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Our Range of Services

At Friend-James we offer a vast range of services to help with your business:

Accounting and bookkeeping
From your source books and records we are able to create your annual accounts which form the basis for your tax return for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Company secretarial
We can help with maintaining your statutory books and records with which companies have to comply and keep Companies House information up to date on a continuous basis.

As registered auditors we are able to help our clients identify potential efficiencies and add value to our clients’ businesses. By maintaining an excellent relationship with our clients and gaining a thorough understanding of their businesses, a statutory audit provides the opportunity for us also to give our professional advice about your business.

We are able to provide audits and independent examinations for charities and other not for profit organisations to ensure compliance with the Charities Act 2006 and SORP 2005. In addition we can offer Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) audits and completion of their accountant's report. By assisting solicitors we can help to ensure clients’ monies are managed correctly and in line with SRA regulations.

Personal taxation
We can assist with submission of tax returns to HM Revenue and Customs. Whether it is self-employed income, property/investment income or more complex matters, we would be happy to help. It is not just the mandatory returns that we can assist with, as we also offer a personal and proactive approach to tax planning. Our aim is to help you minimise your tax bill and make the most of your income. We can provide planning and advice on many areas including Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax and Residence/Domicile issues.

Business Taxation
Whether you are a sole trader or a large business, we can assist with annual accounts, VAT returns, taxation, acquisitions/disposals and strategic planning. We work closely with our clients to offer a professional and reliable service.

Our payroll department offers a comprehensive service for all aspects of payroll, whether it is to manage payslips, maternity and sick pay or any of the complex legal issues that employers face.

We can offer expert advice to help you manage your personal finances and to plan for the future well-being of yourself and your family. Trusts are a tax-efficient way to set aside assets for future beneficiaries. Please contact us to see how we can help.

Service Charge Accounts
The firm has extensive experience in preparing Service Charge Accounts by assisting property management companies to comply with the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

Other services
If the service you require is not listed please do not hesitate to contact us at enquiries@friend-james.co.uk to see if we can help.


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Friend-James Ltd is a Limited company registered in England and Wales Registration No. 03334577
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