Cost effective accountant needed - any recommendations please


K

Ken

I am looking for an accountant or other suitably qualified person who
can
help us by doing the statutory end of year accounts for 2010 (year ends
Dec 31st) with minimum input and as cost effectively as possible, whilst
maintaining appropriate accuracy.

I have a UK Ltd company that is semi-dormant. There are VERY few
transactions and all the postings and book-keeping are done and
recorded in Quicken 2004 format. The records can be supplied
electronically or in paper print out format.

The VAT returns we do, and there is no PAYE to be done as there is no
payroll.

The work required is strictly limited and it is the minimum only for the
purpose of meeting the legal end of year filing obligations etc. There
is no
value in it to us, other than that. So the simpler the exercise, the
more
efficient it can be done and with the least bureaucracy, the better all
round.

What I am looking for is putting the companies transactions into
statutory
accounts formats for legal purposes only. This would involve the
accountant preparing unaudited accounts for the director's use only plus
abbreviated accounts for Companies House and submission of the
necessary return for corporation tax to HMRC (CT600 etc) only

Things should be very straightforward.
..
I don't expect we will need meetings. No tax advice will be needed, nor
tax planning. I expect that any discussions will be by telephone, e-mail
and post.

Should work pick up for the company, then future years may well require
more input and more services, but for now the brief is limited.

I would be grateful for any suggestions, recommendations that anyone
has.

Many thanks
 
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Martin

Ken said:
I am looking for an accountant or other suitably qualified person who can
help us by doing the statutory end of year accounts for 2010 (year ends
Dec 31st) with minimum input and as cost effectively as possible, whilst
maintaining appropriate accuracy.

I have a UK Ltd company that is semi-dormant. There are VERY few
transactions and all the postings and book-keeping are done and
recorded in Quicken 2004 format. The records can be supplied
electronically or in paper print out format.

The VAT returns we do, and there is no PAYE to be done as there is no
payroll.

The work required is strictly limited and it is the minimum only for the
purpose of meeting the legal end of year filing obligations etc. There is
no
value in it to us, other than that. So the simpler the exercise, the more
efficient it can be done and with the least bureaucracy, the better all
round.

What I am looking for is putting the companies transactions into statutory
accounts formats for legal purposes only. This would involve the
accountant preparing unaudited accounts for the director's use only plus
abbreviated accounts for Companies House and submission of the
necessary return for corporation tax to HMRC (CT600 etc) only

Things should be very straightforward.
.
I don't expect we will need meetings. No tax advice will be needed, nor
tax planning. I expect that any discussions will be by telephone, e-mail
and post.

Should work pick up for the company, then future years may well require
more input and more services, but for now the brief is limited.

I would be grateful for any suggestions, recommendations that anyone
has.

Many thanks

Because of the MLR requirements, I doubt any accountant would wish to take
this on without meeting you - so I suggest (a) you tell us where you are
based, in case anyone here is close to you, and (b) also seek out a local
small firm (maybe one-man band) either from local ads or (better) from local
recommendation.

If anyone offers to do this without meeting you, I suggest you ask them how
they will meet their MLR obligations.

Rest assured this is no reflection on you - but it is a reflection on the
MLR regs...!
 
K

Ken

We are in West London. I have no problem with meeting them. I was simply
making the point that I do not want to make a meal of it and incur
consequent costs.

A one man band would be ideal.

I want accuracy, and the minimum necessary to comply with the law, but
the emphasis is on cost effectiveness all round.

I have never heard of the MLF regulations. :)

Ken
 
A

Alan Secker

Ken said:
I have never heard of the MLF regulations. :)

Ken
Ah! Clearly an honest man. Only professionals and crooks know anything about
the Money Laundering Regulations. I wonder what the F stands for? <G>

Alan
 
R

Ronald Raygun

Alan said:
Ah! Clearly an honest man. Only professionals and crooks know anything
about the Money Laundering Regulations. I wonder what the F stands for?
<G>
It doesn't stand for anything. There is no effin' F in them. Ken either
misread or mistyped the previous reference to MLR regulations.

The R doesn't stand for anything either, just in the way the N in PIN number
doesn't stand for anything.
 
P

Peter Saxton

It doesn't stand for anything. There is no effin' F in them. Ken either
misread or mistyped the previous reference to MLR regulations.

The R doesn't stand for anything either, just in the way the N in PIN number
doesn't stand for anything.
It's not the famous Pi Number?
 
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K

Ken

Ronald Raygun said:
It doesn't stand for anything. There is no effin' F in them. Ken either
misread or mistyped the previous reference to MLR regulations.

The R doesn't stand for anything either, just in the way the N in PIN number
doesn't stand for anything.
Yes I suspect it was my mistype. Money Laundering regs get on my nerves
the best of times. I fully realise the need to have checks to stop the
crooks and the terrorists, but some of them seem to be a tad over the
top, if I can put it mildly.
 
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Plac

In message <QEBwo.68912$no2.41...@newsfe28.ams2>, Ronald Raygun






Yes I suspect it was my mistype. Money Laundering regs get on my nerves
the best of times. I fully realise the need to have checks to stop the
crooks and the terrorists, but some of them seem to be a tad over the
top, if I can put it mildly.
 
P

Plac

In message <QEBwo.68912$no2.41...@newsfe28.ams2>, Ronald Raygun






Yes I suspect it was my mistype. Money Laundering regs get on my nerves
the best of times. I fully realise the need to have checks to stop the
crooks and the terrorists, but some of them seem to be a tad over the
top, if I can put it mildly.
I use to work for this firm and they are absolutely the best:

http://www.chl-online.com/about/index.html
 
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