Introduction

Growing our regional economy together

With agriculture and diversified land management underpinning our vibrant economy, supporting farms and rural businesses is naturally our sector strength. It has been for the past 150 years as agricultural accountants.

Credible and commercially sound advice from the Albert Goodman Farms and Estates 30 strong Accounting Team.

If you would like advice on minimising your tax liability, generating extra cash for your business, on your ‘cost of getting work done’ please do not hesitate to contact us to organise a meeting on your farm.

We offer a free, no obligation meeting to all agricultural businesses during which we are confident we will present you with new advice and ideas – what have you got to lose?

Who are Farms and Estates?

As a specialist team of 30 staff within Albert Goodman we deal with over 400 farms and estates. Each member of our Farms and Estates team has a background, education or interest in the rural community and rural businesses.

Our team is also a member of, chairs and was instrumental in setting up The Rural Accountancy Group UK (RAG UK). This group consists of 10 regional firms across the UK specialising in farms and estates. We meet twice a year and communicate throughout the year sharing technical expertise and experience. We also call on non-accounting specialists in the sector such as solicitors, barristers, and land agents to share knowledge and experience.

In addition to our Farms and Estates Team, we can also pull on the specialist technical expertise from the other areas in our firm including, specialist tax, VAT, payroll, outsourced bookkeeping, financial modelling and budgeting, pensions and financial planning – just to name a few.

How our team of Farms and Estates accountants can help

For over 150 years we have worked as agricultural accountants with farmers and landowners across the region. Our team combine technical expertise with personal experience and working knowledge of the current challenges facing farms and estates, making our advice practical and sound.

Put simply, we are trusted by farmers and landowners throughout Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall – as well as further afield – to provide proactive, enthusiastic, and experienced advice together with a fresh commercial perspective. Agricultural Accounting is our passion and

  • We can assist on annual business accounts preparation, tax compliance, implement accounting systems, provide VAT planning/administration, as well as general bookkeeping. Larger agricultural businesses may benefit from our audit and payroll services.
  • We can review, forecast, and make suitable recommendations and assist with restructuring and updating your business and systems to be fit for purpose today and as part of your long-term plans.
  • We can review all your taxes whether it be income, inheritance, capital gains, stamp duty or VAT. Our Farms and Estates team are familiar with all specialist agriculturally related reliefs and our wider team of experts enable us to provide proactive advice, regardless of the tax situation.
  • If you wish to sell up, pass on, or retire, we can guide you through the practicalities, tax planning and beyond, including financing options, cash flow emergencies and your investment/retirement provisions.
  • Our experiences allow us to advise on business investment decisions and any necessary refinancing opportunities. We also assist by supporting grant applications, helping your business move forward.

In summary we can provide:

  • Business and Tax Advice
  • Business Restructuring
  • Land and Property Transaction Advice
  • Succession Planning
  • Cashflow Forecast and Budgeting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Tax Advice
  • Business Investment
  • Benchmarking

Our other areas of expertise:

Meet the experts

You'll find our team dotted across the South West, experts in everything from tax to technology. We build long-lasting relationships with our clients, drawing on our insights and experience.

You'll find our team dotted across the South West, experts in everything from tax to technology. We build long-lasting relationships with our clients, drawing on our insights and experience.

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