Business services outsourcing - Making life easier for you

Whether it’s business set up, bookkeeping, management accounts, payroll, training on the latest accountancy software, advice on profitability, personal or corporate taxation, you can be sure that Keens Shay Keens MK can provide all the quality support and resources that you require to run your business effectively.

They can serve as your virtual finance department by providing the full suite of business services, flexible to your requirements, competitively priced and dedicated to helping your business be successful.

“We like to think of our Business Services as a whole lot more than ‘outsourcing’. It’s about resourcing your business in the most effective and efficient way. It’s about being on your side, having your back, and making a real impact on your business on regular basis. It’s about being an integral part of your team and always having your best interests at heart. It’s about total reassurance that your financial matters are in expert hands, allowing you the time and peace of mind to run and grow your business. It’s just another way we can help your business prosper”. Explains Partner Mark Rayner.

Here are some of the services you could consider outsourcing to Keens:


Competitively priced and backed by substantial expertise, knowledge and resources, the team work in a manner that is flexible to their clients requirements, be it from a client’s location, via remote access or from their offices in Central Milton Keynes.

Using the latest technology, Keens are able to offer a range of traditional or cloud-based accounting software e.g. Sage, QuickBooks and Xero and also offer training services to allow clients to have their own control of the bookkeeping process if they wish, whilst having the knowledge that they can call on Keens for support at any stage in the process.

Management accounts

Accurate and timely financial information is essential for monitoring the health of any business. In order for a business to grow and be successful, a regular review of the state of its finances is absolutely necessary.

At Keens, as well as helping clients with the preparation of regular management accounts and related information, monitoring cash flow and identifying areas of business opportunity or concern, their management accounts team can become the virtual finance department for many businesses.

Company secretarial services

The growth in online compliance in this area means that organisations, such as Companies House are now requiring the filing of many documents online. Keens provide the most up-to-date services for meeting filing and documentary requirements, using their company secretarial software.

Acting as registered office for many clients, Keens are able to ensure that all official paperwork is registered and documented, easing this burden for clients. It is expected that all companies will be required to file their annual accounts online within the next few years, and as a client of Keens, this will be a natural progression to the filing of Corporation tax and other statutory returns on your behalf.

Payroll and employee taxes

With extensive experience of providing payroll services for a wide variety of clients, with numbers of employees from one to several hundred, the team at Keens will make sure clients meet all their obligations with systems that are right for them.

With options to work with your chosen software, or providing a fully computerised payroll scheme with the facility to handle any number of employees, Keens can also offer wider services dealing with remuneration package planning advice, pension administration, guiding you through investigations by HM Revenue & Customs, and other payroll issues should they arise.

VAT planning

VAT is one of the most complicated taxes, despite appearing to be fairly straightforward at first glance. Getting VAT wrong could end up costing a significant sum; in arrears and penalties.

Setting up and establishing the most effective VAT structure for your business is part of what Keens offer. They have a whole team that can recognise and handle the most complex of VAT issues with specialist skill, as well as dealing with checking regular VAT returns.

If you would like more detail on the services you could be outsourcing to Keens Shay Keens MK, get in touch with the team on 01908 674484. Next month, read about the International services Keens can offer your business, from support with meeting UK obligations to advising you on parent company requirements.