shaw gibbs - accountants and business advisers
accountants & business advisers

Providing you with value for money and greater control over back office functions.

Clients decide to outsource services for a number of reasons and the benefits derived from outsourcing are not exclusively financial. Our agile outsourced offering means that you are able to scale-up or down the services you outsource to us, providing you with value for money and greater control over back office functions.

Greater control over back office functions

Core services

  • Management accounts

    We advocate the preparation of periodic management accounts, as opposed to waiting until the year-end to gauge your business’ performance. Our management accounts service can assist you in making informed, timely decisions for the future of your business.

    As well as the services included within bookkeeping, our management accounts service can include various options such as a monthly or quarterly management pack, a review of distributable reserves and your ability to pay dividends where applicable, reportable benefits provided to employees, other than salary, which may need to be reported separately to HMRC. Helping you to develop clear key performance indicators for your business, as well as assisting with budgeting and cash flow forecasting so you are best-placed to take control of your expenditure and prepare yourself for future stability, or indeed growth.

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    As well as the services included within bookkeeping, our management accounts service can include various options such as a monthly or quarterly management pack, a review of distributable reserves and your ability to pay dividends where applicable, reportable benefits provided to employees, other than salary, which may need to be reported separately to HMRC. Helping you to develop clear key performance indicators for your business, as well as assisting with budgeting and cash flow forecasting so you are best-placed to take control of your expenditure and prepare yourself for future stability, or indeed growth.

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  • Year-end accounts

    Assisting you with your year-end (or end of period) accounts preparation, from agreeing timetables to ensuring that technical accounting standards and reporting deadlines have been met.

    It's our belief that year-end accounts should be prepared as soon after the year end as possible, providing you with a finalised picture of your business’ performance and allowing you to best position your business going forward. They may also be required to support income references and meet other reporting requirements.

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    It's our belief that year-end accounts should be prepared as soon after the year end as possible, providing you with a finalised picture of your business’ performance and allowing you to best position your business going forward. They may also be required to support income references and meet other reporting requirements.

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  • Data processing

    Processing financial data can be a stressful and time-consuming process. That's why we offer a service that provides you with the peace of mind that you are on top of your company’s finances.

    No two businesses are the same.For that reason, we take time to understand your accounting needs and tailor our services accordingly. 

    As well as processing sales and purchase invoices, our service can include, but is not exclusive to, the following:

    • Reconciling your bank accounts
    • Sending you a breakdown of monies owed to and by your business
    • Recognising fixed asset additions and posting monthly depreciation figures
    • Reviewing expenditure and posting prepayments and accruals as necessary
    • Making wages postings and reconciling to payments
    • Preparing, reviewing and submitting the quarterly VAT returns to HMRC
    • Building in a provision for Corporation Tax.
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    As well as processing sales and purchase invoices, our service can include, but is not exclusive to, the following:

    • Reconciling your bank accounts
    • Sending you a breakdown of monies owed to and by your business
    • Recognising fixed asset additions and posting monthly depreciation figures
    • Reviewing expenditure and posting prepayments and accruals as necessary
    • Making wages postings and reconciling to payments
    • Preparing, reviewing and submitting the quarterly VAT returns to HMRC
    • Building in a provision for Corporation Tax.
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  • VAT returns

    The issues and questions surrounding VAT are notoriously difficult. With increased legislation and regulation, VAT is one of the most complex taxes you are likely to encounter.

    We can prepare and submit your quarterly VAT returns for you, ensuring you are made aware of your liabilities as soon as is possible.

    We can also review VAT returns which are prepared by your in-house team before they are submitted.

    We also work with many clients where international VAT aspects may be important. When required, we work with our colleagues in DFK International, a worldwide association of independent accounting, tax and business advisory firms.

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    We can also review VAT returns which are prepared by your in-house team before they are submitted.

    We also work with many clients where international VAT aspects may be important. When required, we work with our colleagues in DFK International, a worldwide association of independent accounting, tax and business advisory firms.

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Added value services

Interim Finance Director

If you are not yet ready to recruit a full-time finance director (FD), or you are looking for an objective party to assist with strategic planning. then our outsourced FD service is for you.

We provide commercial and operational support for companies that need the expertise of a part-time interim FD. You will retain complete control of your business whilst drawing on our considerable experience to help you to achieve your goals.

Business consultancy

In addition to advising businesses from a financial perspective, we draw on our experience to offer strategic advice to help drive growth, attract funding, reduce tax and improve profit.

Key services we provide include:

  • Business coaching
  • Strategic planning
  • Improving profits
  • Succession planning
  • Problem solving.

Accounting software

Increasingly, online accounting solutions are being implemented with software like Sage and Xero being particularly popular. However, we also provide support on the more traditional accounting software packages and can work with you to help you to choose and implement the right solution for your needs.

Setting up business in the UK

When setting up business in the UK, navigating the financial and HR regulative environments can be time-consuming and costly. Outsourcing these functions to Shaw Gibbs will allow you to concentrate on UK growth, whilst reducing your risk and ensuring compliance.

Your Outsourcing Team

    Sarah Gardener goes out of her way to be available and provide the advice we need, when we need it.

    Duncan Morris - Director, Victoria Land

    Peter and Alec at Shaw Gibbs helped us run our UK accounting function allowing Sunny Fields to concentrate on growing our market-share.

    Matthew Hodges - Finance Director, Sunny Fields UK Ltd

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