Our Services

Accounts and Audit

Preparation of Accounts

Bright Brown has a highly experienced, qualified team able to prepare accounts from either manual or computerised records. Many clients now send us their records electronically. We can prepare accounts for all types of business, from sole traders to partnerships and limited companies. Our services will help to reduce the administrative burden, allowing you to concentrate on running your business, while giving you peace of mind that your accounts and returns are in order. With an increase in financial penalties for not getting your accounts right, never before has it been so important to engage qualified accountants to prepare your accounts.

Management Accounts

Monitoring and controlling the financial performance of your business is of paramount importance and regular management information is vital to its continued success. Bright Brown work with our clients to produce either monthly or quarterly management accounts on a regular basis. Our dedicated team will discuss your requirements with you and provide you with tailored information and constructive advice.

Accounts Software

Finding the right system to suit your particular needs can be tricky. Not to mention having the system installed, learning how to use it and making sure you have reliable technical back-up. Bright Brown can advise you on the best accounting system - manual or computerised - for your business and help you set it up. Bright Brown can also train you how to use the system and provide on-site or telephone support. At Bright Brown we are familiar with all types of computerised accounting packages.

Statutory Audits

Bright Brown are Registered Auditors and provide audit services to a variety of organisations, from small owner-managed companies to medium sized groups.
Our services include:
• Statutory audit, in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. 

• Production of statutory audit and assurance reports. 

• Regulatory reports where appropriate. 

In addition to giving you peace of mind that your accounts are fully compliant with statutory requirements, we can use the process to help identify strengths and weaknesses in your business finances and systems, and suggest ways of improving them.

Charity Audits

Bright Brown specialises in the audit of public interest charities and not-for-profit organisations on both a local and national level. In addition to ensuring that your organisation fulfils its statutory duties, our experienced professionals will use the audit process to identify any opportunities where you may be able to save costs. Bright Brown’s service is delivered with a minimum of fuss and maximum efficiency and accuracy, and will provide charity trustees with a comprehensive and insightful audit.

Pension Fund Audits

Bright Brown can carry out pension fund audits for a variety of schemes, including defined benefit, defined contribution, hybrid and multi-employer. Through the auditing process, our specialist team can provide pension trustees with the valuable and robust advice they require in today’s challenging climate.

Internal Audits

An internal audit is key tool for assisting the growth and success of any organisation. It can provide directors and senior management with key information and assurance regarding the business's financial control systems and overall performance. Unlike an external audit, internal auditors will look beyond financial risks and statements to consider the wider issues affecting the business. Bright Brown has a wealth of experience in undertaking internal audits. Our qualified experts can offer proactive advice and support and will always maintain a high level of communication and professionalism during the auditing process.

Accountants Report under Solicitor Accounts Rule

Solicitors’ accounts are regulated by the Law Society and must be compliant with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules (SAR) as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We act for a number of law firms and are experienced with the accounting regulations with which solicitors must comply. We can carry out SAR audits and prepare and submit the necessary Accountant’s Report in a timely and efficient manner.

Independent Examinations

Since the relaxation of auditing requirements, Bright Brown are increasingly called upon to conduct Independent Examinations of company accounts, records and systems. Bright Brown also act as Independent Examiners for charities and for clubs where members require an added level of protection. Management and trustees will often benefit from the added degree of protection without the cost of an audit.

Verifying Grant Claims

Bright Brown have helped many businesses to secure grant funding and are experienced in liaising with various bodies and agencies. We carry out grant audits in a timely manner, thus preventing any delays to the receipt of funding. At Bright Brown, we strive to forge close working relationships with our clients, and endeavour to ensure that you are kept up-to-date throughout the entire grant application and auditing process.