Difference between an Accountant and a Chartered Accountant

As a chartered accountancy firm in Manchester we are often asked to explain the difference between an accountant and a chartered accountant, plus the difference between a bookkeeper and accountant.

Construction accountant specialist

Construction is a volatile industry which presents a range of challenges. Company Director, Tracey Connor, is our specialist accountant for the construction industry.

R&D tax relief

There are specific tax rules applicable to companies engaged in research and development. Additional double R&D tax relief could reduce your company’s corporation tax liability or even result in cash back.

Retirement planning

Deciding when to retire can be one of the most difficult decisions many of us will make. If you own your own business, for instance, you’ll need to formulate an ‘exit strategy’, which will be the moment you step aside, hand over the reins to someone else or sell the business.

Manufacturing accountant specialist

The manufacturing sector has unique commercial, accountancy and tax requirements. Company Director, Mike Royle, specialises in strategic financial planning for this sector, covering engineering and its allied industries.

Preparing for Brexit

There is much ongoing uncertainty in the country right now and this has the potential to impact all aspects of our lives, from what we buy, to how we work and travel. Any sort of disruption to the economy, however big or small, will have a knock-on effect to business.

Professional Practice specialist

Company Director, Cathryn McDowell, has been with the firm since 1989 – six years after it was founded by Michael Chadwick. Over that time Cathryn has become the sector specialist for professional practice.

Are you exempt from MTD?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) looms on the horizon for many companies – it’s the biggest change to the way tax is calculated and collected for 20 years. However, some companies will be exempt from this latest initiative. Senior Accountant, Chris Street at Chadwick and Company explains more about MTD’s introduction and outlines who will be exempt and what that will mean to them.

How Xero can help with Making Tax Digital

With the arrival of Making Tax Digital (MTD), it’s important to make sure your tax is completed online digitally. There are many different digital packages that can achieve this, but we think we’ve found the perfect solution. Senior Accountant, Jon Hart explains our approach to MTD and how we can help you.

What is Making Tax Digital?

From 1 April 2019, there are important changes to the way some of us file our tax returns. The introduction of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative is a key part of the UK government’s plan to make the taxation process easier. Chris Street, Senior Accountant, gives the low down.