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Contact Details

Phone: 01782 906032

Email: [email protected]

Address: 9a Farnworth Road, Longton, ST3 5TR

Where clients are more than just numbers

At Key Accountancy Services we work with you throughout the year, providing business advice and support on a range of issues such as cash flow, management reporting and compliance.

Services

Bookkeeping

Are your financial records up to date? Accurate bookkeeping is a necessity for any business. It may seem to be something of a chore but it is vitally important that you keep track of your income and expenditure. Many businesses, which would otherwise have been successful, have been brought down by their failure to maintain proper financial records.In addition to the legal requirement, the benefit of keeping good records is that you have management information available to you at the touch of a button.

At Key Accountancy Services we understand what information you need to help you run your business and we can help you keep this information up to date and available when you need it.

  • Calculations of Statutory Maternity/ Statutory Paternity Pay/ Statutory Sick Pay
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Invoicing
  • Statements
  • Credit Control
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • VAT Returns
  • Management Accounts
  • Training and support to enable you to manage your own bookkeeping requirements

Payroll

Payroll is often a major cost for businesses and management, requiring software investment and payroll administrators. It can also be time consuming, dealing with third parties like HMRC and pension companies.

With the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) and auto-enrolment the demand on your time is likely to increase. Outsourcing your payroll leaves you free to concentrate on running your business, knowing that compliance issues are taken care of.

  • Calculations of Statutory Maternity / Statutory Paternity Pay / Statutory Sick Pay
  • Payroll maintenance to calculate gross pay, tax deductions and net pay
  • Calculations of SMP/SSP/SPP
  • Issue of completed payslip and departmental reports payment
  • BACS Service
  • Payments to HM Revenue and Customs
  • Advice regarding benefits in kind
  • Preparation of forms P11D and P11D(b) as required for submission to HM Revenue and Customs

Accountancy

We provide a comprehensive range of accountancy and business advice services for our clients. Our experience has taught us that running a business comes with a range of responsibilities, most of which are complex and can trigger serious repercussions if not observed.

Our services are about more than just helping you prepare year-end financial statements and meet your statutory obligations. We work with our clients throughout the year, offering advice on a range of issues. This allows for a proactive approach to tax planning and compliance.

  • Preparation of annual financial statements for sole traders, partnerships, clubs or associations, LLPs and limited companies
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Advice on the implementation of accountancy systems and controls

Taxation

With the ever changing tax legislations, finding the time and developing the specialist knowledge and understanding required to manage your tax affairs can be extremely difficult. However, without this knowledge you could be missing out on opportunities to minimise your obligations to the taxman.

We offer a personal, speedy and cost effective service, handling your personal and business tax matters as well as overseeing all required tax returns and self-assessments.

Personal Taxation

  • Income tax planning advice
  • Calculation of taxable income and the tax liability arising
  • Preparation and submission of Self Assessment Tax Returns
  • Advice on capital gains tax planning
  • Preparation and submission of Inheritance Tax Returns

Business Taxation

  • Calculation of taxable profits and the tax liability arising
  • Preparation and submission of Corporation Tax Returns
  • Preparation and submission of Partnership Tax Returns
  • Preparation and submission of VAT Returns and calculation of liability arising

Advisory

Our services are not just about preparing your accounts and tax returns at the end of the financial year. We can offer advice and support at every stage of your businesses lifecycle. We work with our clients throughout the year, offering advice on a range of issues, allowing for a proactive approach to tax planning and compliance.

  • Business start-up advice
  • Assistance in the preparation of business plans
  • Preparation of cash flow forecasts
  • Advice regarding the most appropriate business structure
  • Company formation and registration

Company Secretarial

Limited companies must comply with the company law. At Key Accountancy Services we can help make sure that the correct records are maintained and, if required, submitted to Companies House.

  • Preparation of company minutes
  • Preparation and submission of Companies House Annual Returns
  • Preparation of dividend documentation
  • Advice regarding share restructuring

Accountancy Services

We provide a comprehensive range of tax, accountancy and business advice services for our clients. Our experience has taught us that running a business comes with a range of responsibilities, most of which are complex and can trigger serious repercussions if not observed.

Our services are about more than just helping you prepare year-end financial statements and meet your statutory obligations. We build strong relationships with our clients and work with them throughout the year, offering advice on a range of issues. This allows for a proactive approach to tax planning and compliance.

Personal Taxation

With the ever changing tax legislations, finding the time and developing the specialist knowledge and understanding required to manage your tax affairs can be extremely difficult, however without this knowledge you could be missing out on opportunities to minimise your obligations to the taxman.

We offer a personal, speedy and cost effective service handling your personal tax matters as well as overseeing all required tax returns and self-assessments.

Start Up Accounts

Starting your own business can be daunting. At Key Accountancy Services we can support you at every step, offering guidance on the most efficient business structure to suit your individual circumstances and advising on the compliance issues which may arise.

Issues such as taxation and payroll are complex and can be confusing and are unwanted distractions from the running of your business. We can provide bespoke, cost effective solutions that can help you to manage this side of your business allowing you to concentrate on developing your products or services and growing your business.

If you require a limited company, we can assist in its formation with Companies House and provide tax planning advice on incorporation which can help mitigate future tax liabilities.

Business Accounts

Owning or managing a business is a high-pressure, high-risk job. Gaining support is critical at every step of your journey to protect your finances and plan a stable and successful future.

Allowing you to do what you do best and grow your business, we offer a range of services tailor-made to smoothly administer the financial obligations of your business, whatever its size and ambitions.

Covering the whole of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and parts of Cheshire and Shropshire, Key Accountancy Services can prepare your annual accounts and tax returns. Alongside full bookkeeping services, we can also take care of your VAT payroll and PAYE responsibilities.

Contractor Accounts

If you work as a contractor, or subcontract out work to third parties, you are responsible not only for your own taxation and accountancy affairs, but also for those dependent on your services or employment.

Our experience with the Construction Industry Scheme and awareness and understanding of your obligations gives us the experience to manage your accounts and tax returns to the best advantage.

A personal service

We understand that your business is important to you. We work closely with all our clients to develop a detailed understanding of their businesses and their needs building a relationship that gives them the confidence that we have their best interests at heart.

About Us

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Karen Lewis

Karen has been working as an accountant since 1999, qualifying with ACCA in 2003, and has worked with practices in Staffordshire and Cheshire. Working closely with a number of clients, she provides bookkeeping support, accountancy and tax services. Choosing to run her own practice, Karen now has greater control of how she works with her clients, allowing her to provide a more personable approach, friendly and efficient customer service and a transparent service. She takes pride in taking the mystery out of accountancy and taxation! Her spare time is largely taken up looking after her young family.

We have a enthusiastic and efficient approach to client satisfaction

Covering the whole of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and parts of Cheshire and Shropshire, KEY Accountancy Services is owned and managed by Karen Lewis, a general practitioner able to assist a range of clients from individuals requiring assistance completing tax returns, right through to corporate clients requiring financial statements and pretty much everything in between.

As a practice we understand that requirements will vary from client to client, dependent on the individual business, so we work closely with you to provide advice and services to match your needs. Allowing you to do what you do best and grow your business, we offer a range of services tailor-made to smoothly administer the financial obligations of your business, whatever its size and ambitions.

Offering a free, no obligation initial consultation we will happily take the time to understand your requirements, explain the services which we can provide and offer advice. We provide a fee quote and guarantee that no additional costs will be raised unless you request a specific service which is in addition to our initial agreement. We also offer a monthly standing order service to allow you to spread the cost over the year.

Testimonials

I contacted Karen on the recommendation of a business associate. It turned out to be the single best thing I have done for my business in recent years. I can trust Karen implicitly with my business and personal information. She is continually safeguarding my interest and is alert to opportunities that may benefit me.
I have rarely been so impressed with a provider and would have no hesitation in recommending her. If you engage Karen you can hand over your affairs with complete confidence and have one less thing to worry about.

 

Judith Bourne – Workwell Health Services Limited

Karen has assisted me with the transition from sole trader to limited company. She is incredibly patient and at every stage has taken the time to explain the process and talk me through anything which I didn’t understand. Karen is always on the end of the phone or an email if I have a question, and does not charge extra for this support, an invaluable benefit of Key Accountancy Services!
What’s more, Karen has taken the time to get to know me and my business, which means she tailors her services and support to meet my needs and that of my business. What more could you want from your accountant? I recommend her to every business owner I meet!

 

Danielle Bourne – Director, Lyme Communications Ltd.

Key Accountancy has made a big impact on my business and personal life. Karen has given me advice on personal, as well as business financial aspects of my life. She understands HMRC, where I have found no other accountant does. When contacted she has always got back to me within hours, if not minutes, with the answer to my question. I am confident that Karen will always be there to help me save money and manage my finances wisely.

 

Tori Davies – Director, Saracen Solutions

We have been really impressed with the service which Karen has provided us with. She really seems to understand our business and has been extremely helpful, especially with handling our bookkeeping. We can highly recommend Key Accountancy Services.

 

Nikki Patel – Digital Eyes Media

Karen has a tremendous understanding of clients’ needs. She operates in an efficient manner, is patient, and creative in delivering added value to customers. Karen is an extremely trusted person to deal with your financial affairs. Highly recommended.

 

Andrew Barton – Director, KeepMusicLive Ltd

A first class service without the price tag

We keep our fees at a reasonable level, will discuss your requirements with you and set an agreed fee level for all work requested in advance. We also offer a standing order arrangement so you can spread the cost of your accountancy fees over the year.

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Companies House

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