London-based accountants specialising in outsourced accounting and finance solutions to entrepreneurs and tech start-ups in the UK and US.

how we work

Our Services

Outsourced finance delivered seamlessly at a fixed price without compromise.

Our Core Services

Full Xero

Full Xero

We pay for, set-up and manage the Xero ledger as if it were our own.

Full Financial Control

Full Financial Control

It's our clients' business but our accounts, we run it with an iron fist.

Company Secretarial

Company Secretarial

Stat books, cap tables, Co House filings, all you need to keep Co House and/or investors happy.

VAT, Payroll, Annual Accounts, Annual Return

VAT, Payroll, Annual Accounts, Annual Return

HMRC ask, we prepare and discuss with you and then we keep HMRC happy by filing accurate timely returns. No ifs, no buts.

Tax – Personal and Company

Tax – Personal and Company

Full tax work, from personal returns to complex tax work, we do what we need to.

Monthly Management Accounts

Monthly Management Accounts

We know the detail and our clients know their business. Put the two together and we have a formidable team that prepare and present the right info at the right time.

All Communication with HMRC and Companies House

All Communication with HMRC and Companies House

We care for the accounts as if they were our own. We'll speak to the authorities too!

Our Additional Services

R&D Tax credit application

R&D Tax credit application

3rd party compliance / VC reporting

3rd party compliance / VC reporting

Consolidated Group Reporting

Consolidated Group Reporting

Operational finance and control reporting

Operational finance and control reporting

Budgets, Forecasts and Cashflow

Budgets, Forecasts and Cashflow

Payables & Receivables management

Payables & Receivables management

Fully integrated US compliance

Fully integrated US compliance

Financial modeling

Financial modeling

Bespoke Management accounting

Bespoke Management accounting

Our Approach

Fluid and Proactive

Done now, done properly. Find a solution before it becomes an issue.

Tech Savvy

Best possible tech in-house & real understanding of the Market.

Open-minded & Fun

Always learning & adapting - without the boundaries of the professional services rule book.

Professional, Consistent & integrity

Highest internal standard and best advice.

Constant Growth of Knowledge

Development and best practice for our clients on both sides of the pond.

Everything Is Personal

Friendly, open and approachable.

Testimonials

  
  • iHorizon's detailed experience with both US and UK tax issues takes makes them perfectly suited to a tech startup like ours.

    Brendan Gill - Founder

    iHorizon have been a great support for 3beards and their expertise and resourcefulness has allowed just to get on with our business and not worry about the books too much!

    Joe Scarboro - Beard

    The iHorizon team has been great to work with – responsive, professional and smart. I can’t recall a single issue that we presented to this team that wasn’t resolved quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend them!

    Lee Pruitt - CEO

    iHorizon have been brilliant, they take care of all hassle around accounting so we can just focus on building a great product. One of my favourite parts of their service is how quickly they respond to any questions, even over the weekend!

    Marvel - Murat Mutlu - Co-Founder

    Ever since meeting the team and spying their ping pong table, we knew iHorizon were the partners for us. From advising on EMI schemes and R&D tax credits to bookkeeping, they allow us to focus on building transformational music technology, confident that we can access ordered accounts and advice in an instant.

    Patrick Hobbs - COO

    Working with the outstanding iHorizon team is like having a full time in-house accountant in our office. Absolutely superb!

    Alex Siljanovski - Founder/CEO

  • It's been great to work with ihorizon - ihorizon provide us with accounting support and they “get” start ups. It's great that they have a tech focussed service offering and have helped in fundraising, options documentation, tax credits, forecasting and modelling. It’s important for us that they are also a nice bunch of people to deal with.

    Tom Marsden - CEO

    ihorizon have been with us from the early days and have provided a consistently high standard of service - personal, responsive, and thorough. We've been most impressed with the flexibility they have shown as our business and accounting needs have changed.

    David Anderson, Operations Director

    Pratik and the ihorizon team have been absolutely fantastic! Within less than a month, it already felt like we had fully transitioned from a high performance in-house set up with 2 full time staff, to one whereby, as a full managed service, we were able to maintain and in some cases improve upon our processes, at a fraction of the cost. They are very much part of the extended team and go out of their way to help. I couldn't recommend them enough.

    Peter Ward Co Founder & CEO

    ihorizon make accounting life easy. They understand the needs of the start-up business, take the time to understand the needs of your business and grow with you. It has been a real pleasure dealing with them and they have quickly become an essential part of the business, nicely freeing up my time as the demands on it have increased alongside our growth.

    Tom Adeyoola, CEO & Founder

    It’s great working with ihorizon; they really understand tech startups and the trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur. Their flexible and responsive approach as well as their use of the latest online tools such as Xero make managing our finances and accounts really easy!

    Rajeeb Dey, CEO

    Horizon have consistently delivered accurate and timely accounting help, alongside great start-up financing advice. They also listen to Mixcloud, which automatically makes them cooler than any other accountants out there.

    Nico Perez, Co-founder

  • We are building a company at the bleeding edge of technology for the fashion industry, which is fast-paced and very a competitive market. ihorizon have been great at understanding this, their knowledge of tech and the flexibility of their service has been outstanding in helping us drive forward.

    Geoff Watts, CEO

    ihorizon have been with us since the early days of GoSquared. We're incredibly focused around building an amazing analytics platform, and growing a talented team around our vision, so to have ihorizon handling everything on the accountancy side (and I mean everything), it's freed up huge amounts of time and helped us do what we do best. I can't think of a better group of people to be handling a fast growing technology company's accounting.

    James Gill, CEO

    Having that clear focus to their client base, ihorizon really understand the accounting issues facing startups and offer an excellent rounded service as a result. Great bunch of people too!

    Alex Stephany, CEO

    ihorizon are the most responsive accountancy firm I've ever worked with. I get lighting fast replies via email and can contact them via Skype if needed. Thoroughly recommended by me.

    Kieran O'Neill, Founder and CEO

    The great service we have gotten from ihorizon has been like having an external CFO. In addition to basic accounting we have had key help regarding banks, payments gateways, software to use and legal setups etc

    Rauno Rüngas, Founder & CEO

    Money and cashflow is central to the business we run, but we’re only supposed to be experts in technology. ihorizon has helped us exploit the full flexibility that our financial position really allows, without needing a full-time financial director. Under a yearly accounting schedule before we started with ihorizon, money felt like a constraint rather than an opportunity.

    Dan Lester & Joshua March

  • As a complex start-up dealing with tens of thousands of transactions in a week, millions of pounds worth of clients’ money and working across multiple jurisdictions, it’s been important for us to get the accounting right. ihorizon have taken away a lot of the pain involved and have allowed us to get on with running the business.

    Jason Trost, Founder & CEO

    Fantastically professional, dedicated to getting the job done and using the latest accounting technology!

    Dominic Williams, CEO

  
  • iHorizon's detailed experience with both US and UK tax issues takes makes them perfectly suited to a tech startup like ours.

    Brendan Gill - Founder

  • iHorizon have been a great support for 3beards and their expertise and resourcefulness has allowed just to get on with our business and not worry about the books too much!

    Joe Scarboro - Beard

  • The iHorizon team has been great to work with – responsive, professional and smart. I can’t recall a single issue that we presented to this team that wasn’t resolved quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend them!

    Lee Pruitt - CEO

  • iHorizon have been brilliant, they take care of all hassle around accounting so we can just focus on building a great product. One of my favourite parts of their service is how quickly they respond to any questions, even over the weekend!

    Marvel - Murat Mutlu - Co-Founder

  • Ever since meeting the team and spying their ping pong table, we knew iHorizon were the partners for us. From advising on EMI schemes and R&D tax credits to bookkeeping, they allow us to focus on building transformational music technology, confident that we can access ordered accounts and advice in an instant.

    Patrick Hobbs - COO

  • Working with the outstanding iHorizon team is like having a full time in-house accountant in our office. Absolutely superb!

    Alex Siljanovski - Founder/CEO

  • It's been great to work with ihorizon - ihorizon provide us with accounting support and they “get” start ups. It's great that they have a tech focussed service offering and have helped in fundraising, options documentation, tax credits, forecasting and modelling. It’s important for us that they are also a nice bunch of people to deal with.

    Tom Marsden - CEO

  • ihorizon have been with us from the early days and have provided a consistently high standard of service - personal, responsive, and thorough. We've been most impressed with the flexibility they have shown as our business and accounting needs have changed.

    David Anderson, Operations Director

  • Pratik and the ihorizon team have been absolutely fantastic! Within less than a month, it already felt like we had fully transitioned from a high performance in-house set up with 2 full time staff, to one whereby, as a full managed service, we were able to maintain and in some cases improve upon our processes, at a fraction of the cost. They are very much part of the extended team and go out of their way to help. I couldn't recommend them enough.

    Peter Ward Co Founder & CEO

  • ihorizon make accounting life easy. They understand the needs of the start-up business, take the time to understand the needs of your business and grow with you. It has been a real pleasure dealing with them and they have quickly become an essential part of the business, nicely freeing up my time as the demands on it have increased alongside our growth.

    Tom Adeyoola, CEO & Founder

  • It’s great working with ihorizon; they really understand tech startups and the trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur. Their flexible and responsive approach as well as their use of the latest online tools such as Xero make managing our finances and accounts really easy!

    Rajeeb Dey, CEO

  • Horizon have consistently delivered accurate and timely accounting help, alongside great start-up financing advice. They also listen to Mixcloud, which automatically makes them cooler than any other accountants out there.

    Nico Perez, Co-founder

  • We are building a company at the bleeding edge of technology for the fashion industry, which is fast-paced and very a competitive market. ihorizon have been great at understanding this, their knowledge of tech and the flexibility of their service has been outstanding in helping us drive forward.

    Geoff Watts, CEO

  • ihorizon have been with us since the early days of GoSquared. We're incredibly focused around building an amazing analytics platform, and growing a talented team around our vision, so to have ihorizon handling everything on the accountancy side (and I mean everything), it's freed up huge amounts of time and helped us do what we do best. I can't think of a better group of people to be handling a fast growing technology company's accounting.

    James Gill, CEO

  • Having that clear focus to their client base, ihorizon really understand the accounting issues facing startups and offer an excellent rounded service as a result. Great bunch of people too!

    Alex Stephany, CEO

  • ihorizon are the most responsive accountancy firm I've ever worked with. I get lighting fast replies via email and can contact them via Skype if needed. Thoroughly recommended by me.

    Kieran O'Neill, Founder and CEO

  • The great service we have gotten from ihorizon has been like having an external CFO. In addition to basic accounting we have had key help regarding banks, payments gateways, software to use and legal setups etc

    Rauno Rüngas, Founder & CEO

  • Money and cashflow is central to the business we run, but we’re only supposed to be experts in technology. ihorizon has helped us exploit the full flexibility that our financial position really allows, without needing a full-time financial director. Under a yearly accounting schedule before we started with ihorizon, money felt like a constraint rather than an opportunity.

    Dan Lester & Joshua March

  • As a complex start-up dealing with tens of thousands of transactions in a week, millions of pounds worth of clients’ money and working across multiple jurisdictions, it’s been important for us to get the accounting right. ihorizon have taken away a lot of the pain involved and have allowed us to get on with running the business.

    Jason Trost, Founder & CEO

  • Fantastically professional, dedicated to getting the job done and using the latest accounting technology!

    Dominic Williams, CEO

Our Team

Our team is like a family. We consider hiring to be core to our business strategy, and ensure that every member fits with the ihorizon values. The fun and lively team is headed up by our founder Pratik and our tax partner Mark, both of whom have very hands-on roles.

  • Mark Hodges

    Mark Hodges

    Tax Partner
  • Pratik Sampat

    Pratik Sampat

    CEO

Career Openings

We’re changing the way startups work with their advisors. We are analytical and responsive, but—above all—we’re fans of what the people we work with do. We believe tech can change your life. We believe there’s no better way to experience real life learning than doing so with companies you love and people you respect. It’s an experience that can’t be reproduced, and one that is key to our team.

Statutory Accountant

We've got a fantastic opportunity for an eager Statutory Accountant to join the compliance team here at ihorizon. The role is split into 2 main areas with a 75% focus on statutory accounts preparation, and a 25% focus on company secretarial duties. You'll report into the compliance Finance Manager.

 

Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

 

Statutory accounts preparation:

  • Production and filing of UK statutory accounts.
  • Production of draft corporate tax returns to support the statutory accounts.
  • An understanding of when to post year-end journals to support the statutory accounts production.
  • A firm understanding of balance sheet reconciliations.
  • An understanding of basic corporate tax issues.
  • Self-review of work prior to manager review.
  • Filing of client forms at Companies House as required including Annual Returns, Allotment of shares, Accounting reference date changes, etc.
       

Essential Skills:

  • Qualified Accountant ACCA or CIMA.
  • Excellent knowledge of UK GAAP reporting according to the FRSSE.
  • An understanding of the future changes to UK GAAP and movement towards FRS102.
  • Experience of producing statutory accounts using VT accounts and or Iris Accounts Production.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work autonomously and plan workflow independently.
     

Preferred skills:

  • Experience of working with start-up companies and or SME’s.
  • An interest in the technology industry.
  • Outgoing and sociable.

Finance Manager - Head of Operations

We’ve got a really interesting and exciting opportunity available for a board-level finance manager, with a knack for operations.

 

We're currently looking for a Head of Operations who is passionate about tech and startups, and is excited about working with a business as they grow. Someone who can lead a fast-paced, dynamic team from the front. Someone who wants to leave the monotony of the corporate world behind and make a change in London’s startup scene.

 

At ihorizon, we have a great base of interesting, innovation clients, and our staff are passionate about the industry and the success of our clients. We engage with all the tech community, and focus on being a fun, professional and easy to work with firm.

 

As well as being a fully qualified accountant, you will also take over all HR functions for the company. You will handle recruitment, employee training and development, and performance appraisals. You will also oversee the management of the office. This will include office operations and procedures, payroll, controlling correspondence, maintaining our cloud-based filing system and reviewing and approving supply requisitions.

 

Alongside your operational responsibilities, you will also sit on the Operations Management Board for ihorizon. You will be integral in developing strategy, and defining the technical priorities across ihorizon’s client base, and will oversee the status and progress of the teams.

    Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:  
  • Advise the team on operational, strategic and technical issues
  • Identify current and future problem areas and propose corrective actions
  • Define plans for long-term development of the teams
  • You will be responsible for the company’s internal reporting function
  • You will also have interaction other key stakeholders internally and externally
  • HR and office functions
  Essential skills:  
  • A fully qualified accountant
  • Posses a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience, with preferably 2 years in practice
  • Be self sufficient and fully competent in reviewing technical accounts and require little support
  • Have second to none communication skills and attention to detail
  • Be a team player
 

To apply, check out this role on Launchpad

 

Finance Assistant

Are you a dynamic and technically strong Graduate?

 

If so, come and work with ihorizon as we help build London’s tech eco-system as the go-to firm for accounting/finance solutions. We engage with all of the community focusing on being a fun and easy team to deal with.

 

The Cloud and the latest accounting and productivity tools are key to our solutions allowing us to stay close to our clients for whom regular reporting is crucial. These include the Xero accounting system, Dropbox, Skype and Google Docs to name just a few.

 

Comfort with the latest technologies is therefore a big plus, not to mention Excel!

 

Applicants need to have up to 12 months previous experience of working in a UK firm of accountants, ideally a smaller firm where a wide range of skills were needed. The ability to take the initiative to solve problems and a desire to learn are key.

  The role: To support the current team at ihorizon in a variety of areas to ensure high quality client service at all times whilst continuously learning and, in time, managing your own client base and workload.   Essential skills:
  • Excellent excel knowledge, a must
  • Good communication skills - in person and written
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work to tight monthly deadlines
  • Working knowledge of PAYE, VAT, AP, AR and month end processes a bonus
  •   Personal characteristics:
    • Highly organised and able to meet deadlines consistently
    • Drive to achieve, and passion to deliver top quality work
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, listening and empathy
    • To apply for this role, check out our Launchpad page.

Senior Finance Assistant

We're looking for a Senior Finance Assistant to join our team at ihorizon.

 

We help to build London's tech ecosystem by providing the best accounting and finance solutions for startups. We engage with all of the community, focusing on being a fun, professional and easy to work with firm. Startups are all we do and we know them very well.

 

We have a great base of interesting and innovative clients, and every member of our team is passionate about the industry and the success of out clients.

 

Essential Skills:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 18-24 months practice experience

  • Confident in the preparation of accounts

  • Bookkeeping/management accounts

  • Payroll - running payroll, processing P45s, Completing year end processes - P35s, P60s, P11Ds

  • Completion of quarterly VAT returns, in-depth knowledge of VAT rules

  • Confident liaising with clients

  • Support trainee team members

  • Candidates must have a high attention to detail, excellent communication skills (written and in person)

  • Must also possess the ability/desire to progress to managing junior staff, and to train our finance accountants

  • Must be a great team player and assist the Business Accountant in running the team's client delivery.

To apply, check out this role on LaunchPad.

Business Accountant

Are you a team player who’s awesome with numbers?

 

If so, come and work with ihorizon as we help build London’s tech eco-system as the go-to firm for accounting/finance solutions.  We engage with all of the community, focusing on being a fun, professional, and easy to work with firm.

 

We have a great base of interesting, innovative clients, and our staff are passionate about the industry and the success of our clients.

 

Essential Skills:

  • Candidates must have at least 3 years Practice Experience

  • Confident in the preparation of accounts

  • Be able to produce statutory accounts

  • Bookkeeping/Management accounts

  • Payroll - running payroll, processing P45’s, completing year end processes - P35s and P60s and P11ds

  • Corporation tax returns,

  • Completion of quarterly VAT returns, in-depth knowledge of VAT rules

  • You take ownership of the special work that comes up such as Modelling, Budget, Tax Advisory, SEIS, EIS

  • Duties will include management of the client delivery team comprising of Senior Finance Accountant and Finance Accountant

  • Liaise with clients

  • Support trainee team members

  • Candidates must have high attention to detail, excellent communication skills (written and in person)

  • Must also possess the ability/desire to manage junior staff

 

To apply for this role, check out our LaunchPad page.

 

Our Blog

  
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    We wanted to give the tech community a heads up regarding a sophisticated email scam that is currently hitting tech startups.   This is one example we’re familiar with, but there have been a number of similar scams hitting startups all over. A London-based company have told us that they were almost

  • R&D Tax Credits

    In the past we have written blogs and given presentations about the basics of the R&D tax credits. We’ve covered the ‘What, When and How’ you can apply for this Government sponsored Tax Credit. As we grow here at ihorizon, we are proud to engage with so many technology startups

  • Apple Pay and the Revolution in Online Payments

      “You hear that Mr Anderson – that is the sound of inevitability…” The rise of m-commerce is changing the way online payment platforms function. Hugo Grimston from Paddle.com shares his thoughts on the revolution.   The most important announcement to come out of Cupertino last September was not the Apple

  • Summer Budget 2015

    It’s Budget day!   George Osbourne presented his summer budget to a packed House of Commons this afternoon. We were watching at ihorizon, and while the focus has been on welfare cuts (with sadly not much to say about tech), we’ve pulled together the key points relating to startups and entrepreneurs in

  • Things Change

    Things change.   Moving on always causes you to get a little nostalgic. As ihorizon moved into our new digs this week, and the team is enjoying the extra space, full size ping pong table, and bright red SMEG fridge(s!), we’ve had a little look back at how far we’ve come

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Stapleton House, 2nd floor
110 Clifton Street
London
EC2A 4HT

08456 525 600
talk@ihorizon.co.uk