Easing the pressure on small business owners is our first priority. Dealing with the finances of your small business can be difficult and stressful, especially for small business owners who do not have a solid background in accounting. Motif Accountant strives to ease this stress. We know that you have enough to worry about without wondering if your financial information is accurate.

Our Commitment to You:

Professionalism – Mature, dependable, and experienced
Flexibility – Choose the package that suits your needs
Integrity – Service is strictly confidential
Savings – Competitive rates & outstanding service ensure you get the most for your budget

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Starting a new business is both exciting and rewarding, but knowing where to begin  can be a challenge. Motif accounting is with you in every step forward.

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Services we offer:

    Business Startups & Company Formation

    Getting the right advice and support when starting a new company is essential for the good running and growth of a business. If you would like to create a new business but don’t have experience in the legal or financial aspects, Motif Accounting can help you through the process, assisting you step by step.

    How will you structure your business?
    Is your business plan feasible?
    How much money will you need?
    What are your profit margins?
    What are the financial implications?


    Keeping the books may not be the most glamorous of tasks, but every organisation must do it. What’s more, every group will have its own particular needs and no two systems will be the same. No jobs are too big or too small from simple record keeping to management accounts.

    As with all our services, your business is unique and so our bookkeeping service is tailored to your individual needs. Our bookkeeping and accountancy service offers the perfect solution to any business wanting to have accurate up to date records.

    We can help if you:

    Wish to outsource the complete bookkeeping function.
    Are seeking advice on your bookkeeping process.
    Require support in organising your records prior to the preparation of financial statements.
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    VAT Returns

    The mostly discussed schemes are:

    Cash accounting
    Annual accounting
    Retailers schemes
    Flat rate scheme

    Maintaining accounts for a small business is very time consuming. Again, focusing on calculating VAT could be wasting productive time where you could be instead, focusing on your business’ operations.

    Our priority is to focus on the best possible VAT returns scheme for the client and with constant comparison of schemes to help the client’s cash flow. We have a great amount of understanding of VAT rules for maximising client claims.

    Motif Accounting can help you with all the required areas:

    Provide VAT advice
    Help you registering for VAT
    Calculate your VAT
    Prepare and file your VAT Return
    If necessary we can de-register you from VAT

    Our advice to our client regarding VAT:

    Always take your time to prepare your VAT Return
    Never submit VAT Return late

    Payroll Solutions

    As a small business owner, one of your most important tasks is ensuring that payroll is handled correctly. Employees expect their pay on time and taxes need to be accurate. Payroll taxes change frequently, which can make payroll difficult. Let Motif Accounting handle your payroll and save on your valuable time and resources.

    Our payroll services are meant to help you spend less time worrying about managing payroll and accounts, and spend more time focusing on the things that make your business grow. Whether you have an on-site accounting staff or not, we can assist in some or all of your payroll accounting needs.

    Our services are tailored to your individual needs and is suitable for any organisation, regardless of whether you have one employee or hundreds, and whether your payroll is run weekly or monthly.

    Our Payroll services offer:

    Completion of statutory forms P35, P45, P60
    Uploading your logo, Transparent Header logo, Retina Logo
    Customised payslips
    Organisation of payments

    Compliance Services

    At Motif Accounting, we provide a wide range of compliance services to support all aspects of business administration.

    We work with software approved by the HMRC and Companies House and in compliance with current regulations. Our systems are always up-to-date with the current Accounting and Tax updates, as well as the necessary amendments to provide our small business with the most accurate service. We ensure our clients about the quality of our work and explain to them where necessary, to make them understand the calculation and computations carried out by us.

    Let us take over your accounting and taxation functions and allow you to focus on your day to day business, and other important aspects of the business generation with absolute peace of mind, making sure you are optimizing your potential financial benefits and compliant with all your requirements in time and accurately.

    Our Compliances Services include the following:

    Accounting Compliance
    Tax Compliance
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    Tax Returns

    One of our specialist areas is Taxation. Some of our most popular services are income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. We use HMRC approved software to calculate and submit tax returns. We can advise you on tax related areas and plan the available options with you. We advise clients about the different types of tax returns, such as short tax return and full tax return, if necessary. Short tax returns are for very simple tax affairs whilst the full tax return is more complex, with many different supplementary sections to fill up which are related to the clients details. For a tax return, we work to a high standards from the beginning to the end of these procedures.

    Lists of the services are given below:

    Advise clients about the income received from self-employment or a partnership
    Relevant advice on other income such as land and property rentals
    How much money will you need?
    Any other income received in Gross and how to calculate them in tax return
    The implications of different tax rate and how to give one priority over another etc. In our practice, we use HMRC approved software to make sure we calculate the tax liability correctly.

    The process of our work:

    We calculate clients tax liability
    We complete the tax return
    We file the return online
    Advise the client about the amount to be paid with due dates
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    Our Accountant team in East London work with tax returns for individuals, self-employed and companies. Our team of accountants keeps your obligations updated, and help you to save tax by making sure you are taking advantage of all potential benefits to minimize your tax.

    Our specialized Small Business Accountant firm work with software approved by the HMRC and Companies House, ensuring total compliance with current regulations. Our system is always up-to-date with the current Tax updates and the necessary amendments provided to our small business and individuals. We guarantee to our clients quality work and explain to them where necessary, reasons for calculations and computations carried out by us.

    Personal Tax Services
    Personal Tax Planning
    Corporation Tax Services


    Self Assessment

    Self Assessment is a system of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) used to collect income tax. Tax is usually deducted from wages, pensions and savings. People and businesses (self-employed) with other income must report it in the form of a tax return.

    Self-Assessment can be time-consuming and confusing for busy individuals and self employees. It can also be costly if penalized by HMRC when deadlines are missed, incorrect returns are filed or inappropriate records are retained.

    Whether you simply need your annual tax returns completed efficiently, or you need complex specialist advice we are here to help. Our specialized Small Business Accountant team will work on your tax returns giving you peace at mind, whist freeing up your valuable time by offering a comprehensive Individual Self-Assessment tax return service.

    We calculate your tax returns, minimizing your tax bills, completing and filing it for you. Taj accountants always explain your results before submitting anything. Furthermore, you will have access to expert knowledge whenever you need it as well as tax planning advice.

    Motif Accounting can help and advise you to manage your personal taxation affairs, making sure you are taking advice of all the financial amendments and optimizing your potential benefits in your interest.

    Personal Tax Planning

    Tax Planning is an essential aspect to keep control of your financial issues and ensure your financial health. The actual tax regime is increasing in terms of complexity and more emphasis is put on the taxpayer’s responsibilities. In this context the professional advice and support is essential to optimize your tax position.

    Our team of Accountants based in Leicester, East Midlands will support you with the management of your financial issues, advising and guiding you on all tax related areas, whilst planning the available options with you. This will allow you to take full control our your financial situation, a and save tax by making sure your are taking advantage of all your potentials benefits in your interest.

    We offer a wide range of accounting and taxation services to our clients, such as:

    Income tax
    Capital gains tax
    Inheritance tax
    Trusts and estates
    Non-domiciliary tax issues

    With our support you will have full control of your finances, saving money and planning ahead, ensuring you are doing the best for your business’s health.


    Tax Responsibilities

    You must register your partnership and its members with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Partners who are individuals pay Income Tax and National Insurance through self assessment, whilst partners who are a company must be registered with HMRC for Corporation Tax.

    A partnership is a business association of two or more parties, known as partners, who agree to cooperate for their mutual benefits. The partners in a partnership may be individuals, groups of individuals, companies, and corporations.

    Each partner shares the organization’s profits and control of the business operation. The consequence of this profit sharing is that these partners are, jointly and independently liable for the partnership’s debts.

    How can Motif Accounting help you?

    Partnership might seem a little complex to many people. We are here to help deal with all financial, accounting and taxation matters so you can focus on your business’ operations. Our wide range of services for partnership business include, for example, Year End Accounts, Secretarial services, Bookkeeping, VAT return if you are a VAT registered business or Payroll.

    Visit our services page to know more about what can we do for you and your business.

    Sole trader

    Sole Traders

    As a sole trader, you run your own business as an individual making you self-employed.

    Sole trader is the simplest way to start a business as setting up is quick, easy and preparing sole trader accounts can be simpler. There are many people who start their business as a sole trader and then later on they incorporate it as a Limited Company. However, being a sole trader business involves some personal financial risk. Sole traders must pay their debts if their business fails. The convenience or not of this structure for your business depends on many factors that we should analyse in detail.

    Tax Responsibilities

    You must register your sole trader/self employed business with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as soon as possible (even if you are only running your business on a part-time or casual basis), otherwise you could be fined up to 100% of the tax due, in addition to the amount of tax unpaid.

    Additionally you will pay income tax on any business profits by filling in a self-assessment tax return each year, stating your income and expenses. You’ll also have to make flat-rate Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs) throughout the year, and also Class 4 NICs, if your annual profits exceed a certain level. You pay this with your income tax and the figure is calculated from your self-assessment tax return. You must keep detailed financial records for your business, as well as proof of any expenses (such as receipts, invoices, utility bills, etc.) All of these are necessary when your tax returns are due. Furthermore, if, as a sole trader business, you employ people, you must collect income tax and NICs from them too and pay these to HMRC.

    How Motif Accounting can help?

    The sole trader might seem easy to maintain but in the long run, any form of accounts and statutory work become time consuming and tough to maintain. At Motif Accounting, we are dedicated and will work on all your accounting an taxation affairs, freeing up your valuable time and making sure you comply with all your requirements and are taking advantage of all potential financial benefits. Visit our services page to know further in details what can we do for you.

    Small Business Support Services

    Motif Accounting provides a thorough range of services to support all your small business needs.


    Great bookkeeping helps maintain a business’s organization, profitability and keeps everything under control. Additionally, efficient bookkeeping will provide you with a clear picture of your company’s financial health.

    As a small business owner, you might feel stressed to maintain all bookkeeping and accounting records by yourself. You can rely on our Small Business Accountants in Leicester for a professional management of accounts, with expert knowledge and smart solutions. Motif Accounting can help you with all your bookkeeping needs. We will organize and maintain all of your accounts, ensuring they are up to date and are compliant with all of your requirements. We are also here to help you organize your daily finances and, offer you feedback in regards to how your business is coping and methods to improve it.

    With our support, small business owners in London can keep focus on other important aspects of business generation, while we maintain their account.

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    Our team of Small Business Accountants provides payroll services to small and medium enterprises in Leicester, East Midlands and West Midland in general. After consulting with us you can either outsource us your payroll work helping you to save time and focus it in the main aspects of your business, or we can install the necessary payroll software in your company server/ pc where appropriate for your use. We can also train your staff on payroll as necessary.

    Managing all the aspect of wage payments can be time consuming and take you time from the core activities of your business.

    Our accountants in Leicester offer dedicated payroll management services. From deductions calculation to customized payslips as required, or summaries and analyses of staff cost. The overall process will be easier for you and your company.

    Our Small Business Accountant team helps small business owners keep track of expenses with easy payroll management solutions, calculate all the numbers related to tax deductions, and free up their valuable time to focus in other import aspects of business.

    How Motif Accounting can help?

    The sole trader might seem easy to maintain but in the long run, any form of accounts and statutory work become time consuming and tough to maintain. At Motif Accounting, we are dedicated and will work on all your accounting an taxation affairs, freeing up your valuable time and making sure you comply with all your requirements and are taking advantage of all potential financial benefits. Visit our services page to know further in details what can we do for you.

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    Motif Accounting

    We are a well established firm of Accountants, specialising in tax advice and business consultancy based in Leicester.

    We provide a wide range of services to business owners and individuals like you and have built up an excellent reputation for providing a high quality personalised service to all clients, whatever their size. Our staff are here to help with any of your accountancy and tax needs, just give us a call. All initial consultations are free of charge.

    Let’s work on your exciting new business together!

    Contact us now 0116 262 3450

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