What we do

Accounting for businesses

Used as the basis for corporation tax compliance and planning, all companies are required to prepare and file a set of statutory accounts with Companies House for each financial year. The accounts can, of course, be in a form which gives limited disclosure.

These accounts are imperative; it is vital that they are prepared in accordance with the prevailing law and practice.

SLJ Accountants can assist with all aspects of statutory accounts preparation and any associated issues. We aim to complete our work with as little disruption as possible for the company’s management and its stakeholders.

The open dialogue we maintain with our clients enables us to deal with one off transactions correctly and ensures our clients fully understand the financial statements that we prepare, which they will ultimately sign. Though we like to maintain this open dialogue, we always strive to work in a way which does not distract our clients from their day-to-day business activity.

SLJ Accountants has a trusted support network that can provide specialist expertise in areas including statutory accounts audits, data entry, bookkeeping and direct VAT compliance.

Tax advice for businesses

SLJ Accountants handles all the tax issues our corporate clients face in the day-to-day operation of their businesses. Our hands-on, judicious and commercial advice enables our clients to run their businesses secure in the knowledge that their tax is ‘sorted’.

Keeping firmly up to date with all the latest tax developments, our corporate tax planning process is designed to enhance a business’s customary commercial activity, as well as addressing one-off transactions and initiatives.

Our advice is not based on ‘aggressive’ tax planning strategies; we concentrate on using our extensive commercial and tax experience to identify and implement robust tax planning.

The following list illustrates some key areas of SLJ Accountants’ corporate tax expertise:


  • Tax payment planning
  • Corporation tax computations and returns
  • Guidance and support with HMRC enquiries

Tax planning

  • R & D relief
  • Group structuring and capital reductions
  • Maximising capital allowances
  • Employee share, reward and incentivisation schemes
  • Profit extraction strategies
  • Capital value realisation and growth
  • Intellectual property
  • Creative industry tax reliefs for Corporation Tax


  • Registration and MTD planning
  • One-off advice
  • VAT health checks


  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • MBOs & MBIs
  • M&A due diligence appraisals
  • Reconstructions, reorganisations and demergers


  • Inbound and outbound structuring
  • Transfer pricing
  • Withholding tax mitigation

Tax advice for individuals

All our clients take comfort from knowing that our personal tax advice is coordinated with any financial advice we may be giving their business.

SLJ Accountant’s holistic approach to tax ensures our advice covers every aspect of current and future personal tax planning; succession planning, for instance, is a very important matter for many of our clients.

The following list, whilst not exhaustive, highlights some of our main areas of personal tax expertise:


  • Personal tax returns
  • HMRC enquiries
  • Tax payment management

Income Tax

Capital Gains Tax

  • Business Asset Disposal Relief
  • Roll over and hold over reliefs
  • Property ownership structures
  • Non-residence issues

Inheritance Tax

  • Lifetime, regular and charitable gifting
  • BPR, APR and qualifying business structures
  • Wills, trusts, estates and succession

Tax valuations

  • Private company shares
  • Inheritance Tax – periodic and exit charges
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Marriage breakdown


  • Moving from or to the UK
  • Non-domiciliary planning

Services for accountants

SLJ Accountants works with a number of fellow professionals, acting as their ‘hard tax’ department.

As a result, these clients are able to offer a wider range of services to their own clients, safe in the knowledge that they have us supporting them with the more complicated tax issues. We support accountancy and law practices in this way as well as some independent IFAs.

We work with such clients in whatever way suits them best. This may be taking more of a back-seat position, working together in partnership, or in certain cases – where it is felt by all parties to be the most efficient approach – we can take the lead on standalone assignments. In the latter circumstances, we always keep our clients fully updated on everything we are doing for their clients.

SLJ Accountants does not work in competition with our fellow professional clients; our stated aim is to enhance our clients’ service offering to their clients. This collaborative approach has worked extremely well over the years for a large variety of assignments.

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