Directed by You

Our provision to you as an individual is guided entirely by you; we listen to what you want and tailor our services to provide it. Our services to business leave you free to run your organisation, confident that we are taking care of routine financial and accounting procedures. However, for both our personal and our business clients, our services don’t stop there, as we analyse your past year and work with you to plan for an even more profitable one to come.

Our Services

Our reputation for excellence in delivering strategic accounting and tax solutions is well-earned. Our knowledge of current financial legislation is second–to-none.

Year end accounts

Management accounts

Personal Taxation & Tax Planning

Company formation

VAT & Bookkeeping

Payroll Services

Tax Enquiry Fee Protection Service

Year End Accounts

Whether you're a limited company, sole trader, limited liability partnership or partnership, we can take the stress out of preparing your end of year accounts and make the figures work for you.

Don't just see your end of year accounts as a necessity in order to work out your tax. With our help, they also provide valuable information about improving performance and growth for the year ahead. We will go through your accounts with you in order to make sure you understand the figures and can use them to your benefit.

Your accounts are prepared to the latest accounting standards. We ensure you are correctly claiming expenses and allowances, and not over or under paying tax. Whether your accounting records are kept by an experienced bookkeeper or in a bag under your desk, we can help prepare your annual accounts for a set fee agreed in advance.

Management Accounts

Our management accounts service makes your figures work for your needs. Figures don’t lie and can spell out something that may have been overlooked. Our experience shows simple reports in these areas can make a major difference to a business:

  • Quarterly/Monthly Accounts
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Budgeting
  • Pricing
  • Stock Control

We can also advise how accounting solutions such as cloud solutions enable your accounts to be more up to date than was ever possible before and make management information more effective.

Personal Taxation

We provide a comprehensive tax return service, whether you are an employee, self employed, company director, partnership or have a complicated tax issue. We will prepare your return and calculate your tax liability to ensure that you are paying the correct amount of tax and claiming all your allowable deductions. The UK system works on self assessment, so even if you have not been issued with a tax return, you may be required to complete one.

Tax Planning

Our tax planning examines all aspects of your life, to make sure that you’re not going to pay too much income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax. Legislation changes quickly and we can keep your affairs up to date with any and all such changes.

We look at your overall situation to ensure that you are working in the most tax efficient way for now and for your future.

Not planning for the future can be damaging. Our initial consultation is free.

Business Start-ups

Quite simply, it is essential to get professional advice when starting a business. We can help you answer such thorny issues such as should you trade as a Limited Company, a Sole Trader, an LLP or Partnership and whether you should be VAT registered.

Our initial advice on the most tax efficient way for you to start your business is free.

Company Formation

Our comprehensive formation service ensures your company is correctly structured and set up with all the necessary authorities. We will consider aspects such as VAT, bookkeeping solutions, bank account setup and more general advice.

Unlike many formation agencies, we will not only discuss what setup is most suitable for your needs now but also looking ahead to the future.

Our goal is to give your company the best start in life and protect you from unpleasant surprises once you have started trading.


No job is too big or too small for our enthusiastic, expert and dedicated bookkeeping team. Our clients requirements range from quarterly VAT returns for sole traders, to large companies who entrust their entire bookkeeping needs to us.

Our services give you the benefit of having experienced accountants preparing your records for the price you’d pay a bookkeeper. Our solutions will be tailored for your needs, from simple spreadsheets to the latest online cloud solutions.

​You decide whether you prefer to be billed on an hourly rate or pay a fixed fee retainer agreed in advance. We can help and advise you on all these decisions at an initial free meeting.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Too many bookkeepers will prepare and file your returns without a second thought to the different VAT schemes that may benefit your company. You can rely on us to leave no stone unturned in ensuring you are registered for the most tax efficient scheme. We have helped many clients save tens of thousands of pounds simply by changing their VAT scheme.

We can also help with any complicated VAT issues you may have. For more information and a quote for our VAT services, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Like many of our clients, you may prefer the ease and peace of mind of having us perform your payroll services at a highly competitive rate. We tailor our service dependant on whether you need weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly payroll figures.

We can provide you and your staff with either hard copy payslips or password protected payslips sent direct by email. We also manage all HM Revenue & Customs’ requirements.

Tax Enquiry Fee Protection Service

At UAO, we understand that tax is a little word with big implications. That is why we work hard to give you the best possible advice and strategies to make tax altogether less taxing.

The very thought of an HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) enquiry can be daunting but, in the event that you are chosen for investigation, we can help you at every step of the process.

We can demonstrate to HMRC that you are paying the correct amount of tax and assist with the investigative procedures. This all takes time, expense, and flexibility on our behalf. All of which means that tax enquiry charges are an unavoidable addition to our regular service fees.

To give you peace of mind we offer a Tax Enquiry Fee Protection Service. The service is provided by Taxwise, specialist providers of Tax Fee Protection Insurance Schemes to Accountancy Practices. The Service is backed by an insurance policy under which we can claim the costs of defending clients in tax enquiries.