Audit & Accountancy

Fairhurst have built an enviable reputation within the North West Business community for Accountancy and Audit services.

Managed by our partners and dedicated teams, not only will we help you meet the statutory requirements but also take the opportunity to conduct a review of your financial and management systems. This can often result in identifying potential problem areas and recommending opportunities to improve your businesses performance.

We are able to document and test accounting systems, including authorisation and controls procedures, and report any findings and possible improvements to the management team. We discuss the problems and opportunities with you and help you implement any agreed solutions.

We see the preparation of your annual report as an opportunity to enhance your external image. A well-prepared report can have a positive impact on the perceptions of investors, potential finance sources, customers, referral sources, and even your own staff – all of which greatly improves your business prospects for the future.

Our comprehensive Accounts and Audit services include:

  • Preparation of Annual accounts
  • Key Performance Indicators and Benchmarking
  • Audit services
  • Financial and management systems review
  • Preparation and review of Management accounts
  • Preparation of financial forecasts
  • Bookkeeping and VAT returns
  • Pension fund accounts
  • Preparation and submission of Grant claims

Audit & Accountancy Partners

Jane Dennis
jad@fairhurstaccountants.com

James Weston
jjw@fairhurstaccountants.com

John Fairhurst
jbf@fairhurstaccountants.com

Gary Edgerton
gae@fairhurstaccountants.com

Peter Cheetham
pjc@fairhurstaccountants.com

Case Studies

Wigan Churches’ Association

Wigan Churches’ Association is one of the largest charities in the borough of Wigan. After numerous years of using one accountancy package they recently changed to another and Fairhurst supported the charity through this difficult transition. Their annual audit and accounts preparation is also done by Fairhurst.

“We find Gary’s team friendly, efficient and focused on the work that needs to be done. Not only do we act on the positive feedback given, but as a charity it allows us to be seen using the funds entrusted for the purpose they were designated for.”

“The work that Fairhurst does reflects positively on this organisation and the service it provides. I would really recommend this company, not only for the service that you can imagine them to offer, but also the multitude of other financial services they can help with. I look forward to a long, professional working relationship with this company.”

Stuart Parsons, Chief Officer

Redx Pharma

Redx Pharma is a bio-pharmaceutical company that researches the viability of drug development in areas of oncology, immunology and infection. The company was admitted to the Alternative Investment Market ( “AIM”) in 2015 , raising around £15 million in equity to fund further Research and Development, via it’s trading subsidiaries. Fairhurst Accountants were engaged to prepare financial statements for each of the trading subsidiaries under UK GAAP (including disclosures) and liaise with the PLC auditors, as well as process the Research and Development tax credit claims.

“Thank you John and the team for all your help and support in the preparation of the 2015 year end accounts for Redx’s subsidiaries. The audit went relatively smoothly and all of the accounts, including our first Annual Report were approved at the Board Meeting. We were really appreciative of Fairhurst’s efforts and speed in turning things around to a tight timetable.”

Phil Tottey, CFO