Our Services

We recognise that needs vary according to the size of a business and therefore provide a tailored service to suit your exact requirements.  We provide a full range of services and advice at a sensible price then why not give us a call to discover more.


We recognise that most people start a business because they have a skill or a good idea and the determination and commitment to want to succeed, but do not necessarily have the legal or financial grounding of running a business.

Gillani & Co. can advise on any type of structure; Limited entity, partnership, limited liability partnerships (LLP’s) or sole trader and we will help you decide what structure is best for your situation both now and moving forward.  We will deal with the registration processes with Companies House for Limited entities and LLP’s and with HM Revenue & Customs for tax and VAT registrations.  Our practical common sense approach allows us also to guide you to a system of bookkeeping that will suit your abilities and enable you to comply with statutory requirements.

Business Plans

If you require funding, need to raise finance or secure an overdraft facility the lender will require a business plan.  In fact to succeed in business you will undoubtedly need one.  Our varying client base affords us the ability to discuss all business ideas and to help produce effective business plans and financial projections.

Bookkeeping & accounting

We know that bookkeeping is a burden on any business; many small business owners cannot afford the time to undertake the task themselves when time would be better spent doing what they are good at, let alone being able to afford a full time bookkeeper.

By gaining an understanding of your needs we can tailor our approach to your exact requirements so that we can provide the level of service you require and the precise information you need.

Tax and VAT regulations mean that proper accounting records need to be kept and whether you require your records processed weekly, monthly, quarterly or a review of the processing you undertake in-house we can ensure those obligations are fulfilled.  In addition we can ensure you receive timely management or interim accounts regularly and assist in evaluating your performance.


Administration of payroll is time consuming and can be costly; software, non-compliance and staffing.  We can offer your business a complete and confidential payroll service to relieve you of the burden of the growing complexity of employment legislation, constant taxation changes and penalties for non-compliance.

Company Secretarial

Constantly changing company legislation and requirements make it virtually impossible for any company director to keep up to date with the Companies Act and disclosure requirements.

Our services include:

Audit Services

An audit is often viewed as a necessary evil to fulfil a statutory requirement.

We see an audit through the comprehensive work we undertake as an opportunity to review and report to management on their financial and other systems.  This can result in identification of potential problem areas and recommendations on how to improve efficiency and controls.

In addition to standard corporate audits we are also involved in a wide variety of specialised audits including: FSA audits, Charity audits and public sector grant claim assurance audits.

Corporate Tax

Corporation tax represents a large proportion of your profits.  The saying “it’s not what you earn… it’s what you keep”, is never more true in the current economic climate than it is at the moment.

Our software, regular courses and link with specialist tax experts ensure that we are always ahead with tax saving ideas and solutions to minimise exposure to tax. Increasing powers of the tax authorities and stern penalties for non-compliance can create an administrative headache. As part of our corporate tax service we are able to:

Personal Tax

We have the expertise to ensure the increasingly complex compliance rules of self-assessment and the complicated annual Tax Return completion is a painless process.

We complete your Tax Returns, calculate any tax liability or refund, advise on when payments need to be made and how you can minimise your tax liability.  We can register as your agent to deal directly with the Revenue on your behalf and file all your paperwork on-line to ensure strict filing deadlines are met to avoid you incurring penalties and fines.