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St James Consultancy

Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers

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Our philosophy is to work with clients to tailor professional advice provided to meet individual needs and expectations. We appreciate that while some clients will want to actively manage their financial commitments, others prefer to focus on their business needs or personal lives retaining a high quality adviser to ensure that their best interests are being looked after. Flexibility is the key to achieving the right balance for each client and we welcome discussing this both at the outset, and through ongoing client relationships.

We utilise the latest information technology to ensure that compliance work is completed accurately and efficiently to keep costs down and to add value to the services provided. This enables us to focus on the areas which really matter, such as minimising tax liabilities and planning for the future. It also means that we can efficiently provide services to clients who are not located in the area and who are interested in a modern flexible approach to professional advice.


Our People...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Benney MBA ACA FCCA CTA
Owner and Managing Director
 
Paul has over 15 years experience in the profession with extensive experience advising a wide range of owner-managed businesses and wealthy individuals. In addition to being a Chartered Tax Adviser, he is also a Chartered Accountant and can apply both of these skills to ensure that clients maximise tax saving opportunities.
 
Previously a tax partner for a national top 15 firm of Chartered Accountants, he advises on both corporate and personal taxes, including buying and selling businesses, corporate restructuring and personal tax planning. He has particular strengths in providing tax saving strategies for entrepreneurs and their companies and integrating these strategies with commercial and personal objectives.
 
Paul has a keen interest in the impact of taxation on business and is a member of the Owner Managed Business Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, which makes representations to government on tax policy.