Business Start Ups

At Optima Accountancy Services we are able to look after your business right from the start. Both partners, Barry Smith and Karen Briddon have many years experience in the area of business start ups and have helped numerous clients see their ideas come to life. We can advise on many issues including the following:

Business Structure

We are able to offer advice on the most suitable structure for your business be that sole trader, partnership or Limited Company. We can talk you through the options available and the differing benefits such as tax advantages, ease of set up, financial implications and of course the level of accountancy fees.

Business Plans

We can prepare business plans and cash flow forecasts, and assist with any financing requirements you may have. We will work closely with you and your bank manager to achieve the right financial package for your business.

Compliance issues

We will complete all registration requirements with HMR&C for example self assessment, VAT, PAYE etc and deal with company formations where required.

Bookkeeping and internal recording

We will also advise on your internal bookkeeping systems to help ensure your records not only provide you with the information you require to effectively control your budgeting and cash flow but comply with any legal requirements, for instance VAT legislation, and are also are sufficiently complete to ensure accountancy charges are kept to a minimum.

Ongoing support

Throughout the early stages of your business and indeed when you have become an established firm we can help you get on with the job of taking your business forward by offering support services such as Payroll management, Vat return preparation, Management accounts and many more.

If you would like to see what we can do for your business please see our Contact Us page or telephone 01462 429770 for a FREE no obligation meeting

We want to help your business thrive and grow and having started our own business  are well aware of the many areas, other than financial, that people starting their own business need to address and will be happy to share our experiences with you.

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At Optima Accountancy Services we believe in giving you a transparent pricing structure tailored  to your individual requirements. By discussing the needs of your business we can put together a quote, based on the services below, so you know not only exactly what services you can expect from us but also the cost of each of those services. Included in each of these packages are unlimited general telephone and email queries and up to two meetings a year at no extra cost. Any additional work that is required from time to time will be quoted for in advance so you have the peace of mind that no unexpected bills will land on your desk.

Personal Tax

Personal self assessment tax returns

  • Preparation of return and calculation of tax liability.
  • Filing with HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Reminders of payment deadlines.                                                      


  • Preparation of annual accounts.
  • Preparation of partnership tax return & filing with HMR&C.
  • Preparation of personal self assessment tax returns.

Sole traders

  • Preparation of annual accounts.
  • Preparation and filing of personal self assessment tax return.

Corporate Services

Limited Companies Compliance

  • Preparation of annual accounts & filing with HMR&C and Companies House.
  • Preparation of corporation tax return and filing with HMR&C.
  • Calculation of corporation tax liabilities.                                         

Company Secretarial Services

  • Acting as registered office.
  • Preparation and filing of annual return.
  • Preparation of minutes and resolutions.
  • Maintenance of statutory books.

Company Formations

  • Registering the company at Companies House.
  • Advising on directors and shareholdings.
  • Completion of all statutory forms.
  • Advising on remuneration structure.

Support Services

Management Accounts

  • Preparation and review of accounts on a monthly, quarterly or half yearly basis.                                                                                       


  • Bookkeeping services can be provided tailored to your individual business requirements.
  • These can either take place in house or at our business premises.

VAT Returns

  • Preparation of returns and filing with HMR&C.


  • Preparation of payroll on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Dealing with monthly or quarterly returns.
  • Completion of all annual returns including P35,P14’s and P11D’s

This is not an exhaustive list of services and we would be happy to discuss any additional requirements you may have.

If you would like to see what we can do for your business please see our Contact Us page or telephone 01462 429770 for a FREE no obligation meeting

Company Information

Optima Accountancy Services Limited
7 Paynes Park
Company number 07281314