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Financial Services

Working in the services sector means that you have to be ‘always-on’ for your customers and teams. Your financial management and planning from back office to forecasting are pivotal in enabling you to deliver to your best potential. Our team can assist you on a range of business matters, from audit, tax and management reporting, through to cash flow planning.

We specialise in helping financial services firms meet their reporting obligations, avoid pitfalls and exploit potential opportunities.

We maximise value, particularly in terms of tax – tax planning, making you aware of the R&D reliefs you can benefit from and ensuring you’re claiming back all eligible VAT.

Through internal audits, we provide valuable insights into the operations and regulatory compliance of a business. We conduct VAT reviews and R&D claims, and provide practical and commercial solutions to the issues your business faces.


Audit and assurance

Annual statutory audit

Most FCA-regulated firms are required to have an audit. Our audits are tailored to your needs and we’ll work closely with you to ensure a smooth process.

Internal audit

Internal audits provide a valuable insight into whether your systems and controls are operating effectively and comply with CASS regulations and the FCA Handbook. We can perform cycle test counts and record-keeping reviews.

CASS limited and reasonable assurance reports

Are you a custodian or do you hold client monies? You’ll need to submit a reasonable assurance report prepared by your auditor to the FCA, confirming the extent of your compliance with CASS regulations. Even if you don’t hold client assets, you’ll still need to submit a limited assurance report.


Corporate structures

Understanding the pros and cons of different types of structure, such as a company or LLP, is vital. We can provide clarity and guidance on the best option for you.

Risk management

Managing risk is a key area for businesses. We can advise you on everything from complying with your capital requirements regulation, to FCA submissions and cash flow planning.



We offer a full outsourcing service via our cloud-based packages, leaving you free to concentrate on growing your business.


We can take care of time-consuming payroll processing and RTI filings, making sure the correct amounts of PAYE and NIC are deducted and paid to HMRC.

VAT returns

VAT compliance can be a minefield for financial services firms. You need to be clear on the exact nature of your services and who you’re providing them to. Our specialist VAT team can assist in preparing and submitting your VAT returns.

FCA submissions

The FCA requires a series of regulatory reporting, each with different deadlines. We can assist you by providing the necessary calculations and figures.


Corporation tax compliance

We can prepare and submit your corporation tax return  while ensuring all appropriate tax deductions have been claimed.

Tax planning

Whether your tax affairs involve personal or corporate matters, we can support you in optimising your tax position.

R&D reliefs

Significant tax reliefs are available to cover your R&D spend, whether it is a new bespoke software or a new process. We’ll identify these opportunities and help you take advantage of them.

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