Your specialist Accountants for Architects

As an architect you turn your clients’ aspirations into reality. As Accountants for Architects, we want to do the same for you.

We know running an architectural business is so much more than just creating designs and delivering projects on time and budget. You may be struggling to find skilled team members or want to understand how you can make your team more productive to increase the efficiency of your projects. You might not have up to date financial information to be able to make informed business decisions or know how you’re going to meet your short- and long-term business and personal goals without a clear strategic plan.

Regardless of the challenges that you are contending with, we have the experience and the understanding to help you formulate the best solutions which will allow you to get back to the things that you are best at.

Accountancy & Advisory services for Architects

We will provide the usual accountancy services that you’d expect from an accountant such as completing your end of year accounts and the directors personal tax return forms. But the real value in our service comes from the value added services that we provide to architects. These include:

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Why we’re the right accountants for your architectural practice

We understand your business 

We have been working with Architects for over 12 years. We know running an architectural practice may not be as straightforward as other businesses. We understand the challenges that come with working in the private housing sector and the bureaucracy that is associated with the public sector and can help you overcome these.

We go the extra mile in supporting you

It’s likely you’re working on a number of projects at the same time and sometimes a job can just take over. We can take care of a range of your business needs, more than a traditional accountant, while you get stuck in managing your projects.

R&D tax experts

We have been submitting claims since 2014 and have a 100% success rate for submitted claims. We can help identify claims to give you a cash flow boost.

We won’t use confusing accounting jargon  

We believe that the true test of any professional adviser is not what they know but how they apply that knowledge to your benefit and perhaps most importantly communicate that knowledge to you.

  • “I started my business 5 years ago and A4G were recommended to me as accountants. I have since been working with Caroline Ward who is an excellent adviser and with the rest of the team who deal with preparing my accounts and payroll efficiently and professionally.

    They are all very friendly and helpful and are always ahead of the game with advice in response to legislative changes along the way. I would highly recommend A4G for any business looking for a professional, accessible and helpful service.

    – Sally

Reward your innovative designs. 

As an architect, you are shaping life more than most other businesses. Yet many businesses are missing out the very thing that rewards the work architects do every day: innovation.

Research and Development (R&D) tax credits allow architects who spend money improving or developing a new product, service or process to claim either a Corporation Tax reduction or a cash payment from HMRC. This includes projects completed up to two accounting periods ago and that may have not even been successful.

Book a free R&D discovery session with us where we can quickly identify the likelihood of a successful claim before we get started.

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Plan for the future. 

You’ve worked incredibly hard to build up your practice, but do you have a plan for the future? Would you like a better work/life balance? Financial freedom?

We can help look at your options for exit, whether it’s supporting you through a sale of your practice to a third party or helping develop your key members of staff and then working with you to setup an Employee Ownership Trust.

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Make informed business decisions, easier. 

Having accurate and up to date financial data is the only way you can make informed decisions in your business.

A key part of this involves managing the chargeable time that your team are spending time on projects so you can measure their productivity. It’s very easy for the creative requirements of a project to override the commercial elements. But if this happens too frequently, it’s going to have a big impact on the profitability of your business.

We can build you personalised quarterly or monthly management accounts consolidating all your financial data. This ensures easy access to crucial information, making key decisions a seamless process.

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Caroline Ward



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