Oury Clark Chartered Accountants were founded in 1935 by Walter H Oury, father of Richard Oury, in Eton High Street, in the South East of England, an area known as the Thames Valley.
Today we still operate primarily out of our Thames Valley office. The practice has developed over the years from being a traditional accounting practice offering the services you would expect (audit & accounts preparation, tax, insolvency etc) to being a full professional services practice.
Our close ties with our associate firms enable us to offer a huge breadth of services and expertise to both large and small companies.
We specialise in helping businesses set up in the UK, assisting entrepreneurs and advising family offices. We are a truly unique and boutique firm delivering services to the highest standards whilst keeping commerciality and efficiency at the core of our philosophy.
Oury Clark Chartered Accountants, together with Oury Clark Solicitors, provides a comprehensive and cost-effective service.
We can provide Company Secretarial services to your business and our address can be used as your company’s Registered Office.
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We have a professionally qualified credit control team.
Thanks to our relationship with Oury Clark Solicitors, we can follow a debt through from start to finish.
Dedicated payroll professionals offering comprehensive and tailored packages.
As well as the traditional Statutory Audit, Oury Clark is also able to address these areas:
We offer business recovery and formal insolvency options to companies who find themselves in difficulties or are simply looking to restructure or reorganise their current business.
The available options range from formal procedures such as Administrations and Company Voluntary Arrangements to informal arrangements and refinancing.
Where a rescue of the business is simply not viable we can then provide a swift, professional and sympathetic close down of the business using a formal insolvency process such as a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation.
We offer a restructuring service to small and large companies alike, whether it be the removal of the redundant subsidiaries of a large plc or the reorganisation of a SME business.
Oury Clark is a firm of Chartered Accountants with offices in and around London. We are ideally placed to attend to the needs of creditors in and around the South East.
We will attend and report back on creditors’ meetings for any creditor who wishes to ensure that their interests are looked after.
Often recoveries result from setting aside transactions undertaken by parties controlling the assets such as Transactions at an Undervalue, Preferences, Transactions Defrauding Creditors, which are not in the best interests of creditors. We would additionally look for hidden assets, antecedent transactions, wrongful or fraudulent trading and various forms of misfeasance or breaches of duty to see if further recoveries were possible.
In relation to personal insolvency (be it as a sole trader or in a partnership), where bankruptcy is unavoidable we will explain the duties of a bankrupt but it may be possible to avoid bankruptcy by way of an individual voluntary arrangement. We can arrange a members’ voluntary liquidation where the company is solvent to allow for an early distribution to creditors.
We can also act as administrative receiver for debenture holders who wish to place a company into administrative receivership if they are experiencing financial problems with a debtor company.
Corporation tax applies to companies, whilst sole traders and partnerships pay income tax.
We can help you with:
On an international level, we have experience of working along side advisers in other jurisdictions and can assist with:
We can help businesses to look after that most vital of resources, their staff, with advice on:
All goods imported into the EU will be subject to Customs procedures, and import duty and VAT may be payable before the goods are allowed into free circulation.
Without proper preparation this can mean your goods are literally stuck on the dockside.
We can also help you with Customs Duty reliefs such as inward processing relief, temporary importation relief, etc and advise on other potential duty mitigation planning. We can help with duty deferment and other warehousing procedures to ease the cash flow burden of your duty liabilities.
Most people are aware of Income Tax, Corporate Tax, and VAT, and will come into contact with the other main indirect tax: Stamp Duty Land Tax.
There are an increasing number of other “indirect taxes”, often with environmental objectives, which a few businesses are subject to.
We can advise on Stamp Duty Land Tax, for both individuals and corporations, and identify tax mitigation opportunities where appropriate.
We also have indirect tax practitioners who have the knowledge and expertise to advise upon the lesser known areas of taxation, including:
We can help you by:
In the unfortunate event of a tax investigation being conducted with a view to prosecution, we can work closely either with your own lawyers or the solicitors in our associate law firm to ensure that you are properly represented.
If you are coming to the UK, whether on secondment from your employer, or to set up a business, or simply to establish a home, we can advise on and help with:
If you are leaving the UK, we can advise on and help with:
We also specialise in advising non-domiciled individuals who are UK residents and on offshore arrangements generally.
Working closely with our independent financial advisers ensures that your tax affairs and any tax planning measures are tailored to your financial position. Any individual, be they a company director, self-employed, or retired, will invariably have personal tax circumstances.
We can help with such things as:
Although Finance Act 2008 introduced some wide ranging changes to the taxation of UK tax residents with an overseas domicile there are still tax planning advantages to be enjoyed particularly for those who have been resident here for 7 years or less.
Examples of some of these advantages are:
If you are considering a move to the UK it is often critical that some tax planning measures are put in place prior to your move here
VAT is one of the most complicated and potentially costly areas of taxation in the UK and Europe. It is an area where sensible forward planning can make all the difference, particularly for businesses involved in cross border transaction or making one off transactions which are outside the normal course of their business.
We can help with:
Many large international groups of companies have low tax jurisdictions somewhere within their corporate structures. These can be very effective at reducing the overall tax burden on multi-national groups.
We have accredited experts, partners who are members of the Academy of Experts and/or the Expert Witness Institute.
Directors and Trustees of entities in offshore environments have to have control of the entity’s assets for many structures to work.
We have trusted advisors in most reputable low tax jurisdictions worldwide and can arrange for companies, Trusts and other entities to be formed as required.
There are many tax advantages that can be enjoyed by non-UK domiciliaries living in the UK.
The most effective planning must be done before an individual takes up residence here. As with most offshore tax planning, it is preferable to get the structure in place as early as possible, so that as much as possible of future value created can be sheltered, as far as it is possible to do so legitimately.
Examples of advantages to be enjoyed by non-UK domiciliaries are:
The main areas of private client work with which we can assist are:
We are regularly instructed in valuation matters, often for litigation purposes, such as matrimonial proceedings or s459 actions, but also for non-litigious purposes, such as agreeing values with the Inland Revenue for share schemes or demerger.