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N R Sharland & Co


NR Sharland and Company offer a fast, efficient service where we listen to your requirements. Established in 1993 we have retained many of our original clients over the last 25 years. We aim to ensure your tax liabilities are minimised and you stay compliant with HMRC. We understand the need to meet deadlines, avoid penalties and provide a quick turnaround. We offer a fixed fee service where fees are agreed at the outset and can be paid monthly by standing order which helps your cash flow. If you are looking to expand your business we can assist you with cash flow forecasts, tax planning and corporate restructuring. N R Sharland and Company won't baffle you with technical details and will speak to you in a language you understand. We would like to help your business grow, be more profitable and be successful.

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What kind of accounting services do you provide?

Accounts preparation (management and final) from manual or digital records
Preparation of VAT
Preparation of payroll (inc auto-enrolment, CIS)
Self assessment
Company formations
Acting as registered office
Company restructuring
Cash flow forecasts
Assisting with commercial funding

Why is it so important for businesses to hire a great accountant?

N R Sharland and Company can save you tax
We will help you stay compliant with HMRC and keep you informed.
There are many deadlines to meet and penalties for late filing - we aim to ensure you never experience fines.
NR Sharland and Company aren't stuffy or difficult to talk to - having run other businesses (as well as our accountancy practice) we understand your needs.
N R Sharland and Company will communicate with you promptly.

What do you love most about your job?

We love to help people and their businesses and enable them to grow and become more profitable.
We enjoy seeing you keep more of your hard earned income and help you to increase your turnover.
At N R Sharland and Company we love to help clients be organised and prepare their financial affairs efficiently so that tax is
manageable and stress free. Seeing our clients develop their finances, get on the housing ladder, employing others, saving and investing for their family's future. These are all objectives we look to help our clients realise and find it hugely satisfying to see clients achieve their dreams.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I always wanted to run my own business as I felt I had the skills required to be a good accountant. I am a good listener with an empathetic attitude. As an entrepreneur
Myself I understand the requirements of businessmen and women and offer the assurance they are seeking.

Why should our clients choose you?

N R Sharland and Company are friendly, professional and have 28 years of experience in helping clients build healthy, successful enterprises.
We are not just number crunchers - we are happy to meet you face to face, get to know you and your business and have a lasting and mutually rewarding relationship.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

We are happy to offer remote services and we have been providing this for non local clients for many years. We can meet via zoom and receive documents digitally.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

Clients are still welcome to visit us face to face
Appointments are required and we prefer clients to wear a face covering. We record details of visitors for track and trace purposes.
Refreshments are offered in disposable containers. Furniture is wiped down between meetings. The room is well ventilated.

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Your expert Accountant will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to help you select the best financial services for your company. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find an accountant today.

The title 'Chartered Accountant' and the letters ACA or FCA, indicates that the person has undertaken a minimum of three years in-depth training, passed a series of examinations in financial management, auditing, business strategy and taxation as well as committing to continuing professional development.

As opposed to specialising in tax returns, a Chartered Accountant instead will focus on providing accurate records of all financial transactions for an individual or business. Consequently, this type of accountant is more likely to be found employed in a more commercial capacity.

Hiring the right Accountant for your business may take a bit of time. Who you choose to look after your accounts is vital, especially if you have plans to expand as you will need to look for someone who will get more involved in the financial side of things the bigger your company gets.

  • Research - Start with the company’s website and look at the accounting services they offer with an eye on what you might need in the future. If you choose an accountancy firm that doesn’t have the expertise to help you as your business expands, you will end up needing to finding another accountant.

  • Create a shortlist - Create a shortlist of three or four firms you
    think are a good fit and arrange face-to-face meetings with all of
    them. In addition to the fees, you need to find out about the
    services they provide, as well as their customer services.

  • Fees - Some Accountants charge by the hour while others operate on a fixed-fee basis. You need to be clear before selecting an Accountant for your business on how their fees are calculated.

  • Qualifications - It is important to ask questions about the
    qualifications and experience of the people who would be dealing with your accounts. You need to know that you could work with them, trust that they are on your side and are continually looking for ways of
    adding financial value to your company.

  • Accounting software - You will want to check that any systems you use are familiar to the accounting firm. Your current method of financial reporting may not be the most effective one for your business and they may recommend systems that can do it better.

  • Financial jargon - If you are not an expert on finance, your Accountant needs to understand this and be able to communicate with you in a clear and concise manner.

You can be confident that any of the Accountants listed on Bark will be a safe pair of hands for your finances.

Before you choose an Accountant, you could ask to see examples of their work, read testimonials and ask to see references of past work they have done.

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification is the minimum level of qualification required for most kinds of accountancy. To become a chartered accountant, you need to obtain higher level qualifications such as the ACA, ACCA or CIMA, which will allow you to become a chartered accountant.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and view reviews from past customers as well as examples of work that they have completed. This might also help you get some ideas for the types of services you need.

Accountants offer a range of different services. These include:

  • Accounting - All accountancy firms produce financial records, track your revenues and expenses and provide consulting on your business's overall financial health.

  • Auditing - Many businesses require a periodic audit of their finances which may be a requirement of your investors or written into the bylaws of your incorporation.

  • Tax Filing and Planning - Many accounting firms can ensure your financial reporting practices are compliant with current regulations, determine your company's tax liability and make sure you meet filing requirements and deadlines.

  • Management Consulting - Many accounting firms offer business advisory services to help you with your business plan, evaluate your current operations, identify new opportunities, alert you to changes in the business or regulatory environment and offer practical advice to help your business be more efficient and successful.

  • Speciality Services - Some offer services such as business valuation which helps determine what your business is worth should you be considering a merger, acquisition or sale. Some firms can offer fraud and forensic accounting services.

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