Research and Development
Tax Credits and Reliefs

With over 15 years of experience in R&D, we boast an enviable success rate, if your company is liable to Corporation Tax and undertakes R&D activities, you could be missing out on very significant tax benefits. Get in touch today to find out if you can claim.

‘As a micro organisation we never contemplated applying for R&D until Andy suggested it. No other accountant or business advisor mentioned this in our 10 years of being in business! Thanks to Andy we received R&D company status in 6 weeks and a nice cheque from HMRC!’

Education and Skills Funding Agency Funded Training Organisations

Experienced in all aspects of working with UK Training Organisations, we specialise in External Assurance work with Lead Contractors with subcontracted provision, but also offer much more.

‘Andy has been our trusted business advisor for more than 10 years simply because he brings expertise in ESFA auditing and R&D above and beyond business accountancy and advice, which is such an incredibly rare find, as well as being such a genuine person!’

Accountancy, Tax and Business Consultancy

As Chartered Accountants, we offer all the services you would expect. Our ethos is to work with our clients – not just for them. We aim to get to know your business almost as well as you do in order to offer the very highest standards and identify all opportunities and/or weaknesses.

‘It’s not just about having our annual accounts and tax returns prepared, Specialist Financial Solutions are much more than that. Trusted business advisors who we wish we had met years ago!’

Specialist financial knowledge and support

that won't break the bank.

Andy Jewitt

Andy Jewitt

"Andy has been in practice as an accountant for 30 years with over 20 of these as a qualified Chartered Accountant.

His client base features a variety of clients, old and new, all of which have come to rely on his informed advice.

Andy’s accountancy, tax and business skills are always delivered with a genuine desire to actively contribute to the client’s business in a relaxed atmosphere to promote collaboration, rather than a more traditional chartered accountant/client relationship.

Andy established Specialist Financial Solutions early in 2020 to continue to enhance this approach to the services offered to clients and to concentrate further on his ambitions to develop and promote his many specialist skills acquired over the years, specifically his very successful R&D tax claims and his work with training providers."
Jennifer Jewitt

Jennifer Jewitt

"Jennifer has been the Director of Finance and Capital at The Education Alliance since 2011. The Education Alliance is a Multi Academy Trust with 6 schools, a Teacher Training School and a Teaching School. The Trust has total income of £35m, staff of 1,000 and 6,500 students.

Jennifer has a track record of change management and is able to deliver results that have a positive impact. She has restructured finance departments, introduced new accounting systems, reviewed payroll provisions, prepared and presented year-end and management accounts and overseen their audit, proposed action plans for deficit reduction, reviewed budgeting systems and written finance policies/manuals.

Jennifer’s work enables the Trust schools to implement strategic decisions whilst horizon scanning to ensure the school remains financially robust and receives realistic budget forecasts that respond to future change. Jennifer has also delivered over £10m of capital projects within the last 8 years. Prior to joining The Education Alliance, Jennifer worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers for 14 years. Jennifer is fellow of the ACCA and a qualified full member of CPFA."

We aim to get to know your business almost as well as you do in order to offer the very highest of standards.

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