Retail & wholesale
Changing consumer behaviour. Cyber risk. Emerging digital technologies. Cost cutting. The face of retail and wholesale is rapidly changing, and businesses need the right advice.
At First Accountant we ensure that our partner-led teams are always available to meet with our clients, providing timely guidance. Our personalised approach ensures our retail and wholesale clients can make the most of the opportunities available in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
We have a wealth of experience supporting the sector, offering strategic advice to businesses across the UK; from the biggest high street names to start up organisations.
We provide a comprehensive range of accounting and business advisory services. Specific services include:
We provide audit services to retail sector clients at all stages in their business cycle.
Our outsourcing one-stop-shop allows any size of business to outsource some or all of the business, financial and administrative functions, in order to free up valuable resource and reduce costs.
We provide a tailored payroll service to meet individual client needs, either by simply offering advice or fully supporting them by running their payroll and providing a full managed service.
We partner with our clients in areas such as tax compliance, tax valuations, business structuring and venture capital tax reliefs.
We advise on all aspects of international tax, providing a combination of global tax advice and in depth local tax planning across the globe.
We provide high quality VAT services, tailored to your needs, which ensure that you comply with UK VAT law, pay the correct amount of VAT at the right time and help you reduce your VAT costs.
We assist in the application of patent box, grants, and R&D tax credits.
We also provide a range of specialist services for the Retail and wholesale sector:
Governance, risk & assurance
We provide a range of services designed to support boards in maintaining robust governance and assurance frameworks and managing risks effectively.
Restructuring and insolvency
We work closely with bankers, venture capital funds and lawyers to restructure and refinance struggling organisations, across numerous industry sectors on projects that are both UK-based and international.
M&A and floatation
Our team has extensive experience advising and supporting clients in the planning, negotiation, and completion of M&A transactions.
Share schemes & remuneration
We advise on share schemes for founders, directors and employees.
Capital allowance claims
We have a wealth of expertise and combine both tax and surveying skills to help identify and claim for missed opportunities and maximise allowances on current expenditure.
Dispute analysis & investigations
We work closely with our clients and their lawyers to present the best case possible, expedite the legal process and provide meaningful commercial solutions, to enable you to get back to business.
We provide clients with access to a specialised group of professional resources experienced in a range of programme and project-related activities, including: management systems, cyber and IT security, bespoke solutions development and IT strategy.