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ABOUT US

Alternative Finance, Business & Tax Consultants are a multi-disciplinary ‘integrated’ Taxation, Business Consulting and Management Accounting practice who have been delivering specialist Management Accounting, Financial Advisory, Tax Minimization Strategies and Business Consulting services and advice in Tanzania, since 2007. Our footprint spreads across Sub Sahara African countries and continues to grow each year.

Our focus is on delivering tailor made in-house services to our clients aligned with the revolving needs of each separate business requirements. Whether you own a large or small business, you will have the confidence that you are receiving qualified and impartial advice to make informed business and personal decisions.Coupled with our strategic partner alliances, Alternative can provide a full suite of services to meet all of your Tax, Business, Financial, Accounting and Legal requirements.

At Alternative, we understand that in today’s competitive business landscape, many small and large enterprises are facing greater challenges to increase profits, develop new sales channels, undertake new marketing activities, reduce operational expenses and at the same time satisfy increasingly complex and ever-changing taxation compliance requirements - in and outside of taxation. We are here to provide all round assurance services to our clients to give a greater piece of mind and concentrate more on what you do best.

We consult a wide range of businesses in industry sectors such as:

- Logistics
- Transportation
- Clearing & Forwarding
- Agriculture
- Equipment retail
- Construction
- Professional services
- Aviation
- IT services
- Non profit making organizations

Call us today to arrange an obligation free consultation to discuss your specific business needs.

Our Services

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ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Financial statement related services are a large part of our business. It is our mission to make sense of what happened with your business in the past and offer you guidance to help you reach your future goals. Alternative provides various levels of financial statement services to a multitude of companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

We also provide growth stage businesses with a financial framework, from which to plan for long-term growth and success.

Accounting services include:

• Preparation of financial statements
• Financial analysis
• business plan guidance
• business forecasting and projections
• a system for financial reporting

AUDIT SERVICES

At alternative, we consider audits as value added business development service, which enable us to guide you on the strategic direction and impact of your operations on your wealth creation rather than being a statutory obligation.

Services include:

• Tax Audit
• Internal Review
• Investigative Audits
• Compilation
• Employee Benefit Plan Audits
• Agreed upon procedures
• Due diligence

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TAX CONSULTANCY

Alternative’s tax professionals can prepare and file your statutory company tax returns, as well as work with you throughout the year to minimize your tax burden. Should it become necessary to negotiate with state taxing authorities Alternative can represent you.

You can feel secure knowing that Alternative’s tax professionals have broad experience helping companies efficiently manage their tax expense as well as comply with today’s complex reporting requirements. We make sure our clients stay up to date on new developments that affect their businesses.

Our tax experts can also look at your individual situation and recommend a tailored tax strategy, whatever your current circumstances. We consider your company structure, nature of operations and future plans to determine the best strategy for you to ensure that any liabilities are known in advance and can be planned for appropriately, guaranteeing that you reap maximum benefit of allowances and reliefs.

PAYROLL & BOOKKEEPING

Alternative offers tailored solutions for your Payroll and Bookkeeping requirements. Our cost-effective, scalable service frees you from the need to maintain internal resources for these specialist areas. Whether your business has one employee or several hundred, we can provide the assistance you need.

Key Benefits include:

• Frees up management time
• Eliminates the need for costly payroll software for employers
• Frequency of Payroll tailored to individual companies (weekly, monthly, etc.)
• Provision of pay slips and reports relevant to your needs
• All returns (e.g. P9, P10) filed with Revenue Commissioners on time
• Fixed fees agreed in advance

In addition to our Payroll services, Alternative’s outsourced bookkeeping department eliminates the need for, and consequent cost of, a dedicated in-house accounts solution. This service can provide timely, accurate financial information to help run your business effectively. Reports are provided weekly, monthly, quarterly & annually, without the need to hire professional Finance Controllers.

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COMPANY SECRETARIAL

In a time of increased focus on regulatory compliance, Alternative can help you adhere to your duties under the Companies Acts. We can update and maintain the statutory registers of a company, and ensure timely compliance to statutory regulations.

We offer a full range of Company Secretarial services including:

• Company formation and name changes
• Annual returns Minutes and amendments to Memorandum and Articles of Association
• Maintenance of company registers
• General secretarial services
• Specialist consultancy advice

BUSINESS ADVISORY

Alternative has helped companies to grow and to thrive in the ever revolving business environment. We will advise you - not only on regulatory obligations, but also on techniques that have helped others to become more efficient. Our aim is to help you maximize revenue streams and capitalize on the opportunities available.

We are a proactive firm, motivated and focused on our clients' needs. Our unique combination of experienced as well as fresh talent enables Alternative to stay informed on the broader business landscape. We always strive to be continually up-to-date on the challenges and opportunities faced by our diverse clients.

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BUSINESS START-UP

Starting a business can be a daunting prospect. While you have the passion and specialist expertise related to your project, you may find the technicalities of setting up the business outside your scope of knowledge. That's where Alternative can help.

We will be there to work closely with you each step of the way. Our experts will guide you through the initial planning stages, to business entity formation and registration. We can advise on what structure you should choose and can even point you in the right direction to raise finance.
Our team can even offer financial modelling and systems implementation. And of course, our tax experts are available to advise you on the best way to plan for your liabilities and maximize your growth.

As your business grows, Alternative will continue to be there to advise and assist you with the challenges you face.

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

At Alternative we pride ourselves in being our continous effort to develop the accounting industry by continuously recruiting new graduates, training them to ensure they are able to handle full on the job accounting responsibilities and thereafter placing them with permanent jobs. Our clients requiring low level accountants can be assured that they get the best available candidates who are already aware of their needs.

We also act as a recruitment agency for other mid to senior level accounting and finance positions, as our wide network of business partners allows us access to the right candidates, and our expertise enables us to match the right candidate with the right job.

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TAX COMPLIANCE

Alternative proactively engages with you throughout the year to provide sound, up to date guidance on staying on the right side of the law, across a wide range of tax areas.
We ensure that all reliefs available to you are fully utilized and believe in proper tax planning rather than fire fighting tax issues.