Let our Accountants Help your Business Start-Up in Hertford

Based in Ware, our accountants already provide accountancy, bookkeeping and VAT return services for a growing number of established companies in Hertford. These are everyday services provided by most chartered accountants, but we differ from our competitors by also providing business start-up and company formation services for new enterprises.

If you need advice from our payroll experts, or if you want to find out more about tax returns and other financial responsibilities, we have your needs covered. N. Armes and Co. have already been instrumental in helping new business start-ups from Hertford in the past, so we genuinely look forward to meeting you and adding your name to our client portfolio.

Company Formation Services – If you’re a business start-up from the Hertford area, you’ll need to make a decision on whether you’re going to be a sole trader, one of the constituents of a partnership or a limited company. N. Armes and Co. provide company formation services for clients. Try to register as a company yourself and it’s almost certain you’ll be faced with a mountain of jargon to negotiate and countless form to complete.

We can help in getting your business start-up running with company formation services which simplify the entire process. And, once your registration has been completed, we can support the early days of your Hertford business by providing ongoing support in our role as chartered accountants. In some cases, we can register you as a company in a single day.

Tax Returns and VAT Returns – N. Armes and Co. cover Hertford and the surrounding areas with tax return and VAT return services. Tax returns differ from VAT returns by providing a breakdown of income, expenditure and profitability. Ultimately, tax returns are used to establish how much taxable profit there is, and how much you will have to pay in income tax or corporation tax. Our accountants handle tax returns to limit your own liabilities.

Our chartered accountants also provide VAT return services. VAT returns basically provide information on how much VAT you have paid or received, and determine whether or not you have any outstanding VAT to pay to HMRC. In some cases, our VAT return services may establish that companies in Hertford are due a VAT refund. If you need to become VAT registered once your annual taxable turnover exceeds £83,000, we can help with that too.

Bookkeeping Services – Clients in the Hertford area can use our accountants for bookkeeping services if they’d rather have their financial activity recorded, stored and retrieved independently of their own company. This is a services N. Armes and Co. can provide for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and major corporations. Bookkeeping is essential because businesses are legally obliged to keep financial records.

From managing bills, receipts and invoices to ensuring your own suppliers and employees have been paid, our chartered accountants use bookkeeping to create detailed financial reports using the software of your choice. We’re conversant with all bookkeeping software, and can even train your staff on how to use it when you want to bring your admin in-house.

Payroll Services – N. Armes and Co provide payroll services to clients in the Hertford area. We can assist you with basic payroll services where we’ll monitor how your employees receive their earnings. Our accountants ensure income tax and NI are being paid correctly, and that you’re upholding your own obligations on maternity pay, paternity pay, sick pay and holiday pay. In most cases, basic services are used to help mobilise your own staff.

Full payroll services see our chartered accountants taking total responsibility for your company wages. In addition to the usual administration work, N. Armes and Co. initiate the payment process and ensure all employees at your Hertford company receive payslips. We can combine our bookkeeping and payroll services together should you need us to.

Call our accountants on (01920) 487518 to discuss tax returns, payroll services and bookkeeping. We cover all areas in and around Hertford.


  • " I have been using Nick Armes to do our payroll for around a year. During my time working here (17 years) at the UNISON office we have used a number of Payroll and Tax experts. None of these have been as accommodating or as efficient as Mr. Armes. "
    K Davies

  • " I have enjoyed our short time working with Nick and continue to do so. I have no hesitation in recommending Nick Armes to anyone else who is looking for a professional chartered accountant to assist them with any accounting or payroll issues they may have. "
    Keith Price, Branch Secretary, UNISON

  • " I can confirm that Nick Armes and Co Ltd have been my accountants for 7 years. I have found them totally reliable, they give excellent advice and always produce accounts on time. I would recommend them without hesitation. "
    Martyn Reid, Managing Director, Riedling Consultancy Ltd


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