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Complete Accountancy Services
for Community Interest Companies

Our Packages

The packages below cover most bases for CICs, just pick the one that suits you best and we’ll do the rest.
Our fixed monthly payments allow you to spread the cost over a whole year. Don't worry, you can also tailor the packages below to add services such as VAT or personal tax returns as required. 

Cover the basics


Our essentials package. Includes key services and statutory submissions

  • Annual CIC accounts, tax returns and confirmation statements
  • Award winning Xero™ accountancy software
  • Bookkeeping with Hubdoc™
  • Support from qualified Chartered Accountants.
  • Reminders for key deadlines
  • Secure document portal
  • Updates to Companies House and HMRC
  • Fully managed transition from your current accountant
Most popular


The all-rounder package. Includes support for all of your CIC’s mandatory submissions and reviews

  • All of the benefits of Silver plus…
  • Xero™ Expenses add-on
  • CIC bookkeeping transactions reviews
  • CIC regulatory compliance support
  • Compliance review of your “CIC 34” annual reports
  • Annual tax efficiency reviews
  • Support with adhoc HMRC queries
  • Reference letters for your CIC
Our comprehensive service


Our most extensive package, let us take care of the accounting whilst you focus on what you do best

  • All of the benefits of Silver and Gold plus…
  • Xero™ Analytics add-on
  • Creation and submission of your “CIC 34” annual reports
  • Quarterly management account reports
  • Comprehensive bookkeeping
  • Funding application support and reviews
  • Intelligent data clean-up toolkit

Why choose CIC accountants?

We help Community Interest Companies across the UK to thrive.

Accountants for CICs

Our accountants are more than just number crunchers. You'll get your own dedicated CIC chartered accountant who will work with you to understand your business and help you thrive.

Simple accounting software

Stay on top of the numbers. Track overdue invoices and payments with award-winning bookkeeping and accounts software by Xero™, available online and via mobile app. Anytime, anywhere.

All submissions covered

Never miss a deadline. We cover all submissions that you'll need to prepare and send to HMRC, Companies House, and the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies.

Registered chartered accountants

Start and stay on the right track. Our chartered accountants will help you to be as financially viable and tax efficient as possible, whilst remaining in compliance with the latest CIC regulatory obligations.

Peace of mind

Select your desired services and relax. We’ve designed comprehensive packages to meet your needs. This helps to spread the cost of having a year-round accountant and avoid any unexpected costs or surprises.

Reliable advice and support

Get up to date insights. Our specialist CIC accountants allow you to focus on what you do best. We provide support and information to keep you updated with the latest CIC requirements.

Your Obligations as a CIC

At CIC accountants, we help you to stay compliant with the mandatory regulations.

Office of the Regulator of CICs

The ORCIC is part of Companies House, that regulates all registered CICs across the UK. They have the power to permit a company to operate as a CIC, review relevant documentation and conduct investigations. Any new requirements issued by the ORCIC must be complied with.

Community Interest Test

Each CIC must meet a set of requirements in order to operate and remain as a CIC. This includes ensuring that their activities are beneficial to a qualifying ‘community’ and are not harmful or offensive. The test must be continually met to avoid possible fines or more serious action.

CIC Annual ‘CIC34’ Reports

Each year, every CIC is required to produce and submit a return outlining its activities, directors’ pay and other mandatory declarations to confirm compliance. This is reviewed by the ORCIC and must be accepted by them. Getting a professional to review or complete this reduces the risk of the report being rejected or requiring further investigation.

The Asset Lock

From the time when a CIC is set up, its assets (e.g. cash, equipment, inventory, etc.) must be used for the purposes of benefiting the community. There are strict conditions about how a CIC uses its assets. Failure to comply with these rules can result in regulatory action.

The Dividend Cap

For CICs that are ‘limited by shares’, there is a limit placed on the level of dividends that can be paid to each shareholder. These rules are often complex and will depend on a CIC’s number of shareholders and overall profitability each year. Inappropriate dividend payments can result in investigations for fraud.

Trusted by CICs across the UK

Did you know…

The Community Interest Company (CIC) structure was created in 2005 as a type of social enterprise.

CICs are rapidly growing in popularity. There are over 26,000 CICs operating across the UK.

Over 10,000 of the current CICs have been setup within the past 3 years. This represents a 71% increase!

Did you know…

CICs are specially regulated as a unique type of limited company. They report to both Companies House and the ORCIC Regulator.

A CIC can operate for profit as long as there is a benefit to the community or wider public.

There are special rules for CICs and a return must be filed each year to evidence compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact us if you cannot find the answer to your question here.

Well, you could. However, we’ve built up some real expertise in delivering services to CICs and this means that we are better placed to provide specialist support, understanding the challenges faced specifically by CICs.

Switching is easy! We get this question a lot from CICs who want to switch over to us but don’t want the hassle. There’s no need to worry. As part of our onboarding process, we simply ask for your current accountant’s email and we’ll handle everything from there. See, we told you it was easy!

Sure! The quickest way to get someone from our team to assist you is by sending an online inquiry using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Absolutely! We’re all about flexibility and making your life easier. So if you discover that your current package isn’t meeting your CIC’s current needs, we’ll happily change your service package upon request. And in the event that you want to cancel your services with us, all we need is 90 days’ notice to wrap up any outstanding services.

Yes! Our chartered accountants are fully qualified and registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (‘ICAEW’) and can support CICs based across the UK. Our leadership team also has almost 15 years’ combined experience working for the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms in the UK.

Honestly, as soon as you feel ready to. We understand that cashflow is often tight for new CICs but that doesn’t mean you should miss out from pain-saving accountancy and tax advice from the start. This is why we offer discounts to new CICs in their first 3 months with us.

Xero™ is an award-winning bookkeeping and accounts software that allows you to raise invoices, manage project finances and track expenses. The banking feeds connect the software to your CIC’s bank accounts to reduce efforts and stress of manual data entry. You can access these simple to use features via computer or the handy mobile app.

It takes most people less than 5 minutes to fill out the initial form for a quotation and we can provide a fixed price quote within an hour. Many of our enquiries become clients on the same day as we provide them a quote. We’ve set up an easy to follow process so that your onboarding is as smooth as possible.

It’s simple. We offer value-based pricing. Most other accountants will charge you for the time they spend doing work for you, which often gives them an incentive to be inefficient. In contrast, we package our services to be able to make the most of our time and your money. It’s a win-win!

Yes, we can. Although it’s usually much more cost-effective to have a packaged service with us, we understand that some may only need us to perform specific activities. If this is the case, use the contact form at the bottom of this page to make a request.

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