As one of north London’s leading firms of chartered certified accountants, we have the resources and expertise to handle all your needs.

Our service offerings include:

Accountancy and Audit

All business types require annual accounts for various reporting requirements and all limited companies and limited liability partnerships must prepare annual accounts to submit to HMRC and Companies House. Our accounting service is tailored to suit your needs and those of your business. We have experience in preparing accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies and are able to assist with:

• Preparation of year-end accounts
• Advice on the relevant records to assist the preparation of company accounts
• Assistance in preparing interim accounts

Depending on the size of your business, or the particular form it takes such as a charity or academy, it may be required to have an audit. Our experienced team of specialist auditors take time to familiarise themselves with your business and to listen to the issues that it faces. This ensures that our audit approach adds value by addressing the key items and the providing of proactive advice and recommendations.
Accurate and timely bookkeeping is essential when it comes to preparing any business data and helps you to make informed decisions in the day to day running of your business. Auditors, banks, HMRC and other third parties will all be viewing your books and records at some point, so having your annual accounts compiled by a team of experts will ensure you are always prepared.

Our first step is to work with you so we can gain a full understanding of your business. We then tailor our approach to your requirements so we can provide exactly the service you need. We are able to assist your business by providing the following services from our offices:

• Purchase ledgers
• Bank reconciliations
• Trial balances
• Creditor and debtor reports
• Cheque payments
• Computerised or manual systems
• Sales ledgers
• Monthly management accounts

Management accounts provide a window into what is happening in your business at any given point in time. They form the basis for providing quality management information to a variety of people including managing directors, financial directors, shareholders, CEOs, investors and top-level managers. We are able to produce management accounts and tailored reports in a suitable format for further analysis and decision making.

VAT

Value added tax is a difficult and complex tax, which is why many businesses inadvertently overpay or underpay VAT. We will ensure that your business is kept compliant with VAT legislation and ensure that you only pay the VAT necessary, whilst being on hand to provide advice on any queries you may have.

We provide 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
• Planning to minimise future problems with Customs and Excise
• Negotiating with Customs and Excise in disputes and representing you at VAT tribunal

Taxation

We provide a service tailored to your specific needs. This service extends beyond the preparation of personal tax returns to the consideration of
your personal circumstances and tax planning opportunities that may be available to you.

Our experience allows us to give a bespoke service with the objective of improving your financial position.

Business Advice and Support

If you are starting your business it is vital that you seek and obtain the right advice from a trusted adviser. We offer a free initial, no obligation meeting which gives us the opportunity to listen to what you are planning to do and what you want to achieve. As a result of listening we are able to help you make informed decisions about the structure of your business, possible sources of finance, as well as helping you deal with all the initial compliance issues that you will face.

We are able to provide company secretarial services, which includes company formation and acting as your registered office.

We see our role during the start-up phase of your business being that of an adviser who allows you to fully concentrate on the growth and development of your business with the knowledge that there is always someone you can talk to and sound your ideas off.

If you are thinking of starting a company, we can help you to decide what sort of structure you should trade as, whether a Limited Company, Partnership or Limited Liability Partnership. These options all have their own individual merits and we can advise you on which would be most appropriate and tax efficient for your needs. We can help you with cash flow projections, budgets and forecasts, presentations and business plans and will file all the correct forms with HMRC and Companies House within the required time frame.We offer a range of services aimed at assisting companies to maintain, monitor and manage statutory Compliance. We offer a reliable and cost-effective service with on-going support on a range of company secretarial matters including:

• Routine compliance covering statutory filing with Companies House
• Advice to directors of their codified duties and best practice
• Provision of registered office facilities
• Company formation
• Updating / revising Articles of Association

Payroll

Administering your payroll can be a time-consuming process. Today, there is more onus on regular online filing and new legislation, making it difficult to keep up with all the latest developments such as auto enrolment.

By outsourcing your payroll to our in-house experts, you can reduce overheads, increase productivity and rest assured that our experienced staff will keep you up to date with legislation as it changes. We will ensure that your full payment submission returns are correct and prompt, allowing you to concentrate on more strategic areas of your business.

Automatic enrolment was introduced as a law by the Government from 2012 to help people to save more for retirement and encourage them to have a pension. This change affects every organisation with an employer PAYE scheme.

The law requires every employer to assess all employees and then automatically enrol any workers who are eligible into a qualifying workplace pension scheme. Both employees and employers will have to make minimum contributions to the scheme as set out by The Pensions Regulator.

The phase-in of auto enrolment began in October 2012 with all organisations required to be on board by February 2018. The phase-in is being managed by The Pensions Regulator, who provide organisations with an ‘auto enrolment staging date’ that tells them on what date they are required to have a qualifying scheme in place. The staging date will be determined according to the number of employees forming the business’s PAYE scheme at 1 April 2012.

Auto enrolment places significant responsibilities on employers, with penalties for those who fail to comply. It is advisable for businesses to find out as soon as possible when their staging date is and allow at least 18 months prior to this date to plan for implementation.

Inevitably, auto enrolment will have a big impact across several departments within an organisation. Organisations currently processing their own payroll may wish to consider outsourcing to a dedicated payroll team which would significantly reduce administration time at the organisation.