Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions covering all aspects of services we provide. The list is by no means exhaustive and we hope we have answered any questions you might have.

If you require further assistance, please contact us by calling Freephone 0800 345 7977 to discuss your enquiry.

  • Why would you need an accountant if you are a small business?
  • The same reason you might require a dentist or a mechanic, things can go wrong very easily and calling on an expert can fix issues before they become worse. An accountant is an integral part of your business. They guide, advise and plan during your financial year and monitor progress so that when it comes to deadlines, filing, tax and PAYE you can be assured that you make as much profit as possible.

  • How much does hiring an accountant cost?
  • Accountancy help is added cost for any business. That said, they are great value for money; a qualified and experienced accountant can reward your business by offsetting other expenses, getting to know your business, and tailoring every single service to suit your strategy and of course, your needs. Where you may not realise you can save on tax, VAT and PAYE costs, your accountant does.

  • How are accountancy fees charged?
  • We provide fixed fee costs and only cover the areas that you want us to and your business will only be charged for the services we provide you with. Our fees are based on how complex and how voluminous the accountancy help may be. Should you require additional assistance throughout the year, we will quote you in advance. We have your best interests at the forefront of our strategy and will take action where required.

  • Will I comply with all relevant legislation and procedures?
  • Of course, and we will act as discreetly as you wish or work as high profile as required. What this means for you is that you benefit from our experience, even if you simply want us to prepare your year end accounts. With regular contact with you we can understand your objectives when it comes to your business and will work with you as a partner, rather than just a service provider. We will encourage and assist you when it comes to innovative business that works in your favour.

  • Are you able to help grow my business?
  • We will talk to you about your business, work with you and help you develop a growth strategy. Growing your business needs leadership and excellent communication which is something we do on a regular basis – building close working relationships with professional clients like you.

  • Can you save me money on the high tax bills I’m expecting?
  • When you become our client we consider your business, your processes and the services that you require. Maximising tax relief and saving you money is appropriate in business – it’s silly to give something away that you are clearly entitled to. Any changes throughout the year, if you have selected us for help throughout, will be considered as they will affect your business. Regardless if you simply choose us for ad-hoc accountancy, filing, self-assessments or anything else, we still work very hard for you ensuring tax and savings are incorporated where appropriate.

  • Are you able to help with raising finance?
  • Yes, where we realise the current climate is a difficult one we can help source bank accounts or business loans and will help with a business plan; giving you the best opportunities of securing funds.