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HLB McGuire + Farry awarded Xero Platinum Partner status

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30th Sep 2022

HLB McGuire + Farry are delighted to have recently been awarded Xero Platinum Partner status – the very highest status level for Xero knowledge and expertise. This is a great achievement for us, as one of the few practices in Northern Ireland to attain this status.

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software that connects small business owners with their numbers, their bank, and advisors anytime.  Xero Platinum Partner status reassures our many clients who have adopted this cloud-based business software solution that we can provide them with in-depth technical support.

This knowledge and expertise will become particularly useful for helping clients prepare for the introduction of Making Tax Digital for Income Tax, scheduled for April 2024.

HLB McGuire + Farry continued success after joining HLB International network

McGuire + Farry joined the HLB International network in 2019 and since then we have enjoyed being able to connect with other HLB firms.  The collaboration allows us to share in best practice and enables us to provide our clients with a combination of local attention and global capabilities.

We are delighted to share in the expertise of the HLB network throughout the U.K. and Ireland and provide our clients exemplary accountancy and advisory services.  Furthermore, we are proud to be part of a global community that demonstrates a commitment to increasing and maintaining the global standards of accountancy services.

In June 2022, HLB International, was named “Network of the Year” by the International Accounting Forum. This award acknowledges reputable brands who consistently deliver high quality professional services.

Corney Versteden, Chair of HLB International accepted the award and commented on the HLB ethos, “We maintain high quality standards across the network to promote trust and confidence among our clients worldwide and offer a top-class service across audit, accounting, tax and advisory services”.

HLB McGuire + Farry help promote workplace health with LCCC Business Games Challenge

We participate every year in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Business Games. Along with several other local businesses, we enjoy testing our team spirit and competitive nature across three stages: Dodgeball, Futsal 5-aside Soccer and Ten Pin Bowling. It was a great way to burn off stress, connect with our colleagues and build relationships within the local community.

The tournament is jointly funded by the Public Health Agency and is part of the “Be Active Stay Active” Programme. At HLB McGuire + Farry, we are passionate about promoting workplace health and we look forward to taking part in the tournament each year.

Congratulations to this year’s overall winners, Haldane Fisher for taking the top spot and winning the Cup. We also congratulate LCCC for winning the Plate. See you all next year!

HLB McGuire + Farry Services

Our range of high-quality services is what sets us apart from competition and makes us one of the leading accountancy firms in Northern Ireland.

By combining top class accountancy, audit, tax and advisory services with game-changing technology such as Xero, we can provide you with real-time information to allow you to capitalise on opportunities and help grow your business. With our support, you can be assured that you’re getting the industry standard for expert accountancy services.

Accountancy Services

We provide services for all levels of businesses, from sole traders to partnerships and limited companies. Reduce the administrative burden on your business and be rest assured that your accounts are taken care of.

Our accounting and compliance services include:

  • Preparation of year-end accounts and
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Tax planning
  • Book-keeping services
  • Payroll services
  • VAT return preparation and submission
  • Preparation for HMRC investigations
  • Xero training and ongoing support

Business start-up services

If you have a great business idea, we can help you get it off the ground. From cash flow projections to trading forecasts, we provide realistic and constructive advice to help you create a profitable business.

Our business start-up services ensure that you are complying with registration procedures in accordance with Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs. We also provide expert financial advice that will help your business manage at a crucial time in its life-cycle.

Business support services

In addition to ensuring legal compliance, we also help businesses maintain profitability through expert financial advice. We can assist you in raising finances, drawing up proposals, minimising tax bills and strategizing for long term business development.

Corporate finance services

Our corporate finance services help corporations manage large financial undertakings within their business. We support and manage the financial aspects of mergers, acquisitions, exit-planning strategies. We can also help corporations raise funding from investors, secure loans, and access governmental grants available to them.

Payroll services

Our in-house team of payroll specialists can help reduce the burdensome task of administering payroll processes and pension auto-enrolment obligations. Our team will work in the way which best suits you and your business and can provide a comprehensive service for organisations of all sizes and in all sectors.

Audit and assurance services

Our auditing and assurance services ensure that your business is remaining compliant with statutory requirements. Our services are accurate, efficient and cause minimal distribution to your business processes. We also help minimise fraud exposure and identify areas for improving your business’s financial structure.

Tax services

At HLB McGuire + Farry, we believe that each client deserves a personalised service for tax advice on either personal or business tax matters. We help in the following areas:

  • Deciding on a tax-efficient structure
  • Making the most of current allowances and reliefs
  • Reducing tax on disposals
  • Maximising tax relief on acquisitions
  • Liaising with the authorities on your behalf
  • Assisting with compliance requirements

We can also help to ensure that your personal wealth is managed as tax-efficiently as possible. From remuneration strategies to estate and inheritance tax planning, we help you manage tax procedures in a compliant and beneficial way.

Why clients choose us

HLB McGuire + Farry has built a strong reputation for providing excellent accountancy and business advisory services for over 40 years.

We know that application and diligence does not in itself guarantee success. Our clients choose us because we help them succeed with our professional expertise. We work with the latest methods and techniques for improving your business and accountancy processes.

At HLB McGuire + Farry, we are committed to building long standing relationships with all our clients. From personal accounts to small businesses and corporate conglomerates, we build trust and provide expert all-round support.