George Hay & Company

chartered accountants

statutory auditors

business advisors

George Hay & Company is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors based in Pimlico offering a wide range of financial, auditing, accounting and taxation services and business advice.
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About Us – Our Philosophy

83 Cambridge Street

We are an independent, five partner practice based in Pimlico, London, close to Victoria Station.

After more than 70 years in practice we have developed close working relationships with many of our long established clients whilst still looking to develop new business contacts.

We are small enough to deliver a personal service which ensures our clients get the best professional advice at the highest level in a timely and efficient manner.

Our clients range from individual sole-traders through to large commercial and manufacturing businesses and firms in the professional sector as well as not-for profit organisations and charities.

We aim to provide all our clients a service tailored to their specific individual needs and also welcome new clients, to whom we give an initial free of charge, no obligation consultation.

Please feel free to contact the partners or managers to see if we can assist yourself or your business further.

We are registered to carry out audit work in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Details about our audit registration can be viewed at (Under reference number C003471743):


our services

  • Audit & Assurance

    Our audit staff are well equipped to deal with the ever changing and increasingly intricate auditing and reporting legislation being placed on firms which fall under the scope of the audit regulations as required by the Companies Act 2006 and other regulated bodies.

    Experience with our existing audit clients, which include large limited companies, LLPs, charities and national non-profit making organisations ensures our audit staff have both the knowledge and the skill to deliver a high quality service.

    We are regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out audit work.

    • Statutory audit
    • Assurance reports
    • Audit under FCA rules
    • Solicitors accounts rules
    • Pension scheme audits
    • Charity audits and independent examinations
  • Statutory Accounting

    We can provide statutory accounts preparation in compliance with the Companies Act 2006 and current accounting regulations from records maintained by a client for limited companies, LLPs, charities and not-for profit organisations . This service also enables us to review a client’s system of bookkeeping and ensure that basic routines such as bank reconciliations, debtors/creditors control and VAT/PAYE controls are in place thus giving peace of mind to the client. This does not fall under the audit regulations and should not be considered as an audit.

    • Company statutory accounts
    • LLPs
    • Sole trader and partnership accounts
    • Service charge accounts
    • Charities and not-for profit organisations
  • Bookkeeping and Management Accounting

    For many of our clients we provide a comprehensive outsourced bookkeeping service, including completion of a company’s accounting records from source documentation, on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis depending on the client’s requirements. From this basic service monthly or quarterly management accounts can be produced as well as the preparation of periodic VAT returns. Linking this to our payroll services all of a client’s accounting needs may be delivered in a timely and efficient manner and at a reasonable level of cost. This is especially beneficial to smaller companies where directors are trying to deal with day to day issues of running their company whilst trying to keep abreast of how well the company is actually performing.

    • Regular bookkeeping
    • Management accounts
    • VAT returns
    • EC Sales lists
  • Taxation

    We offer a comprehensive tax compliance service for both business and personal tax clients.

    We are able to submit accounts and computations under iXBRL to HM Revenue and Customs, deal with agreement of tax liabilities and keep clients advised of tax payments and filing deadlines, so as to avoid the onerous late filing penalties now enforced by HM Revenue and Customs.

    We also handle HMRC queries, enquiries and negotiations on tax returns, as well as detailed tax investigations into a client’s business affairs by HMRC, this will also include attendance at inspections and hearings on behalf of clients, if requested.

    • Corporation tax
    • Personal tax
    • Value Added tax
    • Capital Gains tax
    • Inheritance tax
    • Tax planning  (both corporate and personal)
  • Payroll Services

    We are able to deliver a fully computerised payroll service, including filing RTI returns to HMRC on a timely basis in accordance with the regulations.

    We are also able to assist in auto-enrolment of Pension Schemes. Although we are not able to recommend a provider, we can assist in the basic administration thereon.

    • Weekly, fortnightly and monthly payroll
    • Returns under RTI
    • Provision of payslips
    • Auto-enrolment administration
  • Other Services

    Aside from the core services mentioned above we are able to provide other more specialised services to assist businesses in their development.

    • Business start ups
    • Company formations
    • Company  secretarial services
    • Forensic reviews
    • Investigation work
    • Cash flows and budgeting
    • Due Diligence

our people

  • Michael Davis
  • Andrew Fox
  • Marino Achilleos
  • Paul Ventham
  • The Team

Michael Davis ACA FCCA

Michael qualified as a Certified Accountant in 1992 in Oxford before spending five years as a partner in a small London practice.

Michael joined George Hay & Company in 2001 and became a partner in 2002. Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accoutants in England and Wales

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Andrew Fox FCA

Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 with Slater Chapman & Cooke, where he remained for another seven years as Personal Assistant to one of the partners. He joined Smith & Hutchinson as a partner in 1994 where he remained until the merger of Smith & Hutchinson into George Hay & Company in August 2010 at which time Andrew became a partner in the firm.

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Marino Achilleos FCCA

Marino joined George Hay & Company in 2014 and became a partner in 2015. Marino is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants

Marino has expertise in owner managed businesses where his portfolio consists of small family controlled companies to medium controlled groups across a range of sectors.  Marino is also involved in audit and non-audit assignments of varying sizes for a spectrum of clients .

In addition, Marino has experience in providing business forecasting projects, financial due diligence, interim management reporting and other ad hoc work and general accounting and taxation advice.

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Paul A. Ventham FCA

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Stanley A. Spofforth & Company in 1971 and subsequently spent eighteen months with Coopers & Lybrand.

Paul joined George Hay & Company in 1972 and became a partner in 1975. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Paul Craik, BSc ACA CTA

Paul Craik, BSc ACA CTA

Tax Consultant

John Flanagan, CTA

John Flanagan, CTA

Tax Adviser

Peter Stevens, FCA

Peter Stevens, FCA

Audit Manager

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Bookkeeping Manager

Genny Colaco

Genny Colaco

Payroll Manager

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how to find us

We are located less than 10 minutes walk away from Victoria bus, rail and underground stations and 10 minutes walk away from Pimlico underground station.

George Hay & Company

83 Cambridge Street




United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 20 7630 0582

F: +44 (0) 20 7630 1502



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