Frequently Asked Questions

3ES Accountants is an established Chartered Accountancy services provider organization based in Essex, London. We have been serving clients from all sectors and businesses for the past 11 years.

The answer is simple. As an ACCA qualified accounting firm we provide the highest quality advisory services and our relationship with our clients is based on trust, integrity and open communication. We stay up to date on tax laws and associated legislation and ensure you receive all of the tax benefits possible for your circumstances.

Choose us because we can help you:

  • Select the most appropriate structure for your business (if you are a start-up or a contractor)
  • Identify goals and developing strategies to achieve them
  • Plan for change and adapt for survival and growth
  • Maintain an independent view of your business situation
  • Keep up-to-date with government legislation
  • Improve business through optimum financial management

Switching accountants is easy and straight-forward. It’s usually a case of simply writing to your current accountant, telling them the name of your new accountants and advising them that the new firm will be contacting them shortly to collect your records.

When you decide to switch to us, we will fully manage the transition and ensure that the handover is seamless. We will take care of everything including contacting your current accountant and explaining you are moving away, drafting a brief note confirming the move, arranging for the transfer of records, obtaining copies of your accounts and tax computations, and notifying HMRC and other government offices that we are looking after your business affairs.

Firstly, to get a feel of the amount of work involved, we’d need a very brief review of your books and records. Additionally, we’d need a copy of your last financial accounts prepared by your current accountant to provide relevant advice. If there's anything you need help with and think it’s relevant for us to know, please mention it in the quote request.

To qualify as travel expenses, the expense should be wholly, exclusively, and necessarily for business purposes.

No! We offer fixed price services directly proportional to your requirements. We won't say that we're the cheapest or most expensive because of the kind of bespoke services we offer to our clients. We never undertake work without agreeing about the fee arrangements in advance so that clients are aware of what they will get for the money spent. We seek to build long-lasting working partnerships and relationships with our clients.

Based on the requirements shared by you, 3ES Accountants can help you to incorporate a limited company in the shortest time possible based on your provided information. It seldom takes more than a day to incorporate a Limited company.

Not at all. You can reach us by phone, email, web, and website, which has been specially designed for accountancy on the go. However, you’re always welcome to pop in to our Harrow office for face-to-face meetings with us.

We can’t over emphasise the importance of tax planning at an early stage, not crisis driven advice. Ideally you do tax planning before the year even starts but after that, the earlier the better. The same is applicable to all areas of advice and we are about helping you change the future, not just reporting what has already happened. It is never too early to seek advice.

All we can say is that as accountants, you’d expect us to be a bit analytical, which is true. As such do you really think we would offer you something we couldn’t deliver that is backed up by our 100% risk free guarantee. Our clients are used to this level of service. You are also more than welcome to speak with some of our existing clients who have the experience of our service. See what our clients say.

While many accountancy practices may have a similar approach and could be deemed “all the same”, we are definitely not. Although as accountants, numbers will always be important, equally as important is the relationship with our clients, working together to achieve the businesses goals and delivering fantastic customer service.

Our team of experts will help you to review and assess your contract thoroughly and determine if you are IR3s compliant or not. This service is included as a standard practice one you choose to work with 3ES.

The VAT registration threshold is revised each year in the budget; get in touch with us to know about the latest updates. If your VAT taxable turnover is beyond the threshold value for the previous 12 months, it is necessary for you to register for VAT. If you happen to take over a business which is VAT-registered, then also you will have to register for VAT.

By the law, there is no such regulation for you to employ a Company Secretary.

Although you own and control your company, it is a separate legal entity from you. Hence, it will require its own business bank account as the funds belong to the company until it is distributed to you.

Your year-end accounts are due at Companies House nine months after your company’s year-end.