How Can We Help You?

Winchester Bourne is a business consisting of a highly skilled and qualified team of accounting excellence. Formed on this basis, 20 years ago, we challenge the stereotype by bringing a freshness to the world of accounting by being accessible, approachable and at all times highly professional. As exciting a concept to strive for and to achieve today as it was when the company was formed in 1993.

We can help you. It doesn’t matter whether you are a start up business, an individual needing help with tax, a well established and successful company looking to expand and looking for an alternative to employing accounting expertise directly, or a business that would benefit from a business mentor, we are here to help you. Perhaps you need a better accounting service than the one you currently employ – we have the expertise and resources to assist you with all of your accountancy and business requirements.

Let’s  talk through how we can start to help you.

At Winchester Bourne we aim to give you peace of mind so that you can concentrate on your business and making it a success.

With the experience we have gained providing accounting services to companies for over 20 years we have developed services aimed to enable our clients to choose and understand our services with ease.

We have 3 distinctive service models; we can deliver elements of each model in any combination you wish.

TRADITIONAL SERVICES – AN OVERVIEW

 Year End Accounts – Payroll – VAT – Personal Tax – Self Employed – Partnerships – LLPs Limited Companies – Company Formations  – Compliance – Tax Computations and Tax Planning and Advice

At Winchester Bourne we meet many business owners who question the length of time it has taken their previous accountants to complete their accounts. We meet people who are unsure about the amount of real support and advice that is being provided by their previous accountants to enable them to run their businesses more profitably and in a tax efficient manner. We also meet many business owners who have basically found their previous accountants not pro-active and unapproachable.

Changes to government legislation are also making businesses rethink their processes, such as the latest ruling that companies with a turnover of less than £10.6m no longer require a formal audit. Many businesses are therefore reviewing their year-end accounts production costs.

This is where we can make a distinctive difference for you.

In many cases we can substantially reduce the costs associated with the year-end process. What is more we commit to produce our clients’ statutory accounts in a timely way so that the figures can be thoroughly reviewed; careful tax planning undertaken and bonus payments and dividends assessed, and accrued in plenty of time to meet HMRC and Companies House deadlines. In this way our clients’ can budget for future tax payments based on the final computations – no surprises!

Our clients benefit from a pro-active support service throughout the year; they know they can pick up the phone at any time, for help and advice from an experienced and qualified team, without feeling that very expensive fees are being incurred and in the knowledge that this experienced and qualified support is there to serve their best interests and we are approachable, experienced and friendly!!

The fees we quote for the year automatically includes this aspect of our service. Our fees start from £500 per annum.

THE ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT SERVICE – AN OVERVIEW

The Complete Accounts Department – Management Accounting Expertise, Financial Reporting – Tax Planning – Company Secretarial – The Payroll Department

Winchester Bourne are specialists in offering an integrated accounts and/or payroll department service for busineses. With experience of being the accounts department for a wide variety of companies, some of whom have used our services for 15 years and more, we provide you with professional experise, this places you with a distinct advantage enabling you to focus on the core revenue generating elements of your business whilst we provide the professionalism to deal with the figures that will support your business.

By integrating our accounting professionals into your business team, working with you as part of your team,  you will reduce your overheads significantly whilst enabling your business to experience a wider range of qualified expertise. Our clients’ experience is that they benefit from a higher quality of business information which in turn helps them to run their business more successfully and profitably.

You may already be using cloud based software, or wish to change to Xero or QuickBooks on line. We are working with more and more clients who are doing so. We provide them with the expertise and support of fully qualified accountants working to set up their cloud based systems and we work with our clients to achieve the success they wish for their business.

This model has many success stories …

THE BUSINESS PARTNER SERVICE – AN OVERVIEW

 Financial Planning – Networking Events – Pension & Investment Advise – HR Services – A Finance Director for your business

Winchester Bourne offers high quality support and expertise in many business services beyond that of accounting. This we call our Business Partner services.

We have access to Strategic tax planning specialists who provide a variety of tax planning solutions for individuals and companies.

HR expertise; offering a full range of HR services allowing you to benefit from a complete business package from contracts of employment, employee handbooks to handling employee disputes.

We work with experts offering Financial Advice. This covers pensions and tax efficient investments, personal financial planning, mortgage advice and family and business protection.

This model also includes expertise in business networking and we run events such as the 1st Friday Business Club that meets at Winchester Hotel du Vin on the 1st Friday of each month.

Clients meeting with our Business Partners receive a completely free, no obligation initial consultation.

Our Business Partner model expertise is continually expanding, so watch this space …

So yes, whether you are a start up business, an individual needing help with tax, an established company looking to expand and need to employ accounting expertise, or you need a better accounting service than the one you currently employ – we have the expertise and resources to assist with all of your accountancy requirements.

Click on any of the headings below to learn more about how we can help you!

Here is a client case study that highlights the broard range of accounting services we can provide:

FROM BOOK KEEPING TO ACCOUNTING EXPERTISE AND GUIDANCE TO BUSINESS STRATEGY

This company, based in Romsey, specialised in selling a specific product on the Internet. When this client first approached Winchester Bourne their turnover was below the VAT threshold. This was quickly surpassed – with sales reaching £250K per month – and then a few months later their sales exceeded £750K

Winchester Bourne provided expertise for this client in many areas these included:

Migration from self employment to a Limited company. Company Formation – VAT registration – Liaison with Inland Revenue. Applying for a VAT ruling over childrens’ sizing on their goods and advising on the VAT implications for the company. Affecting a VAT refund to the company of £6K for VAT charged by Google – based in Southern Ireland.

Strategic business advice – Book keeping services – Payroll services and employment advice.

Preparation of monthly management accounts – year end accounts – Budgets & Forecasts and general financial expertise essential to support this fast growing business.

Our fees for this service were based on specific hours undertaken in a month  charged from £25.00 to £80.00 per hour

 

Contact us on:

(e) sarah@winchesterbourne.com

(t) 01962 715671