International reach - North America

North American business services - realising your potential

Knowing you - wherever business takes you.

You can benefit from our wealth of experience in assisting both businesses and individuals with their international needs - aided by a team which includes fluency in more than 10 international languages.

For companies, we offer a wide range of services which can be scaled to fit the extent of your activities and adapted to suit you as your requirements change. Our extensive links with other professional firms, trade bodies, banks and financiers mean that we will make your entry into or expansion from the UK as smooth and as easy as possible for you.

For individuals who are not domiciled or resident in the UK or those with international concerns, we offer an award winning service to ensure that your personal financial affairs are organised as tax efficiently as possible, giving you multi jurisdictional advice and peace of mind.

Key international services we offer North American businesses and individuals include:

  • Tax advice for non UK domiciled individuals advising you on the efficient use of tax treaties and effective offshore tax structures.
  • Award winning tax planning and transfer pricing advice developed through our many years’ experience of international tax planner concepts and techniques.
  • Audit and Assurance – as we are registered with the PCAOB in the United States, we can conduct audits of the UK subsidiaries of US listed companies and Sarbanes-Oxley engagements. We also regularly report under IFRS and in foreign GAAP.
  • VAT and Duty expertise to advise you in all areas, whether you are supplying services between different countries, importing or exporting.
  • Outsourcing of all your financial functions so we become your virtual office in the UK.
  • Employee compensation and benefit plans ensuring the continued motivation and well being of your employees.
  • Transferring employees abroad, whether into or out of the UK, we will ensure the tax burden on your business and employees is minimised.
  • Corporate Finance expertise to assist purchasers or vendors with cross border transactions.
  • Remuneration strategy and profit extraction, ensuring both our business and individual clients extract profits or obtain remuneration from another jurisdiction in the most tax efficient manner.

We are proud to be have been appointed by the Department of International Trade (DIT), the Government body that promotes trade overseas, as one of its champions to help overseas businesses grow. We have been included in the government's UK Investment Support Directory as one of their chosen experts, in supporting the government's aim to ensure the UK remains the number one destination for foreign direct investment in Europe.

We are also longstanding members of British American Business, the leading transatlantic business organisation which is dedicated to helping companies connect and build their business on both sides of the Atlantic.

Our membership of Kreston International also allows us to look after the global needs of our clients. Through this membership we are also members of the Forum of Firms, an association of international networks of accounting firms that perform transactional audits. The objective of the Forum is to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices across the world.

Setting up your Business in the UK - What are the issues you need to consider?

There are a number of issues which you must consider when you are looking to set up your business in the UK. This video will take you through some of the common questions that we come across and it also gives you practical advice about the issues that you need to consider.

Contact us today

Contact Michael O'Brien, head of our North American team, to find out how we can help you by clicking here or call +44 (0)330 124 1399.

International accountancy services by Kreston Reeves

I’m delighted we moved our tax and accountancy work to Kreston Reeves. Having people like them as our advisers has been a great experience. We have known them for many years and have always like their solid, traditional and dependable approach coupled with their innovative and forward thinking ideas. The breadth, depth and lateral thinking that their tax team have brought to our business has been refreshing. This is not only from looking at the research and development claims, which are very important to a young entrepreneurial business, but also the wider group thinking that they have shared with us in utilising our early stage tax losses. Everybody at Kreston Reeves has been responsive, diligent, knowledgeable and supportive.