If you start out as an ambitious, one-man operation, then as your company grows you’ll find you’ll very probably need an extra pair of hands or two to help to keep your business successful and for it to expand in the manner in which you seek.
This gives you fresh accounting responsibilities with the need to properly administer a payroll. Even as a ‘one man band’ limited company you may find that the most tax efficient way to pay yourself is via a small salary combined with dividends so you will still need a payroll scheme administered.
Alternatively, you may be an existing company with a number of employees, and you are finding that administering your payroll is becoming too time-consuming.
In either case, we here at Bells Accountants in Kent can help ease your burden by administering your company payroll for you.
You have to be fully aware of all the complex taxation issues, legislation and processes surrounding employment law.
More and more companies are handing over their payroll administration to accountancy firms such as ourselves, especially since the introduction of RTI (Real Time Information) which means you have to submit your payroll every time it is run rather than just once a year. We can alleviate you of the stress and difficulty of administering your own payroll by simply doing it all for you. We can provide a comprehensive payroll service on a four-weekly or monthly basis.
Please feel free to call us here at Bells Accountants in Kent, to discuss your payroll needs. You can contact us on or via email at .
Below, you will find answers to questions that we are frequently asked – if the question you have is not listed here, please call us on .
If you are paying any individuals to assist you with your business and they meet HMRC’s guidance for what is deemed “employment” rather than “self-employment” then you will need to administer a payroll scheme to ensure they are being taxed appropriately. If you fail to do this you can be held responsible for the tax and national insurance that you should have deducted from them and passed over to HMRC. We can advise you on whether you require a payroll scheme and also run it for you in full right through to providing payslips for your staff and even physically making the BACS payments into their accounts on pay day. If you are a one man band limited company you may still benefit from setting up a payroll scheme to take advantage of the tax free personal allowance you can pay yourself. We can look at your individual circumstances and advise you on the best course of action.
You may be eligible to pay some of your team on a self employed basis which means they will be responsible for their own tax and NI. We can help you decide if any of your team meet the criteria and ensure that you meet your responsibilities as a business owner.
As a small start-up company we need help with the smallest accounting tasks, right up to the crucial and legally required ones. We had extremely limited knowledge of accountancy and bookkeeping and have hardly needed to lift a finger – Bells have done everything for us!
We have never had a single moment of difficulty and the peace of mind we receive working with Bells, is priceless.
As our working relationship has grown we have been introduced to different members of the Bells team and each and every one of them has maintained the same high level of service, dedication and guidance.
Bells responsiveness is probably the best thing about them. Any questions, no matter how simple they may seem, have been handled quickly and professionally. It doesn’t feel like we are dealing with old-fashioned, stuffy, straight-laced ‘accountants’ – it’s more like phoning up a friend for advice
We have already and will again recommend Bells, to anybody looking for a professional, friendly and responsive accountancy team.
Mr Matthew Keogh (Director)
Leestock Music Festival Ltd
We instructed Bells at the start of 2015 as we were very impressed by their proactive approach to accounting matters. We have found the team to be very personable and their attention to detail is brilliant. Prior to the commencement of our partnership with Bells, we found our relationship with our previous accountant rather distant and often found ourselves contacting them to find out what our deadlines submissions were in the absence of any correspondence from them.
Bells have been great in assisting with our accounts in a very professional and efficient manner and the switch over process was really easy. They have provided us with better cost savings efficiencies that we wouldn’t have thought of. Big thank you to the team and we look forward to continuing our partnership with you!
Ebony & Ivory Interiors Ltd
We highly believed that Bells could advise us when setting up the business, and Bells proved to be of exceptional help by corresponding on our behalf with HMRC, understanding the challenges of our business from the very start, thus enabling us to meet our company’s deadlines.
The fact that Bells has been following our company from its early stages makes the relationship between our two companies even more efficient, as we have the opportunity of going through various stages of our business hand in hand.
Launching a new business is particularly challenging, and having the chance to rely on a trustworthy, efficient and experienced accountant partner is essential. We would highly recommend start-up businesses to instruct Bells from the beginning.
Juliette de Combret | Founding Partner
Green Rendez-Vous Ltd.
We first started using Bell’s Accountants in 2012 as a start-up charity. Joanne and her dedicated team have always been extremely professional and efficient. Over the years we have developed a great relationship with Bell’s and we work in partnership to make sure our complicated payroll is completed correctly to the benefit of everyone involved. Loraine explains situations and solutions to us very clearly and we very much appreciate her support. I would highly recommend Bell’s to any company looking for a personal service that’s great value for money
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
The Brilliant Club
Since Bells took over as our bookkeepers, they have proved to be excellent at the job. They are completely accurate and efficient and have also reduced my accountant’s end of year bill. They managed the change-over from my old ‘analogue’ bookkeepers in the middle of a financial year seamlessly and have proved their worth time and again. I have no hesitation in recommending Jo and her Team to any other business owner.
John Wilcox & Co