Accountant for the transport industry

The transport industry is no stranger to change. With how unpredictable business can be, it pays to have an expert accountant helping you look at your finances and business processes.

Transport is the backbone of the UK industry. Without it, trade would be a logistical nightmare. That’s why Smith Butler wants to help. We understand the importance of the industry, so we want to help the wheels keep turning.

We will use our accounting expertise to help you maintain your processes and continue to provide your services. Now more than ever, it’s important for everything to run smoothly, and our goal is to help you do just that.

How accountants will help you get from A to B

Managing your property

Maintaining your property is a crucial part of the transport industry. Making sure you have the strategic planning in place to maximise the use of your warehouses is a top priority.

To help you be tax-efficient when it comes to your property, we’ll help you maximise your capital allowances and create a solid ownership structure, also providing advice on financing and bank support should you need to expand or renovate your property.

We will also advise you on your VAT liabilities as well as file your returns when the time comes. 

Staff and driver status

It’s important to keep your drivers happy when you rely so heavily on them for delivery of your service. We have extensive knowledge of the IR35 rules, so if you employ contractors or freelancers, we’ll make sure they are being paid within the IR35 rules, and HMRC is kept happy.

We will also carry out your payroll processes, meaning any payments, deductions and contributions will be made as soon as possible.

Should you or your drivers need any advice about their working status, we are happy to help.

Strategic business advice and future planning

If you’re starting to establish yourself in the transport industry, we can help you put together a business strategy which will form the basis of your framework and processes.

Even existing businesses can make good use of an expert accountant. An independent eye can help point out potential pitfalls or development opportunities not seen by someone so heavily involved in the business.

As time goes on, you’ll want plans in place to make exiting your business as smooth as possible. This may also include succession planning if you wish to pass your business on.

Help with accessing finance

Sometimes you may find yourself needing an extra source of financing to either support or develop your business.

Together, we can sit down and go through your business plan and forecasts to pinpoint where the funding will be needed. Once we have this information, we can then help you approach investors and lenders, providing them with an accurate view of your financial situation. 

Let’s keep the wheels turning together

Our main goal is to make sure our clients’ needs are met so they can continue carrying out their hard work.

Together, we will make sure the engine keeps running, and your business carries on moving forwards.

Get in touch with our team today.

“I think Smith Butler are a brilliant company. I’ve been a client for several years and it means such a lot to not have to worry about the accountancy side of my business. Sally is such a lovely person and makes the whole process easy and enjoyable. I consider myself lucky to have found them.

Lucy Cooke


Why choose us?

Unlimited phone support

Unlimited free meetings

FREE initial tax review

Work on time every time

Fixed fees

Monthly tax tips by email

Friendly and approachable

All clients treated equally

FREE annual financial checkup

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