Wellden Turnbull offers a broad portfolio of professional financial services to help businesses of all sizes, from SMEs to large corporates. We are an independent firm of chartered accountants, chartered tax accountants and statutory auditors in London.
Our expert team of professional London accountants for small businesses, tax specialists, auditors and business advisors together bring 80 years’ professional accountancy and business experience to the business. We offer a high level of technical skill and expertise to advise and support forward-thinking businesses, providing you with all the accountancy services you will need in one place.
We view our role as far more than ‘just’ accountants – we provide bespoke business solutions that are tailored to the specific requirements of our clients’ commercial operations. We pride ourselves on building strong and lasting relationships with clients from a broad range of business sectors in the W1 area and the rest of the city.
Wellden Turnbull have developed a reputation for excellence, providing everything from tax advice for small businesses in London to strategic business planning. We offer everything you need to ensure the financial side of your business runs smoothly and we will help you to make the important decisions required to boost performance, profitability and growth for optimal success.
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services
Our team of central London accountants can carry out general bookkeeping, maintain your VAT records and submit your tax returns to HMRC to ensure your accounts are always compliant and up to date with relevant regulations. We also offer a management accounting service to provide you with the information you need to control costs, improve margins, boost cashflow and reduce risk. With this data, you’ll be able to see variances within budgets and keep up to date on cashflow and debtors. We’re happy to provide software training to help you and your staff get the most out of this tool.
Our seamless auditing service can help you identify the areas of your business which need improvements. Our skilled statutory auditors can carry out any type of audit and our directors have been trained to an exceptional level, boasting many years’ experience in auditing for a wide range of industries and businesses. In keeping with the reputation Wellden Turnbull has built, our professional auditors are always polite, courteous and helpful and we strive to maintain positive relationships with all of our clients.
Tax Advice, Tax Accounting and Tax Planning
It’s vital that any business complies with HMRC regulations, but you also want to run your business in the most tax-efficient way possible. We have dedicated London-based corporate finance advisors who can offer guidance and advice and help ensure your business meets the regulatory requirements, so you’re not paying more tax than necessary. Wellden Turnbull can handle HMRC queries and correspondence on your behalf, so you have peace of mind that your business is fully compliant and tax efficient.
Business Planning and Advice
We understand the struggles of running a business and the various demands that can lead you astray from your long-term goals. Over the years, the team at Wellden Turnbull have built up a wealth of business knowledge and experience, so our specialist business advisors can help you make the right decisions that will ensure your business fulfils its potential. We offer targeted business planning and strategy advice for small businesses in London to help you create forward-thinking plans that will take your company in the right direction. Our team can help with business valuations, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and much more.
Our highly skilled team of business advisers and accountants are experienced in helping with business finance and corporate funding issues. We have a team of corporate finance advisors in London who can provide the guidance you need. From funding for acquisitions or business start-ups, hire purchase and leasing agreements, to inbound funding and investment opportunities, adjustments and existing financial commitments, we can provide valuable financial and business advice.
It’s no secret that payroll can be complex and time consuming. Our professional payroll service is an incredibly cost-effective way to manage your employees’ pay. We can run weekly, fortnightly or monthly payrolls, manage PAYE registration, manage salary, commission, bonus and overtime payments, offer guidance on Real Time Information (RTI), auto-enrolment and salary-sacrifice schemes. Our professional accountants will also ensure you comply with maternity and sickness regulations and process end of year returns.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our experts can offer the valuable advice you need for mergers and acquisitions. We can help guide you through the process to ensure every decision is made in the best interest of your company. We have extensive experience in business valuations, and we can help you to find buyers and to negotiate the sale. Throughout we will also work at minimising your tax exposure.
International Property Transactions
Our highly regarded team has a wealth of international financial services expertise for businesses looking to establish a UK operation, and existing overseas investors in the UK. Whether you are a UK resident owning property abroad or a non-UK resident owning property in the UK, we’re experienced in providing tax advice for small businesses in London and beyond. We can provide you with specialist advice on banking, tax planning and acquisitions, double taxation issues and Non-Resident Landlord Scheme regulations.
VAT calculations are a common challenge for many businesses and misunderstanding the regulations can lead to incorrect calculations of VAT, resulting in an underpayment or overpayment. Wellden Turnbull can help set up your accounting system correctly for VAT information to ensure accurate reporting and returns, or our professionals can complete your VAT return for you.
What is the difference between an accountant and a chartered accountant?
A chartered accountant is a member of the ICAEW or ACCA – meaning that they have passed a series of examinations and have undertaken specific work experience requirements. Members are also obligated to keep up to date with technical developments.
Can I change accountants easily?
Yes, changing accountants is very simple. If you are interested in switching and having Wellden Turnbull provide all of your accounting services, you will simply need to advise your current accountant you wish for us to take over your affairs. We will then write to them for something called professional clearance, which is their handover to us of your records etc.
How much do self-assessment tax returns cost?
This can depend on a number of factors. Generally, self-assessment tax returns are paid for in a one-off fee. This fee will differ based on the complexity of the tax return. Give us a call on 0207 381 2022 to discuss your needs and requirements and we will be happy to give you a quote for the work.
Do I legally need to have an accountant?
No, it is not a legal requirement to have an accountant for your business, if you feel that you can manage all of the accounting work yourself. However, many businesses find that, as they grow, they need accountants to manage this for them. As the volume of work goes up, so does the complexity of the accounting.
What can an accountant do for my business?
What an accountant can do for your business depends on what you need them for. Of course, accountants can take on the day-to-day financial operations of the smooth running of your business – this might include dealing with invoices or managing the payroll. Accountants can also provide in-depth financial advice and guidance.
How long do I need to keep tax records for?
The length of time you need to hold on to your tax records depends. Individuals need to keep their tax records for 22 months from the end of the tax year that they relate to. The self-employed must keep their records for at least five years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant year, while companies must keep them for six years.
Do I need to register for VAT?
The VAT registration threshold is currently £85,000. This means that if your company has a taxable income above £85,000, you must register for VAT. However, there are many good reasons that you might want to consider registering for VAT even if you are currently below this threshold.