Complete statutory accounts service
We don’t just prepare your year-end statutory accounts, we take time to understand your business, identify opportunities to save tax, help you understand you financial performance and position of the business and much more…
statutory accounts service
Our qualified team of chartered accountants is here to assist you. We can assess what information your company needs to give HMRC and Companies House with just one phone call. We can assist with collating all the relevant information required and guide you through the filing process and help you rectify any errors.
Working with us also gives you access to a wealth of expert advice that can help you improve your financial reporting.
At Fusion Accountants, we are very proud of our prompt delivery service with minimal fuss. Our job is to gather all the essential paperwork, go away and do the necessary number crunching, and prepare full accounts very quickly.
We proactively try to complete your company annual accounts (or your tax returns if self-employed) within 1 to 2 weeks from receiving the relevant information you send us. We always file your set of accounts with HMRC before your deadline date (9 months after the year-end).
As a Xero Platinum Partner, we have a considerable advantage when compiling your statutory accounts. First, to process your accounts quickly at year-end, we require all your data in the correct format. Secondly, keeping your records on Xero provides you with a clearer picture of your tax liability through its forecasting tools before the bill arrives.
We can assist you to minimise your tax liability, allowing you to save money! If you think Xero Accounting software could help your company, please contact us.
Knowing what information is required means you will never have to worry about running around last minute to get things ready for HMRC and risk forgetting vital paperwork and possibly incurring a fine.
We will take care of this process for you as we will get in touch well in advance to remind you of any information we need or any payments required.
What Are Statutory Accounts?
Known as "Annual Accounts" or "Year-end Accounts," all UK limited companies are required to submit Statutory Accounts to Companies House within nine months of their fiscal year's end. The accounts of small businesses, on the other hand, are much easier to prepare than those of their larger competitors.
What’s included in statutory accounts?
- A balance sheet
- A profit and loss statement
- Notes about the accounts
- A director’s report
- An accountants or auditor’s report
The deadlines for filing your set of annual accounts are within nine months of your Accounting Reference Date after the first year.
Example: Company ABC Ltd. must file its annual accounts from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020 no later than 31 July 2021.
do statutory accounts include?
Statutory Accounts prepared for Limited Companies in the UK must be fully compliant with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) or the UK GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practice). These will typically include the following;
01. Profit & loss (P&L) account
Profit & Loss (P&L) shows the performance over the company's financial year. It would typically show a summary of income received and the types of expenses incurred. But, of course, every business is unique.
Most companies will also file a Company Tax Return with HMRC every year to disclose their earnings, losses, loans, and other circumstances affecting their tax due.
A retail business, for example, with multiple stores, may want to see income & expenses split by each store. In contrast, a construction business may want to see the profitability of each project it undertakes.
P&L produced for management should therefore be tailor-made, keeping in mind the nature of business, the level of detail required, the frequency and the layout.
02. Balance sheet
A Balance Sheet shows the financial position of a business at any given point in time.
A Balance sheet should be prepared with notes to help indicate key business ratios, such as liquidity ratios, debtor and inventory days etc., which can highlight risk areas, so you are in a much better position to plan any cash flow needs.
03. Key performance indicators (KPI’s)
Notes to the accounts shed light on crucial information that would be useful to any stakeholder of the business. Typical examples of these would include things like;
- Breakdown of Fixed Assets to show amounts purchased, sold and depreciated
- Related Party Transaction during the year
- Detail of some of its creditor or debtors e.g. money owed broken between the bank, taxman or a director
The Companies Act 2006 requires all larger companies to produce a Director's Report in their Annual accounts to improve corporate transparency. It talks about the business's principal activities, any significant events incurred during the year and its business impact.
The report is an opportunity to provide greater detail about how the business has performed during the year any regulation impacts or changes in the economic outlook. It may also mention dividends the business intends to pay.
The Auditors Report is only required for Companies carrying out an Audit (whether Compulsory or Voluntary Audit) and is provided by the Company’s auditors. After a review, they will indicate whether the accounts give a true reflection of the business.
Different types of statutory accounts
Criteria for small companies
If your company meets two of the following conditions, it is considered as a small business:
- You have a turnover less than £10.2 million
- You have up to £5.1 million on your balance sheet
- You have less than 50 employees
As a small business, you can send Companies House abridged financial statements. In addition, a director's report, a profit and loss account, and the option to audit or not are also available to small businesses.
Criteria for Micro-Entities
If your company meets two or more of the following conditions, you are defined as a micro-entity:
- You have a turnover lower than £632,000
- Your balance sheet shows a maximum of £316,000 or less
- You have 10 employees or less
Being a micro-entity means you do not need to prepare complex accounts, and you can send more straightforward balance sheets to Companies House instead. The same exemptions offered to small companies are also given to micro-entities.