OUR SERVICES

Martin Tiano & Co provides a range of accountancy and business advisory services including audit, tax and consultancy. Our professional approach combined with a commitment to personal service ensures our specialists are closely involved with our client’s requirements.

We are a team of reliable, approachable, and proactive accountants who will do more than just respond to your needs but work alongside you to help you succeed.

Today’s business environment is fast moving, complex, and highly competitive. Business owners need the support of professionals who provide on-time, effective solutions to help their business move forward. We aim to provide such a service. Understanding that growing and maintaining a business is a challenging task, we offer services to help our clients maintain and grow their business’ wealth.

Our services help our clients focus on the core running of their businesses. We help our clients grow their businesses by analysing and reporting on key performance indicators. We also help our clients arrange their accounts effectively, and offer advice on managing their business.

We also assist our clients in keeping up to date with HMRC Compliance, and ensuring that the business doesn’t incur any unnecessary tax fines.

BUSINESS FINANCIAL AUDITS

BOOK KEEPING & ACCOUNTING

ALL TYPES OF TAXATION

FUNDING & FINANCE

FEE PROTECTION INSURANCE

LIFE & PENSION PLANNING

Audits

Although business owners traditionally regard an annual audit and preparation of year end accounts as a statutory evil and unnecessary cost, we look at it as an opportunity for our clients for an independent review of their financial and management systems. This can result in the identification of problems areas within our client’s businesses as well as an opportunity to review and improve areas of business performance.
We act as auditors for a diverse range of clients in a wide range of business sectors.

Martin Tiano & Company Limited  is registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Business Advice

We provide strategic planning consultancy for a range of clients. In general, we help businesses answer the following questions:
– Where are we currently?
– Where do we want to get to in the future?
– How do we get there?
Effective strategic plans are a detailed summary of a business’s goals over more than just the short term. Without a clear vision, under performance and lack of progress is often the result.
Business plans are usually used in the raising of funds, either to launch a new business or expand an existing one. Although it can be quite detailed, it generally concentrates on financial performance only, without taking on board a range of wider issues.
We provide assistance in both areas.

Business Recovery and Reconstruction

Through Capital Advisory Limited, we assist a wide range of business, but the majority of our cases involve owner-managed companies. The type of work involved includes:

  • Negotiations and resolution with lenders
  • Administrations
  • Liquidations
  • Corporate Voluntary Arrangements
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangements
  • Viability reviews
  • Advising clients on the purchase of businesses out of insolvency
  • Solvency reviews

Business Recovery and Reconstruction

Through Capital Advisory Limited, we assist a wide range of business, but the majority of our cases involve owner-managed companies. The type of work involved includes:

  • Negotiations and resolution with lenders
  • Administrations
  • Liquidations
  • Corporate Voluntary Arrangements
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangements
  • Viability reviews
  • Advising clients on the purchase of businesses out of insolvency
  • Solvency reviews

Bookkeeping and Accounting

On occasions, in house and on occasions through our bank of trusted associates, we can relieve you and your staff of the burden of taking care of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs, thus freeing you to do what you are best at – running your business.
The first step is to work with you to gain a full understanding of your business and then tailor our approach to your requirements so we can provide exactly what you need, when you need it.
Besides core bookkeeping, we also maintain VAT records, and take on short-term projects to relieve you of any temporary overload. Vitally, we also assist in the preparation of management accounts, the most basic financial tool to the understanding of the operation of your business. We then meet with our clients to review past performance and look for ways to improve and move forward.

Company Secretarial

Services include:
Preparation and filing of Confirmation Statements
Appointment and resignation of directors and secretaries
Changes to the accounting reference date – change and extending the period for filing accounts
Allotment and issue of shares, increases in nominal capital.
Change of name
Change of registered office
New company formation
Purchase of own shares
Registration and Satisfaction of mortgage or charge
Searches
Striking off under section 1004 or 1005 of the Companies Act 2006.

Corporate and Personal Taxation

We act for a broad range of clients ranging from Lloyds names to taxi drivers, from multi business entrepreneurs to travelling hairdressers.

Personal Taxation Services include planning and compliance work for:

  • Income Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trust Tax
  • Estate Tax

Corporate Taxation Services include planning and compliance work for:

  • Corporation Tax
  • Corporation Tax on capital gains

By our client’s discussing upcoming issues with us, a few pounds spent now can save vast amounts of tax in the future and planning is always encouraged. Using our wide knowledge base, compliance issues are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner, this avoiding the stress from late or incorrect filing and the penalties that now flow from them. Wherever possible, all documentation is now filed online, thus taking the vagaries of the postal service and the filing systems of HM Revenue & Customs out of the equation.

Corporate Finance and Funding

Through Capital Advisory Limited, we assist our clients with:
Raising capital
Re – negotiation of existing facilities
Identification and arrangement of new facilities
Letters of Credit
Corporate Voluntary Arrangements
Viability reviews
Solvency reviews
Capital Advisory Limited provide a full suite of corporate funding solutions suitable for any business size or model. They will work extremely closely with the client to ensure that every part of the funding requirement is met.

Cloud Accounting Experts

Traditional accounting packages rely on the accounting program being installed on a local computer and can only be accessed from that computer or local network.

With cloud accounting, there is no installation. The client company log onto the service with a username and password through your internet browser, in a similar way to how you access online banking. Therefore, you are able to access your information from any computer, tablet or mobile phone with an internet connection. We are also able to log on to the data and carry out regular reconciliations / checks on your accounting records.

We are experienced in supporting all the major software packages including Quickbooks, Xero, SageOne, Kashflow, FreeAgent, SAP and Platinum DMS and also the add on programs such as Receipt Bank and eZ Account Import.

As MTD (making tax digital) is rolled out in the next two years, and businesses have to report quarterly to HM Revenue & Customs through commercial software, it will become imperative for small and medium size businesses to embrace cloud accounting. Experienced in this field, Martin Tiano & Co. is expertly positioned to assist its clients with this.

Fee Protection Insurance

Insure against the professional fees incurred from a tax investigation. The basic cost covers all investigations and costs for the year:
Standard Tax Return Client £59.00 + VAT
Sole Trader £139.00 + VAT
Company (including directors tax returns) £159.00 + VAT
Please call for a quote in respect of other business entities.
We can also cover you against the cost of an aspect enquiry. Again, please call for a quote in this respect.

Forensic Accounting and Surveys

We carry out ad hoc forensic work and surveys covering a wide range of areas including:
Review of systems
Review of ledgers – stock, debtors, creditors etc.
Review of the adequacy of security
Forensic work can be in respect of:
Fraud investigation
General contractual disputes
Insurance claims
Losses from business interruption
Matrimonial disputes / divorce
Professional negligence
Personal Injury
Valuations of shares / businesses

Information Technology

Business owners regularly find difficulty in setting up their systems, both for the purposes of accounting and management of their business.
For their accounting requirements, we regularly assist our clients in setting up effective management reporting and accounting systems, concentrating on the former with the latter as an effective and reliable by product.
Whether it be the set up and installation of a computerised accounting system or the solution of problems within existing systems, we have the knowledge and ability to lead our clients out of the choppy waters created by these issues into calmer waters.
Through our bank of trusted associates, we can also provide assistance with all our client’s information technology requirements, be it from networking an office, installation of hardware or the troubleshooting of operational problems. Our associates are also in a position to provide ongoing regular support to clients.
This can cover:

  • On site assistance
  • Remote support
  • Hardware support
  • Systems support
  • Technical consultancy
  • Training programmes

Life and Pension Planning

Through our bank of trusted associates, we offer a comprehensive service for all your investment and protection needs:

Pension Planning
When do you want to retire and how much income will you need?

Life Assurance
How much cash would your family need to maintain their current lifestyle if you die prematurely?

Income Protection
Would you require a regular income or a cash sum if you suffered a serious illness or disability?

Investments/Regular Savings
Are you making the best use of any spare capital or surplus income?
Please call us in the first instance to arrange a meeting with the most appropriate professional to meet your needs.

Mortgages

Through our bank of trusted associates, we offer a comprehensive service for sourcing and arranging residential mortgages at very competitive rates.
With the problems in the residential mortgage market currently, research and planning are essential to ensure that you get the best deal possible to meet your circumstances.
Please call us in the first instance to arrange a meeting with the most appropriate professional to meet your needs.

Payroll

Your employees are the most important asset of your business, ensuring that their payroll calculation is both accurate and in good time will keep them happy and ensure that you are not subject to lack of motivation from them due to problems with this function.

We run payroll for clients on a four weekly, monthly, quarterly, or even annual basis.

Our fully computerised service includes:
Full Real Time Information (RTI) compliance
Auto-enrolment schemes
Customised payslips
Completion and administration of all statutory forms
Administration of statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, student loans, pension deductions, attachment of earnings and other deductions.
We endeavour to do as much on line as possible and encourage clients, where possible, to receive their reports in .pdf format and print them together with payslips at the client premises. This takes out the problems with time lost relying on the post between the client and ourselves.
Even if you only have a few employees, by using our service you can ensure that your business remains fully compliant with current legislation and free yourself to do what you do best, which is to run your business

Property Management

Through our bank of trusted associates, we offer a comprehensive service for sourcing and arranging residential mortgages at very competitive rates.
With the problems in the residential mortgage market currently, research and planning are essential to ensure that you get the best deal possible to meet your circumstances.
Please call us in the first instance to arrange a meeting with the most appropriate professional to meet your needs.

Trusts

Together with a bank of solicitors, we create and manage trusts of all kinds, both UK and offshore based.
We insist that our client consider fully the commercial implications, in terms of the protections of beneficiaries, management and administration and loss of control before the very important issue of the tax implications of creating a trust.
Set up correctly and efficiently, trusts can assist in planning to avoid the pitfalls of day to day life as well as on death. Set up incorrectly, trusts will be a constant source of headache.

VAT

No area of financial legislation is as complex as VAT.
Most clients look at VAT as a necessary evil in collecting tax for HM Revenue & Customs who, in turn, are determined to trip them up and find errors and omissions in their returns.
From dealing with the work involved in the preparation and presentation of the necessary data to the more complex issues of dealing with matters such as partial exemption, second hand traders etc. we act to take as much of the strain off of our clients shoulders.