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Global Strategy and Structuring
Exploring a new market for the first time? We can help you get the initial planning right to minimise the pitfalls and maximise opportunities. Frequently asked questions include: "Should I form a company? Is there a need to hire overseas employees? What about supply chain management? Do I need to open a bank account?" Our experience can help you find the answers that are right for your business.
International Audit & Assurance
We are experienced in conducting audits of subsidiaries in the UK, and international audits requiring travel overseas to clients in the US, Asia Pacific and Europe, giving us international capability in cross border businesses. We have expertise in IFRS and reporting under US GAAP.
Outsourced Accounting Services
Not yet large enough to warrant an in-house finance team? We can help you outsource your essential functions to keep initial overheads low and ensure you have high quality management information from the start.
As your business grows, your global tax bill can be affected substantially by how your operations are structured. Our tax team not only has an in-depth understanding of the UK tax rules, they are also experts on how these rules interact with overseas legislation to minimise tax payments and avoid double taxation. They have carried out transfer pricing studies for many of our clients and helped them to implement our recommendations. Our team were also crowned 'Best International Tax Team' in the prestigious Tolley's Taxation Awards 2017.
If you are hiring employees in a new territory, or transferring existing employees abroad, let us assist you in implementing tax efficient remuneration and incentive packages for your staff. We offer a full payroll service for UK employees, including numerous expatriates, and can introduce you to payroll providers overseas. For more information please refer to our International Payroll Factsheet.
Expatriate Advisory Service
James Cowper Kreston's expatriate advisory service forms part of our specialist International Services, enabling us to advise companies and individuals on all expatriate related matters. You may not have the in-house skills to deal with the multi-jurisdiction issues which arise with assignees, or simply not have the time to manage all aspects of the assignee population. We can take the hassle away from you and become your extended HR function in managing the expatriates.
If you are looking to make UK acquisitions, our dedicated Corporate Finance team can assist with both lead advisory and due diligence services. They work closely with our International Tax experts to ensure the acquisition is structured tax efficiently.