Left to right: Jon Cobley, Ashley Dunkley, Roger Cobley, Andrew Hasker and Tim Cobley
Cobley Desborough has been serving businesses and taxpayers in the Midlands, and latterly the whole of the UK, for well over a century. You only achieve that sort of longevity in this business by applying an implacable focus to giving the client what they really want from their accountant. And right at the top of any client’s list of expectations is that their accountant is going to keep the amount of tax they pay to the absolute minimum. As a wise old judge once remarked, “no man in this country is under the smallest obligation, moral or other, so to arrange his business as to enable the Inland Revenue to put the largest possible shovel into his stores.”
All of our partners and managers have a huge amount of experience in tax, as you would expect from a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants. Tax partners Roger Cobley and Tim Cobley in particular possess an especially high degree of expertise in this area, being as they are members of the elite Chartered Institute of Taxation. That bedrock of experience and expertise means that Cobley Desborough can deal as professionally with the Income, Capital Gains and Inheritance Tax issues of private individuals and trusts, as much as it can with the VAT and Business Tax issues faced by companies.
But it’s not all about tax. Whether you are a start up or an established business, you will rely on your accountant to help you grow that business, either by helping produce business plans, advising on finance options, producing management accounts or implementing suitable capital structures. We are there to help you make the most of all the opportunities and to help you to avoid all the pitfalls. Take our senior partner Andrew Hasker for example: during his nearly four decades of experience, he has helped thousands of clients to build successful businesses; to survive recessions and crises of their own, and to grow, prosper and flourish, on to the second or even third generation.
What else do our clients expect from us? Well, in a nutshell, they expect us to deal with all the damnable red tape as efficiently as possible, so that they can be left in peace to focus on growing their businesses. So whether it’s running your payroll; completing your bookkeeping or VAT returns; or producing and filing your tax returns with HMRC or your accounts with Companies House, you know that you can relax in the knowledge that a professional like, for example, Jon Cobley is there to make sure it gets dealt with.
So much of these record keeping and filing processes are now reliant on investing in, and being expert in, the latest technologies; whether that is ixbrl, RTI or any of the numerous other abstruse abbreviations you will come across. Our IT partner Ashley Dunkley is always one step ahead of the changes, ensuring that as and when new technologies or processes are imposed on business by government, Cobley Desborough is there to take all the strain on behalf of our clients.
In summary, all five of our partners are expert in the sort of skills you expect to get from your accountant, business or tax adviser, and any one of them would be delighted to meet with you for a free no-obligation consultation.
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