Virtual Finance Director

Cloud based bookkeeping packages mean that the days of bringing in your books once a year will soon be over. You can connect us to your records in real time which enables us to provide in year up to date advice. Ultimately the best system is one you are comfortable using but why not have a chat with us about how a web based package could enhance your business.

Tax Planning

Ultimately nobody wants to pay more tax than they have to. We are determined to plan your affairs so as to keep you liabilities as low as possible, while you can have the peace of mind that we are dealing with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs on your behalf. Whether it be income tax, national insurance, corporation tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax or VAT we have got you covered.


It goes without saying that we prepare statutory accounts for various business from private limited companies of all sizes through to partnerships and sole traders. Bennett Kirkhope Smith are also registered auditors.


We have a long and proud history of supporting farming businesses in the Ribble Valley and beyond. Our agricultural teams at Clitheroe and Bentham have years of specialist experience in all aspects of accounting and tax planning for the farming sector.

Book Keeping

The skill involved in good bookkeeping and the value it adds to your business is often underestimated. Accurate up to date figures are vital for decision making, made even easier to access with on the go mobile apps. A well maintained cloud based system can even help you get paid faster by your customers, improving cash flow.

Why not have a chat with us about the full bookkeeping and accountancy service we can provide.


Wages, salaries and related deductions all need reporting electronically to HMRC on a regular basis via an RTI system (Real Time Information). PAYE and national insurance need calculating accurately. Mandatory auto-enrolment means you need to operate a pension scheme for your employees with the related compliance. If you work in the building industry you will probably need to operate the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).  What could be a headache for you is no problem at all for our excellent payroll team.