Business Services

Business Accounts

At Howards, we prepare accounts for all kinds of businesses including sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and LLPs.

Your accounts are a really important tool in helping you make business decisions and a core part of our business, however, to meet the statutory requirements of the relevant authorities it’s important that they are accurate and submitted on time so that penalties are avoided. We will ensure that your accounts are executed in the appropriate format and filed with the relevant authorities.


At Howards Chartered Accountants, we provide flexible, back-office support for businesses of all sizes, allowing you to tap into just the skills you need when you need them.

This could be to support you during busy times when you need short-term cover or a certain skills shortage.

You have the benefit of highly skilled, experienced staff without the cost of possibly less skilled, permanent staff that are underutilised.

This is just one of the ways we assist businesses to become more efficient whilst saving them money.

It also allows us to have an independent overview of the way you do business and make proactive suggestions about how you might improve it.


By now, most businesses have a suitable workplace pension scheme in place, but Howards can provide help and guidance in ensuring you are compliant.

We can also give you help and guidance throughout the process. Whether it is helping you to assess the cost to your company to operate a pension scheme or helping you set up or review pension arrangements.


Auditing is a key role in ensuring financial statements prepared by accountants represent the company’s financial position accurately and compliantly. Your business may require a full audit or fall outside of these requirements, but our team will establish exactly what’s required for you.

Howards offer a range of audit services for businesses of all sizes across the UK, with an audit team that is experienced in all areas of audit including statutory audits, client money audits and charity audits. You can be confident that your audit will be conducted by an expert team who work to the highest standards to protect the financial health of your business.

Cloud accounting

With cloud accounting, it’s far easier to get real-time reporting and visibility throughout your organisation. More and more businesses are switching to cloud accounting software to help streamline their core processes.

As your business develops, cloud accounting can grow and adapt to your needs.

As a small business owner, you may find it tedious to keep on top of your bookkeeping but accounting software like Sage, Xero and Quickbooks allows you to make your entire operation run smoothly and they give you more time to focus on building your business.

New tools dramatically reduce data entry so that we can help more with training and advice. Our cloud accounting team are trained and accredited on Sage, Quickbooks and Xero and can assist with advising which software to use, set up, train and monitor.


Payroll is a core business function. Making sure employees are paid on time, every time securely and efficiently regardless of holidays, illness or overseas commitments.

This can be a time-consuming part of any business and we can do this for you, professionally and compliantly. Our dedicated, specialist team can care of the process, easing your workload and giving you peace of mind. We’ll ensure that staff queries are answered and acted upon in a prompt and professional manner.


Our bookkeeping and accounting services are as flexible and as cost-effective as you need, and with Howards your benefit from a wealth of expertise from our other teams specialising in VAT, tax and employment issues.

We provide in-depth knowledge of a number of sectors, tailoring our service for each sector and the performance they should expect.

We can help with your day-to-day record keeping and take care of your bookkeeping, using the best cloud accounting software packages to ensure that your records are kept up to date in real-time and that your VAT returns are accurate and filed on time at your offices, our offices or remotely.

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