Chartered Certified Accountants

Helping businesses and their owners manage their accounting, business and taxation

Bookkeeping and VAT


All businesses are required to keep accurate records for both taxation and VAT purposes. Good bookkeeping practices also benefit the business by helping you manage and control your finances, plan for future growth and ensure that your accounts are completed more efficiently, which should in turn avoid late filling penalties.

We can also prepare regular management accounts to help you manage your finances, your customer account balances, your supplier account balances, stock levels and if you are trading as a company, they will allow you to appraise performance and plan your dividends issue.

Management account can also identify slow-moving or unprofitable goods or services, bad debt and surpluses or deficiencies in resources, so they can be a powerful aid in decision making.

We can prepare your accounts from whatever bookkeeping records you have – whether they be computerised, spreadsheets, a cashbook or a batch of receipts. And we can advise you on how to strengthen your record keeping procedures, which in turn will help you run your business more effectively and make you ready for M.T.D which is coming into effect soon.

It goes without saying that your account will be prepared with according with accounting standard and we will check that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to.

Unlike many accountancy practices we have a specialist in house bookkeeping department so when you ask us to complete your bookkeeping you can trust it can be done accurately and quickly. As with everything we do, the service is tailored to meet the need of your business, which might include sending your invoices, chasing the people who owe you money and submitting your VAT return.

We make things as easy as possible, for instance arranging a shared online storage folder so that we can access your invoices without you needing to print them. Or we might use an online accounting system, which you also use to invoice your clients, so that there is no duplication of work.

If you have a preference, we can use whichever system you would like us to, but we often find that Xero, SAGE, CAPIUM, Quickbooks, Clearbooks, Exchequer or VT are great systems for small and growing businesses.

We can either charge an hourly fee for bookkeeping work or please contact us for a quote for a fixed fee. Either way, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how affordable and reliable our bookkeeping services are.

Most business people are keen on what they do for a living, not on maintaining the accounting records BUT these are legally required for their business. Most businesses cannot justify or have the necessary resources in employing permanent finance staff and then to maintain their skills with additional costs on training. Belver Accounting can take away the stress of maintaining your paperwork.

To find out more, orto book a FREE initial meeting, please just get in touch today!


If you’re just starting out, we can help you decide whether you need to be VAT registered from the outset or not. And we will continue to monitor your situation, so that should it become obligatory for you to register for VAT, we can deal with all of the paperwork for you. We will also Advice on VAT planning and administration. VAT control and reconciliation.

In contrast, we will also monitor your position for when we think you are able to and would benefit from deregistering.

As with other areas of tax, we can act as your Agent for VAT purposes and therefore correspond with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on your behalf. We will Negotiate with Customs and Excise in disputes and representing you at VAT tribunals on your behalf. Paper VAT returns are pretty scarce now but our software also allows us to file your VAT returns online with HMRC.

It is worth nothing that, late VAT registration, errors, late VAT returns and late VAT payments can lead to penalties and possibly interest being charged impacting on the business profit. Choosing Belver as your Advisor will take care of your VAT affairs, not only gives you peace of mind, but it should also avoid you wasting your hard-earned cash on penalties and interest.

Value Added Tax is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business – so complex that many businesses inadvertently overpay or underpay VAT. The ever-widening scope of VAT, ever-changing regulations and the increasing demands of HM Revenue & Customs call for a trained professional eye to ensure both that you do not fall foul of the regulations and do not pay more VAT than necessary.

To find out more, or to book a FREE initial meeting, please just get in touch today!