L J O’Brien is an accountancy practice established in 2001 and based on the outskirts of Chester, close to Ellesmere Port.
In 2013 it expanded with the employment of another Chartered Accountant to extend the range and capacity of the practice. On 1st April 2015 the practice incorporated into L.J.O'Brien Accountants Limited.
As fully qualified Chartered accountants we are required to be up to date with continuing professional development (CPD) and the firm is subject to a practice assurance regime implemented by ICAEW.
With prior experience of working in business you can be sure that we understand the pressures of running a business, so let us help you to concentrate your time on generating your income, rather than filling in forms for the tax man or Companies House!
Lorna J O'Brien
Lorna graduated from Swansea University in 1988 with a BA (Hons) in Pure Mathematics. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1994, becoming a fellow of the Institute in 2009.
Having trained in practice, Lorna has worked within the NHS internal audit, industry and commerce fulfilling roles of project accountant, financial accountant and finance manager, prior to returning to practice in 1998. In 2001 she established the firm of L J O’Brien.
John R O'Brien
John graduated from Cardiff University in 1989 with a BSc (Econ) in Accountancy and qualified as a Chartered Accountant joining the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1992. John left general practice in 1994 and has worked in small number of privately owned businesses with turnovers upto £30m. John has been a Finance Director since 2006 and has been part of a team that has overseen the acquisition and disposal of businesses. John returned to general practice in 2013 to assist in developing and growing the practice. John has particular skills in key performance analysis and forecast modelling as well as managing teams of finance people to produce accurate and timely accounting information.
We can provide a full accounts preparation service or offer assistance with your own accounting systems...
Computations and returns from business accounts and submitted to HMRC
Spreadsheet Modelling & Analysis
Designing spreadsheets to help keep track of your business.
Computerised Accounting Systems
Setup and advice on the day to day running of accounting software
We can review your business and determine the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will enable you to monitor and track business performance.
General Business Advice
We can advise you on setting up in business and offer advice on business structure
We can manage your entire payroll and ensure that all RTI requirements are met
Preparation and submission of VAT returns and dealing with any enquiries from HMRC
We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service
OUR first consultation is free with no obligation, so you have nothing to lose.
Final accounts preparation
Whether you are a Sole Trader, Partnership or Limited Company we can help you ensure your accounts are prepared with the minimum disruption to your business. We can provide a full accounts preparation service or offer assistance with your own accounting systems. Your annual accounts must comply with accepted accounting standards and principles, and those statutory accounts files at Companies House must be in a set format with specific notes. We can ensure that your accounts meet the requirements and are filed on time.
Tax returns for sole traders, partnerships, companies and individuals
We will prepare tax computations and returns from business accounts and submit these to HMRC; advising on the amount of tax to pay and when it is due for payment. We can deal with general enquiries from HMRC and advise you if you become subject to an HMRC investigation. The personal tax regime can be complex and we make sure the advice you receive takes into account the full picture of your particular circumstances – your business, investment income or employment income.
Payroll & VAT
We can manage your entire payroll and ensure that all RTI requirements are met and you don’t fall foul of detailed payroll regulations. We will supply payroll reports and payslips and advice on end of year returns. We can offer assistance on the auto-enrolment for pension contributions. We can assist in the preparation and submission of VAT returns and deal with any enquiries from HMRC. We can advise on becoming VAT registered (or de-registered) and assist in setting up a VAT scheme.
Excel modelling, analysis and KPI reporting
We can offer assistance in designing spreadsheets to help keep track of your business. We can review your business and determine the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will enable you to monitor and track your business performance. Regular review of your KPIs assists in the day to day management of your business and can highlight aspects of your business where improvement is desired. We can provide business forecasting tools that model how your business works and by determining key assumption can be used to budget for the future.
Implementation of computerised accounting systems
We can offer advice on a number of computerised accounting systems and can assist in the setting up of these systems with your business in mind. We can advise on the day to day running of the systems and the monthly / annual procedures to ensure the accounts are accurate and error free.
General business advice
We can advise you on setting up in business and offer advice on business structure – whether to incorporate or not. We can liaise with HMRC to register for PAYE, VAT, and other taxes as required. We can provide training for non-accountants on book-keeping, computerised accounts, spreadsheets or other areas on request. We can review your business and offer advice on maximising your income or reducing costs. We can provide company secretarial support with online filing of Annual Returns, Statutory Accounts and any other forms.
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- Address: Hawthorne Farmhouse, Ince Lane, Wimbolds Trafford, Chester. CH2 4JP
- Phone: 01244 301062
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Flexible office hours Monday – Friday.
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- We also have a holiday let available at St. David's on the Pembrokeshire coast.
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