Accounting Activities in Beckenham
Welcome to Hammonds Chartered Accountants. We are based in Beckenham and cover Bromley Croydon Kent and London. Each accountant is trained to give you up-to-date relevant information and advice to help you save money our number one priority!
Geoff Miles formed Hammonds in 2001. Prior to then, he spent over twenty years as a partner in a central London practice. During that time, he was responsible for advising a portfolio of clients from a wide range of commerce - owner managed businesses in property development and investment, information technology, importing, wholesaling and retail, and professional firms, as well as charities, associations and institutes, and individual taxpayers.
For the last thirteen years Geoff was also the practice finance partner and partnership secretary. Hammonds now provides a virtual finance director role to businesses that wish to outsource this function, freeing the owners to concentrate on working on the business and not just in it.
But we don't stop there. Many business owners find they cannot make enough time to analyse their performance and plan ahead to improve things in the future. With our business advisory services we use our skills to monitor your business and give proactive advice on how you can improve your bottom line - and we work with you to implement any suggestions you take up.
We give you:
More time to run your business ~
The peace of mind that someone is keeping an eye on the essentials ~
Help and support when things go wrong. For information about our full range of financial services, please visit our website, or call on 20 8249 6328.
Every business owner needs a team of professionals in the background who provide continuous support and advice. That's what we are here to do.
Because we establish a one-to-one relationship with each client we are able to offer timely, individual advice on how to improve your business or personal finances.
We have also developed a number of industry specialisms over the years, which enable us to provide finely tuned, highly focused services in these sectors.
We can prepare accounts and perform audits for all types of business including sole traders, partnerships, and limited liability companies, in any sector of the economy.
The last thing you want in your business is to have valuable time and resources tied up with routine bookkeeping and accounting.
We can conduct a full tax review of your business and determine the most efficient tax structure for you.
Administering payroll is becoming increasingly burdensome for many businesses, taking more and more time and resources away from core business functions.
VAT can be the bane of everyone affected by it. The complex regime of regulations imposes a tremendous administrative burden on businesses.
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"Being unsatisfied with our previous accountants I made an appointment with several firms and was most impressed by Hammonds with their professionalism and willingness to get to grips with the complicated nature of our business. We made the switch, and are very glad we did. We've implemented a new-online system and are now in a position where the accounts are available in a clear and concise manner helping us make important decisions within our business."
Jake Woodhouse, Managing Director, Divino Wines Limited
"As a Director of a small company, I have found the support and service offered by Hammonds to be first rate. Not only are they highly efficient, speedy in response and extremely competent in all aspects of the accountancy services they provide, but even more importantly, I can pick up the phone and always speak direct to one of their outstanding team, headed up by Geoff Miles. Over time, we have developed a strong relationship where the team know and understand my business needs and have offered extremely helpful advice on accountancy aspects of business development. Hammonds do much more than provide efficient accountancy services, they have added value to my business."
Prof Rosie Raffety, Managing Director, Adaptive Strategies Ltd
"Establishing your own company can be, and often is, challenging as I discovered when I decided to form a Business Travel Management consultancy company in June 2007 after having worked for the same global financial organisation for 40 years. After an exhaustive internet search “googleling” accountants, I decided to arrange a meeting with Geoff Miles at Hammonds. Even after the level of research I undertook, I was still unsure if I had made the correct, initial choice. From that very first conversation, the challenges I had envisaged became less daunting as Geoff listened to and understood what I was looking to achieve and then explained the options available to me. Pilcher Associates Limited was formed and incorporated on 2 July 2007 with Hammonds completing all the necessary paperwork including HM Revenue & Customs VAT registration. Since that time Geoff and his team have guided me through changes in company and VAT legislation as well as advising me on the most financial effective way to utilise profits and minimise costs. Hammonds have now completed and filed our third year set of Audited Accounts with consummate ease even though I moved from Beckenham to Glasgow in July 2009! Hammonds also manage my personal self-assessment tax returns and, by doing so, take away any personal stress surrounding my tax liability on income, dividends and capital gains. The Hammonds team work efficiently and effectively on my behalf in a guiding and unobtrusive manner and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to prospective clients."
Anthony J Pilcher, Director, Pilcher Associates Limited
"It’s comforting to know I can rely on Hammonds to take care of my financial needs – they do it really well and it allows me to focus on the ‘real work’. "
Kevin Ireland , Managing Director, Compendium Consulting Limited
"I have known Geoff for a number of years and IMIS became one of Hammonds Accountants first clients when the practice established in 2001. Since then Geoff and his team have provided IMIS with first rate accountancy and audit service, delivering these services in a timely and professional manner. We have always discussed and shared our business plan with Geoff and as a result have received extremely helpful general business advice. I would say to anyone looking for an excellent accounting service delivered by a genuinely friendly team, then look no further - Hammonds would be a great choice."
Ian Rickwood, Chief Executive, Institute for the Management of Information Systems
Testimonials are added by the business owner and are not independently verified.