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Accountant Near You

How can I find an accountant near me?  

Styles & Associates offer a full range of bookkeeping and accountancy services to businesses in the local area at an affordable price. If you are looking to find an accountant near you, get in touch today.

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Your Local Accountant 

Styles and Associates were established in 2013 to provide accountancy services for individuals, sole traders, start ups and global corporations.  We have helped numerous businesses throughout Hampshire and the south achieve their business goals. We have a dedicated team of experienced accountants and bookkeepers to help you with all aspects of accounts and tax returns at a price you can afford.

We can manage your self assessments, statutory accounts, management accounts, forecasting, corporation tax, tax planning, VAT returns and even advise on aspects of research and development relief claims.

We are well located with easy access to the M3 and A3 and A31.  Our Hampshire offices can be found in the heart of Alton, a pretty market town known as the home of Jane Austen.   Our clients include companies that offer a wide variety of goods and services including air conditioning, security, computer software, hotel chains, engineering, retail, flooring, hairdressing and more.

If you are looking to find an accountant near you, our professional team can help with one to one bespoke support or offer a broad range of accountancy services.  Whether you are a start up or an established company that is looking to change accountants we would be delighted to welcome you to our offices to discuss how we can help you.

Looking for full accountancy & bookkeeping services?

Call us for a free consultation

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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Are there any good accountants near me?

We welcome new enquiries from small businesses seeking accountants in Hampshire, Surrey and the surrounding areas.

Accountancy Services Near You

Self Assessment 

We provide a complete Self Assessment preparation service. We will calculate any income tax owed or rebate payable and submit the tax return to HMRC on your behalf

Annual Accounts

Statutory year end accounts preparation and filing with Companies House for Ltd, PLC and LLP companies. 

VAT Submission

If your business is VAT registered we will prepare your quarterly VAT returns and submit them to HMRC.

Bookkeeping

We offer a complete bookkeeping service using a digital accounting package  compliant with Making Tax Digital regulations.

Qualified Accountant

Experience and knowledge of trained accountants.

Personal Account Manager

You will be able to speak directly with your account manager who will know and understand your business.

HMRC

We will contact HMRC on your behalf, file your accounts and communicate directly with them.

Automatic Reminders

We will get in touch with you when we require certain information so that you never miss a deadline.

Management Accounts

Preparation of management accounts tailored to your business to provide vital insights into your financial health and performance opportunities .

Company Secretarial Requirements

Annual company secretarial requirements including filing documents with Companies House.

Payroll

If required we can provide payroll services for your business - costs are based on the number of employees and can range from small companies to large corporations.

Corporation Tax Returns

If you own a Limited Company you are required to pay tax on profits. We manage Corporation Tax submissions on your behalf and can help take the stress out of filing your tax return.

Will choosing an accountant near me help my business?

Advantages of a local accountant:

  • Relationship building

Virtual relationships are convenient, but to establish a solid understanding there is nothing quite like a face to face meeting. Discussing your business in person helps to establish a greater knowledge of your requirements and build a stronger relationship. 

  • Accountability

Has someone avoided your call before? Or perhaps not responded to an email?  Meeting a client face to face ensures greater accountability – you become a person rather than just a name. 

  • Communication

Ever felt something was lost in translation?  Whether by email or phone, or even an online meeting, sometimes communication can break down or be misinterpreted.  Meeting your accountant will help you clearly communicate your goals, and ultimately help your business to grow. 

  • Dedicated Account Manager  

At Styles & Associates Accountancy, we believe being able to meet your accountant is important - we assign our clients their own dedicated account manager who will take the time to understand you and your business.   

We provide the same services as an online accountant - offering cloud based solutions to manage your financial records and VAT returns, with the added benefit of offering face to face meetings for more in depth discussions - and we are always available on the end of a phone.

Changing Accountants.

How do I switch to an accountant near me?

Many small business start by searching for an 'accountant near me'. At Styles & Associates we can help with the process of switching accountants, starting with making contact with your old accountant and registering with HMRC to act on your behalf. 

1. Check your agreement

Initially you should check the details of your agreement with your current accountant to ensure that there aren’t any exceptional circumstances that would restrict you transferring to a new accountant.

2. Inform your accountant

If it is to possible end your engagement with your current accountant on good terms – this will help the process of changing accountants a lot smoother. We understand that in certain situations this may be difficult, and we will do our best to advise on your particular circumstances.  The letter should indicate if there is any outstanding work to be completed, i.e. year end accounts, and specify a date this work should be finalised.  Below we have provided a downloadable sample accountant transition letter.

3. Register with a new accountant

You will need to officially register with a new accountant – this is usually via a registration form which captures your personal and limited company information.

As a legal requirement your new account will carry out an anti-money laundering check and you will be required to provide identification such as a scan of your passport or drivers’ licence, together with a recent utility bill.

4. Letter of Engagement

The new accountant will send you a ‘Letter of Engagement’ which sets out the expectations and requirements between both parties.

5. Grant permission to communicate with your new accountant

Your current accountant will need to hand over certain records to your new accountant so you must provide official consent.  At Styles & Associates we can help by providing a draft letter. The letter should advise that you wish them to furnish your new accountant with any requested information.

6. Professional Clearance letter

Your new accountant will write to your previous accountant requesting professional clearance and copies of accounts and tax records, tax returns and any other information they require.  As a formality in this letter, they will ask if there is any reason as to why they cannot take you on as a client.

7. Disengagement letter 

Your current accountant will need to provide a disengagement letter, this will detail the work they have completed for you with key dates.

8. Assign authority  

Once you have registered with your new accountant, you will need to assign authority to them to manage your tax affairs, i.e. file returns and deal with HMRC on your behalf through an 64-8 form.

Free Consultation - Alton Accountancy Services

Free consultation.

When you contact us, we will provide you with a free initial consultation for our accounting services. Here, at our offices in Alton Hampshire the team will inform you of what we can do to help your business grow.

At Styles And Associates Accountancy we work on a transparent fixed fee basis allowing you to easily budget for the future and offer a free accounting consultation before signing up for our services. 

Our Services.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a comprehensive service.  Clients can choose a complete accountancy package or select from our services below and only pay for what they need.

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