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 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

    I spend my life running a company that has the size of a corner shop but with the complexity of a large corporation. ihorizon has been the first advisor that finally took ownership of the problems that I had and helped me solve them. I have recommended to all the CEOs I know, Storybricks would not exist today as it is without their support.

    Rodolfo Rosini, Founder and CEO

    Quality of work, speed in response, understanding our industry and our urgent requests — all that we need to succeed in a competitive environment are provided by ihorizon. We know whom to call when there is a need. ihorizon is one of my partners rather than a service provider.

    Kris Hiiemaa, CEO & Founder

  • 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

    Affectv have been impressed with ihorizon since we started working with them, their combination of knowledge and service is ideally suited for fast growth companies like ourselves.

    Glen Calvert, CEO

    ihorizon have been a godsend for our business. They really understand startups, and their responsive, friendly & personal service is only enhanced by their handy Silicon Roundabout location. Beyond the standard monthly accounts they’ve proactively pointed us towards relevant schemes and knowledgeably guided us through more complex matters such as tax and R&D. A great team to compliment any business!

    Andy Young, Co-founder & CEO

    With their novel approach to digital processes in accounting, it was a no brainer for us to work with ihorizon. It’s accounting for the 21st century.

    Celso Pinto, Founder & CEO

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

    Dominic Williams, 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

  • I spend my life running a company that has the size of a corner shop but with the complexity of a large corporation. ihorizon has been the first advisor that finally took ownership of the problems that I had and helped me solve them. I have recommended to all the CEOs I know, Storybricks would not exist today as it is without their support.

    Rodolfo Rosini, Founder and CEO

  • Quality of work, speed in response, understanding our industry and our urgent requests — all that we need to succeed in a competitive environment are provided by ihorizon. We know whom to call when there is a need. ihorizon is one of my partners rather than a service provider.

    Kris Hiiemaa, CEO & Founder

  • 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

  • Affectv have been impressed with ihorizon since we started working with them, their combination of knowledge and service is ideally suited for fast growth companies like ourselves.

    Glen Calvert, CEO

  • ihorizon have been a godsend for our business. They really understand startups, and their responsive, friendly & personal service is only enhanced by their handy Silicon Roundabout location. Beyond the standard monthly accounts they’ve proactively pointed us towards relevant schemes and knowledgeably guided us through more complex matters such as tax and R&D. A great team to compliment any business!

    Andy Young, Co-founder & CEO

  • With their novel approach to digital processes in accounting, it was a no brainer for us to work with ihorizon. It’s accounting for the 21st century.

    Celso Pinto, 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.

Operations Board - Tax Manager

Tax Manager can be a very generic title. We’re not looking for someone generic. We need someone at the top of their game, and 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.

 

We’re ihorizon. We help to build London’s tech eco-system by being the thought leaders in  accounting and finance for startups. We know the industry very well - It’s what we do. We engage with the tech community, and are well known for providing a quality service, having fun and being easy to work with.

 

At ihorizon, we have a great base of interesting, innovative clients, and our staff are passionate about the industry and the success of our clients. We get to take the exciting journey with clients as they navigate their first few years in business and beyond.

 

You will report directly to the tax partner providing a high calibre service to our clients, working as part of an expanding and driven team.

 

This role isn’t just about Tax. You will sit on the Operations Management Board for ihorizon, and 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:
  • Tax compliance responsibility for a client portfolio to include companies, LLP’s & personal tax clients

  • Working with the accounting teams to ensure compliance across both Direct and Indirect Taxes

  • Researching technical points and building advisory knowledge

  • Delivering all projects and assignments to a high standard and on time

  • Helping the partner build a tax team to support the practice

  • Helping the partner build a tax team to support the practice

  • Advise the BA’s operational, strategic and technical issues

  • Identify current and future problem areas and propose corrective actions

  • Define plans for long-term development of the teams

 

This is a fast paced role in a rapidly expanding practice. The right candidate will form part of the core management team, working closely with our existing qualified managers.

 

Essential Skills
  • Qualified in CTA & ACA/ACCA

  • Previous experience in a Mixed Tax Role

  • Good communication skills (both written and oral)

  • Excellent self-discipline

  • Highly motivated

  • Well presented

  • Strong work ethic

  • Exposure to the tech scene, R&D tax Credits, EMI schemes and Company Secretarial work are an advantage.

 

To apply for this role, send your CV, Cover letter and a link to your LinkedIn profile to talk@ihorizon.co.uk

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

  • 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, send your CV, Cover letter and a link to your LinkedIn profile to talk@ihorizon.co.uk

 

ACA Technical Accounts Manager

We’re ihorizon. We're an outsourced finance solution for entrepreneurs and Tech Startups. We take care of the finances so founders can focus on their product. We help to build London’s tech eco-system by being the thought leaders in accounting and finance for startups. We know the industry very well - It’s what we do.   We're currently looking for a Advanced technical Accounts Manager 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.   This role isn’t just about Accounts. You will sit on the Operations Management Board for ihorizon, and 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 BA’s 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 consolidation of clients Group results

  • You will be responsible for the interpretation of accounting standards and resolution of complex accounting issues

  • You will also have interaction other key stakeholders internally and externally

  • You will be the teams subject matter expert

Essential skills:
  • ACA fully qualified

  • 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

  • Be highly skilled a UKGAAP and be able to carry out work in both personal and Corporation Tax

  • Have second to none communication skills and attention to detail

  • Be able to manage a team of 3, including senior and junior members of staff, and be able to offer support and guidance at all times

  • Be a team player

  • Top 50 firm experience is desirable

To apply for this role, send your CV, Cover Letter, and a link to your LinkedIn profile to talk@ihorizon.co.uk  

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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...

2 Underwood Row
London, N1 7LQ

08456 525 600
talk@ihorizon.co.uk