UHY Hacker Young | Chartered Accountants

Business advisory and accounting in Westminster

Sometimes you need another perspective. Our business advisory services can provide that perspective, gained through extensive experience of the needs of growing, small and medium sized businesses.

Our business advisory services also tackle a whole range of business tasks, freeing you to concentrate on what you do best. And whatever the issue, we will discuss the various implications with you and recommend the best way forward.

Payroll & bookkeeping in Westminster

We understand that completing payrolls and maintaining your company’s books can be an administrative nightmare.

As well as being complex and time consuming, they can take you away from what you do best – developing your business. Our business advisory, payroll and bookkeeping experts can help you and your business to prosper by taking over these routine, but important accounting functions for you.

Organising your payroll and managing your company’s bookkeeping and record keeping are tasks that require constant attention and sufficient resources, that could be better spent on business development, enhancing your profits and improving your efficiency.

That’s where our business advisory, payroll and bookkeeping experts can help. We offer a full range of business advisory, payroll and bookkeeping outsourcing services that takes away the drudgery of routine administration.

How can we help with your payroll?

With minimal input from you, we can organise and run your entire payroll function. You will need to provide us with pay rate information and the hours worked for each pay period. The rest can be left to us, leaving you to get on with the business of making profits.

Our payroll outsourcing services include:

  • payslip production
  • BACS payment
  • revenue payslip production
  • stakeholder processing and payment
  • dealing with joining and leaving employees (P45s etc.)
  • Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Pay
  • working families tax credits
  • year end P35 work

We use the latest computer payroll software programs which enable us to run a payroll from Iris [TBC] in a fraction of the time taken to do the job manually. All legislative and employee details are kept fully up to date. We also have direct access to all Government websites including the DTI and ACAS.

How can we help with bookkeeping?

It is a Companies Act requirement that your books are properly maintained and kept up to date. Failure to do so can result in fines, or even imprisonment. In addition, the ever present tax man can enforce hefty fines, running into thousands of pounds.

Our bookkeeping outsourcing services include:

  • Recording and reconciling all bank, cash and credit card transactions on a monthly basis
  • Preparing your monthly or quarterly VAT returns
  • Providing you with aged schedules of your debtors and creditors
  • Providing monthly or quarterly management accounts
  • Preparing your annual accounts

How can we help with business advice in Westminster?

Auto Enrolment

For the first time outside of the National Insurance system, employer pension contributions are becoming mandatory.

As the rules apply to all UK employers regardless of how many employees you have, all businesses with employees will be affected. Our financial management specialists can help assist you in preparing your business for auto enrolment and ensure you comply with all your duties as an employer.

Business support services

Would you like more time to concentrate on the core profit-making areas of your business, driving your business forward, while spending less time on administration, regulation and reporting?

Would you like to be able to do this in the knowledge that these functions are in the hands of one of the UK’s leading firms of chartered accountants?

We are experienced in supporting and advising all types and sizes of business on a wide range of business matters.

Company secretarial

Outsourcing your company secretarial responsibilities means we can take care of Companies Act statutory compliance while you focus on your business.

Under the Companies Acts, a number of general duties required for statutory compliance are enforced upon the Directors and Secretary of a company. We appreciate that complying with statutory obligations is a significant and time-consuming responsibility which many business owners find onerous. Duties range from the maintenance of the Register of Members and Register of Directors and Secretaries, to the filing of various returns to the Registrar of Companies.

Your failure to carry out these duties correctly can result in severe penalties for you as a Director and can even result in your company being struck off. The prosecution of Directors can also lead to disqualification for up to 15 years and removal of the company from the Register.

Employee benefits

We can recommend and manage a cost-effective employee benefits scheme to help you to recruit, motivate and retain your staff.

Your people are your greatest asset. Their individual abilities are ultimately what will give your organisation the edge in today’s competitive business environment. So the recruitment, motivation and retention of employees are key to your future corporate success.

A generous employee benefits scheme can help you to attract and retain good staff, but many businesses worry about the cost of establishing and maintaining a scheme for their employees.

Forensic accounting

In the event of a legal dispute involving financial issues, such as commercial or contractual disputes, personal disputes or even corporate fraud investigations, our expert forensic accountants can make the difference between a favourable or unfavourable outcome for the plaintiff or defendant.

We act as expert witnesses in fraud and other criminal cases, providing impartial and straightforward advice to all parties.

In all types of civil litigation disputes, such as loss of profits, loss of earnings claims and medical negligence, we provide the clear approach needed to help courts deal with complex accountancy issues.

Independent business review

We offer an independent business review that provides a sound base from which business owners, lenders or investors can finalise a lending or investment decision.

All business environments change and as we know this can create as many opportunities as it does threats. With ever more rapid change, lenders, investors and venture capitalists often require an independent business review to be carried out by accountants before finalising a lending or investment decision.

The business advisory, payroll and bookkeeping experts in Westminster

It is up to you how much help you want from our business, payroll and bookkeeping advisors. We can work with you to decide which of our services are relevant to your business and how much contact you want with us – tailoring the payroll and bookkeeping services that we provide to meet your specific requirements.

The next step

If you would like to discuss the services we can provide for your business in more detail, please contact one of our business, payroll and bookkeeping specialists.