Specialist sector accounting

Every industry has its own complex needs

Our clients tell us that they value talking to accountants who truly know the fields in which they operate and give sector-specific advice.

Hospitality businesses, for example, appreciate that we speak the language of GP and know our way round an EPOS system. For construction, it’s our knowledge of statutory obligations such as the construction industry scheme (CIS) that shines through. You can find out more about our specialisms below – or get in touch to find out which of our partners has experience in your sector.

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Some of our specialisms

Hospitality and leisure

We have experience in working with all sorts and sizes of business in food, drink and tourism, from restaurant chains to providers of residential accommodation. If you operate businesses such as cafes, bars, hotels or visitor attractions, we can provide support with any aspect of tax or accounting. Most often, that means advice on VAT, payroll, gross profit calculations, cashflow planning and the integration of stock, payment and accounting systems.

Construction and property

If your business is built around buildings you’ll benefit from the expert advice of our specialist property and construction accounting team. We work with developers, architects, surveyors, landlords, builders, subcontractors and estate agents, among others. From administering the construction industry scheme (CIS) to advice on residential capital gains tax, it’s about making sure your property investments deliver returns without excessive tax liabilities.

Not for profit

We provide accounting and tax advice to charities, community organisations and other bodies contributing to their communities. With deep understanding of charity accounting regulations, from the SORP to special audit requirements, we can help you remain compliant. From Gift Aid to VAT on goods and services supplied to charities, we also offer advice on achieving tax efficiency so you can invest more in your mission.


Schools, academies, colleges, training organisations and providers of educational supplies will benefit from our knowledge of tax and compliance in the sector. We can prepare accounts in line with the charity SORP and Education and Skills Funding Agency requirements, and handle ESFA returns. We look after payroll for many clients, including teachers’ pension deductions. Support for grant applicatons is also available.


We provide tax and business advice to doctors, dentists and optometrists – both as individuals and at practice or surgery level. We work with nursing homes operations, pharmaceutical companies and larger medical businesses, too, both in the provision of care and supply to the industry. From NHS pensions and superannuation to interpreting the rules around VAT on medical supplies, we can help with the practicalities. We also offer long-term advice on tax efficiency, practice growth and succession planning.

Retail and wholesale

Businesses that import, export or sell consumer goods will benefit from our expert advice on everything from EU tax law to retail VAT schemes. We have worked with shops and chains across London and the UK for decades and, in recent years, have taken that experience into the world of eCommerce. Whether you have bricks-and-mortar premises on a high street or trading estate, or sell entirely through Amazon or eBay, we can help you reduce your tax bill, increase profits and grow.


If you run a practice delivering expert advice we provide specialist accounting services, professional to professional. We work with solicitors, chartered surveyors, architects, management consultants and, indeed, peers in the accounting industry. In particular, we frequently advise on tax efficient business structures, including conversion to LLP or limited company status. We also help with succession planning, profit extraction strategy and partner reward programmes.

“KLSA have been our advisors for many years and this long-standing relationship is a merit to the past and present partners, who put great emphasis on providing a personal service. The firm has a dedicated team who are professional and knowledgeable.”

Pradip K Dhamecha
Dhamecha Group

KLSA has acted as our group accounting firm and financial advisor since 2007. We have always found them to be very knowledgeable, professional and supportive, as well as responsive to requests for help or advice at short notice. The partners and staff have also gone out of their way to understand the various businesses operating within the group."

Michael Betts
ISL Group

“We have been a client of KLSA since 1999 and we can say that they are very efficient and always provide us with quality services. Their professionalism, availability and knowledge regarding our business, as well as their efficiency on ensuring tax deadlines are met, make them a company we would definitely recommend to others."

Mehdi Rheljari
LCM Energy


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