Ajay Shah

Partner

"Providing a proactive service to clients is what has always been valued by my clients. Being their trusted advisor is what I seek to be. Together, this brings satisfaction and enjoyment and that in turn is reflected in the relationship I have with my clients and the referrals I receive."

Having worked as an accountant in industry as well as private practice, I understand the challenges that face business owners, whether they’re large corporates or sole practitioners. I get a lot of pleasure out of working closely with clients as their advisor, and I use my range of technical skills to assist them in managing and strengthening their fiscal structures and thus their businesses long term growth and profitability.

I bring more than twenty five years of experience to the Lawrence Grant family. My areas of expertise include advice on EMI Option Schemes, and Tax Valuations, as well as offering general practice accounting and tax advice. I can move comfortably between advising on the day-to-day accountancy needs of my clients and the more complex challenges they may face, ensuring they receive the best solutions.

My expertise

With extensive experience across a number of accounting areas, I specialises in:

  • Audit and assurance
  • Corporation tax for limited companies
  • Bureau and business services (bookkeeping, VAT and accounting)
  • Structuring of new businesses and start-ups
  • Tax planning including extraction of funds from companies
  • Advice on Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Share Option Schemes
  • Tax valuations
  • Property tax including property trading, property investment, VAT land and property
  • Personal tax

The firm

I am passionate about bringing new ideas to the firm to improve efficiencies. I am also focused on relationship-development across various areas for clients and referral partners.

An important goal of mine is to grow the firm and assist more businesses and individuals to learn, grow and access financial opportunities that they didn’t realise were available.

Personal

On the weekends I can be found enjoying a good game of international cricket, and also playing table tennis at home with my sons.

What is your favourite book and why?

Fish! It is a quick read and I like it because it is a book about being positive, to improve morale and to work as a team.

What is your favourite film and why?

My Cousin Vinny. A witty, yet funny and in some ways romantic film too.

Who most inspires you?

It is my father, because he kept encouraging me to keep trying, to keep persevering and to overcome difficulty in life.

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