Trusted accountants for farms, animal husbandry, and other agri-business ventures

Are you an agricultural business owner based in England? Look no further than Roake & Cook, attentive chartered accountants who bring a modern approach to rural accounting. We specialise in serving rural businesses throughout Kent and beyond, helping our clients achieve their financial goals. 

We’re committed to helping rural-based businesses grow sustainably.  We understand the unique challenges that rural businesses face, and we’re here to help you overcome them.

Deeply invested in your success

We’re passionate about helping rural businesses grow and thrive. As a small firm with a big heart, we pride ourselves on offering personalised attention to each client. We’ll take the time to understand your unique business needs and challenges, and we’ll work with you to develop tailored solutions that support your growth and success. We’ll take the time to understand your unique business needs and challenges, and we’ll work with you to develop tailored solutions that support your growth and success.


Full-service accounting for agri-business ventures

We offer a comprehensive range of accounting services to meet the needs of agri-business ventures of all sizes.


Our services include:

Here are some ways in which we can help

Bookkeeping

We’ll ensure your financial records are accurate, organised, and up-to-date. We can help streamline your own bookkeeping, or take control and free up your time.

Accounts and tax returns

We’ll handle all your compliance needs, keeping on top of deadlines and maximising tax savings.

Payroll services

Let us handle your payroll processes, ensuring timely and accurate payments to your staff.

Tax Planning

Count on us to analysis your financial situation or plan to ensure that all elements work together to allow you to pay the lowest taxes possible.

Management accounts

We specialise in providing statements, reports, and documents that help management in making better decisions related to business performance

Business advisory services

We act as strategic partners, offering insights, solutions, and recommendations tailored to yout unique needs and goals, bringing a fresh perspective to businesses, helping to adapt to changing market dynamics and stay competitive


Embrace modern accounting for greater visibility and control

Gain real-time insights into your business performance with modern accounting.  We use cloud-based accounting software and tools to provide you with real-time insights into your financial performance. This means you can see how your business is doing at any time, from anywhere, and make informed decisions about its future.

We’re part of the rural community, and we’re here to help you succeed.

As part of the rural community ourselves, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that rural leisure and tourism businesses face. We’re passionate about helping our clients succeed, and we’re committed to providing insightful advice and tailored solutions that meet their specific needs.

Contact us today for a free consultation

We’d love to learn more about your business and how we can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Roake & Cook is not just a professional partnership; we are a husband and wife team who genuinely cares about our clients and the UK rural economy.

Our personal touch ensures that we go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service and build lasting relationships.

Join us on the journey to accounting excellence for your Agricultural Business
Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference a modern approach to rural accounting can make.
Martin & Helen Cook

Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference a modern approach to rural accounting can make.

Our husband and wife team brings a personal touch to our services. We genuinely care about our clients and go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service. You won’t be treated like just another number; instead, you’ll experience the warmth and dedication that comes from working with a team that genuinely values your success.

Building lasting relationships is at the heart of what we do.

Explore New Horizons: Roake & Cook’s Future of Rural Accounting

In today’s tech-driven world, businesses must adapt and embrace innovation to stay ahead. Yet, some accountants resist change, hindering progress. Roake & Cook revolutionises rural accounting, showing you the difference it can make for your agricultural business.

We leverage technology, streamlining processes, increasing efficiency, and offering real-time insights. Our progressive mindset unlocks accounting apps, giving you visibility over your businesses performance. 

Embrace technology, make informed decisions, and manage your finances proactively.

Understanding the unique needs of rural businesses, especially in the agricultural sector, we tailor our services to cater to you. Passionate about sustainable growth, we’re your financial partners, guiding you through industry intricacies.

We ensure that we stay on top of industry trends, changes in regulations, and emerging technologies. We continuously strive to provide you with the most up-to-date advice and innovative solutions to propel your business forward.

So why settle for less when you can work with a team that embraces the future? 

Join us on the journey towards accounting excellence for your agricultural business. 

Contact Roake & Cook today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference our modern approach to rural accounting can make. Together, we’ll create a recipe for success that combines tradition, innovation, and a passion for helping you thrive.

Here are some examples of clients and some key examples of how we have helped them:

Charlie, Arable farm

Charlie, Arable farm

Like many farmers, Charlie started out with an arable farm which he had inherited from his parents. He has since diversified, with several non-farming related ventures to smooth out cashflow.

Charlie had a gut instinct that certain parts of the business were underperforming, but bookkeeping was not up to date and annual accounts were being provided 9 months after the year end. Last minute tax bills were causing further stress and he wanted to get on top of the numbers.

We took over the bookkeeping on a monthly basis. We keep everything up to date, deal with VAT reporting, and provide monthly management reports showing results and cashflow. We use these to identify trends, areas of focus, and where cashflow may become tight.
Tax estimates are provided, as well as forecasting VAT bills. All of which mean no last minute notice of tax bills.

Annual accounts are dealt with well before filing deadlines, but they are not used for planning. Monthly reporting means they confirm tax bills, but business decisions are made based on up to date numbers.

We have also helped Charlie with some scenario planning on new ventures, as well as looking how fluctuating labour, energy and input costs would affect next years’ harvest. No forecasting is 100% accurate, but having a good idea of how profits and cashflow will look, enables better decision-making and gives advance warning of issues on the horizon.

FAQs specific to agricultural business

How can cloud accounting software help my business?

Regular and accurate bookkeeping, combined with the use of modern software, allows business owners to know how their business is performing now – not 9 months after their financial year-end.

Having your numbers at your fingertips allows faster decision-making and removes the worry about how your business is performing.

Implementing time saving features such as automated invoicing, digital time-sheets and automated debt control all free up time.

Parts of our business are seasonal, which makes predicting cashflow difficult. Can you help?

Yes, we can. Firstly, accurate and up to date bookkeeping ensures you understand how your business is performing in real-time, not weeks or months down the line.

Secondly, forecasting with scenario planning can help you predict how changing costs will impact your business in the coming months and years.

No forecast can be 100% accurate, but it provides planning opportunities. Putting cash aside for shortfalls, looking at alternative income streams to smooth out dips, and identifying areas to improve are examples of decisions that can be made off the back of accurate numbers.

Fluctuating energy costs, along with inflation, make it hard to estimate cashflow. Can you help?

Yes, we can. Firstly, accurate and up to date bookkeeping ensures you understand how your business is performing in real-time, not weeks or months down the line.

Secondly, forecasting with scenario planning can help you predict how changing costs will impact your business in the coming months and years.

No forecast can be 100% accurate, but it provides planning opportunities.

We also have access to an energy broker, who can often beat market rates by 10% or more.

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