James W A Cruickshank & Co, Carlisle

Tax Planning Specialists, Accountancy & Book-keeping Services

James Cruickshank is from a business background having spent 25 years in commerce and industry and identifies strongly with business issues at the sharp end having experienced them himself. 

He set up in practice to provide a tailored service to incorporated and unincorporated family businesses and/or professional partnerships that require a close personal involvement. To read more about Jim and the team, follow this link

His background is Finance and Accounting but he has more recently specialised in tax advice. James spent the last 15 years as a director of medium sized companies and prior to that was in senior management positions with multi-nationals. He has also worked overseas with non UK companies giving a unique insight into different business practices and cultures.

Jim is registered to carry out statutory audit and assurance services.He specialises in the charity sector and small and medium sized companies.

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Our Specialist Accountancy & Tax Planning Team

Jim Cruickshank - Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Advisor & Registered Auditor

Jim Cruickshank has a wide range of experience having trained as an engineer, worked with the Inland Revenue Enquiry Branch, been Financial Controller within a multi-national pharmaceutical company and Finance Director of two medium sized family companies.

Jim specialises in Business and Taxation advice and is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. He is currently taking exams that will qualify him as a Trusts and Estate Practitioner.

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Statutory Audit Services for Companies, Charities and Pension Schemes

figuresWe are registered auditors and can provide statutory audits for limited companies, charities and pension schemes. We also are part of the ICAEW Assurance service providing a level of assurance pitched between that of a full statutory audit and an accounts compilation exercise.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales supervise our registration ensuring we are competent to continue as registered auditors and through their quality assurance directorate assess our work is up to their exacting standards.

Call now on Tel 016974 73057 Fax 08715 227064 or email us for details

The firm, and Jim Cruickshank in particular, are subject to regulation by both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and also the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

Continuing professional development is a requirement of both the above institutes and evidence of this must be submitted every year to these monitoring bodies. Over and above this the firm will get visited by a Quality Assurance Team under a regime called Practice Assurance. This is what differentiates the firm from unqualified accountants and unqualified "tax" businesses.

Jim is also an Associate of KD Business Advisers an accountancy firm for which his firm provides Accounts and Tax resource.

Tax need not be taxing - let us show you

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