Chartered Accountants St Albans
Welcome to Ascott Blake
The city of St Albans, Hertfordshire is located around 20 miles from London. It is a typically picturesque market town, afforded city status on account of its Norman-era cathedral. St Albans is bursting with history and was built on the ancient Roman city of Verulamium, the remains of which can still be seen. Elsewhere in the town is evidence of the town’s medieval past, most notably the clock tower. It also boasts the oldest pub in the country dating back to 1AD.
Just a short stroll from St Albans cathedral brings you firmly into the 21st century, and to the Christopher Hall shopping centre full of large retailers, interspersed with independent shops. There is still a market in the town several times a week and the surrounding streets retain the quaintness of the old market town.
St Albans is home to many thriving small businesses, many of which Ascott Blake is pleased to serve. If you are seeking help with your accounts to free up your time and save costs, then please get in touch.
Our team of St Albans accountants help businesses big and small
At Ascott Blake, we offer our services to sole traders, limited companies, small businesses, or partnerships. We also specialise in offering extra support wherever it may be needed within your business.
This can be beneficial to you if you require a second, outside pair of eyes to survey your finances, ensure that you are tax efficient or even offer expert accountancy advice on how to grow and develop for the future.
We can even help startups set up their new venture by making the accounting aspect of your new business seem seamless, and something that doesn’t have to take up hours of your precious time.
So if you are concerned about your financial responsibilities, then why not hand it all over to us and let us be your one stop shop for all your accounting needs.
Small business accountants St Albans
Starting and running a small business can be daunting, but if you get your accounting processes and practices in place from the start, then you will find managing your future finances a doddle.
At Ascott Blake, our team of experts can ensure that your small business bookkeeping is kept up to date, thanks to our reliable, intuitive and instantaneous online software. We can help you stay on top of the numbers and produce financial reports so that you can base your strategic decisions on insight not instinct.
Our knowledgeable team offers full accountancy support across all aspects of your small business, including VAT, taxation matters and much, much, more.
Sole trader accountants St Albans
Running as a sole trader is a popular business model and one that comes with many benefits. At Ascott Blake, we can help with the set-up and registration process, put simple online bookkeeping systems in place and talk you through your statutory obligations. We can even advise on tax relief and profit retention, and support you as your business prospers and grows.
Sole trader accountancy may not be something that self-employed individuals readily consider, but by utilising accounting experts like us, will ensure that you are always in line with HMRC regulations, and enable you to receive accurate advice on the best way to manage your earnings.
Limited company accountants St Albans
Setting up a limited company is a worthwhile proposition and at Ascott Blake, our chartered accountants can help you set up a limited company and register with Companies House if you need assistance in this matter.
Beyond that, we tailor our limited company accountancy to ensure all your company’s payroll, taxation, and bookkeeping needs are met and can even stress-test your business plans, improve your cash flow and bring your finances inline with your goals.
So let us balance your books and tackle your tax whilst you focus on running, maintaining and growing your limited company in Hertfordshire.
What Ascott Blake can do for you!
Xero online accounting
Real-time accounting is one of the fastest-growing bookkeeping practices across the UK, and here at Ascott Blake, we believe that having all your financial figures at your fingertips is important.
Thanks to market-leading cloud based systems like Xero, we can offer extensive, complimentary training so that you can manage your accounts effortlessly. Xero is truly one of the easiest and most comprehensive cloud programs when it comes to accountancy, and we can ensure that you know how to manage and make the most of your financial affairs with this innovative program.
Taxation is one of the most well-known aspects of accountancy. At Ascott Blake, our tax guidance and preparation is on-point. Whether you need assistance with personal filing or help deciphering and accurately reporting and calculating corporation tax, we have you covered.
There is nothing worse than overpaying taxes, especially when you do not have to. This is why tax accountancy is an important service that we offer. We help various types of businesses report accurately on their expenditure and tax liabilities throughout the year.
If you are a limited company, figuring out corporation tax can be incredibly time-consuming. This is why, at Ascott Blake we ensure that you are only paying what you have to pay to HMRC to remain in good standing. You deserve to get the most benefit out of your company’s annual profits, and we strive to ensure that this is a reality.
CIS and Payroll services
Another often complex financial regulation to keep track of is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). Perhaps the biggest amount of confusion of the CIS comes with the regulations required with CIS payroll.
At Ascott Blake, our team of chartered accountants are knowledgable in all aspects of CIS payroll regulations, and we ensure that all parameters pertaining to HMRC are accurately deducted and recorded to relieve the stress of these requirements from you.
HR Consultancy St Albans
With our HR team, you’ll be in expert hands. We handle everything from onboarding new employees in the best and most efficient way to helping you retain your most talented staff members. Not only will we manage HR documentation and deal with any potential HR issues that may arise, but we’ll also provide a full range of HR services that can be tailored to your business’s specific needs.
St Albans is a hub for entrepreneurs, startups, and a wide range of business types. At Ascott Blake we love nothing more than providing the most accurate, tailored, comprehensive, and trustworthy accounting services to our clients across a wide variety of locations and sectors.
Whether you are a limited company, small business or sole trader, or if you just need help with your yearly taxes, we are here to support you. Feel free to contact us today and tell us exactly how we can help.
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Meet Adam Aziz - Chartered Accountant St Albans
I founded Ascott Blake in 2016 after working in the city as Group Finance Director of the Ngage Recruitment Group (formerly Human Capital Investment Group). I initially trained and qualified with a major accountancy firm in London and started my commercial career heading up the finance function at TMF Group who are global outsourcers. I am a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
I wanted to set up a practice which was commercial and innovative to bring something new to clients rather than just a compliance service. I have focused on creating a service which makes us approachable and speaks in layman’s terms. I want to ensure my team takes control of our clients to really understand what they want to achieve so we can help them to achieve their dreams.
We have a range of clients from trades to large recruitment companies. My specialism is the recruitment sector however the team have a depth of experience across all industries and have gained valuable knowledge which we can pass to clients.