Services

A comprehensive range of accountancy and business advisory services.

Harrogate: 01423 524322 - mail@howardmatthews.co.uk :: Leeds: 0113 2862663 - darren@howardmatthews.co.uk

Our comprehensive range of financial and business support services and ongoing strategic advice has helped many of our clients to grow and develop their businesses over the years.

Our aim is to provide a professional, personal, effective solution to all of your day-to-day accounting, auditing and taxation needs. We use our expertise to complete this work quickly and accurately, and our experience to explore opportunities and identify potential problems before they arise.

By getting to know you and your business we aim to become a valuable member of your team. We always aim to exceed your expectations and go that step further.

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Audit

Many limited companies and other entities are required by law to have their accounts audited.

We are Registered Auditors and have experience in a wide range of businesses, from small family-owned companies to large organisations.

Our audit services aim to provide you with confidence in the accuracy of your financial statements, and assurance as to the efficiency and effectiveness of your accounting procedures and internal controls.

We also perform a range of specialist audits in the following areas

  • Charity;
  • Law Practices;
  • Pension Schemes;
  • Friendly Societies;
  • Housing Associations; and
  • Industrial & Provident Societies.

Accounts

Accounts preparation is a core part of our business and we pride ourselves on being able to meet your needs promptly and efficiently.

Our services include:

  • management accounts, monthly or quarterly;
  • statutory accounts to comply with Companies Act requirements;
  • consolidated accounts for groups of companies;
  • bespoke reports for subsidiaries of overseas companies;
  • accounts for partnerships and sole traders; and
  • budgets and cash flow forecasts.

Payroll

We work in partnership with you to develop an understanding of your business needs. Your employees are the most important asset of your business so paying them on time and accurately is crucial, it will leave them happy and motivated which will increase your productivity.

As legislations change we will assist and change with you. Our software has been designed not only to process your employees pay, but it is also an excellent reporting tool.

Our services include:

  • Weekly, fortnightly, four weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual payroll runs
  • Payslips provided for each employee,
    • We are able to provide you with security, non-security and email payslips.
  • Company specific reports
  • Reconciled end of year returns
  • We deal with HMRC on your behalf
  • Help you with employees' enquires
  • Deal with student loans, sick pay, holiday pay, maternity and paternity pay, shared parental leave, CIS monthly returns, auto enrolment and attachments of earnings

With the introduction of Automatic Enrolment we have made sure that we have the correct software that is compliant. We have three years’ experience of processing the majority of pension providers including NEST, Royal London, NOW: Pensions, The People’s Pension.

Business and Corporate Tax

We relieve you of the administrative burden of complying with tax legislation and help you minimise your corporation tax payments.

We deal with all business tax matters, including preparing income and / or corporation tax computations and preparing and submitting the relevant self-assessment returns.

VAT

VAT (Value Added Tax) is one of the most complex taxes imposed on business and one that many businesses inadvertently overpay or underpay.

With a constant stream of detailed changes to the regulations, businesses can find it difficult to ensure they comply.

We provide a cost effective VAT service and work with a wide variety of businesses, providing varying levels of support from general advice to VAT return completion. We have helped many of our clients to reduce VAT assessments and minimise their VAT liabilities.

Company Secretarial

We have extensive expertise in company incorporation, compliance and administration, and can provide a valuable company secretarial service to companies of all sizes.

We can help you to comply with your statutory obligations under the Companies Act and ensure you avoid any penalties for late filing of annual returns, accounts and other documents.

Personal Tax

A key service we offer to clients is in the area of taxation planning, aimed at minimising your future tax liabilities.

In addition to providing the normal compliance services including Self Assessment Returns, we can offer advice on: Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Benefits in Kind, Employee Pay Schemes and the use of Trusts.

IT Advice

We can help you to decide on the best accountancy and payroll package to suit your business.

Business Start-up

Most people who start up in business do so because they have a good business proposition.

We can help by evaluating your ideas and helping you develop them into a viable business.

We will help you:

  • decide on the most suitable structure for your business (i.e. sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership or limited company);
  • prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets and trading forecasts;
  • assess your finance requirements and advise on the most appropriate source of finance;
  • help you establish relationships with banks and solicitors and any other necessary professional advisers;
  • carry out registration procedures with Companies House and H M Revenue & Customs; and
  • set up an internal accounting system.

Estate Planning

We offer a full review of your IHT and estate position with a view to minimising the overall Inheritance Tax liability.

We will ensure that you make the best use of all of the available IHT reliefs and allowances.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We have been involved in many mergers and acquisitions and have a portfolio of advisors who will assist if necessary.

We have dealt with a number of management buyouts and formulated similar solutions for succession planning.

Share/Business Valuations

We have many years experience of valuing companies and share holdings for clients.

Whether you are looking to buy a company or sell part of your company we can assist.

Have we convinced you yet?

Please feel free to get in touch via phone email or our quick contact form. We offer initial free consultations simply get in touch to find out more.

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ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales CIOT - Chartered Tax Advisors