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Accounting And Bookkeeping

We’ll take care of your accounts and help increase your profits

At Dawson & Co we’re experts in taking care of the accounts for owner-managed businesses, including limited companies, partnerships and LLPs.

Annual Accounts
All business types require annual accounts for various reporting requirements, and we can prepare accounts for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and any otherbusiness structure for all reporting requirements.

We have access to all the major commercial software houses as well as many bespokebookkeeping systems. We can adapt your systems and make them easier for you, as well as keeping them compliant with current legislation.

As a member of the Sage Accountants Club, we can provide regular assistance and
support to your bookkeeping function. For new business start-ups and transfers from manual records to computerised accounting systems, we can provide assistance and guidance in the set-up of the new system and ease the transition process.

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Starting up in business?

We can help your new venture get off to the best start

Starting up in business can be a daunting prospect, with budding entrepreneurs all too often left to fend for themselves. At Dawson & Co we will help you to cut through the red-tape and support you at a crucial time in the life-cycle of your business.

Bring us your business ideas and we’ll help you to evaluate them in a constructive and realistic manner. We can also help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, or limited company
  • Prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
  • Assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance, and
    draw up the necessary proposals
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Complete any registration procedures with Companies House and HMRC
  • Deal with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory
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Business Tax Planning

We can help minimise your tax burden

Planning is just as important as compliance, and at Dawson & Co we offer help with both.

The tax burden on a business can be onerous, with corporation tax, PAYE, National
Insurance and VAT to worry about.

Dawson & Co can help to minimise your corporate tax exposure and relieve you of the administrative burden.

Corporate Taxation

We provide a range of services in this area, including preparation of the company’s
annual tax return, together with on-line filing services, advice on nature and timing of investment decisions, advice on business structure, year end planning and all other areas of corporate taxation.

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VAT Advice

Advice on registrations, returns and the complexities of VAT

VAT has changed significantly over the years, from the introduction of Making Tax
Digital to the Reverse Charge scheme. Rockfield, our sister Company can help in all aspects of VAT compliance.

Ever-increasing fines and penalties in operation, we find that our clients take comfort from the services we are able to offer in the form of preparation, submission and checking of returns.

We also advise on registration thresholds, VAT rates applicable to complex transactions and other technical matters.

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Exit Planning

If you’re selling a business, we can help

Whatever the size of your business, when it comes to a successful exit, ensuring that
you have the right finance advice is critical for achieving your objectives.

  • We can help with:
  • Selling a business and business exit planning
  • Valuing your business
  • Preparing business plans, and forecasts
  • Arranging a disposal
  • Mergers and acquisitions
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Company Secretarial

Let us take care of the admin burden

The Companies Act places strict obligations on companies to submit the required
documents according to deadlines. We can provide peace of mind, by taking the hard work off your hands, and guide you through the legal minefield of company formation.

Our Company Secretarial services include:

  • Company formation
  • Preparation and filing of statutory returns
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