Practice Areas

Louise Newman & Co. offer a wide range of services, including those listed on this page.

Where we cannot directly offer a particular service, we can usually bring in a trusted expert to work with us, so that you have a 'one-stop' facility with us.

Starting Out


If you are starting a new business, you may need to decide whether to trade as a sole trader or a limited company.

We can discuss benefits of  each option, and make the right decision for you.

Accounts Software


We can help you choose the best accounting system to suite your needs, from Excel to an off the shelf accounting package.

As well as the more traditional accounts software tools such as Sage, we are fully experienced with the newer breed of on-line accounting software such as Xero; Wave and FreeAgent which you and your accountant instant visibility over your accounts, enabling a speedier and improved service.



Not all Clients have the time or resources to manage their own bookkeeping and some just prefer to outsource this service.

Our bookkeeping service is cost effective and efficient and allows clients to choose from a variety of services..

Records can be maintained on paper or spreadsheet or on your accounting software. 

We offer a variety of fees to suit your needs from an hourly fee to a fixed fee to help you manage your costs throughout the year.

VAT Registration


Choosing the right VAT scheme can save time and money - we can help you decide whether to use the appropriate Flat Rate scheme or Cash Accounting or traditional Invoice Based Records.

VAT Returns


We help you to meet your filing requirements for VAT by making sure that we have your VAT figures before the filling date.


This allows us to have a conversation with you to cross check the figures against your trading expectations and maintain good and current business Management Information.


We can register as your Agent for VAT services allowing us to prepare and submit VAT returns online to HMRC on your behalf.

Business Plans & Budgeting


Business Plans are helpful when setting up your business or are looking for external funding. We are experts in preparing the Plans which such funders will rely on.

Annual Accounts


At the end of the financial year, Whether a sole trader, partnership or limited company, you need annual accounts for the taxman as well as to see how your business has performed.

If you are a Sole Trader these accounts along with any other income you have in the same tax year, less allowable expenses, will be recorded on your self assessment return.

For Limited Companies these Accounts will be the basis for the Corporation Tax calculation.

Corporation tax


We can prepare Corporation tax returns, including preparation and submission in the electronic filing formats required by HMRC.

Tax Planning


The correct legal structure for your business can save significant money. We can help you decide the most tax efficient structure to suit you and your business.



We have an experienced team who can provide a comprehensive and tailored payroll solution for your business.

We use software which allows us to report online to HMRC using the new RTI system

Pensions & Auto Enrolment


Our PAYROLL service can be tailored to support Auto enrolment, taking the pressure away from your business to maintain.

Personal Tax & Self Assessment

We prepare a summary and supporting information for all your income in the tax year which needs to be included on your tax return.


We use HMRC approved software to prepare and submit your Self Assessment tax return online.

Companies House

Many of out clients like us assist them with the filling of their Completion Statement (annual return) which is an annual requirement for all companies.

Accounts are filled with companies House as part of our annual accounts preparation and filling service.

Independent Examinations


Charities over a certain size need to have an Independent Examination carried out by a qualified professional. We have considerable experience of this.

Business Valuations


If you want to issue shares, or are considering an exit, then a professionally prepared valuation can be essential.

Company Secretarial


We provide Company Secretarial matters including setting up Limited Companies; issuing Share Certificates, Board Minutes and Dividend Vouchers.

Management Accounts


As your business expands, you will want more regular reporting on how the business is performing, whether quarterly or monthly.

We can provide tailored trading account and balance sheet reports to help you manage your business.