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.

Tax Junior

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and technically strong Tax Junior to join our growing Tax Team.

 

If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you for this training role, commencing with the fundamentals of tax compliance progressing through to being able to perform high quality tax compliance and tax advisory work.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Request client information (either from client or audit team)
  • Generate tax return or computation, assessing impact of each piece of information
  • Address queries on the return with the client
  • Pass file to manager/supervisor for review
  • Make any amendments required
  • Send return to client with letter detailing liabilities and any tax saving opportunities
  • Receive signed return and forward to HMRC within deadline
  • Liaise with HMRC on client's behalf
  • Agree liabilities to HMRC statement on account
  • Communicate need to pay to client
  • Prepare HMRC forms as appropriate and ensure deadlines are met
   

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Complete your studies for ACCA / ATT / CTA
  • Positive involvement with tax advisory work relevant to your skill level
   

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
  • Practical and technical tax knowledge
  • Basic accounts knowledge
   

PERKS
  • Fun, friendly office
  • Dedicated time off for study
  • Fully stocked kitchen for employees
  • Ping pong & all day music
   

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, please complete our Launchpad Interview

R&D Tax Credit and Grant Internship

Do you find technology start-ups interesting? Would you like to learn about their research and development and at the same time gain accounting and finance skills?  Then you may be right for our R&D tax credit and grants internship.

 

Our R&D department has grown by over 300% in 2 years. You would report into our head of R&D tax credits team as well as working closely with our client account and compliance teams.

 

REQUIREMENTS

You will be self-motivated, able to work to tight deadlines, have excellent interpersonal skills together with an ability and interest in understanding technology within the context of our clients’ business.

 

Ideally you have an existing technical experience in industry in the field of engineering, technology or science.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

This internship is varied in scope and can be flexible around relevant experience but will consist of the following learning areas:

 
  • Gaining a strong working knowledge of the tax rules relating to R&D.
  • How to prepare the R&D tax calculations for analysis and review from collating PAYE and contractor records direct from Xero through to preparing the initial tax computation for review
  • How to keep the tracking of client work up to date
  • Helping streamline our processes to increase growth rates including aiding development of our own web application within the ihorizon infrastructure
  • How to engage with new clients to generate new business
  • Learn how to work directly with the marketing manager to develop and execute a marketing strategy including blogs, social media and event activity
  • Learn how to prepare and execute contracts for external R&D clients
  • You will learn about other grants such as Innovate UK and EU Horizon 2020 grants as we expand our department offerings
 

There is scope for a lot of advancement and increased responsibility once on the job

 

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

We are open to considering any background as long as you come with a passion for technology, start-ups and professionalism. However the following would be beneficial to help you hit the ground running:

 
  • BSc and MSc level qualifications in a field of engineering (software, electrical or telecommunications) or science
  • Experience of working with start-up companies and or SME’s.
  • An interest in the technology industry.
  • Outgoing and sociable.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, Google Docs and Google Mail
  • The desire to develop a career within the profession as professional services are uniquely demanding
 

BENEFITS

We offer a range of remuneration options that would be commensurate with experience and competitive with other internship roles in the professional services industry

 

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please take our LaunchPad interview  

R&D Tax Credit and Grant Specialist

Do you have experience with commercially minded narrative writing such as reports and grant writing? Do you have a passion for technology and helping start-ups? Do you enjoy working in a professional environment building commercial and accounting skills?

 

Then ihorizon may be the place for you.

 

REQUIREMENTS

You will be self-motivated, able to work to tight deadlines, have excellent interpersonal skills together with an ability and interest in understanding technology within the context of our clients’ business.

   

Ideally you have an existing technical experience in industry in the field of engineering, technology or science.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

We are looking to hire a commercially minded individual with strong attention to detail around who we can build the role. It will be varied in scope and can be flexible around relevant experience but will certainly consist of the following high level areas:

 
  • Gaining a strong working knowledge of tax rules such as Video Games Tax Credits and Research and Development
  • Conducting sales and technical interviews with clients
  • Preparing professional narrative reports for submission to third parties.
  • Preparing financial reports and calculations for analysis and review
  • Maintaining client relationships and tracking client work whilst spotting and responding to urgent client needs and upcoming deadlines
  • Helping streamline our processes to increase growth rates including aiding development of our own web application within the ihorizon infrastructure
  • Engaging with new clients to generate new business
  • Working directly with the marketing manager to develop and execute a marketing strategy including blogs, social media and event activity
  • Preparing and executing contracts for external clients

 

There is scope for a lot of advancement and increased responsibility once on the job

 

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

We are open to considering any background as long as you come with a passion for technology, start-ups and professionalism. However the following would be beneficial to help you hit the ground running:

 
  • BSc and MSc level qualifications in a field of engineering (software, electrical or telecommunications) or science, combined with a number of months working in industry within that field.
  • Demonstrated prior experience working in a consultancy role (either in an accountancy firm or boutique)
  • Experience of working with start-up companies and or SME’s.
  • An interest in the technology industry.
  • Outgoing and sociable.
  • Any previous experience within R&D tax claims
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, Google Docs and Google Mail
  • The desire to develop a career within the profession as professional services are uniquely demanding
  • Enthusiasm to continue to understand tax rules and legislation

 

BENEFITS

We offer a range of remuneration options that would be commensurate with experience and competitive with other similar roles in the professional services industry

 

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please take our LaunchPad interview

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 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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