We are a highly versatile team, enabling us to deal with any business and any type of business records. Our experience covers all sectors – commercial business, farming, fishing, legal and professional sectors, retail and distribution, manufacturing and engineering. We understand Margins, Net Returns and Financing, enabling us to help you take your business forward.
The firm is authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland to act as Statutory Auditors in the U.K. and Ireland. We have 25 years’ experience of auditing for companies and other regulated businesses, providing valuable feedback and assurance reporting to you from the audit process.
Our Tax Return and Management Services are operated to meet your requirements, to ensure that you comply with all deadlines and demands, eliminating penalties and charges. Our Tax Planning work is designed to let you retain the reward of your hard work, with workable solutions and structures for the long term.
There are so many things you may want to do. Re-finance. Acquire a business. Acquire land and property. Sell your business. We advise on all of these. We know the requirements and processes of banks and finance houses, and we can create your plan to make things happen.
Based in Downpatrick, we work with private clients in Belfast, Co Down, and Co Antrim.
Modern technology enables us to extend our reach throughout NI and the rest of the UK.
Elliott Laverty Chartered Accountants.
Authorised and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Authorised as UK & Ireland Statutory Auditors by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
From 1 April 2019, VAT registered businesses whose Turnover exceeds £85,000 per annum are obliged to prepare their VAT Returns based on digital record keeping, and to submit those Returns using API Software.
You are required to have software to keep a digital record of all business transactions.
This is the first stage of the journey into Making Tax Digital, the aim of which is to transform business record keeping and tax submissions to an entirely online contemporaneous real time system.
We have compatible MTD and API Software to process and submit MTD VAT Returns on your behalf.
If necessary, we can prepare and submit your VAT Returns from your records, or we can use your Excel digital records and connect and submit via our API link software.
For businesses contemplating online cloud bookkeeping, we have knowledge and experience of cloud systems, and can assist and connect to your software and co-manage that with you.
We can also assist you in the computerisation of your business records and implementation of digital and online systems.
We offer any business a free initial discussion of Making Tax Digital, what it means, what it involves and what you need to do. Please contact us.
Our firm began life in Downpatrick as a regional office of a national firm, serving business clients in County Down, with a recognised reputation for honesty and integrity.
The regional office was subject to a management buy-out by Mr John Laverty. The business was re-branded and continued to grow and develop as a highly regarded firm, with significant accounting and tax knowledge, and later specialising in matters of Capital Taxes, Estates and Trusts.
The firm is taken over by Mr Norman Elliott FCA to become Elliott Laverty Chartered Accountants, bringing a new era of change and development. The firm now offers a full range of Accounting and Auditing services, Tax Management and Advice, and Business Consulting. Driven by new technology, the firm is proactive, attentive, efficient and competitive, all for the benefit of clients. Our core values remain real honesty, genuine passion, trust and integrity.
Managing Director, Head of Audit & Tax
Norman has a degree in Economics and Finance from LSE and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in Belfast in 1987. Having worked overseas in several different countries in his youth, he started his first accountancy practice in 1992. Norman developed it for 21 years, providing dedicated and effective work and advice. Later he became a partner in a Top 30 UK Accounting Firm, specialising in the development and growth of family businesses and companies. Norman’s business focus was and remains on finding efficient, effective and practical accounting and tax solutions for clients at an affordable price. He has lived in Ballynahinch for over 25 years with his wife, two sons, and several cats. In his spare time, his interests include travel, road running, long distance walking and endless reading.
Estates & Trusts Consultant
John trained as an accountant with a large national firm, before establishing his own business. He grew and developed his practice over many years, leading it to become the largest independent accountancy business in South Down, offering pro-active, prompt, and reliable accounting and tax services to business clients. During his career in accountancy and tax, John developed extensive skills and knowledge to both run a successful Accounting practice and to deliver effective and efficient work for clients. His wide experience of business situations has benefited many family owned businesses and companies. John is a renowned expert in Inheritance Tax and Estate issues, succession planning, and Tax mitigation and planning, and acts as consultant to a number of other professional firms. John lives with his family in Co Down, and his interests include sailing and travel.
Business Services, Accounts & Tax
Joe trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with a large practice in 1991, before joining with John Laverty, where he has developed the skills required to advise family businesses in issues of Accounting and Tax. Joe has many years of experience in the preparation of Statutory Accounts and Management Accounts, and provides advice on business structures, management systems and financial forecasting. In taxation, he has significant knowledge of Tax compliance and systems, making a major contribution to client’s businesses in the mitigation of costs, penalties and time. Joe takes an interest in general accounting computer software and hardware, and has assisted and advised numerous businesses when they were faced with changes, new equipment, and new systems. Joe lives in Co Down and his interests include restoring classic cars.