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MEET THE TEAM
Les became a Director and Partner of CI Accountancy, accountants Hexham, in October 2010. He has over 25 years experience in high street banking, dealing with businesses of all sizes. In 2005 Les left banking to set up his own business consultancy, Business Support Direct. He is professionally qualified with management, customer service and sales experience. Les specialises in Business Planning, Finance, Business Development and Business Start-ups.
Shaun joined CI Accountancy, accountants in Northumberland, in 2008 after studying a BSc in Mathematics at Loughborough University. He went on to achieve his ACCA qualification in 2013. During his time at CI Accountancy Shaun has gained a wealth of experience both internationally and locally. In particular he enjoys working closely with clients to help resolve their queries. He is an active member of Mid Tyne Business Forum and has represented CI at the annual National Accounting Conference.
what our customers say
“Without CI Accountancy, we would not have been able to purchase Robson Print Ltd in 2008 and turn it into the profitable business it is now. Their range of services, for example; Payroll – has allowed us to concentrate on what we do best – PRINT and allow CI to take care of all the administrative work. Advice has always been concise and clear and on the end of the telephone or face to face if required.”
“We have been using CI Accountancy Ltd for 6 years and during that time they have always delivered what we expext from our accounts partner.
Gary, Les and the team became like our own accountants department because they were always at the other end of the phone when we needed them. The information we were supplied with was always accurate and professional.
“CI Accountancy has been very supportive, providing advice and guidance to Laurus Partners both before and after the business was established. I have been particularly pleased with their assistance with the VAT requirements which can be complicated. CI Accountancy was excellent in guiding me through the options and setting up the required VAT scheme.”
CASE STUDY – ACCOUNTANTS HEXHAM
We were contacted by another firm of Accountants who had a Trust client in dispute with HMRC regarding its outstanding tax liabilities. Trusts can be quite involved and the relevant tax laws very complicated. At C I Accountancy, the principle, Gary Killmister, is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners with many years’ experience dealing with Trusts.
Gary spent some time reviewing the case, in particular inspecting the relevant Trust documentation, and was able to establish that HMRC had made an error in the calculation of the Trust tax liabilities. Gary worked with the other firm of Accountants and the client to put together a case which was subsequently presented to HMRC. The case was accepted by HMRC and resulted in a tax saving in excess of £4million in tax.
Are you involved in a Trust or have issues regarding the complex requirements of operating Trust? Get some expert help – give Gary a ring.