accounting for creatives in London

Specialist Accountants for Creatives in London

Highly rated London creative industry accountants

London is an exciting place for your creative business, and at Elite Business Accounting, we’ve both the accounting know-how you’re seeking and an understanding of the creative sector.

You may be a London-based sole trader, an ambitious start-up, at the stage where you’re actively growing your limited company or have many years of experience under your belt. No matter what stage you’re at in your journey, with your accounts handled by a professional, you’ll have added peace of mind too.

So if you are looking for expert accountants for creatives in London, then look no further than Elite Business Accounting.

Can an accountant be creative?

You’ll know that creativity is sometimes as much about finding new solutions to problems and being innovative and inventive as blinding flashes of inspiration. At Elite Business Accounting, we can offer you our expertise and a broader perspective to help you build a more successful business. Our form of creativity can save you money, mistakes and a considerable amount of aggravation.

Why choose an accountant with experience in creative businesses?

At Elite Business Accounting, we support many creatives and creative agencies and understand the unique challenges those in creative industries face. We are focused on this area, and unlike some other accountants, we specialise in serving small to medium businesses and limited companies predominantly in this field. We can provide a smooth, efficient service and potentially make your business more profitable for the future.

What type of creatives and companies do we work with?

At Elite, we manage accounting for London-based creative professionals, agencies, studios and production companies, as well as for individual creative freelancers and contractors. See below for a more detailed list of all the fantastic companies we support. Our accountants try to avoid accountancy jargon and talk to clients in plain English. This ensures our clients can work as effectively as possible in their businesses while we support them by utilising our expertise to their advantage.

Will an accountant save me time?

At Elite Business Accounting, we understand that talented, creative professionals like yourself are invariably very busy people. We can give you more time and free you up for that next project or commission. By delegating your finances, you can leave that element of the hard work to us and get on with daily life. Why stress out about your tax returns that next VAT bill or those statutory filing deadlines, when you could simply focus on your own clients or customers, service levels and success?

Why choose Elite Business Accounting?

We're creative industry specialists

We understand how the creative industry works inside and out.

We're relatable

Our friendly team will put you at ease and answer any query you may have

We've worked in the Accountancy environment for years

There's no query our accounting experience can't handle.

We're cost-effective

We offer to help save you money while delivering the best service at the best price.

Our Specialist Accounting Services for Creatives

Our services, as creative industry accountants, include bookkeeping and accounts management to put you in control of your finances.

We also offer advice on tax planning, from company structure to and including creative industry tax reliefs and research & development tax relief. Elite Business Accounting Limited is registered in England, covering the South East of England and the London area, making us ideally located for your business.

Creative industries we provide accounting to:

TV & Film

Actor/Actress, Animator, Film & TV Director, Film & TV Producer, Film & TV Editor, Hair & Make-up Artist, Sound Mixer, Lighting Technician, Camera Operator & Cinematographer.

Design

Exhibition Designer, Graphic Designer, Industrial Designer, Interior Designer, Landscape Designer, Product Designer, Theatre Designer.

Games

Game Designer, Game Writer, Game Developer, Visual Artist, Audio Artist &d Sound Designer.

Architecture

Architect and Interior Designer

Advertising & Digital

Creative Director, Copywriter, Art Director, & Website Designer

Fashion

Fashion Designer

Crafts

Potter & Textiles Designer

Publishing

Author/writer, Editor, Publisher & Art Director.

Music

Music Artist, Music Producer, Composer & Studio Sound Engineer

xero accounting software for creatives in London

Xero Accounting Software

At Elite Business Accounting we have the technology and software to suit all accounting and bookkeeping needs. We recommend Xero, an innovative cloud accounting solution [link to Xero page] as it works brilliantly for those who work on projects on the move, providing instant access to reports and a quick way to record invoices and expenses.

By their own admission *the majority of* individuals working in this incredibly talented sector loathe dealing with the numbers of their business and having to mess around with number crunching and tackling spreadsheets, tax returns and VAT records. Nor should they have to – not when Elite are here to help.

Get in touch to see how we can assist your London based business today.

Advisory Services

There are always new challenges to deal with in the Creative Industry, and often you need help. This is where Elite Business Accounting Limited comes in. We offer a virtual FD (Finance Director) service to suit your purposes:

Management Support

Elite can offer management support to help you run your business efficiently. We are the Accountants for the creatives. We can help with the growth of your business.

The R&D Tax Credit System

Spending money on new ideas (Research & Development) can be daunting, which is why so many businesses tend to let a good opportunity get away. Elite can help unravel the mysteries of R&D tax credits, which could result in your company receiving the financial help it deserves to aid investment and development.

Tax Investigations

Elite are specialists in the world of investigations. We have had the opportunity to work with clients under investigation with HMRC. This can be a very stressful time for the taxpayer, not always fully understanding the principles behind the reasons they are being investigated. Yet help is at hand! Elite understands both HMRC and the client’s requirements and the need to get a satisfactory conclusion to any enquiry or investigation as quickly as possible. Keeping both the client and the tax man updated on events can positively impact, keeping costs to a minimum. Face to face meetings can be stressful; the accountants at Elite Business Accounting can take the stress out of such an experience.

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