Dedicated to delivering a first class client service
Horne Brooke Shenton in its current form was established in the 1970’s but we can trace our routes to the turn of the last century. We continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our business and personal clients alike. Our clients span both the local and wider community across the country, helping businesses small and large, in all sectors including:
As well as general accountancy, audit and tax skills, our three partners also have individual specialist skills which enable us to provide clients with a first class service as and when required. With our wealth of experience we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service to all clients, whatever their size or sector.
In addition to traditional auditing, accounting and tax services we also provide advice on how to improve and develop your business. Whether you need an integrated business strategy, access to corporate finance or specialist tax advice we are here to help you succeed and achieve your goals.
Delivering accounting services to our clients via the internet wherever they may be.
Take the stress out of your accounting – run your business and access your accounts in the cloud. We can help you take the next step in accounting software technology, reducing your manual data entry, utilising automated accounting processes and freeing more of your time to run your business and live your life.
We provide a range of compliance services to support all aspects of business administration.
We can help you by making sure accounts are prepared in the correct format, statutory books and other company secretarial records are kept up-to-date and that all statutory returns are prepared. Our experienced team will relieve you of the regulatory burden and leave you more time to concentrate on other areas of your business. In short, we will make sure everything is in the right format, in the right place and at the right time.
Our range of compliance services includes:
The combination of your business knowledge and our support services will help your business to grow and increase profitability.
Regular management information is vital to the continued success of any business. We work closely with you to get to know your business so we can make suggestions to help improve profits or to develop and grow your business. We can prepare your monthly or quarterly management accounts to ensure you always have reliable and accurate information on which to base your business decisions.
Running a payroll can be time consuming and complicated and divert resources from the core activities of your business. We can address this by installing payroll software and training your staff. Outsourcing this activity also helps relieve the pressure and we can offer cost-effective solutions. We are able to provide the complete service, what ever the size or complexity of your business, or simply provide support when needed.
We can help you with all your general bookkeeping requirements, either at your offices, in the cloud or at our office. You may require help to write up books or need us to add the finishing touches to information on bookkeeping systems in order to create your own management information. If you do not employ a bookkeeper then we can take up the role or help you recruit the right person for your business.
Every business should plan ahead to ensure success but daily business pressures often conspire to delay the strategic planning process. Financial forecasts are a crucial part of any business plan and we will ensure these are both meaningful and robust.
We offer support when liaising with banks and other financial institutions. Drawing on our wealth of experience we can support our clients through this often daunting experience.
Your professional and personal goals are central to our business support and advice services; we take the time to get to know you better so we can offer the best advice.
Our business support service can review your credit control, stock control, budgeting and financial reporting systems and allow you to take full control of these key areas of your business. We can also help you address specific problem areas in your business such as gross profit, cost control and stock valuation.
Effective management information will allow you to seize opportunities when they arise or identify problems quickly so you can take effective corrective action.
Information technology (IT) is one of the key resources available to every business to achieve its short and long-term objectives. Using the knowledge gained from our own systems and those designed for other clients, our team are able to advise on accounting IT related matters with first-hand experience. We can install software, provide training and help you to obtain the best from your chosen system. Our expertise enables a complete range of services to be offered, including:
If you are spending too much time writing up books, typing invoices and chasing debts we help to take control by computerising your accounts system. We can help you to make the best use of IT resource to produce financial information that is accurate and appropriate for running your business effectively. With the correct accounting software you will save hours of hard work leaving you more time to deal with the more important areas of the business.
Most people starting up in business do so because they have a good business proposition and the enterprise and commitment to see it through.
However, they may not be experts in the legal and financial aspects of running a business and such matters often appear daunting. Fortunately you do not need to be an expert in these fields to succeed in business but you do need the support of a team of trained experts.
We can help. Just bring us your business ideas and we will help you to make them a reality!
We will help you to:
Bespoke payroll solutions bureau service tailored to your needs.
Helping you to remove the onerous tasks of payroll administration.
Assistance with auto enrolment set up, support and operation.
Our firm delivers a personal service combined with technical expertise. We will help you minimise the impact of taxation in a complex UK tax environment, helping you maximise and protect your personal wealth and achieve your objectives.
Our services include
Ever changing regulations and the growing demands of Customs & Excise mean VAT compliance can be a difficult administrative process. We can help to ensure that you comply with the regulations and that overpayments are not made. To help you manage this complex area, we provide an efficient, cost-effective VAT service, which includes:
We are specialists in income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.
We have the expertise and software to take the headache out of the form filling and compliance aspect of Self Assessment. We can provide you with practical advice on personal tax positions and the planning opportunities available to you. We can complete tax returns, calculate any tax liability and advise you on exactly when to make payments and how much to pay.
Today, more and more emphasis is being put on taxpayers’ individual responsibilities and everyone who is subject to taxation needs professional advice and support if they are to optimise their tax position and ensure they meet the compliance requirements. Our specialist tax team can provide you with year-round advice on all aspects of personal taxation.
Under Corporation Tax Self Assessment (CTSA), the legal responsibility for correctly calculating the corporation tax liability falls on business owners. We understand the issues facing owner-managed businesses and can prepare tax returns in a timely and efficient manner. We will also calculate your company’s tax liability and assist with the calculation of any quarterly instalment payments.
The increased reporting obligations, investigation policies on the part of the tax authorities and harsher penalties for non-compliance mean that your time and resources can be taken up with tax administration. We will help to minimise corporate tax exposure and relieve the administrative burden of compliance with current tax legislation. Effective corporate tax planning can also result in significant improvements in your bottom line.
We are committed to providing first class accounting solutions for our clients, however big or small, relevant to their business needs.
Our experienced accounting team will deliver accounts in a prompt and friendly manner, providing real business accounting solutions and cost effective support to our business clients.
We are registered Auditors offering a wide range of audit and assurance services including