We are accountants you can talk to, feel welcome to call to discuss any elements of your accountancy or taxation affairs.
We take pride in traditional conversation and embrace technology to ensure its easy to work with us.
Our accountants are board certified and stay current with continuous certifications and seminars.
We are up-to-date on all of the newest information, laws, regulations, and techniques in our field.
Need assistance with your tax planning? Don't we all. We've got your personal and your business goals and objectives in mind.
You and all your tax planning needs are in expert hands. Leave it to us
We are here to support our clients and happy to talk to new ones - please fee free to call 01753 626802
Thames Street, Windsor, SL4 1TX, United Kingdom
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Annual Accounts Preparation
Bank Accounts Reconciliation
Capital Gains planning
Contractors and IR35
Payroll and PAYE
Tax Disputes Resolution
Tax Investigation Fee Protection
Self Assessment Trusts
VAT Planning and Disputes
Q: How easy is it to change accountants and why should I change?
A: If your existing accountant is offering you an excellent pro-active service at a fair fee then stick with them. However, different accountants will save you different amounts of tax and provide different levels of business advice. If your present accountant doesn't offer the type of service you want and that we do offer, then changing over to us is very easy. It involves just one electronic engagement letter to you and we take care of everything else for you. Your existing accountant is not usually allowed to charge you for providing the normal handover information. Professional accountants always strive to work together for the best interest of our client
Q: You seem to offer a lot. Are your fees expensive?
A: No! We offer fixed fees linked to the value of what we provide. We're not always the cheapest and as with many things in life the cheapest is often the most expensive in the long run. However, we are not expensive and we offer excellent value for what we provide. Most importantly we never undertake additional work without agreeing the fee arrangements in advance so you always know where you stand.
Q: I've just had my accounts done and don't need an accountant until next year, so is there any need to contact you now?
A: We can't over emphasise the importance of tax planning at an early stage, not crisis driven advice. Ideally you do tax planning before the year even starts but after that, the earlier the better. The same is applicable to all areas of advice and we are about helping you change the future, not just reporting what has already happened. Please do call us now!
Q: Do I need to visit your office for consultation and advise?
A: No. We are a traditional accountancy practice with sincere values and also embrace technology and hence we often communicate via email, Skype, landline and often documents just need electronic signature and hence can also be done via email. Of course, if you prefer to visit us, that's fine too, we are located in the wonderful town of Windsor.
Q: When and how soon can you can I call you?
A: When's good for you? Just call, we are always happy to chat and will do our utmost to help. If you need to see or talk urgently, that's fine too - we're always happy to talk.
Q: Is your fixed quote guaranteed for more than one year?
A: We're not in the business of providing low quotes just to get your business for the first year and then raising the fees. We want you as a long term client who trusts us to do what we say we will do. We quote what we anticipate to be a fair fee for the value provided and would only anticipate normal inflationary increases if the work stays the same. Very occasionally there may be reasons why the amount of work involved exceeded what was expected but we would sit down and discuss these with you. In some cases, where it is clear exactly what work is involved we can guarantee the fee for more than one year. We also work the other way and if we feel the work level has gone down, we will look to discuss this with you too and agree on lowering the fee.
Whether you need accountancy, taxation or wealth management services - we are here.
We work closely with our clients and act for a broad range of business and personal clients.
Apart from the more general accountancy services we can also assist you with business development and specialist tax services.
Our philosophy is always to do our utmost to...
•Provide friendly, courteous and efficient service;
Always exceed your expectations;
Listen to what YOU are saying
Communicate with you quickly and fully;
Never surprise you with bills you're not expecting;
Be honest, truthful and upfront with you at all times;
Aim for you to be as tax efficient as possible within the law;
Provide pro-active business advice wherever possible.
You can receive a very broad range of services and we are familiar with business clients from startups to larger companies covering many sectors including...
•Property rental and development •Transport
•Design and Marketing
•Personal Clients too get the upmost attention to manage their Personal Tax Returns and Wealth Management. We provide full accountancy and taxation services to private clients.
We appreciate that only in time can we gain your trust, so that you know when we say we can and will do something, we do it. We hope to get that opportunity.
How to Choose and Get the Most from Your Accountant
Choosing an accountant is an important decision and you need to find one that matches your needs, you feel comfortable with, can trust and whose fee levels are fair.
We've produced the following checklist to help you choose and get the most from your accountant...
•Call Whenever You Need. Get an accountant who you can call whenever you need help and advice, without fear of being charged every time you make a phone call.
•Understanding. Get an accountant you can speak to openly and honestly who understands what you are saying and who you understand. •Commercial Awareness. Talk to them about your business and your ideas and see how commercial they are. Do they understand your business?
•Gives Tax Ideas. Ask them what tax ideas they have for you. You want an accountant who will pro-actively come up with regular new ideas.
•Prepare for Meetings. Make sure you prepare for any meetings you have with them and let them know beforehand what you want answers to.
•Use of Email. Ask if they communicate by email as it speeds up service and saves costs. •Fixed Fees. Make sure you get a fixed fee wherever possible for your work. If not, get a fee they won't go beyond without your agreement. Don't worry about hourly rates, it's the value of what you get that matters and the more experienced accountants with higher hourly rates can do the work a lot more quickly and efficiently anyway. •Who Will You Deal With? Find out who you will be dealing with in the firm or will you be passed around lots of different people? •What Services are Offered? Find out if they offer all the services you need and are likely to need in the future?
•Engagement Letter. Ask for a copy of their engagement letter and make sure everything you need is included and make sure they keep to what they are to do.
•Listen or Talk and Take Action? Do they listen to you or mostly talk at you? You want an accountant who takes a real interest in you and your business and takes action on what you need. If not, lose them, lose them quick!
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Follow and support the Code of Ethics for Accountants as set by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Adhere in principle to the Financial Conduct Authorities (FCA) Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) guidelines
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These controls are to support the following acts and regulations:- Terrorism Act 2000, Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and Money Laundering Regulations 2007
Accountants in Windsor with clients around UK and International - Ashdrive Accountants are based in Windsor, surrounded by Staines, Slough, and Maidenhead
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