Accountants for Small Businesses

We help small business owners​

We are experts in assisting small businesses with their accounts and tax needs.

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Why choose Cottons?

Improve business cashflow, save tax, boost profits & solve problems

As a small business, there are good reasons for hiring an accountant at different stages of your company’s growth. 

From a business plan to company formation, loan application to appointing arranging an audit, our team can make life easier for you at each step.

What our clients have to say

Ian Bromwich
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"Since starting out in IT in 1988 first as a sole trader and later as a Limited Company, Cottons have provided me with accountancy services through to winding up the business and my retirement almost 30 years later. They have always provided excellent advice helping the business navigate through company compliance and tax planning as well as preparing family tax returns. I have no hesitation in recommending them for their friendly, approachable and professional service. "​
Paul Liggins
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I changed from my previous accountants to Cottons about ten years ago and have never looked back. Nick Warne and his excellent team have proven time and again to me that I definitely made the right choice! Thoroughly recommended without reservation!
Miles Stuart
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I have been using Will Smart and his team at Cottons for many years now and can vouch for their professional and friendly approach. My current business is a start up and thus funds are precious. Cottons have been cost effective whilst providing the accounting services we need to grow. Highly recommended.
Jerome Rosser
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My company has been a client of Cottons for a number of years and since joining they have always been totally approachable and professional. My previous accountants had caused me wasted time and stress. Cottons reconciled all the company issues in a very short amount of time and streamlined the business. I totally recommend them.
How we help your business

Worried about costs of hiring an accountant?

Choosing Cottons saves your business money

Like all small business owners who are looking to save money, you may think you can’t afford an accountant. But look at how long it would take you to do certain tasks (such as taxes), and ask yourself, is that a good use of your time?

For example, let’s say it takes you 10 hours to do your taxes, and your time is worth £100 an hour. That’s a cost of £1000 to do your taxes yourself. And there’s always the risk you’ve made errors – especially if you’re multi-tasking like most business owners.

However, if you get an accountant to take care of time-consuming tasks like taxes, it’s quite likely they will cost less per hour than you would pay yourself. You’ll not only have extra time to free you up to generate revenue, but you’ll have peace of mind that an expert is taking care of the details.

Working in partnership with your business

What can we do for you?

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Start Ups

The start-up of your business including assistance with your business plan

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Limited Companies

Setting up a limited company for your business

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Finance & Cashflow

Raising finance, cash flow management, forecasting and grant applications for your business

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Statutory Accounts

Preparing statutory year-end accounts

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Management Accounts

We can prepare monthly management accounts, giving you more business insight

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Cloud Accounting

Assist with cloud computing solutions for your finances ensuring your business is "Making Tax Digital" compliant

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Tax Compliance

Ensure you are fully tax compliant.

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VAT Returns

Preparing your VAT returns

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Bookkeeping & Payroll

Manage any payroll and bookkeeping requirements you may have now or in the future