Media &
live arts accountants

We provide accountants for photographers, videography businesses, and theatre companies to help with all of their financial needs.

Accountants for media

We make life easier for busy owners

Accountants for the media industry

At Steele Financial we have years of experience working within the media and live arts industry. We understand the challenges of this fast-paced environment and we can help you identify the best opportunities whilst staying on top of your accounting responsibilities.

We make life easier for busy owners

Accountants for the media industry

Accountants for media
At Steele Financial we have years of experience working within the media and live arts industry. We understand the challenges of this fast-paced environment and we can help you identify the best opportunities whilst staying on top of your accounting responsibilities.

Sectors we support

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Freelance photographers

We’re experienced accountants for photographers working in events or photographic studios.

Theatres

We help theatres by providing advice on funding and finance and tax relief in the creative sector.

Videographers

We provide accountancy and financial advice services to videographers in the media industry.

Theatre companies

Whether you are just starting out in the industry or are an experienced performer, we can help you with your finances.

Photographic companies

We help you run your photography business by taking care of your accounts and tax returns and offering you tailored tax advice.

Podcast producers

If you work in the production and distribution of podcasts, we can help you with your accounts and finances.

Photographers and videographers

"I didn't have a clue before I found Steele Financial. They have made it now feel so easy!"

Kate M.

Cost savings

Not knowing what you can claim can result in overpaying tax. Our team of accountants for photographers and videographers will make sure you never miss anything you could be claiming so that you only pay what you need to, increasing your profitability.

We will also ensure you are claiming all expenses you are entitled to, including equipment, travel or venue expenses for your photoshoots.

IR35

We can help you navigate the changes to IR35 so that you understand the implications if you work as a freelance contractor. We will help you decide the best course of action depending on your situation.

Keep your records on the go

Just by using a mobile app, you can keep track of your projects and expenses when you are on the road. Just input some key data and upload pictures of your receipts and you are good to go!

Let's work together

Get in touch to book a free initial meeting and find out how we can help you with your tax, accounts and business strategy.

Problem solving

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A live theatre company had heard of TTR (Theatre Tax Relief) but were not sure what it entailed or if they could claim it.

We provided the client with a special template to use. This pulled together the information and data we would need to quickly make a claim and get their cash rebate for them as soon as the year end had finished, helping from a cash flow perspective.

Through working with us, we were quickly able to create and submit a successful TTR claim to HMRC, knowing this area well and avoiding pitfalls to avoid.

Through receiving the cash rebate within weeks of the year end, they were able to continue working on their performances and have the cashflow to be able to begin working on a new idea!

Financial services

We’re here to help 

Because life is too short to be spent worried about doing your tax return

Theatre

"Steele Financial have constantly gone over and above throughout this whole Covid period."

Chris P.

We’ve got you covered

We’ve got an extensive knowledge of theatre tax relief, so you will never overpay tax, saving you money.

Streamlined record keeping

We specialise in bookkeeping for the theatre sector, providing you with the best apps that you can use wherever you are to keep your records up to date.

Theatre tax relief

We can determine if your production qualifies for the TTR and help you claim it. 

Accounting services

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We offer a full range of accountancy services, from core accounting to specialised business forecasting.

Year-end

We prepare and submit your annual accounts, ensuring everything is completed when it should be.

Efficient record-keeping

We will help you understand which expenses you can and can’t claim and provide you with the apps you need to keep your records updated wherever you are.

VAT and bookkeeping

We can help you become VAT registered, submit your VAT returns and manage your bookkeeping.

Cashflow management

We understand the seasonality of the creative sectors and can help you plan for the quiet months.

One to one meetings

We are always available for support and advice and to explain complex tax matters. Call us or email us at any time and we will reply within 24 hours.

Advisory

Whether you’ve recently opened a new restaurant or you have been decades in the sector, we can help you make sense of your business finances and help you identify the best growth opportunities.

Get in touch today

Send us a message to speak with our expert team of chartered accountants.
“Ben and his team have provided regular, easy to understand information during a period of uncertainty, which has been so valuable to my ability to feel calm, secure and knowledgeable around financial impact and support available during the Covid-19 emergency. They have constantly gone over and above throughout this whole period.”
Green ginger

Kate - Green Ginger Theatre

Director