tel: 01904 295360
Birchfields, Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York, YO1 8QG
Birchfields, 15 Queen Square, Leeds, LS2 8AJ
Birchfields, Birchfields Chartered Accountants, Birchfields Forensic Accountants and Birchfields Corporate Finance are trading styles of Birchfields Accountants Limited, company no. 10355693, registered in England and Wales.
We provide forensic accountancy services in a wide range of areas, including:
• P.I. + loss of earnings + pension loss
• bank mis-selling
• matrimonial issues
• business valuations
• proceeds of crime and criminal defence
• commercial litigation and disputes
• professional negligence
• fraud investigations
• tax investigations
We have specialist technical knowledge enabling us to advise the Courts, solicitors, businesses and individuals on financial issues during legal proceedings and are well placed to provide prompt, accurate and completely independent financial advice to assist you to resolve your legal matter.
Personal tax and corporate tax
We will notify you of your tax liabilities on a timely basis and ensure the tax authorities receive your tax returns when due.
We will look at options to ensure the profits you draw from your business are taken in a tax-efficient manner.
We will explain things clearly so that you understand your tax position.
We specialise in advising on how to effect successful business sales and acquisitions.
The key elements of our corporate finance service will usually include finding you a buyer and / or a target business, valuing the business, negotiating commercial terms, raising finance, and project management, advice and support from start to finish.
We appreciate how important a sale or acquisition is to our clients, and how stressful the process can be. Our ‘full service’ simplifies the process whilst making sure risks are minimised whilst rewards are maximised.
We will prepare and submit your company annual financial statements, or, if you are a sole trader or partnership, we will prepare your accounts, and calculate your tax liabilities. We will consider your position and ensure that your rewards are drawn tax-efficiently.
We encourage all our clients to be aware of filing deadlines and work with you to meet them comfortably, thus avoiding fines and a black mark with the authorities.
Management accounting and forecasting
Many businesses can be adequately monitored through a review of management accounts. The management accounts must be prepared on a timely basis.
We will ensure your information is processed, reviewed and key points highlighted on a timely basis, so that your business decisions are based on sound information.
Financial forecasting is also an essential tool in monitoring the future requirements of a business and managing the cash flows.
We can help you set up and monitor forecasts at your required level of complexity and detail.
Business advice and planning
A business plan can be an essential tool in the process of setting up, managing and developing your business. If you require finance, a plan is normally required by external lenders and investors.
The plan, and the process of preparing it, provides a clear approach to identifying the asset needs and financing requirements of the business. It also highlights areas of risk and uncertainty.
We can help with your business planning process, from the setting up stage, helping you through the compilation of information, reviewing your plan and providing ongoing monitoring services and suggesting course of action.