Limited Company Accountants Manchester

Limited companies are one of the most tax efficient and safest ways to operate your business. Our Limited Company Accountants in Manchester, assist companies with a broad range of compliance services to keep HMRC happy as well as taxation advice, financial efficiency, management accounts and bookkeeping.

Welcome to Quay Accountants in Manchester

We are a friendly and dedicated team of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Manchester, serving small and start up businesses and limited companies. Our mission is to help business owners pay less tax, make more money and free up their valuable time with our accounting services.

Our key services for limited companies in Manchester

Annual Accounts

All limited companies have a legal obligation to prepare and file accounts with Companies House and a company tax return to HMRC each year. Failure to do so will result in hefty fines and you could even be struck off the register.

At Quay Accountants, we understand how important it is for business owners to receive their accounts back quickly, so they can make important business decisions off the back of their numbers.

We also understand how important it is for business owners to keep as much of their hard earned cash as possible, which is why we maximise the tax savings available to your business and teach you all there is to know about tax efficiency.

Tax Returns

As well as submitting accounts to Companies House each year, every limited company based in the UK will also need to calculate how much profit their company has made for a financial year, as well as any profits made from company investments, and calculate how much corporation tax is payable on those profits.

This information is reported annually to HMRC on a corporation tax return and a profit/loss account must be submitted in support of the return.

Our team of chartered accountants will make sure you don’t pay a penny more of corporation tax than is needed, by maximising your businesses tax efficiency, taking advantage of industry specific tax reliefs and claiming all allowable business expenses.


Bookkeeping isn’t the most exciting of activities, yet it’s an essential task for all limited companies. It can be very time consuming (and tedious), which is why most company owners hire an accountancy firm to do the job for them.

At Quay Accountants, our chartered accountants work with Xero, a simple online accounting software, to do our bookkeeping. We integrate this with clever apps such as Dext, so you get the most out of your bookkeeping services.

Our dedicated bookkeeping team offer bookkeeping and accounting services to suit any size business.


Many people think that filing your VAT return is simply the click of a button. Technically submitting a VAT return is the click of a button, however VAT can be difficult to understand and there are many rules and exceptions to navigate, which is why it’s vital that the data you are submitting is correct.

As a VAT registered business, we will ensure your business is Making Tax Digital (MTD) compliant, by registering you for MTD with HMRC and use MTD compliant software to submit your VAT returns like Xero.

Our experienced team of chartered accountants can ensure that your VAT obligations are met, without paying over the odds.


Whether you are the sole director of your business or have a larger payroll with employees, our payroll service ensures you and your team are paid the right amount, and returns are filed to HMRC on time each month.

At Quay Accountants, our knowledgeable team of payroll specialists are able to take care of your entire payroll function ensuring your company complies with the necessary regulations and legislation, allowing you to concentrate on running your business.

Looking for a local Manchester accountant?

Quay Accountants are a local firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Stretford, Greater Manchester.

We service clients from all around the country, as we specialise in online accountancy services. However, our clients that are local to us can meet face-to-face with their accountant in our offices. 

Our office is located at:
Trafford House, Chester Road, Stretford, M32 0RS.

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What else is included in our Manchester accountancy packages?
  • Dedicated and enthusiastic team
  • Experienced and knowledgeable team with previous experience in top 20 accounting firms
  • Industry knowledge
  • Dedicated accountant who actually cares about your business
  • Fixed monthly fee’s agreed in advance – no unexpected bills

We provide the complete accountancy service throughout Manchester for individuals and small businesses looking for chartered accountants who need help assisting their business thrive.

How much do accountants charge for limited companies UK?

Accountancy fees will vary depending on a number of factors such as your company’s turnover and what added services you may require such as payroll, VAT or management accounts.

At Quay Accountants, all our company clients are charged on a monthly basis with a fixed monthly fee via direct debit. We have a minimum fee of £75 + VAT per month for limited companies (unless dormant) which would increase depending on what accounting package you have and if you wanted to add services such as VAT returns, bookkeeping or payroll.

Pricing can be discussed in more detail through a free consultation where we will make sure you have everything you need in terms of accounting services, and that you don’t have services you do not need.

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Do you legally need an accountant for a limited company?

There is no legal requirement for limited companies to use an accountant, however there are many benefits in doing so.

Hiring an accountant can save you time and stress by completing your year-end accounts and company tax return, but they can also save you money in potential tax efficiencies, avoiding fines or an HMRC investigation and having the knowledge to know what accounting services you need and when.

How much does an accountant cost for a small business UK?

This has got to be one of the most common but hardest to answer questions we get asked.

Accountancy services are tailored to each business, individual and their goals and needs. As expected, the more services your small business needs, the higher the fee will be.

Fees can also vary depending on the size of the business, the amount of work that is needed to complete each month/quarter, the quality of the records we receive and the turnover of your business.

We have a minimum monthly fee of £75 + VAT for limited companies and £20 + VAT for individuals, so this would be the starting point for a small company with minimal services.

If you are curious of how much our accountancy services would cost, get in touch to book a free no obligation consultation.

Can an accountant set up a limited company?

Your accountant can register your business with Companies House, ensuring everything is set up correctly from the get-go, reducing any problems in the future.

All they will need to know from you, apart from the obvious questions such as your name, address, national insurance number etc. is what you choose to call your new company.

Not sure about using a remote accountant?

Online chartered accountants are growing in popularity, mainly due to the impact of the pandemic. They offer all of the same services as traditional accountants with expert advice and excellent service, just without face to face meetings.

Whilst you might not be able to visit your accountant for a face to face meeting, technology such as Zoom allows you to have those meetings where you can run through your accounts through screen sharing, or just have a general catch up!

Another reason why online accountants have their advantages, is that you have a lot more options to chose from. You can hire an accountant anywhere in the country who suits exactly what you are looking for.

At Quay Accountants, we have clients based up and down the country, as well as in Manchester, who we have close relationships with, however if you’re local, any meetings can be done in person.

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