Hospitality & Leisure Accountants.

The hospitality and leisure sector has faced adversity over the past 2 years and as we start to emerge from the crisis, there are plenty of opportunities for improvement for businesses within the industry.

Fortunately, Ryans has a wealth of experience working with businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector and our specialist team is here to guide you as you navigate the future of your company. 

How our team of hospitality accountants at Ryans can help

Our knowledgeable team of advisors can assist with bookkeeping, business strategy, corporate finance and tax advice, tailored specifically to your hospitality and leisure business.

From restaurants to gyms, hotels to golf courses, Ryans can provide your business with a fully outsourced accountancy service, delivering complete accounting services and tax solutions to the Hospitality & Leisure Sector.

Whether you are an established business with 500 staff, or a start up with just 5, Ryan’s we’re here to help and make the complex clear.

Accountancy Services for the Hospitality and Leisure Sector

Business Planning

‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’ couldn’t be more true when it comes to running a business. Without effective forward planning, your business will face the effects of rushed judgements, under capacity and missed opportunities.

However, we know that it can be tricky to find time for strategic business planning when you’re preoccupied with all of the other daily tasks involved in running a leisure or hospitality company.

That’s why you need a planning advisor who has the time and experience to create long term and short term plans for your business to help you meet your goals and keep your business functioning as it should.


Bookkeeping is a necessary task that can often feel like a burden without a simple and effective solution in place. 

Our team of experts can assist with the onerous task of managing the large number of transactions your business makes via a finance systems review, so you can be sure your accounts are kept up-to-date and stored on a system that is easy to manage.

Using government approved tools such as Xero and HubDoc, our clients in the hospitality and leisure sector have seen bookkeeping time cut by 50%!

Free up valuable time and resources to use better elsewhere in your business by letting us keep track of what comes in, what goes out, and all of those pesky paper receipts.


When you operate a hospitality business, you will have to pay three types of taxes: Corporation Tax, Payroll Taxes (such as NI) and VAT.

Corporate Tax Planning

Your business taxes constitute a substantial part of your trading costs and ensuring you’re compliant with HMRC’s long list of reporting requirements can be, well, taxing.

With Ryans’ efficient corporate tax planning services, your hospitality or leisure business can see significant improvements in your bottom line- maximising your net profits whilst ensuring you’re fully compliant. 


Administering payroll can be time consuming and burdensome, especially when you have lots of seasonal staff with zero hour contracts that are usually all paid by the hour. 

Managing this on your own without effective payroll in place can use up lots of precious time and resources that could otherwise be spent on the core activities of your hospitality or leisure business operations. 

Our team of experts at Ryans has previously assisted clients with implementing software that uses an iPad in situ to book the employees in with facial recognition. This links directly with a payroll software which in turn feeds the hours into Xero. 

Additionally, the software provides data and analytics to show previous trends and help plan how many staff are needed for certain days and times, so you’re never left understaffed through poor planning. 


If your hospitality and leisure business is VAT-registered with HMRC, you have to  document and add VAT to every transaction you make. Keeping your accounts in order is essential in the event that HMRC conducts an inspection and all records must be kept for at least 6 years.

The most effective way of keeping track is by using a dedicated VAT accountant who can ensure that you are properly generating receipts and invoices and submitting your returns correctly.

Hospitality and Leisure Businesses that Can Benefit from a Chartered Accountant

Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector that we can add real value and assist include: 

  • Pubs
  • Golf courses & Gyms
  • Gaming venues
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Hotels

Let’s talk tax

Don’t delay, contact us today to get financial clarity for your hospitality and leisure business.

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