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Welcome to James Nicol

Founded by James Nicol– a chartered accountant with decades of experience in the industry – our firm has been providing accountancy services to business owners throughout the Falkirk and Stirling areas for over 25 years. Our client service is the foundation upon which our entire business operates, and we ensure that our clients receive the level of attention and care that they deserve.

By providing accurate accounts and analysis, ensuring our clients understand the meaning behind the numbers, we provide the basis for sound business decisions to be made while always planning ahead from a tax perspective.

It is our aim to always answer emails, voicemails and calls promptly and keep clients informed about the progress of their annual accounts or any ongoing work that is being carried out. It is this service that is valued by our existing customers, many of whom have been with us for decades, and we believe in keeping our clients’ satisfaction at the top of our priorities.

Whether you are a small sole-trader or a growing limited company our compliance and support services could assist your business in fulfilling its tax and reporting requirements in a timely manner and provide you with the tools to drive your business forward while minimising your tax liability along the way.

As an independent firm we can provide a personal service that most others simply cannot match. Our clients are more than just a number and an end-of-year fee to us. We value your business and work tirelessly to ensure your needs are met.

Experienced

We have over 25 years experience in the accounting industry

Reliable

Never miss a deadline and ensure accuracy at all times

Service-orientated

Providing a personal service, calls and emails answered promptly

Contact us today and get

FREE FIRST CONSULTATION

Contact us today and get

FREE FIRST CONSULTATION

Services We Provide

Our broad range of accounting services cater to businesses of varying shapes and sizes. Whether you hand in your receipts in a shoe-box each year or require our assistance with payroll and quarterly VAT Returns we cater for you and can adapt to suit your individual needs

Annual Accounts

Annual accounts are a statutory requirement for most businesses and necessity for many others.
There are different reporting requirements for limited companies, sole-traders and partnerships and we ensure that our clients are fully aware of their statutory obligations and deadlines and stay in touch to ensure these are met.
Clients will be asked to review their accounts before finalisation and this provides an opportunity for any questions or queries to be raised and answered. In our meeting we will explain the accounts, highlight any key variances in comparison to the previous year and look ahead to the next tax year and discuss any requirements or changes that can be made.
In many cases we also handle the bookkeeping duties of our clients on our modern, cloud-accounting software and can provide “live”, in-year reports of their business for those who want it. This can be vital in terms of tax planning and mitigating any potential tax liabilities.
Throughout the process accuracy and communication are paramount and we work alongside our clients to provide the most accurate, helpful and useful financial statements possible for them and their business.
And don’t worry, if you are simply looking for a once-per-year visit to submit your accounts for preparation then we will ensure you get the value you are looking for.

Personal Tax

Nearly all of our clients have some form of tax compliance to fulfil throughout the year.
There are strict deadlines which have to be met. Failure to do so could result in financial penalties being applied and this is something we strive to avoid.
We take responsibility for meeting these deadlines and will contact clients in advance to allow us not only to file the tax returns in a timely manner but also to provide maximum notice of any resulting tax liability that lies ahead.
Clients will from time to time undergo a material change of circumstances and wish to know the tax implications of an upturn in business, a new contract, higher pension contributions etc. and we are always happy to provide tax projections to assist the client in budgeting for whatever change they may encounter.
For Personal Tax clients HM Revenue & Customs also operate a ‘payments on account’ system which can be confusing and often has a significant impact on cash flow if not properly budgeted for. We help our clients understand how this system operates and ensure they are aware of the impact it will have on their tax bills.

VAT Return

- Advise on most suitable VAT scheme for your business

- Ensure filing deadlines are always met

- Comply with new VAT Making-Tax Digital regulations

- Keep your VAT records on Xero cloud-accounting software

Bookkeeping

- We review and advise on your existing systems and processes

- Pull your bookkeeping data into Xero

- Provide quicker and more useful bookkeeping than ever before

Payroll

- Process and submit your weekly / monthly payroll

- Handle your workplace pension responsibilities

- Send out monthly summaries with the sum due to HMRC

Services We Provide

Our broad range of accounting services cater to businesses of varying shapes and sizes. Whether you hand in your receipts in a shoe-box each year or require our assistance with payroll and quarterly VAT Returns we cater for you and can adapt to suit your individual needs

Annual Accounts

Annual accounts are a statutory requirement for most businesses and necessity for many others.
There are different reporting requirements for limited companies, sole-traders and partnerships and we ensure that our clients are fully aware of their statutory obligations and deadlines and stay in touch to ensure these are met.

Clients will be asked to review their accounts before finalisation and this provides an opportunity for any questions or queries to be raised and answered. In our meeting we will explain the accounts, highlight any key variances in comparison to the previous year and look ahead to the next tax year and discuss any requirements or changes that can be made.
In many cases we also handle the bookkeeping duties of our clients on our modern, cloud-accounting software and can provide “live”, in-year reports of their business for those who want it. This can be vital in terms of tax planning and mitigating any potential tax liabilities.
Throughout the process accuracy and communication are paramount and we work alongside our clients to provide the most accurate, helpful and useful financial statements possible for them and their business.
And don’t worry, if you are simply looking for a once-per-year visit to submit your accounts for preparation then we will ensure you get the value you are looking for.

Personal Tax

Nearly all of our clients have some form of tax compliance to fulfil throughout the year.
There are strict deadlines which have to be met. Failure to do so could result in financial penalties being applied and this is something we strive to avoid.
We take responsibility for meeting these deadlines and will contact clients in advance to allow us not only to file the tax returns in a timely manner but also to provide maximum notice of any resulting tax liability that lies ahead.
Clients will from time to time undergo a material change of circumstances and wish to know the tax implications of an upturn in business, a new contract, higher pension contributions etc. and we are always happy to provide tax projections to assist the client in budgeting for whatever change they may encounter.
For Personal Tax clients HM Revenue & Customs also operate a ‘payments on account’ system which can be confusing and often has a significant impact on cash flow if not properly budgeted for. We help our clients understand how this system operates and ensure they are aware of the impact it will have on their tax bills.

VAT Return

- Advise on most suitable VAT scheme for your business

- Ensure filing deadlines are always met

- Comply with new VAT Making-Tax Digital regulations

- Keep your VAT records on Xero cloud-accounting software

Bookkeeping

- We review and advise on your existing systems and processes

- Pull your bookkeeping data into Xero

- Provide quicker and more useful bookkeeping than ever before

Payroll

- Process and submit your weekly / monthly payroll

- Handle your workplace pension responsibilities

- Send out monthly summaries with the sum due to HMRC

WHY WORK WITH US

Industry Experience

Brilliant Team

Client-focused

Reliable

Communication

5 MAIN REASONS TO CHOOSE US

Industry Experience

25+ years experience in the accounting industry

Brilliant Team

Professional and friendly staff who get to know you and your business

Client-focused

Always there to answer your calls, emails and queries when you need it

Reliable

Making sure you never miss a filing or payment deadline

Communication

Informing clients of changes to the tax system that may affect them or their business

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Mon – Thurs: 9am – 4:30pm
Fri: 9am – 12pm
Sat – Sun: CLOSED

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