What We Do

Well – here is what a client said about us …..

Performance Accountancy will help you understand all aspects of Accounting from explaining your allowable expenses for business, V.A.T return preparation and completing self assessments.

At Performance Accountancy we understand that every business is unique as are the challenges it faces.

Performance Accountancy provide leading Accountancy advice for home based businesses, larger sole traders, limited companies and partnerships.

Our accountancy guidance is based on knowledge and experience gained over 20 years working as a professional accountant.

We strive to offer our clients the best accounting advice, unique to you and will work closely with you to make your accounting as straightforward as possible.

The rates of our accountancy advice is very fairly priced too.

We offer various accounting packages to match your individual requirements and offer the best tax advice and accountancy guidance to keep your financial affairs tidy.

The following accountancy services can be chosen separately, or combined with your fixed package – whichever suits you best.

If you would like more information about how we can help you, please get in touch here.

Louise is excellent at taking care of the small details. She knows her stuff through and through, whether you’re a large business or small. Lots of tips and advice to make it as easy as possible. I feel I’m in safe hands with Performance Accountancy.

Kath Harlow – Just Add Sauce Marketing

Accountancy services:

Day-to-day/Monthly/Quarterly Bookkeeping records.

Bookkeeping reporting can be carried out on-site at client offices when required, but more usually off site in our offices. It is a simple process of dropping off or posting your marked-up paperwork for us to work through and prepare your books.

We then provide fully annotated monthly/quarterly/yearly accounts preparation service.

These can then be used for running your business, producing VAT returns along with yearly assessment and tax returns. (We can also offer guidance on allowed expenses for self assessment purposes, where applicable).

When ready, the records can be collected (neatly filed and organised) in order for you to keep for the statutory 6 years.

A full service is also offered including the raising and tracking of sales invoices, along with the recording, tracking and payment of purchase invoices from the client bank account should you require it.

The majority of clients are happy to have all the information in Microsoft Excel, but we do have SAGE accounting should you prefer.

This gives you the opportunity to run the business and do what you do best with the knowledge that we are keeping an eye on the essentials.

We offer various service packages. Please contact us on 01344 669084 for more details.

Preparation of your Accounts

You may already employ a bookkeeper or are happy to do the day-to-day financial administration of your business and just need somebody to prepare your annual accounts.

We can help prepare your accounts to agreed timescales & deadlines.

We believe it is crucial to explain your accounts to you so you understand what is happening within the business financially in order that you make provisions for the future.

We offer quarterly accounting to highlight any issues which can be sorted out swiftly; usually within the same financial year. Areas covered are cash flows, forecasting and budgeting.

To find out more call now on 01344 669084.

VAT Registration and preparing VAT returns.

We are specialist VAT Accountants that can help you with many aspects of Paying Valued Added Tax (V.A.T)

If your business earns over a certain amount of revenue in a rolling 12 month period, it is likely that you would be liable to compulsory VAT registration.

We can offer best advice on VAT return preparation as well as completing you to complete all the necessary forms for you to become VAT registered.

As part of our  bookkeeping  service, we prepare quarterly VAT returns for your business and if required, file on-line,  If you do not use our service to help you balance your books, we can create VAT returns quarterly from your own figures, providing they are created correctly.

If you are not registered for VAT, we can assess whether it would be financially advantageous to be registered and, of course, we can help you register!

If you don’t use us to keep bookkeeper services, we can still review your accounts and create a VAT return for you.

We have over 20 years experience as Value Added Tax Accounting specialists and giving the very best tax help and guidance to our clients.

Please contact us on 01344 669084 for more details.

Self Assessment & Corporation Tax returns

This is an area where many people greatly value our assistance. For personal self assessment tax returns, we help our clients collect all relevant financial information, complete the form on the client’s behalf, obtain approval and signature, then file on-line either with the client sitting in on the session or without.

Please Note:  A tax authorisation form needs to be completed and sent to HMRC at least 2 months before the filing deadline. The earlier the self assessment return is completed, the better, especially if there is likely to be any refund!

Don’t delay call us today on 01344 669084.

Company Secretarial – Limited companies

Company Secretarial services comprise the maintenance of the statutory books of a company which are registered at Companies House. This is a legal requirement, and if they are not up-to-date, fines can be imposed. Since 2008, it is not obligatory for a company to appoint a company secretary BUT the duties remain with the directors as a further responsibility.  Another piece of admin to weigh you down!  Within this area we provide:

  • Assistance in the preparation of the annual return
  • Filing of the annual return
  • Maintenance of the statutory registers
  • Incorporation service & advice on addresses to use

For more information get in touch here.

A business can take many forms and there are pros and cons of each type of entity be it a small trader, partnership or a Limited Company. What may be applicable today may not be right for you in 3 or 4 years time and one rule does not fit all.

We are happy to take you through these choices and look at where you are now, where you want to be in 2 years time, along with those important aspirations.

Call us now to find out more 01344 669084.

Business & Personal Plans

When starting out, you need to have a vision of what you want to do and where you want to go. Without a vision, how do you know what your goals are and more importantly, how do you know when you have reached them?

A business plan can be up to 3 or 5 years, but also it can be broken down into 90 day or quarterly chunks, but it is a living document that needs constant review and amendment.

At Performance Accountancy, we can help you write your business plan or just review it and raise questions with a “what if” mentality to help you think about the consequences.

To help you get started contact us here.

Outsourcing accounting

Where do you start? We do everything an in-house accountant can do.

  • Record incoming invoices;
  • Help you understand your allowable business expenses;
  • pay invoices from your bank account;
  • reconcile supplier statements;
  • update banking information;
  • Raise invoices to customers and book into the accounting system;
  • receive payments into your bank account and record appropriately,
  • perform credit control functions;
  • complete month end journal cycle and produce the monthly accounts;
  • finally answer ad hoc queries that you would normally ask your accountant.

So why go to the expense of employing your own Accountant, when we can provide expert accountancy help at a fraction of the price?

Call us now on 01344 669084 to find out more about how we can help you.

Specialism for our artistic clients

The business side of being in the entertainment industry or in the field of art can be quite daunting and as each client has individual requirements so we adapt our role accordingly.

Louise Herrington trained as an opera singer in the 1990’s and understands for many of these clients, finance and accounting often get in the way of performing.  At Performance Accountancy we work with you to remove the pressures and worry of running the business so you can concentrate on being creative. We will guide you through everything that needs to be done and take care of your legal obligations.

Get in touch here and see how we can help you and your business.

See also Louise’s website www.lherrington.com