AIM LISTED COMPANIES

We support AIM listed companies with a variety of financial reporting, sustainability, controls, and assurance projects, as well as statutory audit.

EXCITING, DYNAMIC AND AMBITIOUS ABOUT GROWTH

We’re not tied to a specific sector, but we are great at working with AIM listed companies within our mid-market base. They’re all different but have some things in common. They’re all exciting, dynamic, and ambitious about growth.

That excites us. It really excites us. We think we’ll be a good match for what you need. A match with our expertise. Our experience. Our culture and people.

Like you, we have a can-do mentality. We seek out opportunities. We are responsive and focused when it comes to addressing your needs. We work with a mix of AIM listed businesses from multiple sectors on a variety of financial reporting, sustainability, controls, and assurance projects, as well as statutory audit.

We know you’re not just looking for any old auditor. You’re looking for an audit partner with the systems, processes and relevant experience to handle your business. Yet, you’re also looking for an auditor who’s flexible, sticks to timelines and who’ll prioritise your audit amongst others. We know you have to answer to the market and are used to hitting deadlines.

As an AIM listed company, you’ll also be looking for an adviser that understands your business and strategy as well as the regulatory requirements that you must meet. And having an adviser with expertise in the latest accountancy standards is a necessity.

WHAT WE OFFER

We value our clients and would want to get to know you before the real work starts. We build relationships based on trust and understanding. We know you’ll value our open and clear approach to communication.

We like to work hand-in-hand with our clients, offering a consistent and continuous point of contact by giving you a relationship partner to oversee all our work for you. We’ll be proactive in bringing you relevant information and opportunities, as well as helping you make the most of it.

For us, there’s no such thing as ‘just another audit client’. We offer so much more. Cooper Parry has a breadth of experienced people that can offer other additional tax and advisory services. We will of course work with them to ensure there is no conflict from an audit perspective.

OUR APPROACH

You won’t get a tick box audit from us. We’re not part of the ‘old boys club’ of auditors who do that. There’s no ‘off the shelf’ with us. We provide a tailored, bespoke audit solution.

The audit process and key deadlines are always agreed up-front to ensure success and make it smooth.

Information requests are in early so as not to overwhelm your team. You won’t get multiple questions on the same topic. Communication is key – with you and amongst our team.

We’re well versed in working with AIM companies and will give your audit committee the peace of mind that the audit has been a rigorous and challenging process while still adding value through commercial insights.

The transition to a new auditor may seem daunting but to us it’s just part of everyday life. We have a well-established process when taking over an audit appointment from other auditors and devote all the time necessary to ensure this is painless.

A MORE THAN CREDIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE BIG FIRMS

You’ll have the expertise of a Big 6 accountancy firm but with a more personal experience. Lots of our team have a large accountancy firm background before moving to Cooper Parry (where the grass is much greener!). Our team has depth, we’re big on customer service and our auditors have personality.

One significant trend we’ve seen over the past year is that AIM-Listed businesses, audited by the Big 6 and national accounting firms, are realising that they are not receiving the level of service they should. Many are moving to CP to deliver the service they want and need.

If you like what you’ve read, let’s meet for a coffee. We also host regular events for Finance Directors, CEOs and senior leaders. We’re always connecting like-minded businesses together and we’d love to involve you.

IT’S NOT JUST ALL ABOUT AUDIT

Over recent years there’s been on-going discussion about reform to the audit agenda. There’s broad acknowledgement that the definition of a Public Interest Entity (PIE) needs reform. One option being considered could result in AIM businesses with market capitalization over €200m being defined as PIEs. This would mean that you’d need to appoint separate auditors and tax advisors.

If you haven’t already done so why not talk to us? Many of our dedicated AIM market specialist team were originally recruited from the “Big 4” and national firms. They’ve got the knowledge and expertise along with the CP personality and energy.

Our team understand the importance of managing cost and risk. Our services are all tailored to ensuring we provide exactly that. Using our expert knowledge from a compliance and advisory perspective and experience of working with AIM listed businesses like yours.

IT ALL STARTS WITH A CHAT

We like to build long term relationships with our clients. We’ll get under the skin of your business. We want to understand the challenges and the opportunities facing you. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach around here.

We can help you think outside the box. Find the right solution to your needs in a flexible way. We offer a wide range of integrated services with cross-sector expertise in consulting, deal advisory, audit, and tax. Alongside Melanie Hopwell and Robin Clegg CP has a number of people who have specific expertise and knowledge developed over many years from working with clients who are AIM listed.

IT ALL STARTS WITH A CHAT
GET IN TOUCH WITH MELANIE HOPWELL

Whatever questions you have, we’re confident we’ll have the answers. But go on, try us.

GET IN TOUCH WITH MELANIE HOPWELL

RTC GROUP PLC

“CP deliver what they promise and price their services fairly. They are pragmatic. We have just gone through our first audit and tax computation round with them, it ran very smoothly and all our deadlines were met. They raised only meaningful points worth discussion.  I am very pleased that we have engaged them and enjoyed working with them. Having worked with a big 6 firm for the previous 10 years, we were finding more and more that the big 6 machine really was too big and too expensive for our business and there was no flexibility to allow for our size. CP have a very personal approach and respond promptly to any questions.”

Our Experts

CP EVENTS

REVIEWS

PAUL, JAN 2024

“Excellent service for our first year audit.”

DAVID, JAN 2024

“R&D Claim: The results were better than expected. The additional cash will enable us to increase profitability”

ALAN, JAN 2024

“R&D Claim: The results were not as good as previous years. The additional cash will allow us to further invest in our R&D program.”

STUART, JAN 2024

“Great to have a personal relationship with the whole team. Always willing to help. Sometimes a little slow to respond on some issues (but then again so are we). Audit team are brilliant, bar audits far to long now owing to the amount of sample data we have to provide, which is hard when you have a small team and limited time.”

CLAIRE, JAN 2024

“Great team, and much improved communication and pro-active engagement over the past three months.”

MARK, DEC 2023

ROB, DEC 2023

“R&D Claim: Having worked with the R&D team at CP for a few years now, I had a good idea what to expect. As per usual they exceeded our expectations. The additional cash will allow us to invest in our fleet.”

RICHARD, DEC 2023

“Excellent service. Need to ensure pricing is competitive.”

DAVID, OCT 2023

“Good insights provided. Nice team to deal with. Need more consistency of team members and where this is not possible a better handover should be provided to new members. Need strong manager oversight on all audits, in particular where there are complex transactions etc. Improved communication between audit team and finance functions within the business.”

LUCIA, JUN 2023

“Final Packs are taking too long, communication”