Accounting and Business Solutions for Technology Companies

Refreshingly modern. Tailored to help you grow.

Our services

Your accounts & returns

We’ll submit all returns promptly and guarantee fast delivery of accounts. By using a cloud accounting system, you’ll have full control of your numbers

Reducing your tax burden

Applying leading edge tax strategies to help you reduce your company and personal taxes and regularly planning ahead to identify opportunities

Maximising your income

If you need more income, we can focus on generating more cash from the business and investigate the best ways to maximise your savings

Improving your profit and cash

Benefit from what’s been described as our “SatNav for business”. It’s a range of performance tools to improve your sales, profits & growth

Helping your company to grow

We know the technology you can embrace to automate your admin, helping your team & making your business so much better and easier to run
A full list of services we provide

Submit your accounts and returns
:: Prepare and complete your statutory financial statements
:: Prepare abbreviated financial statements for submission to Companies House
:: Deal with all corporation tax matters, including the preparation of your tax computations
:: Prepare and submit your Corporation Tax Self-Assessment return
:: Prepare the self assessment tax returns and calculate the tax due for directors and family members
:: Deal with all company secretarial matters, including preparing your confirmation statement
:: Review your prepared VAT Return after the end of each quarter and submit to HMRC
:: Manage the monthly Payroll and year end returns

Manage your numbers
:: Set up on cloud accounting including the transfer of balances and comprehensive training
:: Advise on automating other office processes and support in the introduction of suitable solutions
:: Provide bookkeeping services on an outsourced basis, working alongside your team
:: Prepare Monthly or Quarterly management accounts
:: Carry out a corporation tax planning review
:: Carry out a personal tax planning review
:: Set up the company on the Pension auto-enrolment scheme

Company tax planning
:: TaxAbility review, making sure you don’t give the taxman more than a fair share of what you’ve earned
:: Incorporation tax planning tool – if and when it’s worth becoming a limited company
:: Claim tax credits against spend incurred on developing new or modified products or services (R&D)
:: Funding for the future development of new or modified products or services
:: Tax advantages through the use of your IP & patents (Patent box)
:: Incentivisation share schemes – particularly good for young growing companies
:: Carrying out a PAYE & VAT Audit
:: Providing support during an HMRC Dispute

Maximising your personal income
:: Wealthbuilder review – detailing your personal wealth with a plan to reduce the associated tax burden
:: Remuneration tax planning tool – whether it’s best to pay yourself a salary or dividends
:: Inheritance tax, looking at any wealth you may inherit and what you plan to pass to your family
:: Review of any assets you own which may be subject to Capital Gain Tax
:: Review of properties you own with a plan to minimise tax and stamp duty

Sales, profit & cash improvement
:: Business Potential – calculations showing how much more profitable your business could be
:: Benchmarking your company against your competitors
:: One page improvement plan setting out precisely what you are going to do to improve performance
:: Debtors – understand the drivers to use to earn more from existing customers & get paid quicker
:: Creditors – help you to use less, pay less for it & pay slower

Growth and future planning
:: Growth review – to make sure that your business grows at the rate you want it to
:: Provide a profit & cashflow forecast to support future planning and manage cash tightly
:: Quarterly Boardview to review past financial performance and provide guidance on future plans
:: Compliance audit – identify data, backup and security risks before they become a problem
:: Exit planning review – to make sure that you can leave the business when you want, with the money you want, and that it carries on in the way you want after you have gone

Solutions

Your Cloud Accounting Solution

We use our experience with technology companies and skill with numbers to make a difference to your family & your business

Using a real time information system through the cloud, you will be in complete control of your numbers and your business

We focus on performance measurement & improvement across all areas
• Your profits
• Your income
• Your tax bills
• Your bank balance
• Your business valuation
• Your personal wealth

We offer a range of fixed price solutions so you can budget and plan. You choose the option and build your own package to best suit your needs.

Startup 24

As a startup, you’ll want to ensure you get value for money. So if we choose to work together, I’ll make an investment of my time in you and your business. It’s because I believe that by working together we can ensure your business will succeed.

This is why I only work with a maximum of 24 startup companies at any time.

Each company and owner goes through an acceleration programme lasting between 3 and 12 months. This includes business mentoring from me. As your accountant I also help you submit your year end accounts and returns and plan for tax.

The Values We Bring

Clear English and clear pricing
Constantly tracking your numbers
Using leading edge tax strategies to reduce tax
Embracing technology to make running your business easier
Applying performance tools to improve your sales, cash and profits
Clearly navigating the way ahead

We’re the SatNav for your business

What Success Means

Reducing financial risk

Improving the way the business is run to reduce future uncertainty

Reigniting your Passion

Reigniting that passion you had when you first started out in business

Making Work Fun

Finding a better work life balance with less stress and more “me” time

Living Life Well

Creating a comfortable income so you can buy what you’ve always wanted

Creating a Legacy

Leaving a lasting impression from all the hard work in growing your business

Meet the team

Martyn Hodgson

Martyn Hodgson

Founder & CEO

I’m proud to be an accountant. Serving clients really well and making a real difference to their business and life. What I most love is working with fast moving and fluid companies.

After qualifying as an accountant at Ernst Young, I had a career working in telecoms for Orange, co-founding a couple of businesses and advising many tech companies.

Ed Smith

Ed Smith

Accounts and Tax returns

Edward is a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of industry experience. He specialises in expertly handling your tax returns and accounts.
Duncan Meredith

Duncan Meredith

Tax Planning

Duncan provides tax planning and advisory services. He possesses top-level knowledge and over 30 years’ knowledge & experience in tax.
Nick Watts

Nick Watts

Technology Geek

Nick has a love of technology, keeping up to date with the latest devices and apps. He supports Martyn when researching solutions.

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Get in Touch

1 Aire St, Leeds, LS1 4PR

Albert House, 256-260 Old St, London, EC1V 9DD

1 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4PR
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Albert House, 256-260 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DD

0113 457 6335
hello@swirral.co.uk

Smart Working

We keenly promote the use of technology to stay in touch.
Your time is valuable, just like ours and we’re keen to use it effectively.
The team all work remotely and the above are just our mailing addresses.
We’re happy to visit you or meet at our offices if you want to get together.