Assurance and Advisory
The French Duncan approach is based on a thorough understanding of each and every client and their business. We must understand the business, the sector and the people to appreciate what is significant to them and how they can best be served. We have an appetite to participate in our clients' strategic planning, the growth of their business and the development of their business plans.
Our Assurance and Advisory team often provides the cornerstone for many of the firms’ services, as it is this baseline understanding of a business, which allows us to be proactive with ideas.
In addition to satisfying our clients’ statutory audit requirements, we plan our work to produce useful client feedback at all times. We appreciate the value that can be derived from our work and always seek to provide constructive recommendations to clients. This can be achieved through formal management letters and by less formal discussions and meetings. In all cases we seek to improve management control and enhance profitability.
We have unrivalled experience at all levels of business which enables us to advise on many of the more complex issues which a business may experience. These may include financial investigations, fundraising, company secretarial, secondment of staff, share valuations and succession planning. Whatever your particular requirement, we can advise on your best options.
French Duncan also has a Payroll service, which we deliver through our fully authorised BACS bureau. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of the latest government regulations we can ease the Pay Roll administration burden for many companies.
Small Business Service
Many small businesses now find it makes more sense to free up management time by forwarding routine accounting work, management accounts and VAT returns to us. These clients, who may fall below the new audit threshold, enjoy the effective outsourcing of their finance function to French Duncan.
In addition to these basic services, we can provide an in-depth level of advice, with cash flow projections, business plans, discussions re bank borrowing or general tax advice.
For more information about our Small Business Service please contact Janice Robson.