When looking for a firm of Chartered Accountants, you will be looking
for Quality, Service and Value. Accountancy is more than just a
set of accounts. In today's business environment you need a partner
who can provide specialist advice and support on a complete range
At Pearson May we are dedicated to supporting clients' needs and
are focused on adding value to both our working relationships and
our clients' 'bottom line'. We understand our clients' affairs,
their goals and aspirations. Our pro-active commercial advice helps
to create imaginative and profitable solutions.
Accountancy is no longer just a reflection of facts and figures.
It is teamwork, experience, hard work and winning through.
Although business owners traditionally regard the annual audit and
preparation of annual accounts as a necessary evil, we strive to transform
it by bringing an added value approach to the table. Besides helping
you meet the statutory requirements in an efficient manner, we also
take the opportunity to further understand your business and to conduct
a review of your financial and management systems. This can often result
in our identifying potential problem areas and recommending opportunities
to improve your business performance. We discuss the problems and opportunities
with you and help you implement any agreed solutions. This should help
you to create and retain more wealth.
We are registered to carry out audit work in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales under registration number C005360407. Details of our registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk
You can outsource the ongoing chore of bookkeeping and management accounts
production to us as experienced professionals. Our bookkeeping service
should reduce the cost of preparing management accounts and year-end
financial accounts. We can provide you with a service which is:
Corporation tax represents a substantial part of your trading costs.
The increased reporting obligations, robust investigation policies on
the part of the tax authorities, and harsher penalties for non-compliance
mean that an undue amount of your time and resources can be taken up
collecting revenue for the Government. We offer a range of services
to help you minimise your corporate tax exposure and relieve you of
the administrative burden of complying with tax legislation. These services
Determining the most tax effective structure for your business
Taking full advantage of tax opportunities and reliefs
Achieving the optimum capital or revenue tax treatment
Reducing tax on disposals and maximising relief on acquisitions
Making the most of tax opportunities specific to your industry
Meeting the rigorous demands of compliance including corporation
tax self assessment
Acting on your behalf in negotiations with the tax authorities
Dealing with Inland Revenue investigations
Company Formation and Secretarial Services
The last thing you need as a hardworking business owner or manager
is to use up valuable time and resources making sure you are complying
with the Companies Act. Moreover, with company legislation changing
at the rate is does, you need to be sure you are fully aware of how
the changes affect you and your fellow directors. We can give you complete
peace of mind in this area by carrying out your company secretarial
duties for you. These services include:
Preparation and filing of statutory returns
Preparation of all documentation related to minutes and resolutions
Maintenance of statutory books
General advice on company law
Everyone knows that a successful business must plan ahead, but all
too often the pressures of running the business on a daily basis means
that strategic planning is not given the attention it needs. This often
results in rushed judgements, over- or under- capacity, or missed opportunities.
Every business owner needs a planning adviser who has the time and space
to take the long view and advise on appropriate courses of action. With
years of experience advising businesses, we have a wealth of expertise
for you to draw on. Contact us for a planning review.
Whether yours is a new or mature business, ensuring that you have the
necessary finance in place is essential for achieving your objectives.
Indeed, one of the most common causes of business failure is badly structured
or inadequate financing. We can help you:
Conduct a feasibility study of your projects
Decide on the most suitable sources of finance - personal capital,
bank overdraft, commercial loans and mortgages, national and regional
agencies, venture capital, or equity capital
Prepare the necessary business plan, forecasts, prospectuses etc.
Present your proposals to your chosen finance source
Arrange a disposal, merger/acquisition, or management buyout (MBO)
/management buy in (MBI)
Our expertise and contacts will help you open doors that may otherwise
have remained closed for you.
As well as the aforementioned corporate services, we also undertake
one off project work in a wide variety of areas including:
If your business is not yet of a size which justifies the appointment
of a full time Financial Director, utilise our experience and expertise.We
assist many of our clients in a wide variety of areas including:
Day to day commercial decisions such as the best way to finance
fixed asset purchases
Developing corporate strategy
Preparing and discussing management accounts and reporting systems
Our specialist partners and staff are able to cover most situations.
In the event that they are not able to provide the assistance you require
in a specific area they will utilise their extensive contacts to assist
you in locating the right resource.
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Registered to carry out audit work in the UK and Ireland (registration number C005360407)
and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Registered with The Chartered Institute of
Taxation as a firm of Chartered Tax Advisers