Accountants for sporting professionals

At Smith Butler, we understand the importance of professional athletes having in-depth and accessible accounting advice. 

Clubs, coaches and managers will need help with their tax and business affairs, especially with the larger amounts of money involved in the industry.

We provide professional and expert support for athletes involved in a wide range of different sports, such as:

  • Footballers
  • Rugby players
  • Tennis players
  • Cricketers
  • Athletics professionals.

Our team will take the weight of your accounts off of your shoulders and allow you to focus on staying at the top of your game.

Help for sports professionals

We understand that sports professionals like yourselves have ever-changing circumstances. Whether you’re travelling across the country to train or playing abroad, you could be entitled to reclaim tax which you may not have known about.

If you’re currently negotiating a new contract, we can help you save money on tax by reviewing your contract’s structure.

Owning rental property or holiday home also requires careful tax planning and accounting. With our help, you can save money on capital gains tax.

Planning ahead for you and your family’s future is incredibly important. We assist you with writing or updating your will, as well as provide advice on inheritance tax and estate planning.

Sports professionals living and working overseas will require international tax advice and guidance to make sure they aren’t paying more than necessary. We will help you with your image rights and any value attached, defending your position with HMRC should it raise any enquiries.

Help for coaches of professional sportspeople

Coaches have their own accounting needs within the sporting industry. If you have to coach at different venues or purchase your own kit and equipment, you could be eligible to reclaim these expenses with HMRC.

Self-assessment tax returns aren’t always the easiest task to complete. That’s why we’ll run through the process with you and make sure you make the most of your annual allowances as well as any other tax breaks you could be eligible for.

Some coaches set themselves up with a limited company. This can make a lot of business sense, but registering and filing your annual accounts with Companies House may require a helping hand. We’ll assist you in completing your business accounts and help you become as tax-efficient as possible.

Services for professional sport clubs

Smith Butler has been working alongside sports club managers for a long time, so we can offer a wealth of experience and help with any queries you may have. 

We can help with: 

Our team also specialises in tax disputes and investigations, should you need support against HMRC and other governing bodies. Any questions regarding regulation compliance can also be answered. We’ll ensure you follow the correct procedures and that everything is running above board.

If you work with a sports-related charity, we can also help you adhere to the recommended codes of practice and help with any auditing queries that may arise.

All the accounting services you need to stay on top

Don’t let the worry of your books and accounts get in the way of your professional performance. The team at Smith Butler is on hand to support you and keep your finances in order.

Call us or fill out an online contact form to find out more.

“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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