There for you
What makes Gains different?
At Gains, we help businesses streamline their financial operations and make business management an easy task for them.
We bring together a collaborative team of highly qualified and experienced accountants, all dedicated to supporting our clients in achieving their goals – whether that’s by boosting their profits, expanding their business, or attaining the perfect work-life balance.
Each member of our team brings intelligence, insight, energy and creativity to their work, and they’re more than happy to talk through any questions you have.
Because we work with so many restaurant businesses, we know the challenges and opportunities the market presents. We’re always determined to help our clients succeed and nothing makes us feel more proud than helping them grow.
The quality of our service has been recognised, too: we’re proud to say that in 2018, Barking and Dagenham Council named us the best new business in the borough.
Wherever you are now and wherever you want to be, our team is on your side.
You can count on us to deliver a responsive service that puts you first.
We’re ready to adapt and improve our processes to find the best option for you.
We look to the future, planning ahead and using technology for your benefit.
driven by your success
Phool Ashraf (FCCA)
Phool is a chartered certified accountant with more than a decade of experience in both practice and industry and a passion for supporting ambitious business owners on their journeys to success.
For Phool, innovation is key. Before even beginning to advise a client, she gets to know their business inside out, looking deep into the granular detail to find new, better ways of working – whether that’s by introducing digital tools or simply by taking a different approach to the problem at hand. She loves working on new challenges and coming up with specially-crafted solutions, helping every business she works with to grow and thrive.
Phool regularly speaks about her approach to accounting at industry events and loves sharing her ideas and knowledge.
When she’s not working, Phool likes reading, travelling and trying out different cuisines from around the world, as well as exploring the wide range of food and drink available at her doorstep. You’ll often find her enjoying local cafés and restaurants with her family.
Ashraf Tariq (MCS, ACCA)
Ashraf is a chartered certified accountant with a professional background in IT – ideal in the age of Making Tax Digital and online accounting, offering our clients a unique level of specialist insight when it comes to cloud software.
He has extensive experience working in practice with a focus on compliance and business management.
At Gains, he ensures everything runs smoothly and on time. He supports clients in managing their businesses efficiently and without stress, giving them a reassuring sense of control. Ashraf also makes sure our clients meeting all the tax and reporting deadlines without any difficulty.
When he’s not working, he spends time in the gym, hosting barbecue parties and networking with other members of the local business community.
Digital, connected accountancy
When it comes to meeting our clients’ accounting obligations, we’re quick and precise, but that’s only the start of the work we do. We want to empower businesses, and to drive their success, with the help of smart, digital solutions.
As early advocates of cloud technology, we’re always excited to introduce our clients to better, more efficient ways of working. We adopted digital tools and workflows from day one, and we’ve never looked back – now, we’re innovators in the accountancy industry, and we’re passionate about sharing our knowledge.
Every member of the Gains team is qualified or working towards an accountancy qualification, and they have the drive and creativity to make a real impact on our clients’ success.
We love diving deep into the details of every business we work with, getting to know how they operate and what they’re aiming to achieve, so that we can understand where the gaps are along the way and help bridge them.
Adaptable business support
We want your business to succeed, and our tax, compliance and business advisory services are all structured to give you the help you need to make that happen. Take a look at our services to find out more about what we do, and how we work at Gains.
Or, if you have a question and can’t find an answer here, don’t hesitate to get in touch to learn how we can help.