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Small business accounting services

For a small or medium-sized enterprise to be successful, owners need to understand their business’s finances and financial drivers. Our consultants aim to listen and learn to enable us to design an accounting solution especially for you. We work with you to help your business succeed by providing outsourced bookkeeping, small business accounting, and financial management services.

Company formation for small and medium enterprises

We understand that setting up a business in the UK can be a daunting process. We can make the start of your journey as easy as possible by assisting you throughout the company formation process.

Let us handle the following:

  • Advice on the correct structure of your UK company set-up

  • Company formation

  • Opening a business bank account

  • Registering for VAT

  • Registering as an employer (PAYE scheme set-up)

  • General advice on record-keeping and statutory obligations

  • Being the company's registered office.

  • Acting as the Company Secretory

VAT registration service

Need to know whether you should register for VAT? Or which VAT scheme is best-suited to your business needs? We can help. Our service will help you get VAT-registered, assist in managing your VAT and help complete your monthly or quarterly VAT returns.

We offer specialist, personalised, end-to-end accounting and tax advice

Financial and managerial accounting

For effective decision-making, business owners need management accounts prepared monthly or quarterly. Management accounts analyse how a business has been performing. They include forward-looking projections to aid business decisions.

We work with you to identify what is important to track for your business and then compile a set of accounts that are useful to your business.

Management accounts can include the following items:

  • Profit and loss statement per period

  • Actual versus budgeted performance

  • Cash flow projection

  • Budget forecast

  • KPI report

  • Reports that analyse significant changes

  • Profitability of projects 

Our management accounting services are tailored to suit the needs of the management team of your business. This enables your teams to make informed strategic decisions.

We offer specialist, personalised, end-to-end accounting and tax advice

Corporate secretarial services for statutory compliance

When you have your own business, you have certain statutory filing obligations. We have a dedicated division that performs the role of outsourced company secretarial services to ensure you are up to date with all your statutory filing obligations.

This division will carry out several of these obligated functions for you.

We can assist by:

  • Performing the role of company secretary

  • Preparing and filing your Companies House Confirmation Statement

  • Filing of changes to company officials, addresses and shareholders with Companies House

  • Preparing board minutes and passing resolutions

  • Preparing share and dividend certificates

  • Fulfilling the role of registered office 

We offer specialist, personalised, end-to-end accounting and tax advice

Payroll outsourcing service

Your employees are your most valuable business assets. We know how important it is that they are remunerated for their work in an efficient, timely way. We prepare payroll on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis - depending on your requirements.

We take care of the following:

  • Processing of payroll on approved, gross pay schedules

  • Distribution of employee payslips and P11 reports by email and post (if required)

  • Generation of HMRC remittances for statutory deductions

  • Preparation and submission of year-end payroll returns, including P14s, P60s and P35s

  • Preparation of annual P11Ds (if required)

Using outsourced payroll services means you can rest assured that all employees are paid on time, all filing obligations are met, and all payroll queries are resolved swiftly.

We offer specialist, personalised, end-to-end accounting and tax advice

Part time Financial Director

Every business should have a Financial Director who can focus on the true financial success of the business. However, sometimes the cost of filling this position full-time can be out of reach for an SME. We offer your business an affordable and flexible part-time outsourced Financial Director who will become part of your team.

They can bring skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Profit, loss and cash flow projections

  • Defining key performance indicators

  • Pricing and margin analyses

  • Break-even analyses

  • Tax planning

  • SWOT analyses

  • Overhead analyses

  • Profit enhancements

  • Due diligence assignments

We offer this service in two ways. You can opt for it on an ongoing basis, where the outsourced director joins in on monthly board meetings and provides support throughout. Alternatively, you could choose a part-time Financial Director on an ad hoc basis for specific projects.

The benefits of our accounting service


Approachable and personable accountants




A high-quality
accounting solution


The backing of a reputable accounting firm


Quality control exercised
on your behalf



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Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 07070528), registered in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (1st Contact Money [PTY] Ltd - FSP no. 41900) and hold an Australian Financial Services Licence issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (1st Contact Group - AFS Licence number 335 126).

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