About

Our professional team takes pride having exceptional capabilities and have embraced the mission to serve African businesses and contribute to the economic growth of the continent.

Our professionals have gained precious insights from serving this diverse client base and we use this experience to help our clients in to confront local, regional and global business challenges.

Additionally, we are structured in a way that gives you quicker access to our senior professionals who will give your requirements adequate deep thought, so that you get timely and decisive advice best suited for you

Mission

To Shape the future of business communities by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors, and business partners.

Vision

To help our customers and communities realize their dreams by anticipating, understanding and meeting their business needs..

What We Do

We deliver non assurance, tax and financial advisory services to clients throughout the country and around the globe.

We offer numerous industry-specific practices, world-class resources, and an unparalleled commitment to meeting our client's needs

Our tax advisory services address the needs and objectives of our clients, enabling them to balance compliance with value creation. We have a strong team of tax specialists that can enhance your business by anticipating the strategic opportunities and risks that may impact your tax situation. Our full-service team assists in all aspects regarding tax planning and compliance We offer a broad range of Tax services, which include:

Corporate and personal tax compliance
Every Company, Trust, Partnership, Society and individuals with income whether taxable or exempt must register with the revenue office and be issued with a tax registration certificate (TIN). Meeting the tax reporting obligations is critical in managing business tax risks. Late returns and taxes in addition to reputational risks attract huge penalties, fines and interest. We offer the following income tax statutory reporting requirements.
  • Preparation of the income tax computations in accordance with tax legislations;
  • Preparation of the income tax returns and filing with the revenue office;
  • Timely advise the tax amounts payable and due dates as well as assistance on tax remittances;
  • Application and processing of tax compliance certificates;
  • Attending to queries that may be raised by the revenue office in relation to filed returns; and
  • Registration of new companies with the revenue office (TIN registration).

In addition to the above income tax statutory reporting we do offer the same services on the statutory monthly reporting requirements on VAT, employment taxes (PAYE, NSSF,and LST) and withholding taxes. Overall we rely on internally set procedures and standards to ensure clients attain the highest level of tax compliance.

Tax Representation Before Authorities

A business has been subjected to a revenue audit will in most cases confirm that the experience is not pleasant. It becomes more painful in cases where tax assessments are raised and followed by immediate demands. In cases of fraudulent trading activities criminal charges may be instituted.

We are well equipped and prepared to walk our clients through the entire process while adhering to our professional standards. The entire process can be quite lengthy with some cases ending up in high court. Our strategy is to strive to resolve the cases at the early stages to avoid the protracted legal disputes that may be costly to clients.

Tax Exemption

As a general rule the income of an institution that is public in character and established for the purpose of the relief of poverty, distress of the public, or advancement of education or religion may be granted tax exemption but subject to satisfying some set conditions.

An institution granted such exemption will not be liable to tax on all its incomes whatever the source. We have mustered the procedures necessary to successfully navigate this process which is available mainly to not-for – profit organizations.

Tax health checks

Tax is seldom straightforward. Tax regimes and compliance regulations change rapidly. The Revenue Authorities around the world are increasingly becoming aggressive as they seek to achieve and/or surpass their set revenue targets. In pursuit of this tax audits are now commonplace often resulting in backdated tax demands that may be significant- in many cases running into millions of shillings as evidenced by the numerous reported cases in the media. The risks lie in principal taxes, penalties, fines, interest and in some limited cases criminal prosecution for economic crimes.

It is imperative therefore, that businesses should be proactive and take all the necessary steps to minimize non- compliance risks and tax exposures.

Audits will normally fall into three categories:
  • Compliance audits: are spot check reviews that take the shortest time. The review team will focus mainly on compliance with regard to returns filing and payments without much attention on how the figures were arrived at. The target records for inspections are not many and the exercise will last just a few days.
  • Comprehensive in-depth audits: are reviews covering many tax heads and multiple issues recorded in the books of accounts. As the name suggests it involves a scrutiny in detail of all transactions to determine correctness or otherwise of the reported taxes. It calls for production of almost the entire records kept the business including director’s personal bank accounts. The review period may extend from a few weeks to several months.
  • Investigative audits: Are audits conducted as a result of a report of unusual, suspicious or fraudulent activities.
A tax health audit - usually conducted by external auditors other than the revenue officers involves carrying out a detailed tax compliance review of all, or specific in-house taxes borne and administered by a company. Common taxes under this category are: Payroll taxes, withholding tax, VAT, corporation tax, customs and excise. It gives confidence in the level of risk a business has in relation to taxation in the following three ways:
  • Establish any inherent tax risks through an in-depth and systematic review of your books of accounts;
  • Establishing any risk of, and quantifying any potential back-taxes discovered during a review; and
  • Providing advice on the mitigation and settlement of any such liabilities including engagement with the revenue office for a favourable settlement plan. The tax authorities encourages voluntary/self- disclosure of back taxes and will in most cases exercise leniency by way of extending amnesty on fines, penalties and interest. This is possible where a voluntary disclosure is made, principal taxes paid in full and a formal application for waiver is lodged with the Commissioner by the defaulting taxpayer.
Employment and Expatriate Tax

Operating an international business requires an international and mobile workforce.

We understand these challenges and are committed to providing you with effective solutions that are tailored to your circumstances. For employers, this may include strategies to manage an increased tax burden, pensions and health security compliance and planning.

Our extensive experience and practical, timely advice includes the following expatriate tax services:
  • Arranging personal consultations with international employees to explain the tax implications of their move;
  • Structuring remuneration packages with a view to minimizing tax costs, including salary packaging for tax efficient fringe benefits;
  • Advising on the level of acceptable remunerations and assistance in contract drafting;
  • Adviser on labour laws;
  • Preparing tax returns and related compliance services in the host country including registrations with the revenue office; and
  • Advising on employer obligations in home and host countries for tax withholding tax and provisions relating to Double Tax Treaties.
Payroll Services:

Paying staff can time consuming monthly task. Our Payroll Services offer corporates, small to medium sized enterprises and business owners a professional approach to this sensitive process. With our comprehensive knowledge of the related legislation we simplify the process to remove the headache of payroll so that businesses can focus on their core areas of expertise.

We offer the following services:

  • Registration of PAYE and NSSF
  • Compilation of employee payslips on a monthly basis via Memory Payroll Software by email
  • Calculation of monthly payroll taxes (PAYE, LST and NSSF)
  • Submission of monthly return to the revenue Authority (via e-Filing)
Corporate and Management Accounting

Large enterprises can afford to employ a fulltime professional accountant to prepare report for control and decision reports to assist the directors in managing the company. However, the lack of these skills in smaller enterprises forces management to be equate profitability to cash balance.

Many small businesses and start-ups have limited access to skills and information about reporting requirements - this is where we can help. Through our global network and the use of technology for accounting purposes, we provide support in the critical area of finance to ensure that you have an accurate and up to date picture of your company’s financial situation.

Our services include:

  • Monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of Annual financial statements
  • Processing of accounting records
  • Cash flow forecast
IFRS Financial statement Preparation

Our accredited accountants will produce all financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash-flow statement) according to the highest standards of quality for both profit and non-profit oriented businesses. You will have all your financial documentation (balance sheet, cash flow report, etc.) prepared accurately and on time.

We see our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide you with constructive solutions for maximizing your profitability and efficiency.

Well–organized financial records ensure that your daily operations stay efficient and are conducted as effectively as possible. This is why our firm offers a full range of cost effective accounting services.

Management Reporting

In any business, key financial decisions by management must be based on hard data. This makes it vital to have effective management reporting.

We can set up your chart of accounts to ensure that you receive the correct management reports when you need them. We can prepare management accounts quarterly or monthly appropriate. We can prepare VAT returns based on these reports and assist with the preparation of financial projections. We can also prepare year-end accounts for you, with a fully cross-referenced working paper file ready for submission to the auditors. Our diverse sector experience means we can also offer you added-value commentary based on variance analysis.

Management Consultancy

We provide a wide range of management consultancy and professional services from strategy formulation through programme and project management, and specialist advisory and development services in disciplines such as finance and ICT, to support on implementation and delivery.

We enable clients to achieve integrated solutions to their business requirements and to complete a change programme to time and budget. We acknowledge a need to provide best value for money and leave sustainable benefits from our assignments.

Corporate Finance

Turning your business dreams into a successful reality requires specialist assistance and often calls for additional finance. An acquisition, disposal, flotation or overseas expansion may be the single biggest transaction you will have faced. The support of people who have many years' experience in these areas can make all the difference.

We will work with you to facilitate the transaction to achieve your business goals.

Our team can help you boost your business's appeal to investors, maximise your funding options, identify and negotiate with target businesses or potential acquirers or help you through the complex process of gaining a listing. Whatever your industry or geographical location, our experts understand the transaction process and what the financial community expects of a company. We can help you meet these requirements whilst recognising your need to remain focused on the day to day operations of the business.

Management Consultancy

We provide a wide range of management consultancy and professional services from strategy formulation through programme and project management, and specialist advisory and development services in disciplines such as finance and ICT, to support on implementation and delivery.

We enable clients to achieve integrated solutions to their business requirements and to complete a change programme to time and budget. We acknowledge a need to provide best value for money and leave sustainable benefits from our assignments.

Corporate Finance

Turning your business dreams into a successful reality requires specialist assistance and often calls for additional finance. An acquisition, disposal, flotation or overseas expansion may be the single biggest transaction you will have faced. The support of people who have many years' experience in these areas can make all the difference.

We will work with you to facilitate the transaction to achieve your business goals.

Our team can help you boost your business's appeal to investors, maximise your funding options, identify and negotiate with target businesses or potential acquirers or help you through the complex process of gaining a listing. Whatever your industry or geographical location, our experts understand the transaction process and what the financial community expects of a company. We can help you meet these requirements whilst recognising your need to remain focused on the day-to-day operations of the business.

Our People

We hand pick the very best talent available and nurture and empower them through training and providing them with wide exposure across sectors, service lines and geographies. We are structured to be a “great place to work” and hence we retain our best employees to serve you now and in the future. Combining specialist skills, sharp industry insight and relevant local knowledge, our professionals are also valued for the exceptional proximity they have built with our valued clients.

Regular in-house training on emerging industry and regulatory issues further ensures our people keep abreast of important developments in their specialist field. We also partner regularly with the very best external service providers, whenever skills are required from outside our traditional service line space.

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