consultants and employment law solicitors are ready to help setup and maintain all the required procedures and policies regarding human resources, health and safety at work and pension contributions, providing complete company secretarial services and making sure that our Clients comply with their legal obligations at all times.
As pension scheme rules are changing, we can guide small business owners through the steps required to comply with the new requirements for company enrollment in the pension scheme, as well as providing sound tax advice on how to gain favourable tax treatment on their personal pension contributions.
Our fixed-fee HR helpline is especially designed to offer constant legal support and advice regarding the employment law, company legal obligations and how to best respond to occasional difficult employment situations. Our employment law solicitors can guide business owners through the procedures for dealing with capability, gross misconduct or redundancy as well as providing practical advice designed to resolve the situation. Additionally, our Clients have online access to our easy-to-use redundancy and maternity pay calculators, as well as very useful templates, model letters and procedural guidance through our Commercial Managers.
We have an integrated approach to tax returns, helping small business owners and entrepreneurs keep the right balance between company and personal taxation, allowing them to optimise their cash flow and release cash from the business in the most tax efficient way.
Our team of specialist tax consultants help small businesses keep their returns bill to a minimum, by carefully analysing and making the most out of exemptions and allowances available for corporation tax calculations and by handling VAT returns and self assessment returns in a very cost-effective and efficient manner.
Our tax consultants will also offer comprehensive and professional tax advice, finding the most tax efficient solutions for drawing income as a salary or a dividend and making the most out of tax breaks provided by paying a proportion of income into a personal pension. Additionally, they are able to provide small business owners with the best tax planning solutions to suit specific contexts; whether there are Inheritance tax returns or Capital Gains tax returns to be considered, our tax consultants will make sure they are kept to a minimum, through effective tax planning.