Company Formation

Specialist accounting services for charities, Lighthouse accountancy will develop an understanding of your organisation so that we can tailor our services to your individual requirements. Our range of charity accounting services include:

Charity accounts, payroll and advice – including bookkeeping, reviewing and preparing your accounts, reporting and forecasting.

Tax planning and VAT implications for charities, such as Gift Aid, donations and grant funding, income from charity shops and the sale of goods, fundraising events, income from social events and overseas donations.

Compliance with the latest legal requirements and guidance from the Charity Commission.

Advising on accounting systems – and cloud-based accounting software

Setting-up a new charitable venture including:

  • What type of framework is right for you e.g. CIO, unincorporated charity or Limited Company
  • Regulatory, taxation, and governance issues
  • Management accounts, strategic reviews and planning
  • Advice on viability and restructuring a charity
  • Internal control procedures and risk management

Independent Examination
Lighthouse Accountancy will ensure that your accounts comply with the Charities Commission requirements, giving you peace of mind. We will review your accounts and the Trustees Report. We will discuss with you any adjustments that you need to make to ensure your reports comply with the Charities Commission requirements. We will produce a report stating the outcome of our examination, which you can then send to the Trustees and the Charities Commission.

We will also provide guidance on issues such as large reserves and restricted funds etc.


We will produce a set of accounts, from your books, which can be tailored...


We are happy to work with data in a form that suits you...

VAT Filing

We are able to help you with your VAT filing requirements...


We will process payrolls based on the individual employee information...

Tax Self Assessment

We have extensive experience in completing tax returns...


We have specialist qualifications in tax...

Business Start-ups

We can help you set up and register a company or self employed business...

Company Formation

We can help you determine if setting up a limited company is right for you...


We have specialist accounting services for charities...

Our clients say

Gary Wootton

Director, Engage Construction Management Ltd

Having used Lighthouse Accountancy for 12 years, I can honestly say that it is a pleasure to have Neil and his team representing my business. Keeping up to date with current regulations, Neil is always happy to explain in detail how these affect me and my business. Proactive, reliable and flexible. Nothing is a problem.

Colin Barden

Director, Dannic Carpentry Ltd

I have been with Lighthouse Accountancy for over 12 years now both as a Sole Trader and for the last 10 years as a Limited Company within the construction industry. From the first day they have given me exceptional service and advice in dealing with HMRC. They are always available either by phone or email to explain and advise me on my current tax affairs, which to many are complicated and confusing. I would recommend their services without question as accountants to their business affairs.