Our services are not limited to accounting. We offer a range of related Business, Partnerships and Sole Trader services which are designed to provide you with a consolidated source of practical advice for your business development.

Thinking about a Business Start Up?

Before you commence trading we can offer advice on the business idea, project income and expense streams and test the business viability. We can advise on the most suitable book keeping system, be it a simple manual or spread sheet record, or a more comprehensive computerised package such as Sage, Xero Quick books or the like. In essence we can discuss with you the “does and don’ts” when setting up a business.

Becoming Self-Employed

Once you have decided to set up your own business greater freedom and opportunities to control your work life balance will follow. But there are also responsibilities and regulations to consider. We can help you navigate the bureaucracy of registering with Hmrc for income tax, corporation tax, vat and paye. We can also guide you through the process of registering a company with Companies house.

Registering and accounting for Vat

Vat registration becomes compulsory as your turnover reaches the Vat threshold, but there may be an advantage in seeking to register voluntarily? We will review, advise and register the business for the most appropriate scheme; for example the Vat Flat rate scheme, the Vat Cash accounting scheme or the Vat Annual scheme.

Is it better to employ staff or out-source work to sub-contractors?

As your business develops you may need to employ staff or outsource work to sub-contractors in order to support business growth. We can help with advice on employment contracts, rates of pay and the setting up of a payroll and pension systems.

Rather than employing staff it may be more appropriate that the business outsources work to sub-contractors. This is an area that needs careful consideration and we can look at the regulations regarding appointing sub-contractors and review the current position with regard IR35.

Is trading as a Limited company better for me?

Is there an advantage to me of trading as a Limited company? Is a question we are often asked. The answer is it depends upon your individual circumstances. We can discuss the pros and cons of sole trader, partnership or limited company as the best vehicle to support your individual business needs.

Thinking of becoming a buy to let landlord

Perhaps you are looking to invest in buy to let properties and are in need of some tax and accounting advice. We can advise on the required book keeping records to support your business, what are, and are not allowable expenses that can be set against your property income for tax purposes. We can advise on the implications of capital gains tax that may arise on the disposal of a property.

Ongoing business advice

Whatever questions or challenges may be on the horizon we have over 27 years of practice experience in dealing with traders, partnerships, landlords and small and medium sized enterprises. We are very happy to give a free consultation so you can test us before you decide who you want by your side as your trusted business, tax and accounting advisors.

Our clients are happy to speak for us

We got a little confused about filing returns on time. Andrew was a great help and support to us and having a Chartered Accountant on your team helps immensely.

Alco Shield Limited

Andrew Jenkinson is of course professional, but also very down-to-earth, which is essential as you work together to ensure everything has been recorded and reflected in your accounts. He is thorough and committed to providing the best service and advice available. I was very pleasantly surprised at the tax advantages Andrew was able to bring to my attention. And great to have someone who is trustworthy and dedicated in meeting the various deadlines in the accounting world.

CEO of Proactive FS Ltd

We would always recommend Andrew and the accounting work that he does to any other business looking for an accountant, he has been a great support both in the partnership accounts and following its dissolution.

L&G Carpets, Moston Manchester

I entrust my accounts to Andrew, that makes my yearly accounts and tax returns one less thing to worry about.

Three Counties Leisure Stalybridge

Absolutely marvellous service, I now feel that I understand what is going on more, and I no longer miss tax return deadlines all attributable to Andy’s help.

Star Truck Events

Not only my accountant but my trusted advisor who has helped me steer a safe passage through my business life.

Victor Kotzen, Recording artist and Entertainer

You can rest easy in the knowledge that Andrew and his company are taking care of your accounts in a reliable and professional manner leaving you to concentrate on developing your business. I would wholly recommend him!"

Managing Director of Tip Toes Child Therapy

"I've had frustrating experiences with my previous accountants, and I was recommended by a friend to speak to Andy from A S Jenkinson Chartered Accountants, that was 13 years ago! Since then I have been given excellent professional advice, and has delivered exactly the service I ask for. Andy quickly answers all my accounting queries and I feel like he really cares about my business. He has since become a very trusted advisor.

Managing Director of Park Mill Extrusions

Absolutely marvellous service, I now feel that I understand what is going on more, and I no longer miss tax return deadlines all attributable to Andy’s help.

Star Truck Events

For many years Andrew has continued to give me what I know to be best advice on tax and on my business accounts. I value his services greatly!"

Proprietor of Blacks Butchers, Moston Manchester

Andrew has been our business accountant and advisor for over 10 years, his service has been much appreciated. We have no reservations in recommending Andrew to other business’s looking for a professional accounting input.

Redferns Furniture

A.S. Jenkinson & Co. have been our accountants since Carr Developments was formed 14 years ago. Their invaluable advice and assistance when setting up the company and their continued, professional yet relaxed style has ensured the annual accounts have been just a simple formality every year.

Carr Developments Limited

Andrew has been of immense help over the past twenty odd years with my personal, business and ltd company accounts.

Director at Big Bucks Entertainment