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Small Business Accountants – Lee & Co


Small business accountants

A client-focused approach

Our clients have a need for a more proactive approach to business matters from their accountants. Lee & Co has developed a team of business advisers who meet at regular intervals to discuss your business affairs. We have an extensive wealth of knowledge advising businesses throughout their life-cycle, from the start up to sale. Our aim is to help your business maximise it’s future value, unblock any obstacles and realise any growth ambitions . For this we assess the business’ current state of readiness, determine the strengths and weaknesses and clarify your vision and goals. Our approach allows us to work with high growth businesses providing guidance and support needed to help them succeed.

Why use our accounting services for small businesses?

Up to date information eliminates the reliance on historical data meaning you can plan for the future. Your dedicated small business accountant will help you to make sense of the numbers and take the business forward. The role of the team is to assess where improvements, savings or general advice might be of strategic or practical benefit. Lee & Co Accountants provide our clients with the service that matches their needs. Our team of small business accountants enjoy working closely with our clients. This helps improve your management information quality and helps you focus on key challenges to maximise your chance of success.

Wide range of business services

Our wider range of accounting services for small businesses include:

  • Succession Planning
  • Assistance with corporate finance
  • Preparation of budgets and comparison with actuals
  • Advice on corporate group structures
  • Business acquisitions and disposals
  • Bank relationship management and re-banking
  • Assistance with finding grants
  • Creation of performance related remuneration schemes
  • Debt fundraising and debt refinancing
  • Advice in connection with shareholder and loan agreements

If you wish to know more about our business services, or would like to arrange a free initial meeting in order to discuss how we can help you in more detail, please contact us.

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Company Secretarial Services – Lee & Co

Company Secretarial Services


Every new or established limited company has to comply with the statutory requirements of company returns. Our team specialises in all levels of company secretarial services and high level consultancy. Your business can be assured of a competent response to your compliance needs at all times. Private limited companies are no longer required to appoint a company secretary, but the statutory obligations of the company remain. We don’t believe that you should have to source expertise and information from different company service providers which is why we have developed a complete range of solutions – whatever your needs may be.

Whether you decide to appoint a company secretary or not, there are still company secretarial services to undertake. Such duties would include creating and maintaining the company’s registers and making filings at Companies House within timescales. Being a director of a company means you are legally obliged to ensure your company meets these obligations as severe penalties can be incurred for non-compliance. Many companies choose to entrust Lee & Co with these important matters. Our team are able to complete all company secretarial services, no matter how complex your business and its structure may be. You can rely on our unrivalled experience and expertise in this field.

Lee & Co Accountants company secretarial services

Small companies often don’t have enough in-house staff to carry out the duties requires. Large companies turn to outsourcing to cut cost. Lee & Co provide company secretarial services to meet the needs of all businesses large and small.

Our company secretary services have a number of long and short term benefits, mainly by cutting costs and increasing efficiency. There are a number of ways our company secretary services can cut costs, including;

    • Releases capital for investment elsewhere in your business.

    • No costs on training staff

    • No PAYE costs

    • Companies can expand without taking on extra staff.

    • No costs on temporary staff.

    • You only pay for the time used whereas in the office costs are incurred for idle time spent by employees.

If you wish to know more about our company secretarial services, or would like to arrange a free initial meeting in order to discuss how we can help you in more detail, please contact us

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About Lee & Co Accountants

Accountants with a difference

Lee & Co Accountants provides accounting support with a difference. We understand that each client is different and you need a specific approach to your individual set of problems. From our experience we know that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all”. We have developed a team who can provide tailor-made solutions for all of your accounting and business needs.

In a demanding and challenging business world, companies and individuals need a technically excellent and committed professional services team.Up to date and current financial information is crucial to the smooth running of your business. We offer monthly or quarterly management accounts to businesses where it is impracticable to generate these reports in-house.

You can concentrate on optimising your business potential in the safe knowledge your business finances are effectively managed. By working with us, you will benefit from a client-based approach to service delivery. We provide a consistent and proven set of methodologies for all of your business and personal financial needs.

About Us

Located in Manchester, we are an independent firm of accountants, business advisers and tax specialists.  Having been in business for over 10 years, we have helped 100’s of clients with a variety of services. We offer an extensive range of business related solutions including;

  • payroll
  • CPA (Credit Protection Association)
  • tax
  • bookkeeping
  • business start ups

Our client base is varied and ranges from private clients through to large companies, covering many industry sectors.

Commercially-minded staff support all of our clients. We offer a creative and innovative approach to help you achieve your personal and business objectives.  All of our clients benefit from our proactive approach to ensure there is an ongoing discussion between us. This helps to construct a profile of your progress throughout the year.  As a result, we are able to anticipate problems and recommend practical solutions before the year end. This knowledge can prevent avoidable set backs to your business.

For a free consultation, or if you would like to know more about our management accounts service, please contact us.

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Accounting Services provided by Lee & Co

Accounting services provided

The accounting services supplied by Lee & Co make us a perfect accountant for small businesses. Annual accounts are necessary to meet your business’ statutory obligations, but if they are prepared in a timely and economical way, they can also provide valuable information for decision-making.  As you can imagine, not all business owners have a good accounting background. If you fall into this category it is highly recommended to hire a professional to be your tax consultants. Businesses from Manchester and beyond have been benefiting from our accountancy services for years. Our team can assist with multiple matters including; - Lee & Co Accounting Service - Manchester

  • large and small business advice
  • bookkeeping services
  • tax services
  • company secretarial services
  • payroll bureau services
  • business start-up services

Benefits of using Lee & Co’s accountancy services

Lee & Co Accounting pride ourselves on offering clients with a full range of accountancy services, completed with care. We enable you to keep track with business payments, bookkeeping, financial development and business expense. Allowing us to manage your finances eliminates financial risk caused by making errors. Our bookkeeping services often prove beneficial for predicting any financial gains or losses by keeping track of all financial records. Our team are experts with years of experience providing accounting services for businesses large and small. By allowing you to focus on what you do best, you can also benefit from:

  • Advice to help your firm maintain stability, grow faster and stronger.
  • Lower overheads by only paying for actual work done.
  • Easy adjustment to business cycles.
  • Decreased chance of staff loss.
  • Improved productivity.
  • Better quality of service for your clients.

We will actively manage the timing of the accounts production process to make sure that you meet your statutory responsibilities. Through this information, we can also help you to take advantage of early tax planning opportunities. If you wish to know more about our accounts preparation service, or would like to arrange a free initial meeting in order to discuss how we can help you in more detail, please contact us.

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VAT Services – Lee & Co

VAT Accountant

Value Added Tax (VAT) is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business – so complex that many businesses inadvertently overpay or underpay. Its complexity means that it demands valuable in-house resources that could be deployed more usefully elsewhere in the business.

The ever-widening scope of VAT, the constant stream of detailed changes to the regulations, and the ever-growing demands of HM Revenue & Customs call for a trained professional eye to ensure that you do not fall foul of the regulations or pay more VAT than you need to.

We can provide you with a cost-effective VAT accountant service, which includes:

  • preparation of VAT returns
  • assistance with VAT registration
  • advice on VAT planning and administration
  • use of the most appropriate scheme
  • VAT control and reconciliation.
  • day to day advice on VAT matters.

If you wish to know more about our VAT accountant service, or would like to arrange a free initial meeting in order to discuss how we can help you in more detail, please contact us.

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Tax Planning and Compliance – Lee & Co

Tax consultants

Planning and compliance

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist tax and advisory support across all of the major taxes.  Effective tax planning requires a thorough understanding of your business, your objectives and the complex body of tax legislation. Our advice is specifically tailored to meet your needs and assist with your future plans. We understand that various scenarios can occur for all types of businesses. Maybe your plans are to buy, sell or restructure your business, or you are about to make a major transaction. All scenarios require a different approach, Lee & Co tax consultants are well placed to give advice on the best available options.

Of course corporate tax compliance is just as important. We offer tax consulting for  corporate tax to deal with an ever continuing and increasingly complex body of tax legislation. It’s important to know we will always ensure you meet all your corporate tax self assessment deadline. Our team are there to help you with any complex returns, making sure they are filed correctly and all tax relief has been claimed. Lee & Co tax consultants will make sure you pay only what you owe and on time, taking the administrative burden out of paying your corporate tax

Self assessment for individuals and partnerships means that taxpayers are legally obliged to meet HM Revenue & Customs deadlines to avoid unnecessary fines and interest charges. Our team at Lee & Co are highly experienced professionals in this field. We can help you to meet all your tax obligations, whether you are a private client, a sole trader, in a partnership or are a company director.

Tax planning services

Our services includes:

  • preparing personal, partnership and trust returns, together with tax computations
  • corresponding with HM Revenue & Customs and dealing with any enquiries under the self assessment legislation
  • tax-efficient remuneration planning
  • planning advice on disposal of chargeable assets to maximise utilisation of roll over and hold over reliefs
  • planning advice regarding tax savings schemes, e.g. Enterprise Investment schemes
  • pension planning
  • inheritance tax advice
  • advising sole traders and partnerships on their business structures and planning incorporation if it is tax advantageous
  • Stamp duty and stamp duty land tax.

If you wish to know more about our tax planning services, or would like to arrange a free initial meeting in order to discuss how we can help you in more detail, please contact us

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Tax Consultants Lee & Co

Accounting Services – Tax

We have dedicated, enthusiastic tax professionals on hand to provide you with a breadth of experience, covering all aspects of taxation and accounting services. There is a range of effective, ethical tax planning and problem solutions to help reduce your tax bills. Our tax accountants have drawn upon a wealth of expertise to help clients with tax in Manchester, UK and abroad.

Our experts are here to advise you on every aspect of your personal or business tax position. Anything from dealing with your annual self-assessment tax return to setting up a limited company. But what makes our accounting services stand out is that we are able to provide a holistic service.  Our specialist tax consultants can deal with managing your ongoing compliance obligations with HMRC and providing you with tax advice.

At Lee & Co, we have a range of services to help you cope with increasingly complex corporate tax legislation including:

  • Preparing corporate tax self assessment returns
  • Calculating liabilities
  • Tax efficient business exit strategies
  • Corresponding with HM Revenue & Customs
  • Agreeing computations
  • Preparing claims and elections, where appropriate, to minimise tax liabilities.
  • Transaction structuring
  • Tax efficient fund raising for businesses
  • Advice and compliance services for payroll and VAT

Effective Accounting Services

Drawing from our experiences, we can examine your in-house accounting and examine issues that you may not have considered. This helps ensure your finances are working effectively for you and plans for the expected and unexpected are in place.

Tax is at the heart of what we do.  At the centre of our advice is a thorough understanding of your needs, objectives and future plans.  This is needed to carefully devise structured strategic tax plan to impact your profitability and potential to invest in the business. You can feel confident we understand your circumstances and hope to become your trusted advisor. We look to find any opportunities that help to save clients tax.

The costs are based on time spent completing your tax needs and details of our rates will be supplied when you wish. We are also happy to provide you with a quote any  work needed on a fixed fee basis.

Would you like a free consultation or wish to know more about our tax and accounting services? Please contact us.

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Payroll Bureau – Lee & Co Accountants

Payroll bureau

Most businesses will agree that managing their payroll and understanding the ever-changing legislation surrounding payroll issues is frustrating and time-consuming.

We can provide you with a complete payroll solution that provides wide-ranging business benefits:

  • outsourcing your payroll means you don’t pay any in-house costs
  • our payroll team are experts in their field and understand the commercial and technical requirements of your business
  • reliable service that is always on time and accurate
  • our service includes the year-end documents you need without an additional charge
  • we are never ill, or on holiday, so you can be assured of a committed payroll service for your business.

No matter how small or large your business, we can take the worry out of handling payrolling arrangements with our efficient and expert personal service.

We can also give you the added protection and benefit of professional advice through our hotline service as part of our service.

If you wish to know more about our payroll service, or would like to arrange a free initial meeting  to discuss how we can help you in more detail, please contact us.

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Management Accounting Services – Lee & Co Accounting


Management Accounting Services

Up to date and current financial information is crucial to the smooth running of your business. We offer monthly or quarterly management accounts to businesses where it is impracticable to generate these reports in-house. Lee & Co help our clients boost profitability by providing an integrated bookkeeping with management account service. A lot companies offer either book-keeping or management accounts, but here we offer both. We guarantee that all of your management accounts have been thoroughly checked and issued by a qualified accountant. Our quality management of information separates us from others, ensuring we deliver reliable data and professional insight.

We can also assist you to get the best from your existing in-house accounting solutions to aid management reporting.

What are management accounts?

While there are no legal requirements to prepare management accounts, running an effective business without one is difficult. They are useful for analysing recent historical performance, usually including forward looking elements such as cash flow, sales and profit forecast. They provide accurate information to identify key performing areas of the business, whilst also having other uses including;

  • helping to shape the business with sound guidance and advice
  • developing an understanding of the behaviour and performance of the business
  • revealing margins, break even points and costs to assist financial decisions
  • allow a cash flow forecast
  • helping to uncover under performing areas of the business

We can demonstrate effective use of our management accounts services to boost profitability and the value of the business

Your management accounting services are displayed will a report will containingthe following:

  • Monthly profit-and-loss with balance sheet
  • Gross margin – split any way that is valuables
  • Graphs and charts or numbers or both
  • Budgets reporting with variances
  • Comparison with previous years reporting
  • Draft year-end accounts for your accountants
  • Year end opening-balance adjustments
  • Avoid employee recruitment and retention challenges
  • Benefit from a consistent and quality bookkeeping procedure

Do you wish to know more about our management accounts service, or would like to arrange a free initial meeting in order to discuss how we can help you in more detail, please contact us.

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Bookkeeping Services for Small Businesses

Bookkeeping services provided by Lee & Co

It can can be hard to find the time to stay on top of your bookkeeping when business is booming. Lee & Co Accountants simplify bookkeeping services for small businesses, freelancers and contractors with a flexible and reliable approach. Back-end office functions are often a distraction from the day-to-day running of your business. Once you remove these time-wasters and distractions you can concentrate on what matters most, your business’ success.

Why does a business need bookkeeping?

All businesses have an obligation to keep records of all their transactions, including sales, expenses and purchases. Fines up to £3,000 can be issued by HMRC if inadequate records resulted in an incorrect tax return being filed. This could also include an additional tax bill. However, keeping good records is an essential part of running a successful business. In doing so a business owner will know at any given time;

  • how much you owe your suppliers
  • what your customers owe you
  • how profitable is the business
  • what cash flow is available to you

This will aid your decision, meaning improvements in cash flow and profitability can be made accordingly.

bookkeeping services-tax consultants-Lee&CoBookkeeping services for small businesses – Why Outsource?

Managing your financial affairs can often be a major headache. Lee & Co Accountants aim to remove that headache for your business, whilst offering benefits such as;

  • Tax savings – We are constantly looking for any potential efficiencies that may mean less tax being owed. Finding these early can often result in significant savings for you.
  • Peace of mind – Out tax consultants have a breadth of experience, ensuring a correct and complete set of accounts and tax return.
  • Saving money – By outsourcing your bookkeeping you only pay for what you need, preventing the need to employ extra staff.
  • Saving time – Outsourcing your accounting and bookkeeping can free up valuable time to put into bettering the company.
  • Access to top systems – Systems for bookkeeping services are expensive. By outsourcing, your essentially buying these tools. These create nightly backups and keep records for years, ensuring if IRS make any requests you are well prepared.
  • Scalability options – You can expand or cut back with ease. Having a reliable team at your disposal, providing you with different plans and options can help you achieve your goals. Our bookkeeping services provide flexibility that in-house bookkeepers just cant provide.

Would you like to know more about our bookkeeping services for small businesses or get a free consultation?  Please get in touch.

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