Limited Company Accountants London
Chartered London accountants with specialist knowledge
If you’re seeking professional chartered accountants in London, then look no further. No doubt London makes an excellent base for your business, too, whether you’re just starting out or seeking to expand. A hub of opportunity and activity, city life can be brilliant for networking and promoting your services or product.
Our friendly team of 15 have specialist skills in accounting and accounting software for established limited companies, contractors and start-ups. We have the expertise you need to help you succeed and build on your financial knowledge.
At the initial stages of a company’s formation, we understand that there’s a lot to consider. Rest assured that you can trust our chartered accountants to ensure your business is compliant and tax-efficient no matter what kind of business you’re running.
As a first step, though, it’s important to understand the financial implications of choosing to register as a Limited Company versus a sole trader, so let’s start there.
Why form a limited company in London?
A limited company is a popular choice for business owners of small and medium-sized businesses when considering the optimal company formation.
Unlike a sole trader, where the business and the individual are considered the same entity for tax and legal reasons, registering as a limited company via Companies House means the company founders are separate from the company itself.
Many small businesses start as sole traders but transition to limited companies when their enterprise grows. If you’re deliberating on the best option for your business, it’s worth seeking advice online or in person.
If you’d like to chat through the differences it will make to your accounting requirements and responsibilities, just get in touch.
Do limited companies based in London need an accountant?
It’s certainly beneficial and time-saving, though not a legal requirement to utilise the skills of an accountant. However, it is mandatory that you maintain a thorough log of your business figures so that when your year-end accounts come round, you have all the details HMRC require.
Accounting for a limited company is more complex than for a sole trader. Using the skills of a professional accountant can help you focus on the day to day running of your SME, avoid fines and feel more in control of your finances.
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A specialist limited company accountant saves you time
By delegating tasks such as managing payroll, bookkeeping and VAT accounting, you’ll have more time to focus on the bigger picture and actively grow your business.
It can also be very reassuring to have a dedicated accountant’s services at your disposal when the unexpected happens, or you wish to make changes to your company structure, products or suppliers.
Accountancy advice and expertise can help you navigate changes in the wider environment or when payroll and tax rules alter. We can also help you refine your accounting processes via Xero accounting software; as we’re a Silver Champion Partner.
Why choose WIS Accountancy for your London based business?
Our clients cite many advantages to using the services of WIS Accountancy as their local London accountant. Not only are we on your doorstep, but we can help you navigate the most tax-efficient way to manage your accounts. Better still, we can aid you in your business decisions, spending time to offer unlimited support when you need it the most.
By using an expert to gain a firmer grip on the numbers and your longer-term goals, you’ll minimise risk and potentially feel more confident to invest in the resources and personnel needed to help your business prosper. Without this specialist business advice, it can be challenging to know when you’re overstretching, or when you’re simply taking the next logical step for your business.
At WIS Accountancy, we pride ourselves on our customer care and finance advice – it’s what sets us apart.
What accounting services do Limited Companies need?
Our chartered accountants can help you with a range of services, including:
- Registering your company at Companies House
- Payroll – ensuring staff are paid accurately and on time without the need to invest in extra software or personnel
- VAT – applicable if your income exceeds the defined VAT threshold. We’ll keep on top of the changing rules and regulations so that you don’t need to and advise accordingly. We can also file your quarterly VAT returns.
- Bookkeeping – maintaining accurate, accessible records of your income and outgoings.
- Annual accounts and corporation tax – Your accountant will ensure submissions are accurate and on time, avoiding costly fines.
Our business advisory services offer more than just accounting, though. Our chartered certified accountants can also advise on cloud-based online accounting software, review business performance from a financial perspective and look ahead for tax planning purposes.
How much does it cost to hire accountants in London?
The services of qualified accountants can vary widely. At WIS Accountancy, we take a personal approach and build a package tailored to your specific needs. This ensures we can add value to your business, and you don’t end up paying for services you don’t require at this stage of your business journey.
See our small business accountants page for more information.
Dedicated accountants for your business needs
At WIS Accountancy, our qualified accountants and account managers work out of our London office in Borehamwood, helping people just like you.
If you’d like to hear what our clients think of our services, take a look at our testimonial page.
Contact WIS Accountancy – trusted limited company accountants in London
As a local business, we can promise a personal touch, expert advice and the dedication of our team. We know SME owners have more at stake than most, so you’ll find unlimited advice is a given when you choose WIS Accountancy.
Your dedicated client manager will take time to understand your business needs and can offer advice on everything from choosing online accounting software to tax efficiency. Plus, with our fixed fees and monthly packages, you can be sure your London location (and ours) need not mean ‘London prices’.