Professional Practices

As a professional practice ourselves, we recognise that those operating in the advisory sectors such as law, financial services, marketing and so on face a unique set of challenges.

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Many costs are fixed, with a significant proportion being payroll, and as such it is crucial to maintain tight control of cash flow and ensure that all jobs are priced effectively so that your business maintains or preferably increases its profits.

It is all too easy to end up undertaking work at a loss. Our ongoing business monitoring and support can help you avoid this trap.

We have experience in sectors such as:-

  • Lawyers and related legal services, including Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) audits. For further details of the services we provide to legal firms, please click here.
  • Financial advisers (IFAs).
  • Professional training providers.
  • Surveyors.
  • Project managers.
  • Estate agents.
  • Letting agents.

'Dufton Kellner were the first accountants I have ever used and they will be the last. Not only has their advice been extremely valuable, they are also professional, approachable and have gone out of their way to assist me in growing my business. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anybody.'

Paul Rossiter,Principal, PSR Solicitors

As well as dealing with your tax and accounting requirements we can provide expertise in the following areas:

  • Advising upon the most appropriate legal structure and ensuring that it allows you and, if possible, other members of your family to withdraw funds in the most tax-efficient manner.
  • Raising finance, cash flow and profitability forecasts for you and prospective lenders.
  • Company valuation and sale, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Ensuring you qualify for valuable tax breaks such as Entrepreneur’s relief and Business Property Relief.
  • Advice on systemisation and process management.
  • Providing bookkeeping and outsourced financial reporting services, completely freeing you to focus on the growth of your business.
  • Retirement and exit planning, ensuring that your business meets your personal objectives and, if required, is able to work without you.

"We've been in business for nearly 27 years and during that time had used the same firm of Accountants. In 2011 we decided that maybe it was time for a change. We approached Dufton Kellner and were really impressed with their professional yet approachable attitude towards their clients. Their advice has been invaluable and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending their services."

Shelagh Birchall, Director, Survey Operations Ltd

Have we convinced you?

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