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

    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

  
  • 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

  • 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

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.
To apply for this role, please take our LaunchPad interview

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

 

Mixed Tax Senior

We are looking to recruit a strong client facer, who can also demonstrate good mixed tax technical skills to lead a fast-paced and dynamic team.

 

With a core market focus in accounting and finance services for start-up technology companies, the office culture is energetic and fun.

 

You will report directly to the tax partner and have the chance to work closely with your clients, providing both personal tax and corporate tax advice and compliance services.

 

You will be equally comfortable tackling CT600’s and personal tax returns and ideally also be familiar with the technology sector, R&D tax credits and EMI schemes.

 

The successful candidate will enjoy a real mixture of personal and corporate tax work, good exposure to tax planning in addition to the compliance aspects of the role and genuine prospects for career progression in a department with ambitions to match your own.

 

The role:

  • Mixed Tax compliance responsibility for a portfolio including companies, LLP’s & personal tax clients
  • Providing personal and corporate tax advice to clients
  • Researching technical points and building advisory knowledge
  • Helping the partner build a tax team to support the practice
  •  

    About you:

  • CTA and/or ACA qualified or qualified by experience
  • Previous experience gained within a professional services firm in a mixed tax capacity
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to express tax technical material in an easily digestible manner for clients
  •  

    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 dynamic and technically strong newly qualified or finalist ACCA or CIMA practice accountant?

     

    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.

     

    We have a great base of interesting, innovative clients, and need our staff to be passionate about the industry and helping to build successful businesses. We pride ourselves with using the latest platforms and technology in our business.

     

    We move fast here at ihorizon and so applicants need to have a minimum 3 years 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:

    As a business accountant you will be have a robust technical knowledge of all aspects of accounting - including management accounts, VAT, payroll. You will also have an understanding of year-end statutory accounts and basic corporation tax. Good managers lead by example and inspire their team - you will oversee a team of 2/3 staff who are beginning or partway through their qualifications. You will be excellent at time management, and will take responsibility for overseeing all client requirements of the team.

     

    Essential skills:

    • ACCA / CIMA qualified with 3 years practice experience.
    • Experience of accounting using the FRSSE and soon to be FRS102 for small entities.
    • Excellent IT skills including Xero and Excel
    • Ability to lead a client team and to inspire junior staff
    • Delegate workload, ensure timely delivery of work and meet team KPI’s.
    • Self-motivated with a drive to achieve and a passion to deliver top quality work
    • Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills
    • Excellent communication skills - in person and written
    • Outstanding attention to details
     

    Preferred skills:

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

    Start Date: Immediately

    To apply for this role, complete our LaunchPad interview

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    Contact Us

    We love to talk about technology and start-ups so whatever your question please get in touch or swing by for a coffee...

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

    020 7788 7880
    talk@ihorizon.co.uk