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Financial Analyst


Bookkeeping and Accounting

Bookkeeping and Accounting

Outsourced Accounting 

Optima have both the expertise and experience to make your working life simpler and more profitable.

We have developed a service, to enable our clients to seamlessly outsource some or all of their internal accounting functions, in complete confidence that we will safely handle all aspects.

The outsourcing services that we provide include:

  • Full finance function

  • Setting up or improving computerised accounting systems

  • Bookkeeping

  • Payroll

  • Monthly and quarterly management accounting

  • Cashflow forecasting

  • Company secretarial

  • Tax planning and administration

  • VAT planning and administration


We have particular expertise in advising and assisting international companies that are inward investing into the UK.


The retail sector has always been one of the most competitive business environments to operate in, but with the rapid growth of direct marketing, telephone sales, Internet trading, and overseas competition (especially from mainland Europe), more than ever retailers need sound financial advice and the support of a team of professionals who can help them maintain their market share.

We have considerable experience acting for the retail sector, and understand clearly their special requirements - especially the need for real-time, proactive advice on how to maintain and improve their position.

We can help you maximise your profitability through improvements in your stock control, purchase re-ordering, and reconciliation procedures, and where appropriate advise on the installation of computerised systems.

Perhaps the biggest bane of a retailer's life is the stringent demands of the VAT regime. We can relieve you of a lot of unnecessary time and expense by advising on the most appropriate scheme, and handling your VAT planning and administration.

Whether you are a small shopkeeper or a High Street retailer, a mail order company or an Internet trader, our team of experienced professionals is here to help you achieve your business objectives.

Forensic Accounting

Unfortunately, fraud, disputes, and litigation are an everyday reality for many modern businesses.

Dealing with these can be immensely time consuming and can tie up valuable resources that should be focused elsewhere on growing the business.

And yet failure to apply appropriate attention and expertise to such cases can prove costly, and in some cases disastrous.

This is where we can help. Employing an impressive array of accounting, auditing and investigative skills combined with the latest technologies our forensic accountants can assist you with cases involving:

  • Business interruption and loss of profit claims

  • Breach of contract

  • Negligence claims

  • Warranty claims

  • Product liability claims

  • Intellectual property disputes

  • Fraud investigations

  • Shareholder/director/partnership disputes including business and share valuations

  • Loss of earnings, pension, or benefits claims


In cases that come before the courts we can act as an adviser, expert witness, or Single Joint Expert.