No-nonsense small business advice from Chartered Accountants in Scotland
Because your business is too important to leave to guesswork
With offices in Edinburgh, Livingston and Glasgow we can meet with you face to face but if you are further away or it is more convenient, we are 100% set up for remote working.
Welcome to Sutherland Black
We set up Sutherland Black Chartered Accountants in 2007. Our aim is to provide great jargon free accounting advice with a fast and friendly service to Scottish businesses. We know that clients hate surprise accounting bills, so after a free initial meeting we agree a fixed price agreement and clients pay by monthly Direct Debit. Clients can then call or meet with us safe in the knowledge that they are not incurring more fees by the minute.
Our clients are varied and work in a variety of sectors, including builders, nurseries, security companies, restaurants and pubs to name but a few. Turnovers vary from £100,000 to £10 million a year. We have clients with 1 person on the payroll up to clients with 100 people on the payroll. We cater for Limited Companies, Partnerships, LLPs and Sole Traders.
Why choose us as your Accountants in Scotland?
Our Accountancy Services
Our experienced team provide all the usual accountancy services like VAT returns, bookkeeping, payroll, statutory accounts, corporation tax and self-assessment. However, we specialise in helping you to streamline your business using the latest accountancy technology. We are one of Xero’s Gold Accountants Partners in Scotland and are experts in helping clients migrate to cloud accounting and automatic processing of large amounts of electronic and paper transactions.
Running a profitable business involves having great accountancy information about your business at your fingertips so we use Xero along with other cutting-edge tools to provide you with up-to-date management information however often you want it. We can talk to you about the business ratios and KPIs that you should be focussing on to drive your business forward.
Firm of Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisers Scotland
We are also a firm of Chartered Tax Advisers as well as being Chartered Accountants and are a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS). We can help with the best business structure for tax efficiency, tax saving ideas for family businesses, personal tax tips as well as any other opportunities that we spot. We also have a great R&D tax credit partner firm who can assess your business free of charge to see if there are any opportunities for claiming this generous relief.
We have a long track record of successfully assisting clients with HMRC enquiries from minor aspect enquiries to COP9 criminal investigations. We have had some great results for clients giving them peace of mind by communicating with HMRC on their behalf. Many of the enquiries we have dealt with have resulted in HMRC withdrawing their penalties and our clients’ businesses going from strength to strength.