AI Magazine Issue 1 2017

Acquisition International - January 2017 43 Making Innovation Add Up Hallys & Co Chartered Accountants and registered Auditors is a leading firm of Accountants based in North-West London who act for a diverse range of UK and International Clients drawn from a plethora of professions and industries. As winner of the 2016 Most Innovative Accountancy Firms – UK, we invited Kassim Harunani to tell us more. allys & Co specialise in helping small and medium sized businesses grow and are committed to providing support that extends beyond traditional accounting, tax and bookkeeping. Kassim outlines the range of services the firm offers and how it aims to draw on its vast experience to ensure that clients receive the service they need. “Here at Hallys & Co we provide services to clients from a wide range of professions and industry sectors, however one of the things that makes us stand out from the crowd is our specialist knowledge of certain business and industry sectors, such as property investment/ and development; international service and support; creative media and advertising; online retail/ wholesale, business start-ups, and the SME sector which is the cornerstone of our business. “Our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience providing a genuinely proactive service to individuals, sole traders and corporates in such areas as audit and assurance, accounting, personal tax and self- assessment tax returns, business tax, payroll/ RTI, bookkeeping, vat, company secretarial and formation, business advisory and start-ups, and therefore they are able to provide our clients, who range from small businesses and start-ups to large corporate groups, with specifically tailored services designed to meet their needs.” Ultimately, Kassim believes that the firm’s future success will revolve around its commitment to remaining at the forefront of the latest technological developments, as he proudly concludes. “An inventive and cutting-edge approach is key to remaining competitive in the 21st Century. It’s the same for accountants like any other business or profession. It’s vital to evolve and keep up to date with the changes in technology, consumer demands and expectation, laws and regulations affecting the industry etc, and to constantly look for innovative ways to offer a more effective, superior and cost effective service to the consumer. If not, not only do you stand to lose business to the competition in the short term, but hinder growth of the business in the longer term. Therefore, at Hallys & Co we strive to be a modern, forward thinking accounting practice at the forefront of new technology. Our forward-thinking approach enables us to deliver a service that continually evolves in line with rapidly changing technology, to provide efficiency and added value. Our experienced team can then work in real time to offer proactive advice and guidance to help drive our clients’ business forward.” Company: Hallys & Co, Chartered Accountants Name: Kassim Harunani ACA FCCA Email: Web: Address: Devonshire House, 582 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1JS, UK Phone: +44 (0)20 8732 5577 Making Innovation Add Up H 1701AI93