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Chartered Accountants for Startups in Manchester

Introduction - Accounting Services in Manchester

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Since 1948, Jack Ross Chartered Accountants has provided state-of-the-art accounting services in Greater Manchester and beyond. We pride ourselves on our dedication to financial integrity and technological innovation. Whether you are a sole trader or a large corporation, our clients are our priority. 

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Selecting the right accountant is more than a business decision; it is a pivotal step towards securing the future of your start-up. In a thriving economy like Manchester, start-ups require a partner who understands their unique challenges and ambitions. Jack Ross Chartered Accountants is proud to be that essential partner, offering a blend of expertise, personalised support, and innovative solutions tailored for the new business entrepreneur.

As you embark on this exciting venture, choosing Jack Ross Chartered Accountants means opting for a firm that excels in accountancy and believes in the power of start-ups to reshape Manchester for the better. We can be the ones to help you navigate starting a new business, ensuring that your financial foundations are as strong as your business idea.

Why Choose Jack Ross for Your Start-up?

In the early stages of your business, the right support can make all the difference. At Jack Ross, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that start-ups face. Here is why we are the go-to accountancy firm for start-ups in Manchester:

Expertise Tailored to Your Needs

Our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in assisting start-ups. From understanding financial regulations to strategic tax planning, we provide expert advice tailored to the dynamic needs of new businesses. 

Personalised Approach

We believe that every start-up has its own path and requires a personalised accounting strategy. Our approach is to get to know your business inside out. This allows us to offer customised advice and services that align with your specific business goals and challenges. From legal and professional services to hospitality, we tailor our services to match your specific industry.

Committed to Your Growth

Our success is measured by your success. As such, we are committed to supporting your growth every step of the way. From initial company formation to financial reporting and beyond, we ensure that your financial management practices are robust, efficient, and scalable. We empower start-ups in Manchester to not just survive, but thrive in competitive markets.

Forward-Thinking Solutions

In an era where technology develops fast, start-ups need an accountancy partner that can keep pace. We use state-of-the-art Xero cloud accounting software for all of our clients. We are Xero Gold Partners and provide a comprehensive service, from initial set-up to ongoing troubleshooting. Xero simplifies your financial processes but also provides real-time insights into your financial health, enabling better decision-making.

Transparent and Affordable Services

We believe in transparency and affordability, especially for start-ups managing their budgets carefully. Our pricing is clear, competitive, and tailored to the services you need. No hidden fees, no surprises. 

Choosing Jack Ross Chartered Accountants means partnering with a firm that truly understands and supports start-ups. We are dedicated to providing the accountancy and financial advisory services that new businesses need to flourish. We help you lay a strong financial foundation for your start-up, allowing you to focus on what you do best: growing your business.

I can confidently recommend Jack Ross Accountants. They are continually improving their service, greatly benefiting our company as well as me personally. The team at Jack Ross have helped suggest and set up innovative accounting software, adding training and support. This alone has been a massive step towards having more control and understanding of our company finances.


Been using Jack Ross for a number of years. Good clear advice and nice people to do business with.

Jack Ross has been my accountants since I set up my business in 2016. From the outset I was helped with advice, support and encouragement. I cannot commend them highly enough. Always on hand to answer any question and responsive to any changes in the economy which might concern their clients. I don’t have to worry about the financial side of my business as all of that is taken care of and dealt with by Umar and the brilliant team. If you are looking for a top class accountancy firm which maintains the personal touch they are for you!

Our Services for Start-ups

At Jack Ross Chartered Accountants, we offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to address the varied needs of start-ups in Manchester. From ensuring compliance to facilitating growth, our services cover all aspects of financial management and planning that a new business requires. Here is an overview of how we can support your start-up journey:

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Tailored Accounting Services: We understand that accurate and efficient accounting is the backbone of any successful business. Our services are designed to keep your financial records impeccable, providing a clear picture of your financial status and helping you make informed decisions.

Professional Bookkeeping: Keeping track of daily financial transactions is crucial for any start-up. Our bookkeeping services ensure that your records are thorough and up-to-date, freeing you to concentrate on your business growth.

Company Formation and Business Structure

Assistance with Company Formation: Starting your business on the right legal and financial footing is crucial. We guide you through the process of company formation, helping you understand the implications of each decision for your business’s future.

Choosing the Right Business Structure: Whether you are considering operating as a sole trader, partnership, or limited company, we provide expert advice on the most suitable business structure for your start-up. This includes understanding tax implications, liability issues, and the scalability of each option.

Payroll, VAT, and HMRC Compliance

Simplified Payroll Processes: Managing payroll can be complex and time-consuming. Our payroll services ensure your employees are paid accurately and on time, while also making sure all legal requirements are met.

VAT Registration and Management: Navigating VAT registration and returns can be daunting for any start-up. We take the hassle out of VAT by managing your registration process, submitting your returns, and advising on the best VAT schemes for your business.

Ensuring Compliance with HMRC: Compliance with tax laws and regulations is non-negotiable. Our expertise ensures that your start-up stays compliant with HMRC requirements, avoiding penalties and ensuring peace of mind.

Cloud Accounting Solutions

Benefits of Cloud Accounting: In the digital age, having access to your financial data anytime, anywhere is vital. We introduce you to the best cloud accounting solutions that fit your business needs, such as Xero, allowing for efficient, real-time financial management.

Online Accounting Software Training: Not only do we help you select the right online accounting software, but we also provide training for you and your team. This ensures you can maximise the benefits of these tools, from streamlined invoicing to detailed financial reporting.

Free Consultation for Start-ups

At Jack Ross Chartered Accountants, we understand that every start-up has unique needs and challenges. That is why we are proud to offer a free consultation to start-ups in Manchester. This no-obligation session is designed to help us understand your business, your vision, and how we can support your journey towards success.

Tailoring Our Services to Your Needs

During your free consultation, we will discuss the specifics of your start-up, including your current financial management practices, your business structure, and your long-term goals. This conversation helps us tailor our services precisely to your needs, ensuring that you receive the most relevant and effective support.

How a Consultation Can Help Your Business

  • Identify Financial Opportunities: We can help pinpoint opportunities for financial efficiency, tax savings, and funding that you might not have considered.
  • Clarify Your Business Structure: Whether you are just starting out or considering a change, we can advise on the best business structure for your goals and needs.
  • Streamline Your Accounting Processes: Discover how the latest in cloud accounting software can streamline your processes, saving you time and money.
  • Plan for Growth: Discuss your vision for the future, and learn how strategic financial planning can help you achieve your business goals.


Choosing the right accountant is a crucial decision for any start-up in Manchester. With the landscape of business constantly evolving, having a reliable, knowledgeable, and supportive accountancy partner is more important than ever. Jack Ross Chartered Accountants is dedicated to providing the expert advice, personalised services, and innovative solutions that your start-up needs to flourish.

Looking for comprehensive accounting solutions that you can trust? Fill in the contact form below and a member of our dedicated team will contact you to discuss next steps.

Chartered accountants play a critical role in supporting new businesses in Manchester by offering expert advice on setting up efficient financial systems, guidance on the best business structure, help with creating a business plan, and ensuring compliance with tax laws, including filing tax returns. Their range of services supports your business through its formation and growth phases.

Essential accounting services for startups include bookkeeping, tax preparation and filing, management accounts preparation, assistance with Companies House compliance, VAT returns, and payroll services. Our team of qualified accountants in Manchester provides a comprehensive range of services to support your startup’s accounting needs, helping you focus on your business’s growth.

The best business structure for your Manchester startup depends on various factors, including the nature of your business, your financial goals, and your tax considerations. Our accountants can provide tailored advice looking at your specific circumstances, discussing the pros and cons of structures like sole trader, partnership, or limited company, and help you make an informed decision that supports your business objectives.

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