Services

Hamilton Reiss provides a range of services to its clients, whether they are individuals or businesses, in the financial management and real estate areas.

Please see below for the list of services provided:

 

Accountancy Business Advisory Business Finance Real Estate Tax Planning

 

 

Accountancy

Bookkeeping

Ensuring your books are correct is the first step to managing the finances for your business. Hamilton Reiss is able to provide these services at a cost effective rate, or we can spend time with you and ensure that you are able to do this in house.

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Business Start Ups

Have an idea about a new business. We can advice you on all the steps you need to make, to get your business up and running. We will help you decide on which business form is the most appropriate for you; sole trader, partnerships or limited company. Company formations can be effected quickly and cost effectively.

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Company Accounts

Hamilton Reiss offers the full range of accounting services required to efficiently run and manage your Limited Company.

We will ensure that your Limited Company complies with all the regulatory & financial requirements, and will advice on the most tax effective solution for the retained earnings of your business.

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Payroll

We provide our companies with a competitive, comprehensive and confidential payroll service, which includes:

Processing payslips and advising you on the tax to pay HMRC and the net pay for each employee
Dealing with complications, such as statutory sick pay and termination pay
Completing all year end accounts and returns for HMRC and filing them online for you.

For clients in the construction industry we provide a service for CIS returns and advice on the employed and self employed status of your workers.

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Sole Traders & Partnerships

Hamilton Reiss provides tailored tax and accounting services designed to meet all self employed / sole traders’ needs.

Although being a sole trader is one of the simplest ways to get started in business, there are many processes that need to be followed to ensure a smooth tax assessment each year.
We also provide tax and accounting services for partnerships and we can advise you on whether a traditional partnership or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) would best suit your business.

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VAT & Tax Returns

As part of your accounting service provided to our clients we process all your Tax & VAT Returns. Whatever your level of income or business profits we will endeavour to arrange your affairs so your tax liability is as beneficial to you as possible. We can arrange to deal directly with HMRC efficiently on your behalf, throughout the year, or instead act purely on an advisory level for our clients.

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Business Advisory

Acquisitions

There may be a time when organic growth is not enough to grow the business, or a client is looking to enter a new business area. Hamilton Reiss will provide advice to ensure that a suitable business is found, which fits the goals of the client and then will carry out a due diligence process to fully understand the business which is to be acquired.

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Business Modelling

To gain a better control and understanding of their own business, Hamilton Reiss provides their business modelling expertise to their clients.

This can be utilised in business forecasting and controlling key areas such as cash flow management. The business model built for our clients can also be used for investment appraisal when the business is to be expanded

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Business Planning

We help our clients determine the right strategic priorities for profitable growth and offer support and practical solutions into achieving these growth objectives.

This could encompass such an area as ensuring that the specific goals have been stated and the rate of progress towards these are monitored. This goal setting for example then can be combined into a business plan to assist in an application for loan and investment finance.

Once a plan has been developed we will help ensure that the clients’ internal controls are in place to keep the business on track to reach its specific goals.

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Due Diligence

If a client wants to acquire another business or investment asset, it will need to thoroughly understand the current and projected performance of the asset to be required. Hamilton Reiss provides a commercial due diligence report, which involves a review of both the financial and non financial aspects of the company.

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Structuring

In a period in the cycle in the growth of a company or during the wider economic business cycle. There may be a time when a company needs to review its own business structure.

This covers a range of areas from reviewing the correct debt to equity ratio for the business as a whole to streamlining the legal entities used by the business group.

There will also be instances when it is time to dispose of an individual business line and the most effective solution from a valuation and tax perspective needs to be implemented.
Hamilton Reiss provides these Structuring services to its clients. Even for its smaller clients having the correct business structure is imperative.

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Virtual FD

Rather than an old fashioned accountant or a Financial Controller all businesses require a forward thinking strategic level Financial Director. For many smaller businesses it is simply not cost effective to employ a full time FD.

Hamilton Reiss is able to provide a Virtual FD service able to provide this higher level business strategy service at a fraction of the cost.

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Business Finance

Cash Management

“Cash is king”. A well known saying and a commonly held truth. Yet many businesses fail to manage their cash effectively and fail to forecast their cash flow correctly. This can hinder a business’s growth and in some worst cases lead to the failure of the business.

Hamilton Reiss works with its clients to ensure that cash flow is correctly forecast and an effective credit control process is established and that excess cash over working capital requirements is effectively utilised.

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Business Plans

At times a business will require loan finance to help it grow. A professional and realistic business plan is a common requirement to help gain this loan finance. Hamilton Reiss provides a business plan service to its clients ensuring that the business plan is in line with the goals and growth of the business as a whole and that the correct level of information is provided.

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Equity Finance

For each client business there will be various stages when additional equity investment into the business is required.

Hamilton Reiss will lead the client through the process advising on the rules which need to be followed by private limited companies. Services are also provided in relation to the valuation of the existing shares and advice provided in relation to organising the ownership structure.

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Fund Raising

Fund raising for businesses involves Equity & Debt finance but also the possibility of other types such as mezzanine finance.

Hamilton Reiss provides advice to clients to assist in the process raising finance from Development Agencies, Government Agencies and Business Angels.

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Loan Finance

In the UK debt finance is a tax efficient way of raising capital to ensure your business will grow.
Hamilton Reiss provides advice to its clients to ensure that correct amount of and type of debt is taken on by the business to ensure that it is used effectively and is manageable by the business.

Assistance is also provided in the application process by ensuring the business plan is professional and realistic.

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Real Estate

Property Management

Through Hamilton Reiss’s associated company Richmond Chase, a full management service for investment property owners is provided.

This ensures that all assets sourced by Hamilton Reiss and Richmond Chase are effectively managed to maximise the investment return.

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Advisory

Hamilton Reiss provides advisory services to clients across the real estate spectrum.

This covers areas such as:

Debt finance strategy
Investment property portfolio rebalancing
Investment return modelling
Project Planning
Property Acquisitions
Tax planning

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Building Management

An effective refurbishment of investment properties can be a highly successfully tool in increasing the returns on a property portfolio.

Due to the nature of the build environment it is imperative that the refurbishment process is managed from a financial and operational perspective.

Hamilton Reiss works alongside its associated company Yellowbloc to ensure the building phase is managed effectively and within budget.

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Investment Acquisitions

Once a real estate strategy has been developed, the debt& equity finance is in place. Hamilton Reiss works with clients through the next stage, the location and acquisition of the most suitable investment property.

Working with our associated company Richmond Chase, combining our deep experience in finance and the property sector means we have a broader value perspective on property utilization prospects.

Thus ensuring that the property is not only suitable in itself but also suitable for our clients risk profile and longer term wealth strategy.

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Tax Planning

The full range of taxes can be involved with the business of development and investment in property

Capital Gains Tax
Corporation Tax
Income Tax
Inheritance Tax
Stamp Duty
VAT

Due to the wide range of taxes which can be due in property related transactions Hamilton Reiss works with its client from the outset of the transaction to deal with the interaction between the taxes and ultimately to reduce the tax liability.

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Tax Planning

Estate Planning

With an increasing number of individuals coming within the Inheritance Tax threshold. Appropriate Estate Planning is crucial to ensuring that the maximum levels of wealth are passed down to the chosen beneficiaries.

Hamilton Reiss will work alongside the client utilising areas such as trusts, maximising allowances or ensuring life insurance is in place to cover any tax due and maximise the size of the estate.

Even if the clients’ assets are below the IHT threshold, Hamilton Reiss will work alongside the client as planning and a well drafted Will can ensure that the assets will go to their chosen beneficiaries.

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Personal Tax

Hamilton Reiss provides advice to clients in relation to Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax for their personal & business income.

The advice ranges from areas such the most efficient investments from a tax perspective or Entrepreneurs Relief to advising on tax due arising on position of employment overseas.

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Corporate Tax

Corporation Tax is due on the profits and gains on limited companies. Hamilton Reiss works with the client to ensure that the company’s structure is optimised to reduce the tax liability.

Areas that this would cover would include the split between employment income and dividends for directors, taking full advantages of reliefs on acquisitions and making the most of tax opportunities specific to your industry.

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Property Tax

The full range of taxes can be involved with the business of development and investment in property

Capital Gains Tax
Corporation Tax
Income Tax
Inheritance Tax
Stamp Duty
VAT

Due to the wide range of taxes which can be due in property related transactions Hamilton Reiss works with its client from the outset of the transaction, to deal with the interaction between the taxes and ultimately to reduce the tax liability.

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Investments

There are a multitude of investments an individual can make to maximise their wealth. All these relevant investment products have their own specific tax treatments.

Hamilton Reiss provides advice on the taxation of individual investment products and also on the specific schemes such as Venture Capital Trusts and Enterprise Investment. Schemes

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