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Kingston & Co is an independent Bristol based Practice, offering expert tax planning, forecasting and reporting solutions to individuals and small businesses in the area.
We look to relieve our clients of their Companies House and HMRC filing responsibilities, achieving maximum tax efficiency through our expert knowledge of UK tax rules. But we also believe in helping our clients grow, by sharing our expertise in financial analysis, risk management, and systems architectural design.
We aim to equip our clients with the tools needed to understand their accounting position in order to make sound financial decisions for the future. To achieve this, we like client interaction to be fluid and ongoing, rather than centred purely around the filing deadlines.
We are a community Practice, and have no aspirations to expand beyond this. We believe the client experience is best optimised when direct contact between client and practitioner is preserved.
Our Practice is experienced in a range of accountancy and bookkeeping software packages, and as a result can offer a truly bespoke operating process, tailored to the working practices of our individual clients.
If this sounds like the sort of adviser you could work with, get in touch to see if we can help.
Companies House registration
Start up advisory
Invoicing and credit control
Transaction processing and reconciliation
Annual report and accounts
Corporation tax return
Corporate tax planning
Individuals and Sole Traders
Self-assessment tax returns and accompanying accounts
Capital gains tax
Mortgage application support
Personal tax planning
VAT health check and scheme assessment
VAT return preparation and filing
VAT enquiries, investigations and rebates
Commercial Insurance (including but not exclusively)
Legal expenses (including HMRC enquiries)
Kingston & Co (Umbrella Services) is a subsidiary of Kingston & Co. It provides compliant umbrella solutions to Contractors & Freelancers who prefer the flexibility of contracting with all the rights of being employed.
Our umbrella services are processed by our partners at iConsult.
James Kingston ACMA CGMA
James is the founder of Kingston & Co Ltd.
An immensely experienced finance professional, with 17 years service amongst the UK's biggest financial institutions. James held senior positions in assignments across Bristol, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London and the Channel Islands, responsible for the financial reporting and partnering of businesses with turnovers ranging from £100k to £500m.
James is innovative, focused, and independently spirited, and wants to share not only his technical accounting expertise, but also his experience in partnering senior stakeholders, managing cross function collaboration, and implementing robust and efficient operating models.
James has built a group of trusted affiliates in fields such as wealth management, retirement planning, insurance broking, mortgage advice and branding.
James operates as an Associate Member in Practice (MiP) of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
James is married with two daughters and lives in Bristol. He has a soft spot for his local football team and enjoys running, tennis and golf when time permits.
Clients, particularly small businesses that are starting out, we believe need the assurances of a fixed price in order to work with a stable cost base. Furthermore, transparency is key. People need to know what they are paying for and when.
We have a range of packages available, offering varying levels of support. Once we've had our initial consultation, an itemised fee for the work can be agreed and either paid in instalments or settled upfront at a discount.
If additional work is required, we want there to be no surprises. We pledge never to undertake chargeable activity without discussing it with the client first.
Contact us for a free consultation so we can understand how we can help.
We are proud to work with the following partners.
Robin Couling - Oakridge Wealth Management
Based in The Cotswolds, Oakridge Wealth Management provide bespoke, face to face financial advice to corporate and private clients across the southern half of the UK. Delivering trusted and transparent solutions, Robin can advise clients who need to build and preserve capital, plan for retirement, protect against risk or reduce inheritance tax liabilities.
Mark Watson - Watson & Co
Mark has owned and managed mortgage broking businesses since 2002. Watson & Co use their industry contacts and expertise to match individuals with tailored mortgage and protection products from a selection of the best – while keeping things as simple as possible for the client.
Tom Simcox - Simcox Brokers
Working in partnership with Bennett Gould, Tom offers a high quality personalised service in order to design a comprehensive insurance and risk management programme covering the entirety of an organisation's professional indemnity and related insurance needs. Simcox Brokers are proudly independent, enabling a truly cross sector offering.
We operate as Associate Members in Practice (MiP) of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants. The unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident CGMAs who can lead organisations to sustainable success.
The CIMA practising certificate is a license to practice and is issued following an admission to CIMA's MiP panel. CIMA MiP status is awarded only to applicants in which the Institute have absolute confidence in their integrity and standards.
A mark of professionalism
CIMA members in practice achieve and maintain professionalism through compliance with regulations around Continual Professional Development, Anti-money Laundering and mandatory requirement policies. The practising certificate highlights that the holder has attained a high level of competency to offer accountancy services to the public and does so in an ethical and professional manner.