Core accounting services

We offer the full range of core accountancy services:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Management accounts
  • Annual statutory accounts
  • Corporate and personal tax returns
  • Tax mitigation

We believe in making you as self sufficient as possible when it comes to core accounting services. In doing this, your fees are reduced, and you can maintain control over your business.

However, if you would prefer to outsource all of your accounting needs, we can of course carry out bookkeeping work for you.

We don’t just prepare your accounts. We will analyse and discuss with you the results shown, considering both accounting and commercial issues. Where possible, we will sort out the most beneficial accounting treatment and disclosure. We will always offer our help in handling commercial issues arising from the accounts.

Similarly, when it comes to tax issues, we will of course look to minimise your tax liabilities where legally possible, but will keep an eye on commercial issues affecting you and your business, such as financing requirements.

Business development and problem solving

All businesses have issues and face difficult times.

Whatever your issues might be, and however small, we are here to help.

Over our years in practice, the partners of APL have helped a large number of clients through difficult times:

  • Funding and controlling expansion
  • Refinancing and raising funds in difficult trading periods
  • Implementing plans to improve profitability
  • Taking difficult decisions regarding the future of businesses

We do not take an upfront payment. If we believe in what you are trying to achieve, we will take our fee when you have been successful in achieving your goals. That way, we have a stake in what you are doing.

If you want to discuss any issues arising in your business, contact us.

Business start ups

Starting a new business venture can be hard. We know because we have done it.

We specialise in assisting new start up businesses:

  • Is it right for you?
  • What is the best structure? (sole trader, partnership, limited company or LLP)
  • Incorporation
  • Preparing business plans / forecasts
  • Raising finance
  • Opening bank accounts
  • Tax and VAT advice
  • Informing the relevant authorities
  • Setting up VAT, PAYE and CIS schemes
  • What accounting systems should you use?
  • What non-financial procedures do you need to implement?
  • Monitoring performance

We can guide you through all of the above and more.

We know that cash can be tight at the start so we do not take an upfront payment and we offer new businesses the facility to pay our fees by regular standing order.

If you are considering starting up on your own, please get in touch at the earliest opportunity, even if you are thinking of starting out on a very small scale initially, as it is always easier and less costly to provide the correct advice from the start than to undo mistakes.