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Business Start-ups

Having a clear idea of your business model is the key to success.

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Sound financial management is key for charities.

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Our Services

We are flexible and can work at your premises or at ours.

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Chris Lockhart Limited Accounting & Tax (“CLLA”) is a Chartered Accountancy practice started in November 2015 by Chris Lockhart FCA, a Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ experience in the profession.  We aim to provide high quality technical services to small businesses and the “Not for Profit” sector, keeping our overheads low so we can pass the savings on to our clients.

We like to work with our clients to provide a service that is tailored to them and efficient.  We firmly believe that communication is the most important thing to get right in accountancy – not just the numbers.

Accounting services

  • Cloud bookkeeping
  • Company accounts
  • iXbrl file conversion
  • Corporation tax
  • Self-assessment
  • Payroll
  • VAT

Other services include

  • Charity accounts
  • Charity Independent Examination
  • Business start ups
  • Business plans
  • Deadline warning
  • Company secretarial services
  • Virtual Finance Director services

paperless office system

A nice idea but how does it work in practice?  Going paperless if you are previously used to using paper requires a big “mind shift”.  You have to be super organised or things will get lost.  Instead of sifting through mounds of paper to find something you know is there in a “safe” place, you…

charity trustee and governance

There is a massive shortage of financial expertise on boards of charities.  This particularly affects smaller charities and can be a real hindrance to the operation of the charity.  Given the Charity Commission is now placing higher demands on trustees with the new Charities Act coming into force in 2016 and increasing calls for trustees…

digital accounting

HMRC’s Making Tax Digital consultation papers are now going through the consultation process and we are starting to know more about what they are envisaging. Some sceptics would say a conspiracy is afoot between HMRC and the software providers to elbow the traditional accountant out of the picture. I am all for a change in…