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Company Secretary

Company legislation requires businesses to perform several administration tasks that take up a lot of valuable company time. The last thing you need as a business owner is to be stressed out trying to ensure you comply with the 1993 Companies Act. The potential threat of penalties for failing to keep up with the changing rules is too great a risk to take.

At ICL Chartered Accountants we can relieve you of this burden. Our services include:

  • General advice on company law
  • Company formations
  • Filing annual returns on your behalf
  • Preparing all documentation related to minutes and resolutions
  • Maintaining statutory books
  • Assistance with changes of directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details
  • Bonus issues
  • Share transfers
  • Registered office facility

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you get back to running your business.



Estate Planning

As unpleasant as the task is, estate planning is one of the necessities of life. Knowing your hard-earned assets will be dealt with in the manner you choose provides peace of mind.

For business owners, a plan for succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the process of providing for business continuity.

The executor and trustee of a will is required to perform a number of duties. At ICL Chartered Accountants we are experienced in estate planning and can guarantee no deviation from the succession plan for your assets.

The areas of estate administration we can assist with include:

  • Meeting to discuss objectives for your estate 
  • Confirming assets - Valuations, inventories, and appraisals
  • Court approval for a grant of administration
  • Documentation involved in estate planning
  • Protecting the assets
  • Paying taxes and debts
  • Estate distribution
  • Administration Act



Information Technology

We live in a computerised age where technology enables us to enhance a wide variety of business processes. Use software and hardware effectively can provide enormous benefit to your business.

Here at ICL Chartered Accountants we have embraced computerised systems, ensuring our trained, experienced professionals can:

  • Discuss the best system to further your business
  • Install and configure software to suit your purposes
  • Recommend processes to make your computer system more secure
  • Suggest accounting software applications suitable for your business
  • Train clients to be self-sufficient users of a range of software applications 
  • Offer advice on electronic banking

Whether you are thinking about obtaining new computer hardware, or looking at completely changing your business systems, our team is willing and able to assist you.



Farm & Horticulture Accounting

Farm accounting involves specific business, financial, and taxation issues, and a specialist understanding of the industry. At ICL Chartered Accountants we keep abreast of the developments in both the farming and accounting industries, ensuring we are uniquely placed to provide up-to-date, accurate advice.

Our services include:

  • Farm budgeting and cash flows
  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Ownership structures
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Taxation
  • Seasonal planning
  • Succession planning



Rental Property

At ICL Chartered Accountants we have the expertise required to assist you in a variety of areas relating to residential and commercial property. The services we offer our include:

  • Advice on purchasing a property
  • Reviews of lease agreements
  • Advice on funding
  • Guidance on tax minimisation
  • Advice on ownership structure
  • Periodic reviews to ensure returns are maximised

The importance of forecasts in making a residential investment cannot be emphasised enough. We can provide you with forecasts for:

  • Revenue returns
  • Financial position
  • Potential growth

Contact us today for more information on how we can assist you in the business of rental properties!



Retirement Planning

Achieving a comfortable retirement requires forward planning. You need to consider when you will retire, how much income you need for the retirement you desire, how to acquire that income, what role the government will play, and more.

The friendly team at ICL Chartered Accountants can help you answer these questions and plan for the relaxing retirement you've earned.



Buying & Selling a Business

Selling a business can be a difficult, disheartening time, and the tasks involved can seem particularly arduous. At ICL Chartered Accountants we remove the stress from the process.

The services we provide for preparing to sell a business include:

  • Obtaining comparative results
  • Establishing a realistic sale price
  • Taking the business to the market
  • Negotiating with potential purchasers
  • Drafting a contract

Our friendly, professional staff can help you obtain a maximum return for your business.



Succession Planning

To ensure the long-term success of your business, it is critical to establish a well-designed succession plan. Coordinating the transition of your business to your successors can be an arduous process. However, with our years of experience we can address the complex issues of business continuation, removing the stress from your shoulders.

Contact us for more information on forming a plan that facilitates a hassle-free continuation of your business!



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Human Resources

Your most valuable business asset is your staff. In recognition of this, and in line with our aim to help you make the most of your business, we provide an HR consulting service. By providing you with the best HR team, we guide you into getting the best from your team.

We can assist in the following key areas:

  • Employment Relations:
    • Advice on employment agreements, employment legislation, and employee policies and procedures
  • Health and Safety:
    • Assistance with implementing systems to ensure compliance with legislation
    • Training on health and safety
    • Assistance with ACC audits
  • Recruitment and Selection:
    • Assistance with advertising for employees
    • Shortlisting and interviewing
    • Reference checking
    • Psychometric testing
  • Remuneration:
    • Support in administering the payroll
    • Advice on remuneration levels
    • Guidance with incentive and bonus schemes
  • Performance Management:
    • Assistance in identifying performance measurement criteria
    • Training on carrying out performance appraisals
    • Guidance for managers in dealing with performance problems
  • Strategic HR:
    • Aligning HR strategies with business objectives to ensure the development of a team drives the improvement of business performance
  • Team Building:
    • Implementing personality tests to aid resolution of communication problems
    • Team building workshops
  • Change Management:
    • Implementing plans to achieve change in the workplace
    • Training managers to guide their team throughout the transition phase
    • Counselling, interview coaching, and other outplacement services



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