Audit

Our audits provide assurance

An audit provides a high level of independent assurance of the financial position and results of an organisation. This gives shareholders confidence that the reported performance of the business is accurate as well as providing external users with certainty that the accounts show a true and fair view. An audit lends credence to the company accounts in a number of ways:

  • Provides assurance to the owners regarding the reliability of the information they are using.
  • Ensures that the company’s systems and controls are working properly.
  • Gives increased credibility to the accounts when raising finance and applying for or renewing credit terms with suppliers.
  • Helps to protect the business from the risk of fraud.
  • Allows the auditor the opportunity to provide constructive advice in many areas of the business.

Compliance with the Companies Act 2006 is only one reason a company may require an audit. Businesses may voluntarily undergo an audit for other reasons such as to give confidence in their financial statements, if a sale is planned or if key stakeholders require an audit to satisfy their own criteria.

In a service-based industry such as auditing, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to choosing an auditor. As members of the ICAEW we are subject to the same periodic reviews by the Quality Assurance Directorate as all of its members, regardless of size.

Choosing a smaller audit firm that offers high quality services, a genuine interest in your business and offers better value for money makes good business sense. The personalised service we offer allows us to build ongoing relationships with our audit clients, ensuring consistency for you in dealing with the same team who gain a full understanding of your business. This, together with the broad experience and knowledge of our team, gives us the opportunity to add value across all areas of your business.

We offer a flexible approach to auditing which can be tailored to suit your needs rather than adapting your requirements into a “one size fits all” solution.

In addition to statutory audits of financial statements, as members of the ICAEW we also carry out Grant audits to ensure you comply with your funder’s conditions and avoid any part of your grant being withheld.

Call AGP today to discuss your requirements and receive a competitive quote for youraudit.

Our other services...

Financial Accounts Financial Accounts

We can help with the preparation of accounts for all types of business. Whether you are a Sole Trader, Partnership, Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership or a Charity, AGP has the expertise to deal with you. We help you fulfil all your obligations with HMRC, Companies House and any other regulatory body that you are required to report to.

Audit Audit

An audit provides a high level of independent assurance of the financial position and results of an organisation. This gives shareholders confidence that the reported performance of the business is accurate as well as providing external users with certainty that the accounts show a true and fair view. An audit lends credence to the company accounts in a number of ways.

Charities and Not-for- Profit Organisations Charities and Not-for- Profit Organisations

AGP’s Charities and Not-for-Profit team provides advice and services to clients ranging from small local organisations to large national networks. In addition to Audits and Independent Examinations, we also offer statutory accounts preparation, bookkeeping, payroll, VAT return preparation and support for your Trustees and volunteers.

Tax Planning Tax Planning

It is important to ensure your tax planning reflects any changes to your circumstances which is why we work very closely with all our personal clients. AGP are trusted to manage tax efficiently. Sometimes just a simple review of your personal tax circumstances can reveal significant tax saving opportunities which can be realised quickly and at minimal cost.

Payroll Services Payroll Services

AGP can become your own part-time Payroll Manager. An expert who knows the complexity of the relevant legislation inside out and for a fraction of the cost of an internal manager. Why not outsource this obligation and spend the time saved doing what you do best, running your business?

Corporate Taxation Corporate Taxation

Corporation tax can be a huge outgoing for your company if it is not managed correctly and planned appropriately. You can trust AGP to employ a holistic approach to your tax planning whether you are a medium sized SME, an international organisation or a small owner-operator.

Management Accounts Management Accounts

Management accounts allow business owners to exert a far greater degree of control over their business, recognising and addressing problems and identifying opportunities soon after they arise.

Bookkeeping & VAT Bookkeeping & VAT

When running a business, priorities are often focused on the operational side of your business. Bookkeeping & administration can often be put off until it becomes quite a major task. By taking advantage of our bookkeeping service, we can take this problem away so you can get on with running your business while we manage your accounting books.

Company Formation Company Formation

We take away the hassle. Whether starting a new business or restructuring an existing one, our extensive knowledge of company formation means we can advise you on the merits and possible pitfalls of incorporation.

Contractor Accounts Contractor Accounts

We have a wealth of experience in the contractor market and as a result there are not many firms of Chartered Accountants that can claim they know the contractor industry as well as AGP. This leads to a number of benefits.

Auto Enrolment Auto Enrolment

 

AGP fully appreciates that auto enrolment can represent a significant challenge for employers.

There are numerous responsibilites and duties that employers must comply with and AGP are here to help.