One of the biggest
Founded in 1912, Menzies is one of the leading accountancy firms
in the South East and one of the top 20 firms in the UK.
Several recent acquisitions have helped to push it into the top
20. In early 2008, Menzies' Kingston office merged with local
firm Carton-Garrigan. The previous year it merged with Callingham
Crane, which strengthened the firm's capacity for client and wealth
management work. That merger came less than two years after
Menzies buffed up its accountancy arm by merging with Bolton Colby,
the Heathrow-based firm.
Menzies is a member of the Praxity, the world's largest alliance
of independent accounting firms. Its 109 participating firms
are located in 72 countries and garner a fee income of US$3.2
A variety of choices
The company offers a comprehensive range of services to
mid-sized, privately owned businesses and divisions of
multinationals looking for specialist advice or to startups.
Its audit services provide an independent report about a company's
profitability and state of affairs, in addition to offering
pragmatic recommendations about improving business
performance. Its accounting department produces full
statutory year-end financial statements, in addition to monthly or
quarterly management accounts. It can also provide companies
with assistance in the preparation of budgets and
projections. The corporate tax department offers innovative
strategic planning, designed to provide commercial advantage as tax
legislation grows more complex. Menzies dedicated VAT team
provides a range of advice to help companies limit their VAT
liability while maximizing cash flow.
All Menzies clients are assigned a client relationship
partner. In addition to overseeing all of their affairs, this
experienced business advisor will assume responsibility for
identifying client needs and ensuring that the right specialists
are brought in the address them. "We really want to know what
our clients think, that's why we speak to them and gather their
frank feedback," the firm's corporate brochure maintains.
"When we learn about things we could do better, we act swiftly to