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    HELPING INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES TRANSFORM IDEAS INTO REALITY AND FUND THEIR GROWTH

  • What We Do

    We offer support on 'All Things Finance' to innovative businesses without the immediate need for a full-time Finance professional and who may already have an Accountant.

     

    As part of what we do, we have also been helping innovative businesses in the UK fund their growth via Research & Development.

  • Our Clients

    We work with different innovative businesses in the UK offering them support on 'All Things Finance' and helping them identify their R&D activities and qualifying costs as our experience entails diverse industries.

  • Who We Are

    Trusted. Knowledgeable. Proactive. Flexible.

    Olga Tish

    Founder, Your Acting CFO

     

     

    Olga founded Your Acting CFO in 2015 having identified a need from innovative companies for 'All Things Finance' and laser focus guidance on R&D tax relief as these companies either were not aware of this tax relief, or were not claiming for all that they were entitled.

     

    Prior to that, Olga worked in several senior roles within Finance for eBay and Paypal Inc. She mentored at PayPal's accelerator program and immersed in the start-up community in London, where her passion to enable innovative businesses grow inspired her to become Your Acting CFO.

     

  • The Knowledge on R&D

    We are spreading the word about Research & Development tax relief and sharing our specialised knowledge.

     

    R&D tax credits can be a major source of finance for innovative businesses in the UK.

     

    We enable innovative businesses fund their growth and continue innovating.

  • What is R&D Tax Relief

    The R&D Tax Relief scheme was put in place by the UK Government in 2000, aiming to encourage companies to spend more on R&D as it is advantageous to the UK economy.

     

    SMEs both profitable and loss-making can get back up to 33% of the amount they have spent on qualifying R&D. Large companies can get up to 12% of their R&D refunded.

     

    It can be claimed as a tax credit and the HMRC will make the payment after they receive your return. Or it can simply be claimed as a relief which will reduce your company's profit chargeable to Corporation Tax for the relevant accounting period.

  • Has Your Company ...

    • developed new tools, products or services using technology ?

    • attempted to improve existing products through technical changes ?

    • found more efficient ways to produce your products or services ?

    • experimented with new equipment or production techniques ?

    • overcome scientific or technological uncertainties ... i.e. at the start of a project, did you ever think ‘I’m not sure of the best way to do this’ ?

    • failed for technical reasons but aiming to achieve a technological advance ?

  • How We Add Value

    We add value by providing end-to-end Finance support to early stages startups and founders who are looking to scale up their innovative businesses.

     

     

     

    When it comes to funding growth via R&D, we add value to your innovative business by...

     

    - identifying whether your activities qualify and dealing with your R&D team in an effective manner -

     

    - analysing your accounting records to establish how much will qualify -

     

    - applying a streamlined methodology developed by us that has proven successful -

     

    - ensuring that your claim and supporting documentation have been optimised and are robust to HMRC scrutiny -

     

    - dealing with the HRMC any further if necessary -

         

  • Case Studies

    We are spreading the word about Research & Development tax relief and sharing our specialised knowledge. In other words, we provide tax guidance on your R&D and this way we enable innovative businesses in the UK to fund their growth.

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YOUR CONSENT TO THESE TERMS

1.1. This page (together with the documents to which it links or refers) provides you the ‘website terms of use’. These are the terms on which you can use Your Acting CFO Ltd site. The terms are the same whether you choose to register or not. By using Your Acting CFO Ltd site, you are agreeing to these terms.


WHO WE ARE

2.1. www.youractingcfo.com (which we will just call ‘our Site’ from now on) is operated by Your Acting CFO Ltd (which we will call ’We’ or ‘Us’), a company registered in England under 09723318.


ACCESSING OUR SITE

3.1. We try to keep our site running at all times. However you should be aware that we might have, or choose, to change it – or even withdraw it for a while – at any time.

3.2. Our Site is updated regularly. We attempt to keep the information up-to-date, and you should always check back to the Site rather than relying on past copies you may have made.

3.3. We may in our sole discretion and without explanation decide to suspend some or all functionality and/or access to our Site.

For example, this might be due to reasons connected with viruses, hacking and other offences affecting the Site or because we are instructed to do so by a governing body, agency or other person.


USING OUR SITE

4.1. You may only use our Site for lawful purposes.

4.1.1. You must not use the Site to break any applicable law or regulation. This applies to local, national and international laws in either the UK (where our Site is located) or the country where you are (if you’re not in the UK). This includes any material you contribute to interactive sections of our Site.

4.1.2. You must not use our Site in a way that is fraudulent or illegal, or attempts to commit fraud.

4.1.3. You must not use our Site for the purpose of harming, or attempting to harm minors.

4.1.4. You must not use the Site to distribute spam, or otherwise advertise or offer any goods or services.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

5.1. All the intellectual property on our Site either belongs directly to us, or we have licensed its use. The intellectual property is protected by various laws and treaties, not just in the UK, but around the world. All such rights are reserved by us under those treaties.

5.2. You can print off a copy, or download an extract of part of our Site for your personal reference. If you have registered as an individual or as a company, limited liability partnership, trust or other organisation, you can copy and show material on our Site to other people. However, in any case, you need to make them aware of, and agree to, these terms and conditions.

5.3. If you print off, or download part of our Site, you must use it ‘as is.’ You can not make modifications to any text, pictures, audio or video. In addition, you must not use any of the pictures, video or audio separately from the rest of the page you found it on.

5.4. If you print off, or download part of our Site, you must also make sure that our status as owners of the material is clearly noted. If we have identified any specific part of our Site as having been contributed by someone else, you must also note their status int he same way as you note ours.

5.5. If you want to use part of our Site for commercial purposes, you must obtain prior permission from us.

5.6. If you print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these terms, you immediately forfeit the right to carry on using the Site. In addition, we have the right to demand that you return or destroy (as we choose) any copies of material you have made. This extends to any material you have downloaded to your computer or network that is subsequently backed up by you.


OUR LIABILITY

6.1. The material displayed on our Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, We, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

6.1.1. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;

6.1.2. Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

6.1.2.1. loss of income or revenue;

6.1.2.2. loss of business;

6.1.2.3. loss of profits or contracts;

6.1.2.4. loss of anticipated savings;

6.1.2.5. loss of data;

6.1.2.6. loss of goodwill;

6.1.2.7. wasted management or office time; and

6.1.2.8. for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

6.2. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


CONTRIBUTING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE, CONTACTING OTHER MEMBERS AND USING INTERACTIVE SERVICES

7.1. We may provide interactive services on our Site. These are services where users of our Site can contribute material. Examples might be forums, comments on blog posts, or interactive financial applications. ‘Contribute’ means any material you submit, whether you type it in directly, copy/paste it from somewhere else, or upload a file attachment.

7.2. On these interactive services, we reserve the right to use either human or automated moderation, and may set up some parts of the Site to not display this information to other users until we have approved it. What form of moderation we use is entirely at our discretion. Where we moderate a service, we will normally give details of how to contact a moderator.

7.3. Where you contribute material, and that material alleges facts, the facts must be accurate.

7.4. Where you contribute material, and that material states opinions, those opinions must be genuinely held.

7.5. Where you contribute material, that material must not:

7.5.1. contain any material which is defamatory of any person;

7.5.2. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;

7.5.3. promote sexually explicit material;

7.5.4. promote violence;

7.5.5. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other characteristic;

7.5.6. infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other third party;

7.5.7. be likely to deceive any third party;

7.5.8. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;

7.5.9. promote any illegal activity;

7.5.10. be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;

7.5.11. be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; If you contribute any material to the site, or use the site to make contact with any other member, We are not liable to any third party for its accuracy or content.

You confirm to us that you indemnify us from costs expenses losses or damage any action arising as result of material you have contributed.

7.6. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Site, or to make contact with other users of our Site, you must comply with the content standards set out in these terms.

7.7. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means that you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

7.8. You should not rely on any material contributed to the Site by any other member or third party. You agree not to hold us liable for any such material.

7.9. We reserve the right to remove any material you have contributed to the Site, at our sole discretion, for any reason. If we remove material you have contributed, we are not obliged to let you know we have done so.

7.10. If you contribute material to our Site, we will consider it non-confidential and non-proprietary. By uploading, you give us the right to copy, distribute and disclose that material to third parties for any purpose. If we are contacted by a third party, claiming that your uploading has violated either their intellectual property rights, or their right to privacy, We may disclose your identity to the party making such a complaint or their legal representatives – we will deal with any such request in compliance with theData Protection Act 1988 and related legislation. We may also disclose your identity in response to a request from any law enforcement agency. You should be aware that if we disclose your identity under these circumstances, we may be forbidden bylaw or a court from letting you know we have done so.

7.11. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any material posted by you or any other user of our Site.


VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES

8.1. You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to Our Site. You must not attack Our Site, or any server, computer or database connected to our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. This includes third party servers including but not limited to mail and DNS servers we use to provide you with our services.

8.2. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any suspected breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

8.3. You are strongly recommended to keep your equipment protected from viruses and malware. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


LINKING TO OUR SITE

9.1. You are welcome to link to our home page from your Site.

9.2. If you link to the home page of our Site from a site that is not directly controlled by you (for example, by posting on a forum, or commenting on a blog) you must ensure that you have permission of the site owner on which you are creating the link to do so.

You must also ensure that the site you are linking from does not contain material that would be not allowed on our Site under section 9 of this document.

9.3. If you link to our Site in either of the ways allowed, you must not do so in a way that might damage our reputation.

9.4. If you link to our Site in any of the ways allowed, and are a borrower, you must not do so in a way that implies we are associated with you, approve your services, endorse you, nor must you otherwise take advantage of our reputation.

9.5. If you are linking to our Site, you must ensure that the link makes it obvious that the user is going to a different site from the one you are creating the link on. You must not, for example, put our Site in a frame or iframe, or import content into a page.


USE OF OUR MATERIAL FOR OTHER PURPOSES

10.1. If you want to make use of any material on our Site for any other purpose than those set out here, please contact us with your request.


LINKS FROM OUR SITE

11.1. Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

11.1. If We discover that you have breached these terms and conditions, We may take whatever action We see fit. This might include:

11.1.1. Withdrawing your right to access or otherwise use the Site.

11.1.2. Removing any material you have contributed.

11.1.3. Issuing a warning to you.

11.1.4. Starting legal proceedings against you to claim reimbursement of any costs we have incurred as a result of your breach (including reasonable admin costs and legal costs).

11.1.5. Other legal action against you.

11.1.6. Referring the matter to law enforcement and disclosing any information we hold that might be necessary for them to investigate.


DATA PROTECTION

12.1. All personal information that We may collect (including, but not limited to, your name and address) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

12.2. We may use your personal information to:

12.2.1. Provide Our Service to you;

12.2.2. Process your payments to us; and

12.2.3. Inform you of new products and services available from us.  You may request that we stop sending you this information at any time.

12.3. In certain circumstances (if, for example, you wish to make a payment on credit), and with your consent, we may pass your personal information on to credit reference agencies. These agencies are also bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and should use and hold your personal information accordingly.

12.4. We will not pass on your personal information to any other third parties without first obtaining your express permission.


JURISDICTION, SEVERABILITY AND APPLICABLE LAW

13.1. The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country at our sole discretion.

13.2. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

13.3. If any of the Terms or Conditions included in this document is found to be invalid by the courts, the rest of the Terms and Conditions will still apply.


CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

14.1. We may revise these terms at any time by amending this page. It is your responsibility to check this page and take notice of any changes we have made because the changes will be binding on you.


COMPLAINTS

15.1. If you are dissatisfied with either an individual or our standard of service or any aspect of the delivery of our services please contact hello@youractingcfo.com


YOUR CONCERNS

16.1. If you have any concerns about the material which appears on our Site, please contact hello@youractingcfo.com
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This policy (together with our Website Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us (your “Information”).

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data controller is Your Acting CFO Ltd.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site www.youractingcfo.com (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It only includes basic personal data required for you to be able to use our site, subscribe to our service, search for a service or product, place an order on our site, participate in discussion boards, enter a competition, promotion or survey, seek business consultancy or make a query and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number and information about your company. When you make a purchase directly through the site, you will need to provide your bank or other payment method details but these details will be processed through such payment method directly and none of the details you provide will be saved or processed by us.  

Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

* technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

* information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

Information we receive from other sources. This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or work with. We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors, payment services, advertising networks, analytics providers and search information providers). We will notify you if we receive information about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.