Business Solutions

We support your entire accountancy and business operational needs.

We provide organisations of all sizes a flexible solution to compliance, back office accounting and employee related services whether you are UK based or International. We can provide UK businesses with teams on-site to support your finance function.
We deliver a global solution to international businesses who have operations across multiple jurisdictions who require local finance and payroll support in each country but managed by one provider.

Bookkeeping and Back Office

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We deliver accurate and comprehensive bookkeeping services to businesses of all sizes from start-ups through to large groups.

Our service is carried out by a team of professionals from Chartered Accountants, Sage experts to experienced bookkeepers depending on your business needs. Our solution is totally flexible and is specific to the complexity of your business and your financial budget.

We listen to your needs but also seek to enhance the value of the output you receive and drive efficiencies. We work with you as an extension of your team. We can help you with:

  • processing of invoices and payments
  • maintaining accounts payable ledgers
  • maintaining debts receivables ledgers
  • credit control
  • operation of treasury and bank accounts
  • bank reconciliation
  • monthly trial balances
  • general ledger
  • journals and accruals
  • fixed asset registers
  • expense reports
  • VAT return completion and submission
  • management Accounts
  • preparation of files for audit
  • year-end reporting

Management Accounts and Reports

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We provide periodic and timely management accounts and reports specific to you. We enhance your management information with analytical reports, commentaries and industry specific information. We can provide this service alongside the bookkeeping, or stand-alone.

We can help you by:

  • preparing management accounts and information according to your reporting timetable
  • attending your Board Meetings to present the financials
  • compiling financial projections
  • offering you flexibility in software to manage the information

Global Outsourcing Services

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Our suite of finance, accounting, tax, payroll and HR services is designed to overcome the obstacles associated with your international expansion, giving you peace of mind, knowing that we have made you compliant with all rules and regulations, with a first-class solution for all your day-to-day operational needs in territories that may not be familiar to you.

Whether you are making your first hire in a new country or looking for a more streamlined way to manage your multiple international operations, we provide a tailored solution to meet your requirements, in your time zone and to your budget.

We can help with:

  • business registrations, registered office and company secretarial services
  • corporate structure advice
  • fully outsourced bookkeeping and accountancy
  • bank account management
  • management reporting
  • tax compliance returns
  • payroll, HR, reward
  • stock options
  • expatriate tax services
  • immigration and global mobility
  • year-end statutory financial statements and audit

We work seamlessly with our International Partners around our global network Crowe Horwath International, and also have a marketing presence in the US to work closely with our US clients expanding across the globe.

Finance Team Outsourcing

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Outsourcing some or all of your finance department can make a lot of sense: you get a wide range of specialist skills at your disposal without the increasing costs and administration of employing your own team.

You can rely on our professional team to be appropriately skilled, supervised, trained, efficient, accurate and compliant, allowing you to focus on running your business. Our teams can either be located at your premises or virtually working from our office, depending on your preference and requirements.

Many business owners see the advantage of outsourcing their finance function as protection against the risk of staff sickness, holiday absence and resignations, as our team has the resource to cover all of these issues with uninterrupted service. They also benefit from being able to tap into different types of skills without having to hire a full-time resource for a function that only requires a few hours of a particular expertise. We always provide consistent teams who become an extension of your business and work to the highest standards.

Financial Reporting

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Year-end statutory financial reporting can be challenging and time-consuming in this ever-changing and complex financial environment. Our specialist teams can support you to ensure you are compliant with disclosures, accurately reporting and delivering on time.

We can prepare your financial statements on your behalf and ready for audit if required or review your financial statements prepared by your in-house Accountant to ensure compliance with the Companies Act. We work with a wide range of organisations from non profit making entities to large complex group companies reporting under IFRS. We also prepare financial reports for unincorporated entities or partnerships.

Payroll and HR

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We offer fully managed payroll and HR solutions to businesses, designed to meet individual needs. Our tailored service is suitable for any organisation regardless of size.

Our services:

  • calculation of monthly/weekly payrolls
  • production of payroll reports bespoke to your business needs
  • production of payslips, either heat-sealed or e-payslips
  • real time information submission
  • payment by BACS direct to your employees, HMRC, pension or local authorities
  • bespoke information for Auto Enrolment purposes
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) services
  • all payroll-related statutory year-end returns
  • HR services
  • continuous access to payroll expertise
  • ongoing compliance with latest legislation
  • International Mobility Services, including expatriate advice
  • international payroll services

VAT

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We support and advise all aspects of VAT for you.

  • Applying for VAT registration
  • Group registration
  • Day-to-day VAT accounting
  • Completing and submission of VAT returns
  • VAT health checks and reviews
  • De-registering
  • Assist and advice in respect of HMRC correspondence including inquiries, reviews, investigations and disputes
  • Complex VAT advice specific to your business or to a transaction

Company Secretarial

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We can ensure that you are fully compliant with regulatory and legal obligations with all matters concerning Company Secretarial duties in reference to your Articles of Association and to the Companies Act.

On your behalf, we can manage your complex and routine processes:

  • company formations
  • maintenance of company statutory records
  • registered office and service address
  • annual returns
  • Persons of Significant Interest Registers
  • capital reductions
  • accounting reference date amendments
  • ad-hoc advice on company secretarial procedures
  • notarial services
  • alterations to Articles of Association
  • registered office and service address
  • re-registration on change of company status
  • changes of company name
  • restoration/dissolution
  • directors’ meetings
  • appointment and resignation of directors
  • share buy-backs, including redemptions
  • share transfers, issues and allotments
  • shareholders’ meetings and resolutions

Employment Tax

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Employment tax is a complex and administrative burden for most businesses. Ensuring you are compliant with all aspects of employment tax will lead to reduced risk and costs to your business. Our cost-effective planning solutions help with today’s challenge of recruitment, retention and incentivising key employees.

Working internationally can present many challenges for organisations from dealing with cross-border tax and social security through to managing immigration and work permit issues.

Our services include:

  • dispensations
  • HMRC compliance review
  • PAYE risk assessment
  • PAYE settlement agreements
  • payroll services and annual returns
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
  • International Mobility Services
  • remuneration, reward planning and share incentive arrangements
  • guide and support you through HMRC employment status reviews
  • assist in HMRC enquiries, compliance visits, and specific aspect reviews
  • set up efficient benefits policies and procedures
  • provide guidance on issues around employee termination

Business Planning

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To grow your business you need a plan, a plan that properly defines your objectives and how you will succeed and grow your business. We can help you produce your business plans, challenge your strategies and assumptions, sense test your plans as well as provide the ongoing support and advice to ensure you remain on track and gain experience when things do not turn out the way you expected. In addition to our Business Solutions team, we have accredited Mindshop facilitators experienced in helping you get the most from your business. We are here to help you succeed.

Specifically, we can help you:

  • prepare business plans and budgets
  • improve your accounting systems and processes
  • produce meaningful management information and monitor performance against your plans
  • improve your profitability and cash flow

Other services include helping you:

  • buy or sell a business
  • raise finance
  • exit and succession planning
  • re-bank
  • restructure your business
  • control costs
  • put in place shareholder agreements

Corporate Tax Compliance

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Tax legislation, regulation and requirements get ever more complex, and the penalties for failing to comply are serious. Companies and organisations with an international reach face even greater challenges.

We offer specialist knowledge in:

Personal Tax

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As a business owner, not only do you have your business to look after, but you need to look after your own personal tax affairs. We have tax specialists all the tax areas who can do that for you.

We can help with:

  • personal tax returns
  • tax efficient profit extraction advice
  • capital gains tax, including advising on entrepreneurs’ relief
  • property tax advice
  • partnership taxes: tax planning and compliance
  • inheritance tax and business succession planning
  • international tax advice, including tax residence and domicile – our network is in over 130 countries
  • matrimonial tax, including tax on divorce
  • trust accounts, administration and tax returns
  • tax-efficient savings, investment and pensions
  • HMRC enquiries and disclosures
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