Accounting & Bookkeeping

Here at Chapelle Consultants we want to free you from the hassle, time and costs associated with financial administration so that you’re free to focus on expanding your business.

Annual Accounts Preparation

Creating balance sheets, profit and loss accounts, auditors and directors reports are often tasks that many business owners would rather avoid – and for good reason. They can be time consuming and stressful and if they’re not submitted correctly and on time you can incur financial penalties. However, this process needn’t be a headache. Whether you’re a limited company, partnership or a sole trader, we can take this task off of your hands, ensuring that:

  • Your company’s annual accounts are submitted at the end of the financial year whilst meeting all UK Accounting Practice or International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Where applicable, only abbreviated accounts, restricting the amount of financial information made available to the public, are submitted.
  • All statutory accounts are sent to the necessary parties including shareholders, Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

You can be assured that when choosing Chapelle, your accounts are processed and submitted with efficiency and expertise. We have a fast turnaround time and you should expect to receive either the completed accounts or queries relating to the accounts within three weeks of sending us the necessary company details. If you’ve submitted your accounts but they’ve been rejected for whatever reason, we can also handle the amendment process for you.

Annual Accounts Reviews

If used correctly, your annual accounts can be an invaluable tool to help you understand your business. However, a lot of business owners fail to use this information to their advantage. They often miss the opportunity to highlight strengths and weaknesses, overextensions, liabilities, cost saving and business expansion opportunities. Our consultants are here to make sure this doesn’t happen to you. We can review the information within your annual accounts and help you:

  • Submit your company’s annual accounts at the end of the financial year making sure these meet all UK Accounting Practice or International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Discover new opportunities for business growth.
  • Highlight unnecessary liabilities.
  • Refine company processes that may negatively be impacting your finances
  • Highlight unnecessary liabilities.
  • Measure where you’re meeting your goals and help you set realistic targets based on your current figures.
  • Decipher what’s going on within your business financially helping you plan for the future and make constructive decisions in the present.

Management Accounting

Whether you’re looking to expand into a new market, begin trading in another country or invest in new equipment, important decisions require planning and accurate forecasting. If you’re in the process of making a strategic decision, then our experienced consultants are here to advise and assist you through the planning, measuring and adjustment processes.

Together with your internal financial information, our consultants combine a plethora of tools, experience and resources to assist you in forward planning, reviewing and analysing the performance of your business. Following this analysis, we specialise in coming alongside business owners, refining their goals and assisting them when moving forwards.

Our management accounting services include:

  • Monthly or quarterly management accounts
  • Application of tools designed to assist decision-making. These include ratio analysis, budgets and forecasts (such as cash flow and variances)
  • Reporting of key performance indicators that are the underlying drivers running your business
  • Reviewing of business processes
  • Setting up of in house systems for you to produce your own information
  • Training on how to get the most out of your information
  • Supplying management information to lenders
  • Branch/Divisional results
  • Performance analysis compared to budget and/or comparative periods
  • Efficiency or activity ratios, including liquidity
  • Investment appraisals

Bookkeeping Services

When you’re focusing on growing and developing your business, balancing spreadsheets and dealing with VAT, debtors and profit/loss statements can be unwelcome distractions. Outsourcing these tasks to Chapelle Consultants can save you a considerable amount of time and hassle.

Our service packages are always individually tailored to meet a business’s needs. We understand that an established organisation looking to completely offload their administrative and accounting burdens will require a different service to a small start-up preparing their books for the first time. We therefore avoid fixed accountancy packages, preferring to work closely with our clients in a capacity that meets their specific business needs.

An overview of the bookkeeping keeping services that we typically offer include:

  • Reviews of existing accounts to wnsure compliancy with HMRC requirements
  • Bookkeeping on site
  • Production of figures, statements and reports upon request
  • Ongoing advice and consultation
  • Bank account reconciliations
  • Debtor invoicing and statements
  • Petty cash reconciliations
  • Maintenance of nominal, purchase and sales ledgers
  • Bookkeeping training
  • End of year accounts and calculations
  • Management of accounts
  • Preparation of VAT Returns

So whether you’re a sole trader, partnership, or limited company, contact us today. We pride ourselves on our competitive rates and accessibility and would like nothing more than to have the opportunity to assist you and your business.