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Our services - Enduring values in a changing world from Simon Porter & Co Chartered Accountants, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire

Simon Porter & Co offer a wide range of services, including those listed on this page.

Where we cannot directly offer a particular service, we can usually bring in an expert to work with us, so that you have a 'one-stop shop' facility with us.

We work with Individuals, Sole Traders, Partnerships, Companies and Charities.

Accounts software

We can help you choose the best accounting system to suit your needs, which could be Excel or an off the shelf accounting package like Kashflow.

Annual Accounts

Whether a sole trader, partnership or limited company, you need annual accounts for the taxman as well as to see how your business has performed.


We can offer basic bookkeeping services if required.

Business Plans

Business Plans are helpful when setting up your business or are looking for external funding. We are experts in preparing the Plans which such funders will rely on.

Business Valuations

If you want to issue shares, or are considering an exit, then a professionally prepared valuation can be essential.

Company Secretarial

We can do all Company Secretarial matters from setting up limited companies to Share Certificates, Annual Returns, Board Minutes and Dividend Vouchers.

Corporation tax

We can prepare Corporation tax returns, including preparation and submission in the electronic filing formats required by HMRC.

Fund Raising

If you are looking to expand then you may need to raise funds - we can advise on the best way to approach this, and assist with discussions with third party providers, eg banks or invoice discounters.

Independent Examinations

Charities over a certain size need to have an Independent Examination carried out by a qualified professional. We have considerable experience of this.

Management Accounts

As your business expands, you will want more regular reporting on how the business is performing, whether quarterly or monthly.



We use software which allows us to report online to HMRC using the new RTI system.


We can run monthly or weekly payrolls for you and your staff.

Personal tax

The Self Assessment regime is complex and more people are getting caught up in it.

Remuneration Planning

Getting the balance between Salary and Dividends can save serious amounts of tax. If your spouse or partner works in the business you may consider paying them as well.

Self Assessment

We use HMRC approved software to prepare and submit your Self Assessment tax return online. We can advise on elections you may need to make such as Principal Private Residence.

Tax Planning

The correct legal structure for your business can save significant money. We can help you decide the most tax efficient structure to suit you and your business.

VAT Registration

Choosing the right VAT scheme can save money - we can help you decide whether to use the appropriate Flat Rate scheme and whether to opt for the Cash Accounting basis.

VAT Returns

We can prepare and submit VAT returns online to HMRC on your behalf.

Contact Us

Accountancy and tax made easy

Based in central Caversham, we support businesses and individuals in Reading and south Oxfordshire.

Call us now for a free no-obligation chat on 0118 947 8158