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    Small business accountants

    We love nothing more than empowering small businesses to grow and become more profitable. So, if you are a small business owner with big ambitions, reach out to us for friendly accounting support and advice.

    Friendly accounting services for small businesses

    As a driven, hard-working, self-employed individual, we salute you. Life as a company owner is exciting, fulfilling, and full of possibility – but it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. It takes hard graft, long hours, and determination to succeed, especially as a solo business owner.

    On top of all the daily demands of the job, sole traders, partnerships and limited companies have financial and legal responsibilities to fulfil. Aside from being a drain on your time, it can be stressful, with the risk of penalties for even the most honest of mistakes. That’s where our small business accounting services come in.

    Guildford Accounting was born out of a desire to provide more approachable and personalised support for small businesses. Our accounting services go beyond simply crunching numbers – we are there to remove the uncertainty and fear of managing business finances.

    As your dedicated small business accountant in Guildford, we are here to keep your small business compliant and free up your time to focus on something less boring instead. We’re a reliable and grounded team, miles removed from the accountants of old. You can expect a friendly, plain-speaking accounting service dedicated to making your life easier.

    Contact us today to arrange a call, and let’s discuss how we can save you time and help your business grow.

    What is a small business?

    If you are making money from trading or offering a service, then you are classed as a small business and must register to pay business taxes when your profits reach a certain threshold.

    Small business owners have the choice of setting up as one of three main company structures – limited company, sole trader or partnership. Each has its pros and cons depending on the size, nature and profitability of your business. As your small business accountant, we can offer advice on which is the most appropriate and efficient business structure for you.

    Is it worth getting an accountant for a small business?

    If you want to save time, money and energy while remaining 100% compliant, then yes, it’s worth investing in small business accounting services.

    If you’re looking to grow your business, achieve tax efficiency, manage cash flow, create accurate forecasts and budgets, reduce admin, save costs and make better business decisions, then it’s essential to get the help of qualified accountants.

    Whatever the size of your business or stage it’s at, a dedicated accountant is not just a convenience; it’s a strategic advantage.

    Our small business accounting services

    Our accountants are here to help your small business succeed with worry-free, time-saving, cost-effective services completely tailored to your business needs.

    Let us guide your business towards success with our full range of small business accounting services.


    Bookkeeping is hardly a thrill a minute, but it is an absolute necessity for maintaining the health of your small business. Our bookkeeping services for small businesses can relieve you of the daily grind of recording transactions, bank reconciliations, and logging invoices and expenses to help keep your business finances on track and your head in the game.

    Online accounting services from Xero

    Online accounting software has become a serious game-changer in the past few years, with the rise of Xero and other leading cloud-based platforms. It’s hard now to imagine life without 24-hour, live access to accounts on your laptop or phone.

    Our Xero accountancy services for small businesses take the pressure off your shoulders. We can support you wherever you are as your own online accountancy firm or offer in-person support at our local office.

    VAT returns

    For many people, VAT is a complex puzzle that requires the help of a trained expert. Our VAT services for small businesses can help you identify the right VAT scheme for your business and ensure your VAT returns are calculated accurately. We will also submit them on your behalf with time to spare and in line with Making Tax Digital.

    Tax returns

    Whether you are a company director, one half of a partnership or a sole trader, we can help manage all your corporate and personal tax requirements and ensure you never miss a deadline. With our in-depth understanding of business expenses and tax relief, you can breathe easy knowing you will never under or overpay Corporation Tax or Income Tax again.

    Tax planning

    We excel at keeping our clients compliant with HMRC, but we love to flex our financial muscle a bit further and save them money by being more tax-efficient. With careful attention to detail and a personal approach, our tax planning service is there to identify applicable tax reliefs and implement strategies to manage your corporate tax liability and retain as much company profit as possible.

    Payroll services

    Ah, the joys of payroll. If you find you spend too much time per month calculating National Insurance and mulling over salary questions from your team, then step aside. With our payroll services for small businesses, we’ll take on the whole process from start to finish, including auto-enrolment, with minimal input required from you.

    Company secretarial services

    Take control of driving growth to your business while we take care of the back-office duties. Our company secretarial services for small businesses relieve the pressure of company administration, including annual filings with Companies House, handling company records, and, of course, maintaining compliance every step of the way.

    Why choose Guildford Accounting for your small business accounting?

    We understand the long nights and headaches that come with running a small business. We’ve been there ourselves, and we know the ropes.

    From decoding tricky tax rules to juggling payroll, the struggle is real.

    That’s why we do what we do. At Guildford Accounting, we’ll be by your side to not only take the weight off your shoulders but help you turn small business financial chaos into opportunities for growth. From walking you through the VAT process to optimising your tax efficiency, we have the expertise to handle it all.

    Contact us today to arrange a call or in-person meeting and discover how our small business accountancy services can add real value to your small business.

    Frequently asked questions about small business accounting

    Do you still have a burning question about small business accountants? Take a look at our frequently asked questions below, or get in touch, and we’ll happily answer your queries.

    Do I need an accountant for my small business every month?

    You could just opt for the services of a small business accountancy firm at year-end to help you with your tax return rather than hire them on a monthly retainer. However, with a year-round accountant, we can catch potential issues before they become headaches, help you make informed financial decisions, and be that trusted partner who’s got your back when you need it most.

    So, while the year-end tax rescue is an option, having an accountant on board all year can be the ace up your sleeve for a more financially sound business journey.

    How much does a small business accounting service cost?

    Guildford Accounting have built their ethos on transparent pricing and honest services. Our prices for small business accounting vary to suit different-sized companies and budgets. Contact us to find out more.

    Can an accountant help with incorporating a small business?

    Yes. While you could do it yourself, it’s a wise move to enlist the help of an accountant to register a limited company. Our expertise can ensure you meet the legal requirements, understand your new tax position and responsibilities, as well as save you a lot of time and hassle.

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    Why Choose Us?

    Why Choose Guildford Accounting for your Small Business Accountants Services


    We take time to understand you, your business and your financial goals before we start working with you.


    With us, you’ll know where you stand. We provide honest and transparent solutions tailored to your unique business needs.

    Go the extra mile

    Whether you’ve got an urgent question or simply need some advice, we’ll be there to guide you every step of the way.

    Our secret behind establishing solid and lasting relationships with our clients is the personal touch and genuine care we show. We always go the extra mile and aim to always be available to help.

    Take the next step towards business growth.

    If you’re looking for someone to take the financial load off your shoulders, then get in touch with Guildford Accounting. We’ll take care of the admin tasks while you focus on running your business.