Welcome to Barnes Roffe
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If I told you we are in the Top 50 accountants in the UK, have more than 20 partners and over 150 staff in multiple offices in the London area you would probably think we are too big, institutionalised and process driven. After all, how could a firm that looks after in excess of 2,000 owner managed businesses with a combined turnover in excess of £20 billion keep it personal? Well, quite simply because it’s the one thing that has remained at the forefront of our business since 1899.
We want to forge a close relationship with you to help you get the most out of your business. From tax-efficient planning, corporate finance, audit & accounts, pensions, even selling your business - we always put you first.
Our key resource is our team and we make it as easy as possible for you to talk to them. Personal communication is the key to our success - you will have direct access to your dedicated partner, your audit manager and your tax manager. They will get to know you personally, understand your financial strategy and communicate with other members working on your account to ensure synergy and creativity across all departments. We also offer cloud services such as our client portal/intranet to help it make it as easy as possible for you to communicate and work with us.
Your personal and business goals will drive our partnership. We pride ourselves on being financial translators - making it easy to understand your numbers and demonstrate the effects of different outcomes, all so you can make informed decisions with the reassurance that you have explored the options. Our creative thinking often delivers beyond your expectations and is one of the ingredients that makes Barnes Roffe so special. Our aim is to help you guide your financial affairs whether on a business or personal or both so that you know someone you trust is steering you in the right direction. This includes on a personal level we can help manage your assets, provide guidance on trusts, reduce your tax liability, advise on inheritance tax, estate planning and pensions - all this alongside helping you with your business.
Accreditations and affiliations are essential, but they don’t make us special - our people do. The students of today could well be our partners in the future. Personal development and career progression is taken seriously at Barnes Roffe, another area in which we punch well above our weight.
Our commitment to encourage the more ambitious and driven younger members of our team to reach their full potential, demonstrates our commitment to our social responsibility and helps ensure the lifeblood and ethos of Barnes Roffe continues. Our training schemes for graduates and school leavers gives fast access to credible training whilst offering hands on experience and access to professional qualifications within in as little as three years.
Our graduate accountant and tax training schemes, open to around 15 to 20 graduates a year, is designed to give immediate access to excellent learning opportunities and allows them to focus on what’s important – their studies, whilst at the same time as gaining valuable hands on work and client experience.
Going the extra mile (or 1.6 kilometres)
We believe it’s not enough to just be your accounting partner, its that extra mile where Barnes Roffe make a difference to our clients, a vital point we impress on our staff.
Every aspect of your business will be taken into consideration in our assessment of the more serious risks which impact your business. By acquiring this insight, you not only get a statutory audit and accountancy service, but also ideas and solutions on how to improve your business’s financial and operational performance, as well as offer you advice on all your legal and regulatory issues.
Identifying and measuring your businesses key performance indicators is an example of how we work to improve the performance of your business and help you focus on the most important drivers of your business whilst steering a steady course towards a more rewarding future.
What our clients say about us
“The way they interact and engage with you is outstanding, they are always available, easy to get hold of and there when you need them.” Malcolm, Datek Solutions Limited
“Large enough to give all the services of the ‘big four’, but small enough to give that special customer service.” Gary, A1 Pharmaceuticals Limited
“They get to know you and understand your business and your needs.” Amanda, Clarkson Wright & Jakes Limited
“They excel in giving advice and understanding our business, spending time with us and talking through how we might structure things better.” Justin, Lane4 Management Limited
“Barnes Roffe always find time, always... Stellar advice, very good business with a ‘genuine’ personal touch.” Michael, Affinity
“Very client friendly. They spend time to translate all the business jargon for clients.” Sue, Financial Director to companies in the media sector
“A team of smart people whose expert advice has consistently helped me grow my business and save money in the process.” John, EXIB Limited
Our Sector Experience
- Cash & carry/wholesale
- Financial services
- Food & beverage
- Hotel, hospitality & leisure
- International corporate groups
- Insurance brokers
- Legal / solicitors
- Property & real estate
- Technology & communications
- Trade and credit associations
- Transport, freight forwarding & logistics
- Tour operators
- Waste management
Audit and financial
- Statutory and non statutory audit and assurance
- Statutory financial accounts
- Accounting systems and internal controls design and review
- Accounting treatments for complex transactions
- Accounting policies and their application
- Corporate and personal tax compliance
- VAT and PAYE returns and health checks
- Payroll preparation
- HMRC investigations and enquiries
- Inheritance and capital taxes planning
- Property taxation
- Capital allowances claims
- R & D tax credit claims
- International tax
- Tax planning and consultancy
- Group structure and share reorganisations
Corporate finance and specialist advisory services
- Start ups
- Raising finance
- Growth and development
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Business and share valuations
- Wealth planning and protection
- Business sale
- Management buy out
- Due diligence reports
- Forensic investigations
- Management consultancy
- Financial and strategic planning
- Business development
- Retirement and succession planning
- Employee incentivisation
- Remuneration planning