Accounting Support Services

Accounting support services are the basic accounting functions that many business owners will look after themselves in-house. However, outsourcing these functions to us can free up valuable management time to concentrate on what you do best - running and growing your business.

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Management Accounts & Information


All businesses can benefit from quality management information on which to make the right decisions, but only a minority of businesses can afford a dedicated finance function. We can prepare your Management Accounts on a monthly or quarterly basis in an efficient and cost effective way, in order to help you track how your business is performing, and identify strengths and weaknesses in good time.

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Management Systems


Our consultancy services can include review of your management information systems, particularly in relation to your financial systems and controls.

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Every business has a statutory obligation to produce accounts annually for the relevant authorities, typically HM Revenue & Customs and Companies House. This is a job that someone has to do and most accountants do that job.

One of the key objectives in accounts preparation is to identify areas where we can assist in minimising your tax liability. Another key objective is to ensure that the accounts are compliant with all the statutory regulations.

In addition we like to gain a full understanding of your business so that we are able to give advice and recommendations tailored exactly to your requirements.  We believe that accounts preparation in itself can give a massive insight to your business and gives the bigger picture, to help with both the short-term objectives and long term goals of the owners.

We take the time to explain your accounts clearly to you so that you understand what is going on financially within your business, helping you to plan for the future.

Please contact us if you have any queries about this service.

Payroll & End Of Year Returns


Everything seemed fine running your own business until the day you took on your first employee and became an unpaid tax collector. This is when you found out what red tape was all about.

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Added Value Services


Added value services are our non-tax services where we can add considerable value often by helping you to make more money and run your business more efficiently. Fees for these services are often linked to the value of what we deliver.

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Personal Tax Services


We provide standalone personal services for non-business individuals who primarily need assistance with their tax and investment affairs.

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The main reasons why you will be required by law to have a statutory audit are...

  1. You are a PLC or a banking, insurance or finance company (or a subsidiary of one of these);
  2. You are required by your professional or trade organisation to have your accounts audited;
  3. Your shareholders do not agree to opting out of the audit.
  4. For accounting periods ending on or after 1 October 2012 audit thresholds are aligned with qualification as a small company, meaning companies (including LLP's) are exempt from having a statutory audit if they meet 2 of the 3 following conditions...
    • Turnover below £6.5million
    • Balance sheet total below £3.26 million
    • Less than 50 employees

    Most subsidiary companies are also exempt from audit where their parent company guarantees their liabilities. For accounting periods ending on or before 30 September 2012 an audit is required where your turnover exceeds £6.5million or your gross assets exceed £3.26 million or the company is part of a group that exceeds those limits.

However, we aim to deliver hassle free audits and there are good reasons for having an audit even if you are not required by law to have one...

  • An audit involves a review of the company's accounting systems and systems of control and also requires a detailed understanding of the company's business. Such a review and knowledge can provide increased opportunities to provide proactive business advice on many matters.
  • An unqualified audit report can improve the status of the accounts in the eyes of banks and commercial lenders, HM Revenue & Customs and suppliers who may be seeking credit references, etc.
  • A history of accounts with clean audit reports can also be a factor if you ever wish to sell the company or, perhaps, take it to the market.
  • The possibility of fraud can be reduced and an audit can act as a deterrent to any potential fraudster.

Please contact us if you have any queries about this service.

Raising Finance & Business Plans


Most businesses need funding in order to get going and to help reach their potential. We can help identify the need and most suitable source of funding for your business.

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Some businesses do this work themselves but often it is more sensible to have us do it for you, allowing you to get on with the important job of running and growing the business.

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Self Assessment Services

Self Assessment can be a complex administrative burden for many people. To avoid penalties, it's important that...

  • Returns are correctly completed.
  • They are filed on time.
  • All backup records are retained for the appropriate period of time.

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Strategic Business Planning


You’ve probably heard the saying that “If you don't know where you are going, you are certain to end up somewhere else...”

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Be Your Own Boss


Starting a new business is a massive undertaking for anyone. Did you know that for every new business that starts this year it is likely that only 43% will still be going in a year’s time and only 20% in 5 years time.

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Tax Enquiries Services

It is an unfortunate fact of business life that you may well come under enquiry by the HM Revenue and Customs through no fault of your own or of your accountant. HMRC now investigates businesses at random as well as for specific reasons. A full investigation is not a pleasant experience for anyone. Without expert defence it is possible to get trampled all over.

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Business Valuations


We can provide business valuation services for unincorporated entities and shares in unquoted companies based in the UK.

This could be of use if you are looking to sell assets or to invest..

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Tax Planning Services

Whilst completion of tax returns and statutory tax obligations are important jobs, all accountants should be capable of completing them. We try to do more than just this and are more interested in maximising your tax planning opportunities.

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Company Formation & Secretarial Services


Whether you want an off the shelf company, a tailor made company, a Limited Liability Partnership or a plc forming we can help form the company for you. For urgent requests we can also arrange same day formations. Offshore companies in low tax territories can also be sourced for you. We take care of all the paperwork needed.

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Taxation Services

Our taxation services cover the whole spectrum of different taxes and consist of the basic compliance services that most accountants offer but also specialist added value tax services.

These are our core tax services...

Personal And Unincorporated Business Tax

Corporation Tax



Contentious Tax Dispute Services


It's an unfortunate fact of business life that from time to time there will be disagreement between the taxpayer and HMRC. Sometimes it is the facts of the case that are in question but it is also often the legislation itself that is in question. Tax isn't always black and white and where this is the case we are happy to argue your case in the strongest possible terms.

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Trust Services

Trusts can be used as tax planning vehicles, particularly as part of inheritance tax planning.

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Fee Protection Service


HM Revenue and Customs have powers to investigate income tax and corporation tax payers at random, and the number of these investigations is expected to increase dramatically over future years.

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Infortmation Technology & Accounting Software


Being a fully computerised practice we have a great understanding of many I.T. areas. We have skilled, qualified practitioners and engineers who are able to advise and act on all of your digital needs.

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VAT Returns

Compliance with VAT is becoming ever more complex. The VAT man in recent years has increased the level of intensity of their investigations - all the more important that your VAT returns are completed correctly.

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Inheritance Tax Planning


It makes sense to plan for the future, whether it is for yourself or your business. Tailored wealth succession planning enables a smooth transition to the next generation. It also helps minimise tax liabilities.

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Introducing Xero


Xero is the world's premier accounting solutions service for small businesses. JWS is proud to have partnered with Xero and encourages its clients to consider using the software.



Why Xero?


Xero is cloud computing's answer to traditional accounting software. It allows its users to see the financial situation of a business in real time.

To find out more please contact JWS directly on 08009155391.