Welcome to Roake & Cook Limited
Roake & Cook Limited are accountants based in Canterbury, Kent, and we specialise in helping businesses make the most of their money. With a range of healthy balance sheets already on our books, will yours be our next success story?
After years of experience with accounting and bookkeeping, the Roake & Cook Limited team have gained extensive expertise with understanding the different business accounting needs and regulations. Our main aim is to be your trusted accountant that you can rely on to ensure you are compliant, you have a clear picture of your finances, and you are optimising every opportunity for your business.
Our rural specialism stems from a lifelong passion for the agricultural sector and a history of farming, however Helen Cook and Martin Cook are dedicated to helping businesses across all industries understand their finances and increase efficiency within their accounting function.
With degrees in Rural Land and Business Management, and Agricultural Business and Management, and previously working at a firm of rural specialist accountants, the team have an in-depth understanding of the sector’s financial requirements. Combined with their joint ambition to take advantage of modern technology, Roake & Cook are Xero migration specialists and experts in cloud accounting and migration. By transforming the ways in which rural and agricultural businesses manage their finance function, we can enhance their overall accounting processes and tailor the technology to work for them. With reliable accountants by your side, you can trust that your accounts are in safe hands.
The Roake & Cook office is located northwest of Canterbury, a historic city in southeast England renowned for the Canterbury Tales. Only a few miles from the centre, our office is conveniently situated with transport links surrounding, so we are easily accessible to our clients.You can find us 10 minute’s drive away from Canterbury West train station, or via the A2 and other major roads. As a result, we have the ability to travel to you wherever you reside.
Roake & Cook Limited are accessible for businesses from any industry and from any location. Our office is conveniently located to ensure we can visit our clients quickly and easily, where necessary, but we are also available for virtual consultations too. Our accounting services can help businesses with bookkeeping, payroll, Xero (cloud accounting) migration, tax advice and R&D, especially rural and agricultural accounting with our specialised expertise. We are undertaking online communication, so if a virtual appointment suits you better, we are more than happy to arrange a Zoom meeting with you at your convenience. Please contact us today for an initial consultation.
Year End Preparation
As business owners, we know that running your business is your priority, so dealing with your accounts should not impede this. Spend more time on what you love doing whilst having peace of mind that your accounts are in safe hands.
Documenting income and expenditure can be tedious and dull, especially for rural business owners who would rather be managing their day-to-day operations. Why not choose a trusted accounting firm to competently keep track of your business finances, so you don’t have to? Our meticulous attention to detail and professional bookkeeping skills mean that you can rest assured all your financial information is recorded and accounted for, so you can clearly see projections of your performance and growth.
Roake & Cook Limited are the rural cloud accountants you can rely on to migrate your current accounting software to the cloud. As Xero specialists, we know the system inside out and can assist with your transition so it runs as smoothly as possible. We can clearly demonstrate how the software works and ensure that you have all the tools you need so you can feel confident in your rural business accounting.
Make sure your employees are paid correctly, on time and all contributions are taken care of with our payroll services. From payslips to pensions, our UK-based team can help every business with their payroll. No matter what size, whether you’re a small business with several employees or a large business with a few hundred staff, we can tailor our payroll services to you.
Research & Development
Are you eligible for Research & development (R&D) Tax Credits? Are you interested in finding opportunities for your business to take advantage of this government incentive? You don’t have to be part of the scientific or research sector to apply for R&D, most limited companies that have undertaken qualifying activities are entitled to tax credits. Roake & Cook Limited can help determine your eligibility, what costs are covered and can identify new opportunities for your business.
Rural Specialist Accountants
Established to help the rural and agricultural sector, but operating across all industries, Roake & Cook Limited put businesses in control of their numbers.
We are rural business specialists, and know the sector is unlike any other industry, which means their accounting requirements are also different.
At Roake & Cook Limited, we recognise that the seasonal nature of agriculture and industry-specific assets require specialist accounting knowledge. Transitioning a farm business from one generation to the next, splitting a farm business into multiple businesses, different VAT rates of agricultural products, identifying profitable use of land opportunities, and many more factors need to be addressed when dealing with accounting and bookkeeping for rural businesses.
This includes providing agricultural R&D advice and guidance, alongside our other accounting services such as bookkeeping, payroll, tax advice and a Xero migration service. Our team are familiar with specialist farming software and can help you migrate to cloud accounting, as well as customise it to help you get the most out of your accounts. With the ability to clearly see your rural business’ finances and having the numbers at your fingertips, it will allow faster decision making and you will always be confident in your business performance at the year’s end.
Roake & Cook Limited understand the challenges and complexities that ALL businesses face, and so although we do specialise in businesses working in a rural setting, we are on hand to help businesses across all industries.