Showbiz creatives are seldom noted for their financial acumen, so it makes sense to hire professionals in the finance and legal professions to sort out any problem areas.
Here is a selection of accountants, legal and financial experts who specialise in clients working in the creative industries.
Mark Carr and Co believes ‘cloud accounting’ is ideal for the fluctuating incomes of the entertainment industry. Its benefits include time-saving, bank feeds, 24/7 access for you and your accountant to real-time figures, permanent back-up, and the ability to ‘train’ your software to recognise transactions. Let Mark Carr & Co choose and set up the right cloud system for you.
Brian Ben Camissar and Co specialises in the smaller client, giving advice in respect of personal and corporate tax as well as preparing accounts for individuals, partnerships and companies and submitting these to the revenue. As the practice is not based in the capital, it is able to offer a more competitive fee structure, and a high level of personal service. Call 0208 346 3795.
Morrish Solicitors provides Equity’s free personal injury claim service, with cover including accidents and injuries sustained within or beyond the workplace. Morrish is a specialist personal injury law firm with a tradition of providing quality legal services to many trade unions and professional associations. The personal injury service is free of charge to all Equity members.
MGM Accountancy acts for a wide range of economically diverse clients, from solicitors and recruitment agencies to beauty therapists and plumbers. For some, this will only be a self-assessment tax return, while others will require a range of services. It strives to offer a complete accountancy and professional service to clients from all walks of life and professions.
At Equity Insurance Services, RJ Hurst and Partners has been providing insurance and financial planning advice to entertainers for more than 30 years, across a range of product areas such as motor and home insurance, liability insurance, travel cover, pensions, life assurance and investments. By combining specialist knowledge and experience with a high-quality service, it strives to match clients’ various needs.
Breckman and Company has specialised in the arts and entertainment industry for more than 50 years, with offices in London and Brighton. It can assist with the preparation of self-assessment tax returns, self-employed accounts, limited company accounts and Statement of Recommended Practice-compliant charity accounts, as well as offer advice on a range of taxation issues.
Sheridan Accountancy Services Ltd, based in Westcliff-on-Sea, specialises in looking after artists, writers, actors and businesses that support the entertainment industry, such as researchers, sound engineers, riggers and marketing media specialists. It understands that dealing with tax affairs is daunting to some people, and helps to alleviate any stress.
Theataccounts works exclusively with clients in the entertainment industry, specialising in making tax simple. Whether you are a new start-up, an established freelancer or you run your own company, Theataccounts can prepare your accounts and tax returns with a friendly, down-to-earth approach. The team at Theataccounts is well aware that being self-employed or running your own company can be difficult, so it ensures that its approach is as simple as can be.
Spencer-Davis and Co is a well- established accountancy firm in Harrow, north-west London, specialising in the performing arts. It has a reputation for friendly and efficient service. Spencer-Davis and Co is always happy to take on new clients.
MH Services, based in Manchester, comes highly recommended, being fair-minded in its charges and ensuring clients’ peace of mind in their financial dealings. Full HM Revenue & Customs compliance, tax efficiency, all refunds and reclaims submitted. Telephone 0161 637 2296.