Our Services

At Atkinsons, we tailor our service to meet the demands of each individual client.

As a family-run business, we are passionate about supporting new, small, and growing local businesses across Brighton and Hove and the wider East Sussex region. With our experience and leading technology, we help you to take control of your finances, without any extra hassle. 

We boast a wide range of accountancy services including bespoke business support, tax solutions, auditing, VAT advice, and more, helping you take your business to the next level. 

Turn to Atkinsons Accountants for a partnership with responsive accountants and a tailored solution to suit you.

Get in touch with us today for a free, no-obligation quote or to book your free consultation.

Our wide range of accounting services for your business in East Sussex

If your business does not have its own dedicated finance department or business accountant, for whatever reason, you don’t need to worry about doing it all on your own. Our qualified accountants in Brighton can tailor an accounting solution to suit your needs, freeing up your time to do what you do best - running your business.

VAT returns

No matter the size of your business, Atkinsons Accountants can assist you with all things VAT. We even offer specialist contractor accountants for contractors and freelancers.

From VAT advice to filing VAT returns, we have a wealth of experience working with a wide range of clientele. Our business tax experts have an enviable reputation, helping your company to be compliant with all VAT tax affairs.

This includes:

  • Flat rate
  • Accrual and cash schemes
  • Monthly returns
  • EC sales lists
  • MOSS returns
  • Import and export VAT advice

Tax solutions

Our tax advisors and chartered accountants can provide a comprehensive range of tax solutions, including:

  • Annual tax returns
  • Tax relief for Research and Development
  • Tax planning for directors, for both single shareholder and director companies
  • Advice about taxes both domestic and international, whether domestic or foreign controlled
  • Tax reviews, including forensic tax reviews and structured reviews
  • Dispute settlement negotiation
  • Revenue investigation
  • Advice about National Insurance, director benefits, group structure, asset transfer, inter-group trading, group acquisition, and implications of purchase or sale of a company

Payroll services

Whether you are a sole trader or the owner of an SME, we can provide you with tailored payroll service, fully compliant with RTI. Our payroll services are available on a monthly or weekly basis and will be provided to you with sufficient time to pay employees on schedule.

With our payroll services, you’ll benefit from:

  • Electronic payslips sent directly to all employees
  • PAYE
  • New starter onboarding
  • Documentation for those leaving
  • P11D form

Annual accounts

Statutory company accounts are reports that are required to be prepared at the end of every financial year. With our innovative cloud-based software, not only will we prepare your annual statutory accounts but also provide you with real-time data and insights to drive growth.

Auditing & bookkeeping

Whether you require voluntary or statutory audits, full audits or simply a financial review, our chartered accountants can provide you with the ideal solutions for your business. You will have the services of an auditing team, led by an experienced manager, who can identify both risks and opportunities in your business.

By undertaking an audit, you can be rest assured that you are fully compliant with all relevant legislation. Not only this, but you can also produce reports in order to better predict financing, cash flow, budgets, and more.

For smaller businesses or sole traders that perhaps do not have as much available capital, a financial review may be a more flexible and cost-effective alternative for you.

Our ad hoc accounting services

As well as our core accounting services, we also provide a wide range of ad hoc support - from traditional accountancy to modern financial management - to ensure that we can address all personal client or business issues, needs, and requirements.

Our ad hoc services include:

  • Business support

Whether you need general practical advice for business accounts or a business strategy to help with business growth or applying for a loan, Atkinsons Accountants is here to help. We will work with you, drawing up a business plan that reflects your business goals and ambitions, allowing you to bring your business destiny to fruition.

  • Pensions

Atkinsons Accountants can provide professional advice and assist with bespoke pension schemes for a broad range of companies.

  • Shareholders

We can assist with bespoke share schemes for companies, share transfers, and Shareholders’ Agreements.

  • Off-payroll working

Our accountants in Brighton can provide excellent advice on IR35 issues for off-payroll workers, contractors, and agencies.

  • Mortgages

Our experts can assist with mortgage certificates and Self Assessment tax returns (SA302) for mortgage applications.

  • Specialist VAT

We can provide specialist VAT advice and solutions that cover complex VAT queries, especially for companies who are importing and exporting.

Making tax digital with our modern approach to cloud accounting

At Atkinsons Accountants, we take an innovative, technologically focussed approach to finance.

Just as technology has consistently evolved over the past few years, as has accountancy. Instead of paper copies of financial statements and invoices, we are becoming more and more reliant on cloud-based accounting services.

Not only that, but many statutory reports and tax returns are now digital. Though this improves the efficiency of the processes, makes it more accessible, and ensures records are reliable, the seemingly constant changes in processes and legislation can lead to stress and confusion.

Xero cloud accounting

Our experts particularly specialise in the Xero cloud accounting platform. Xero is perfect for SMEs, startups, sole traders, and more, allowing you to:

  • Manage your books online
  • Monitor your cash flow
  • Manage payroll
  • Send electronic invoices
  • Manage inventory
  • Track sales
  • Produce reports

Thanks to this innovative platform, your data can be accessed immediately once you have logged in from any device. You can also benefit from real time insights and alerts for any transactions, payments, or outstanding invoices to more effectively manage risk.

You can find out more about Xero, and our expertise in this integral cloud accounting software here.

Sage and other cloud accounting software

For larger organisations, we are also adept at using other cloud accounting platforms, such as Sage.

We work with a wide range of businesses across many industries, with one employee to one hundred, so we know that there is no one-size-fits-all-solution. That’s why we work with you and your company individually to find the most suitable cloud accounting platform to perfectly suit all your needs.

Partner with forward-thinking accountants in Brighton today

To ensure that your company is fully compliant with the law, it is essential to have a personal accountant. However, we understand that this is not always possible for every business - especially sole traders, small businesses, startups, and freelancers.

That’s where we come in. We can provide you with all the benefits of a personal accountant, but with the flexibility and scope of a dedicated finance department. It truly is the best of both worlds.

With Atkinsons Accountants, you can benefit from decades of accounting experience. We take every opportunity to take financial matters off your plate, freeing up your time to get back to what you’re good at - innovating and developing your business.

Together, we’ll take your business to new heights

We understand that the scope of financial services is seemingly endless; there is no ‘one size fits all’ strategy for any aspect of your business. This is why we are committed to offering you a financial solution that is tailored to your needs.

We take the time to really understand your business, what you do, what you need, and what you want. From there, we can design a tailored solution that suits all your requirements. Whether it is all the integral financial services, such as statutory reporting, or advice on VAT, business plans, or payroll, we are here to support you in your journey.

Our experts are constantly gaining new knowledge and experience, keeping up to date with changes in legislation and getting to grips with cutting-edge financial technological solutions.

We are committed to your success, using our extensive experience and expertise to help your business navigate through every challenge that might arise. By delegating your financial matters to the reliable, trustworthy, forward-thinking experts at Atkinsons Accountants, you can be rest assured that your business is fully compliant and optimised for success.

To see how we might be able to help you, get in touch with us today to request a free, no-obligation quotation, or book a consultation to discuss your needs.

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