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Services for SME clients

From a wealth of experience gained from working with owner managed businesses over many years we are able to offer a service that we consider is second to none with regard to value for money and support for the client.

The fundamental principles that drive this area of our business are that clients should:
Feel that their business is important to us
Rely on the fact that their records will be turned around within an agreed period, possibly 30 days, and quicker than that if this is needed for a particular reason
Always be aware of their investment in our services so that they are never surprised by our charges during or after the time when the work is being carried out
Consider us to be a virtual finance director for their business with the ability to advise on many areas including:
Computerisation of accounting records for better control and lower accountancy charges
Choosing the right structure for the business for commercial and taxation reasons including
sole proprietorship
partnership
corporate partnership
corporate ownership
Proactive taxation planning in order to maximise the effective wealth creation by the business owners
Creating added value solutions that ensure that the business is able to provide for the personal goals that the business owners consider are important to them
Have available top quality taxation advice and support knowing that they will not be paying more than is legitimately due on the results, and assuming that this is required proactive advice on how to actively minimise the taxation payable by the business
Have available top quality advice for the minimisation of capital taxes such as capital gains tax and inheritance tax
Be able to benefit from our knowledge of IT solutions to assist in streamlining some of the regular tasks that are being performed within their business, accounting for example, and to be able to quickly and accurately analyse where the business is going

Our services may be broadly analysed into two areas as shown below. We anticipate that our clients will use both areas, although they may choose to continue with their existing accountant for the compliance areas and use our services for the added value aspects that are important to them.

The majority of our clients will be maintaining their accounting records on computer. For those that do not we can help them convert to computerised accounting with a fixed price installation and training programme. We are able to look at the records, or iron out any problems that may arise in understanding how to complete a task without visiting their premises. We subscribe to a system where our clients can arrange access to their books via their web browser so that they can see our screen or we can see theirs as necessary. This means that regardless of the weather or traffic we can assist when required.

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Added Value Services
By added value services we mean assistance with identifying and helping you move towards your business and personal goals. So often business owners loose sight of their goals because every hour is spent working in the business. This area of our expertise is to assist our clients in getting their life back, whether to work on the business or to enjoy their personal life.

Compliance Services
This area relates to the usual stuff that you expect of an accountant. Preparing the accounts, whether annually or for management purposes, preparing and submitting tax returns, helping with VAT and other government forms or keeping Companies House at bay. The difference with us compared with most other firms is that we will always agree the price in advance with new clients and for existing clients the costs have remained stable since we were formed in 2005.

Other matters that we would group under this area of our business include:
Tax planning (income, corporation, capital gains, inheritance, VAT, National Insurance and most importantly the interaction between them)
Business start-ups including SureStart (a complete package for new businesses)
Financial performance review
Book-keeping and payroll
Installation and training on computerization of the accounting records

As long as we have prepared or reviewed the area of the work involved we are able to cover you for up to £75,000 of the professional costs relating to Revenue and Customs investigations, whether aspect enquiries or full revenue investigations, VAT disputes or investigations, DSS investigations and PAYE compliance and audit inspection disputes.

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If you are looking for an accountant that will be able to provide the guidance that your business will need from starting in business through growing and developing the business to grooming the business for sale or disposal then contact us for a discussion or meeting without cost or obligation so that you may decide whether we are the accountants for you.

Accounting and business solutions

Abacus Accounting and Business Solutions
Harbridge
Hardimead
Lamerton
Tavistock
PL19 8SE
  Accounting and business solutions  
Phone: 01822 870 441
Fax: 01822 600 006
E-mail: info@abacusabs.co.uk
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