Helping, supporting and guiding SMEs to growth
Creating a successful, profitable business to support your lifestyle is the dream of many business owners and entrepreneurs. However, those dreams can be frustrated, not because the business is flawed, but because you reach a level of financial expertise that’s beyond your experience. It’s just not your strength. That’s where Fitch can step in and act as your 'virtual' Finance Director.
You get a highly qualified accountant to advise, mentor and encourage you in all matters financial: to help you focus on working 'on' your business rather than working ‘in’ it: to offer opinions drawn from years of experience. It's our aim always to help you break through to new levels – perhaps even beyond your dreams - and at considerably less cost than employing your own full-time FD.
How we can give your growing business a helping hand
Here are just a few of the Added Value services we can provide:
What’s the right corporate structure for your business? The answer could have a significant impact on the amount of tax you have to pay. Our tax review takes a thorough look at remuneration planning, Corporation tax planning, capital allowances and R&D claims.
The Board Room:
Regular meetings where we review and discuss your management accounts and key numbers as if we were members of your board. We can either act as a ‘Virtual FD’ to your business or simply observe and make recommendations.
Our Benchmarking Service measures your business against others in your industry and highlights any strengths or weaknesses as a starting point for developing and fine-tuning your business improvement action plan.
Statutory records and filing:
We’ll make sure all your returns are filing on time, including year-end payroll, corporation tax and other statutory information.
If you need additional finance or are thinking of selling your business, this provides you with an up-to-date valuation.
We’ll review your existing accounting and control systems and make recommendations for improvement.
Whenever you need a Business Plan we will prepare an impressive, comprehensive report that ‘ticks all the boxes’ as far as banks and other sources of finance are concerned, including marketing, finance, staffing, cashflow forecast, profit forecast etc.
Buying or selling a business?
Corporate Finance specialists who provide you with proactive advice and “hands on” support. In difficult economic times, these management services act as a highly effective 'early-warning' system - a barometer of business peaks and troughs that will help you and your staff manage the business in the most effective way.
Grant funding in Northern Ireland
We are experienced in Grant Audits to support claims for European Funding. If you are starting a new business or changing an existing business, please talk to us about the possibilities of claiming EU funding before you take the first step.