Roslyns are the leading pub accountants in the UK and work alongside the following pub companies:

Looking for challenge? Accounts Clerk wanted

A role for Account Manager has become available here at Roslyns; to produce management accounts – both monthly and quarterly – determined by our terms of engagement.

This position is target driven, and management accounts should be produced according to targets, which are set and agreed on a weekly basis.

Ideally you will be AAT qualified and have at least three years experience in accounts.


Job Purpose:

Process financial transactions to provide monthly management accounts for a client base.


Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.

Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.

Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.

Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.

Maintains historical records by filing documents.

Prepares financial reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising account information and trends.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


Data Entry Skills, Accounting, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Thoroughness

This position will be ideally suited to an individual that thrives under pressure, with a willingness to succeed in the production of high quality management accounts within company time frames.

Salary based on experience

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Required experience:

  • Accounting: 2 years

Carlsberg and Heineken unveil price increases

An interesting read and valuable tool to accommodate the price increases

price hike

National Insurance Class 2

As many taxpayers are aware, from the 2015/16 tax year the NI Class 2 contributions are taken alongside the self assessment.

However, in recent weeks as the deadline for filing looms it’s become ever more noticeable that the NI system isn’t fully integrating with Self Assessment as it should. For many people submitting tax returns on third party software, the return is then “corrected” by HMRC removing NI Class 2 and showing a lower payment due. In some cases taxpayers are paying the full amount due and having the perceived overpayment returned to them.

This generally should not be the case and with little exception anyone who has earned over £5,965 from self employment and is below state pension age should pay the £145.60 per year.

We advise anyone whose payments differ by the £145.60, or a multiple of £2.80 if you weren’t self employed for the entire year, to call HMRC’s NI helpline on 0300 200 3500 to remedy the situation.

National Minimum Wage (NMW) increases from April 17

The rate will then change every April starting April 2017.

The rates from 1 April 2017 will be:

£7.50 per hour – 25 yrs old and over
£7.05 per hour – 21-24 yrs old
£5.60 per hour – 18-20 yrs old
£4.05 per hour – 16-17 yrs old
£3.50 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

Further info can be found here


We’re back on the road for 2017

We’re excited to tell you that Roslyns will once again be attending a variety of trade shows in 2017. And we’re looking forward to seeing you there. So, if you’re looking for sound business advice, interested in adding further services to your package or keen to learn more about how Roslyns can add value to your business, then come along to chat to our experienced Business Development Managers.

7th – 8th Feb Pub 17 – Stand 11


Enterpriselive kicks off on 25th April at Ashton Gate Stadium, in Bristol.


27th April – Farnborough, FIVE, Hampshire

3rd May – Coventry, Ricoh Arena

9th May – Manchester, EventCity

16th May – London, Olympia

18th May – Leeds, Elland Road stadium

Further info and dates to be added…

Tax Returns due by 31st Jan 2017

Anybody who is self-employed, a company director, a trustee or receiving foreign income must complete a Self Assessment tax return.

Our Tax department are busily working through your Self Assessment tax returns as we speak but they need to have everything required at their disposal. If you’re unsure what exactly they need, here is an extensive list.

If you’ve already received your return, please sign and send back to us as soon as possible.

UK Tax Payers need to complete a Tax Return by 31st January every year. Anybody who is self-employed, a company director, a trustee or receiving foreign income must complete a Self Assessment tax return.


Payroll over Christmas

Due to the holiday period we will require your payroll information for weeks ending 17/18 December and 24/25 December to be sent on or before Tuesday 20 December. Monthly paid staff will be paid as usual unless you advise the payroll department of alternative pay dates.

Christmas opening hours

To help you prepare for the festivities, here are our opening hours over the holidays:

Up to and inclusive of the 23rd Dec – 9-5pm

Monday 26th Dec – Closed

Tuesday 27th Dec – Closed

Weds 28th – Fri 30th Dec – 9-5pm

Mon 2nd Jan 2017 – Closed

We then resume normal business hours


National Minimum Wage (NMW) changes

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law. The rate will depend on a worker’s age and if they are an apprentice.

The National Living Wage

The Government’s National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and is set at £7.20 per hour. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 still applies.

Key points

  • Most workers over school leaving age will be entitled to receive the NMW.
  • The NMW /NLW rate is reviewed annually by the Low Pay Commission.
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HRMC) can take employers to court for not paying the NMW/NLW.
  • There are a number of exemptions to those who receive the NMW/NLW. These do not relate to the size of the business, sector, job or region.
  • The compulsory National Living Wage is the national rate set for people aged 25 and over.

Rates of pay

It is important to note that these rates, which came into force 1 October 2016, apply to pay reference periods beginning on or after that date.

The rates from 1 October 2016 are:

  • £7.20 per hour – 25 yrs old and over
  • £6.95 per hour – 21-24 yrs old
  • £5.55 per hour 18-20 yrs old
  • £4 per hour – 16-17 yrs old
  • £3.40 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

BBPA urges licensees to check their new business rate valuations

bbpaThe British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has reminded licensees to check their new valuations, pointing to the association’s online guide that helps them navigate the process, following the publication on Friday (30 September) of new rateable values for pubs. The BBPA has stressed the need for licensees to make sure they have made the necessary financial preparations for next year. Businesses will be able to notify the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) of any obvious errors – and officially appeal to the VOA if there are any serious mistakes, under the government’s Check, Challenge and Appeal process, from April next year. This is the first time the valuations have been amended since 1 April 2010. The VOA, with the help of five trade bodies including the BBPA, has developed the 2017 Approved Guide to the process, which has been published. BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds said: “While we won’t know the final shape of bills until the government decides on the multiplier, which is effectively the tax rate, it is still vital for licensees to be aware of this major change. There will certainly be premises that will see an increase in their rateable value, particularly where the business has thrived over the past eight years, and we will be looking at ways to mitigate any sharp rise in bills for these premises. We will continue working for relief for pubs – industry pressure has already seen reforms that will mean pubs with a rateable value of £12,000 pay no business rates at all.”