We are your financial sounding board and naturally we are here to help. We offer all of the services you’d expect from your accountants (click each one to find out more) but we also provide the human element and really enjoy working with you in whatever capacity you need for us to make a difference.


Full range of accountancy services available:

Annual accounts prepared for: –

  • Limited Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Sole Traders
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

Year-end accounts prepared from your own records whether they be manual or computerised and whether they be cloud or desktop based.

Accounts prepared for shareholders/members and Filleted Accounts prepared for electronic submission to Companies House.

The preparation of annual accounts offers us the chance to evaluate your business and its needs.

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Though business owners traditionally regard the annual audit and preparation of annual accounts as a cost centre – a necessary evil that adds no value to the business – we strive to transform it into a profit centre.

Besides helping you meet the statutory requirements, we also take the opportunity to conduct a review of your financial and management systems. This can often result in our identifying potential problem areas and recommending opportunities to improve your business performance. We discuss the problems and opportunities with you and help you implement any agreed solutions.

We see the preparation of your annual report as an opportunity to enhance your external image. A well-prepared report can have a considerable positive impact on the perceptions of investors, potential finance sources, customers, referral sources, and even your own staff – all of which greatly improves your business prospects for the future.

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Bookkeeping, Management Accounts and VAT


Whether you have your own existing computerised accounting package, spreadsheets or are looking for advice on the best solution for your business, we can help develop an approach to meet your requirements and provide exactly the service needed at a cost effective rate.
We offer general bookkeeping services on or off site at a frequency to suit you; Most computerised accounting packages supported including Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, Freeagent etc.

Having an appropriate and efficient bookkeeping system is a good foundation to prepare your annual accounts but knowing how your business is performing during the year …. That’s where management accounts come in.

Management Accounts

Management accounts can provide you with key information of how your business is performing during the year.

Whether prepared monthly or quarterly, these reports can be key to identify downward and upward trends in income and expenditure, assess your cash position and generally bring to you information to help evaluate and run the business.

We understand that looking at a page of figures alone is not necessarily going to help you assess how the business is performing but our experienced, friendly and efficient staff have a lot of experience and will always give you the time to explain key areas and put things into plain English, all at a cost effective rate.

VAT Returns/MTD and Advice

In our experience, VAT is an area of compliance which can put fear into some clients but with our support and advice, dealing with VAT returns under MTD and queries can be a more comfortable experience; we are always just a phone call or email away.

We can assist with the preparation of your return under MTD.

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Business Advice

We are able to assess your business needs from an independent point of view, to advise you on a wide variety of decisions to help you manage and improve your business.

We can provide help and advice in many different areas i.e.

  • Business start up
  • Preparation of cash-flows and budgets
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Raising finance
  • Producing management accounts
  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Valuation of businesses
  • Systems advice
  • Systems implementation

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Companies and LLPs

Our extensive range of services is such that we can meet the needs of any business including private limited companies and limited liability partnerships.

We find larger businesses that switch to us do so because …

  • They use a large accountancy firm where the fee levels are beyond what they want to pay;
  • They want a more personal service, tailored to their needs.

From our fixed fee formation services through to our comprehensive business support services and audit and assurance services, we can help your business every step of the way.

If you would value a free, no obligation consultation to assess how we could bring added value support to your business, please contact us.  We are confident that you will be pleasantly surprised.

Company Secretarial

Company Secretarial is extremely time consuming and regulated.

Using dedicated software we have the ability to carry out duties of a company secretary on your behalf in a cost effective manner.

We can:

  • Offer formation of companies.
  • Prepare and file statutory returns i.e. annual return.
  • Prepare documents related to minutes and resolutions.
  • Maintain statutory books and records.
  • Give advice on company law.
  • Help you to avoid costly fines.

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Corporation Tax

We have a full range of services to help minimise corporation tax exposure and relieve the administrative burden of complying with tax legislation.

We can determine the most tax efficient structure for your business and prepare your corporation tax computation and returns including corporation tax self-assessment returns.

Sawford Bullard has the ability to deal with taxation issues with regard to complex corporate groups and we can act on your behalf in discussions with tax authorities.

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We operate a range of payrolls from the very small to the very large. We can provide a dedicated payroll bureau service providing a range of services to meet your specific business needs.

Outsourcing you payroll gives you the opportunity of reallocating these resources to other key elements of your business.

We can deal with :

  • All aspects of PAYE RTI compliance
  • Administration and maintenance of PAYE, National Insurance, Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay records.
  • Administration of pension scheme payments.
  • Administration of employee deductions.
  • All pay frequencies are operated i.e. weekly, bi-weekly, four weekly, monthly.
  • Payslips preparation including security payslips for total confidentiality.
  • Banks to operate BACS payments systems.
  • HMRC and DWP.
  • Employer and employee queries.
  • Customised management reporting on payroll costs.
  • Advice on bonus and incentive schemes, remuneration and general employment matters
  • Year-end statutory forms i.e. P60, P11 and P11D are produced.
  • Advice on deadlines.
  • Help and advice on enquiries and investigations.
  • Assistance with Construction Industry Schemes.

Our payroll management is a cost effective, efficient, dedicated and confidential service provided by experienced, friendly and competent staff.

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Personal Tax

Constant changes to tax legislation result in ever more complex self-assessment tax returns.

Our specialist tax department provides advice in all areas of personal taxation i.e.

  • Income Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax

We can provide advice on tax planning opportunities that are available and we use the latest software to complete self-assessment tax returns, calculate liabilities and on payment dates.

Sawford Bullard has the resources to interact with HMRC on your behalf, co-ordinating and dealing with any HRMC investigations.

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