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Annual Accounts & Management Accounts

All businesses are required to produce annual accounts. Those accounts must be ‘true’ and ‘fair’ and must comply with all the relevant rules and regulations.

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We can prepare accounts and perform audits for all types of business including limited liability partnerships, limited companies, and public limited companies, in any sector of the economy.

Bookkeeping & accounting

The last thing you want in your business is to have valuable time and resources tied up with routine bookkeeping and accounting. That's something we can do for you, either at your office or at ours.

Business Planning

As a business owner you have no doubt been reminded on more than one occasion of the importance of business planning. And no doubt you agree that planning is important.

Business startup

You want to start a business because you are an entrepreneur with a great idea and the vision to realize it. And we're here to help you do just that.

Companies House Services

These services include full registered office service, annual returns, dividends and minutes, completing and updating statutory books and company formation, as well as other company secretarial matters.

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

At Ashleys Chartered Certified Accountants we can help with all your CIS needs:

•Preparation of CIS Monthly Returns
•Advice regarding status issues and disputes with HMRC
•General advice on the new CIS Scheme that came into effect on 6th April 2007.
•Registration and administration issues

Corporate finance

Whether yours is a new or a mature business, ensuring that you have the necessary finance is essential for achieving your objectives. Indeed, one of the most common causes of business failure is badly structured or inadequate financing.

Corporate tax planning

We can conduct a full tax review of your business and determine the most efficient tax structure for you. Very often such reviews result in considerable tax savings, which show up as real improvements in your bottom line.


If you need funding for assets - cars to computers, if your cashflow is under pressure, if you need help with factoring, invoice discounting, acquisition, purchase of premises etc, our funding expert, Martin van Beek, can meet with you to decide the best way forward.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Sometimes the best way to improve your competitive position in the marketplace is through a merger or acquisition. Not only is this a complex and time consuming process, if it is not well researched and skilfully negotiated it could make matters worse, not better.

Payroll administration

Administering payroll is becoming increasingly burdensome for many businesses, taking more and more time and resources away from core business functions.

Tax Investigations

Abbey Tax is a company that provides insurance to cover professional fees arising from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) enquiries. Our staff have many years’ experience of dealing with Tax Enquiry Insurance and all issues relating to enquiries by the tax authorities.


Do you find tax form completion daunting and time consuming? Need help preparing for a visit from the VAT office? Let us guide you through the tax minefield and ensure you pay the minimum amount.


Value added tax is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business - so complex that many businesses inadvertently overpay or underpay VAT.