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Hanburys is registered to conduct audit and assurance work by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

We see an audit not just as a statutory burden but as an opportunity to review your company’s accounting and management systems. This will help identify potential problems and areas for improvements. We can then advise on how to run your business more efficiently and profitably.

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Corporate Taxation

Corporation tax involves not only dealing with the issues of self assessment compliance but also effective planning to improve future profits for the business. Our corporation tax services are tailored to suit your company and include:

  • Dealing with corporation tax returns and computations.
  • Advice on the most effective structure for a business or group.
  • Implications for businesses affected by IR35.
  • Capital gains tax implications.
  • Assistance in dealing with tax authority enquiries and investigations

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Personal Taxation

With the increase in tax legislation and the burden of self-assessment it is becoming increasingly important for individuals to take advice on their tax affairs and tax planning. Our personal tax services include:

  • Self-assessment tax returns and computations of liability.
  • Capital gains tax planning and advice.
  • Inheritance tax planning.
  • Tax advice on retirement.
  • Tax advice relating to investments.
  • Discussions on effective retirement strategies.

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Estate planning

The increase in individual wealth has not been reflected by changes in the inheritance tax reliefs and exemptions. This means more and more people will be affected by estate planning issues. It is important for individuals to make arrangements sooner rather than later and our services include:

  • Assistance with wills.
  • Advice on inheritance tax planning.
  • Making use of the exemptions available.
  • Advice on business property and the reliefs available.

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The VAT legislation can be complex and onerous particularly for smaller businesses. We provide the following services:  

  • Dealing with VAT registration.  
  • Preparation of returns.  
  • Advice on VAT schemes.  
  • Assistance in dealing with HMRC enquiries and inspections. 
  • Advice on VAT planning.

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business services

Accounting and bookkeeping

We are able to offer a range of services that can help relieve your business of the burden of bookkeeping and accounts work. For a business that cannot afford an in-house accountant it may be more efficient to use our resources. Our services are tailored to individual client needs and include:

  • Annual financial statements incorporating profit and loss account and balance sheet for companies and unincorporated businesses. 
  • Management accounts on a regular basis and for whatever period you may require e.g. monthly, quarterly, six monthly, etc. 
  • Accounts preparation for specialised areas such as trusts, non-profit making organisations, charities and pension schemes. 
  • We are able to maintain a computerised record of clients' books of prime entry from the information supplied to us and prepare the necessary financial information. 
  • We can offer help and advice with the installation and operating of well known accounting software packages such as Sage.

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Our payroll department can take the increasingly complex area of payroll out of clients’ hands leaving them to concentrate on their business. We use the latest computer software enabling us to provide a cost effective service including:

  • Preparation of monthly/weekly payslips and notification of the liability payable to HMRC.  
  • Completion of statutory forms and year-end employer returns.
  • Preparation of payroll summary and analysis sheet.

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Management consultancy

Through our experience we can advise clients on all aspects of management consultancy. Specifically we can offer the following services:

  • Management appraisal and advice on information systems.
  • Capital structures that can minimise taxation.
  • Advice on management buy-outs, mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Financial management and control procedures.
  • Development advice for businesses.
  • Specific project planning and control

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Company secretarial

Our aim is to provide an efficient and cost effective way to set up a company and maintain its statutory records. We can offer the following services:

  • Company formations.
  • Preparing and submitting statutory returns and forms.
  • Statutory records maintenance.
  • Advice on company law.
  • Share register maintenance

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Business start-up

Whether setting up as a sole-trader, partnership or company it is important to have the appropriate advice and support from the outset. We can help with:

  • Advising on the most effective structure for the business.
  • Setting up the accounting records and the use of software packages.
  • Submission of initial statutory forms and returns.
  • Company incorporations.

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