At Charlton and Co, we are a forward-thinking firm with a rich history of helping and supporting homegrown businesses all over the UK by providing expert advice and a reliable, dedicated service.
We use the latest digital accounting tools providing clients with fast, efficient and business-focused services. We can advise on all aspects of accounting, taxation and payroll.
You can rely on us to provide expert, professional and ethical advice, backed by decades of experience, highly qualified staff and accreditation with ICAEW and CTA.
With the turmoil that COVID-19 has brought recently, we have gone above and beyond with our support to our clients. We have assisted with calculating furlough pay, making JRS claims, dealing with local authorities to ensure businesses are receiving the support they are entitled to, looking at cash flows, assisting with redundancies, arranging time to pay tax liabilities with HMRC and providing free HR and Health and Safety support.
We care about our clients, we want to get to know you and work with you, to find the best ways we can support your accounting needs. We have a range of packages to suit all business needs, from fundamental accounts services to specialist advice that’ll help your business grow and develop.
Who We Work With
We provide accountancy services to businesses from all industry sectors and sizes.
Our core clients are made up of over 500 local businesses that are the backbone of North East commerce in a wide variety of sectors including retail, leisure, health and manufacturing, to name but a few. We act for the UK interests of several international groups. In terms of size of organisation we have some sole traders with turnover less than £10k and at the other end of the scale our larger clients achieve turnover in excess of £20M. But all get the same friendly expertise!
At Charlton and Co we go the extra mile to deliver value-added services. We’ve helped businesses grow from fledgling start-ups to multimillion pound global firms. We assist with starting up in business, helping with the running of a business strategically and controlling accounting and tax issues, and ultimately selling out.
We are well known for our technical expertise providing advice to a number of smaller firms of Accountants – We are also an accredited training firm.
Our origins can be traced back to the 1960s. In the early 70’s we became a satellite office of a major international accounting firm, then in 1975 demerged to be an independent firm.
The firm is led by Mark Charlton FCA CTA, who has directed his practice for over 30 years after leaving Price Waterhouse. Mark has seen accounting practices change dramatically in that time but one thing that doesn’t change is the professional dedication the firm has always had toward its clients.
The team at Charlton and Co have the skill sets, qualification and experience to ensure the advice and services provided are always professional and reliable. Charlton and Co is an accredited training office – not only do we provide advice to other firms, we also train new accountants. The team continuously strives to offer the most up-to-date services and to provide online accounting solutions that are available for businesses of all sizes.
We appreciate that not all businesses are the same and so we provide a highly personalised service to our clients. Here are some examples of the services which we provide:
Corporate Tax Returns
Personal Tax Returns
Payroll including auto-enrolment
Bookkeeping and processing
Cash flow forecasting
Tax enquiries and disclosures
Inheritance tax planning
Construction Industry Scheme compliance
Migration and conversion of data
Registration of all taxes
Access to HR support helplines
Tax enquiry fee protection insurance
No-nonsense payroll that saves you time
Automate pension submissions and pay runs. Payslips can be created automatically too, then emailed, printed or downloaded from the secure self-service employee portal.
Compliance, accuracy & peace of mind
Take the headache out of compliance. Our HMRC- recognised software does the calculations for you and lets you submit your figures directly in just a few clicks.
One place to manage your business
Get the complete picture of your finances. Run real- time reports and cash flow forecasts from a seamless accounting and payroll package.
New to QuickBooks or need a refresher?
Attend our free 90 min expert sessions and get up and running with QuickBooks in no time. During our expert sessions you’ll learn how to connect your bank, create invoices and record payments, add and manage your customers and suppliers, and stay organised by using receipt capture.
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