Retails rocks and we love it. Extending your finance capabilities.

Looking for a few extra brains to help out on specific projects? Whether it’s taking the pain out of your month or year-end process. Helping with capacity, filling unexpected finance team resource constraint. It may be helping with a one off project. Or perhaps you want to outsource a monthly or annual process for a set period of time. Or indeed the foreseeable future. We understand that there’s a hell of a lot of plates to keep spinning when running an efficient finance function. We’re here to help.

The CP team can act as an extension to your finance team, supporting you across areas which could include:

  • Technical projects such as IFRS 9 and IFRS 16
  • Hot topics, such as compliance with gender pay gap, supplier payment practices reporting and corporate criminal offences compliance
  • Emergency accounting – helping to clear backlogs in shared service areas such as AP, bankings and credit control
    Internal audit
  • Systems and controls assurance projects
  • Process mapping
  • e-commerce development
  • Secondments – providing a flexible team
  • Rebate and recovery audits
  • Sustainability assurance and integrated reporting
  • Support with data insights and trends using market-leading data analytics software
  • Statutory accounts preparation
  • Turnover certificates
  • R&D tax claims
  • Capital allowances claims on retail stores, warehouses and other buildings.

The point is: whatever your challenges, whatever your goals, we’ve got the personnel, retail experience and solutions to match. So, if you’d like to find out more about how our team can support your business, get in touch with Cat Kelly, our Head of Retail.


Ready to make it happen? We can help you think outside the box. Find the right solution to your needs in a flexible way. Best of all we bring the added benefit of access to a whole range of CP services. From help with wealth management, Capital Allowances and R&D tax relief claims through to VAT and employment tax advice. Whatever questions you have, we’re confident we’ll have the answers. But go on, try us.

We like to build long term relationships with our clients. We’ll get under the skin of your business. We want to understand the challenges and the opportunities facing you. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach around here.

Cat Kelly
Head of Retail and Relationship Partner

Get in touch with Cat Kelly



“What made them stand out to us was that we shared a lot of the same values, in particular, around ethos. They want to be the best at what they do and so do we. As our relationship has developed, it’s clear that they fully understand our business and our goals, and they are always available to help and guide us.”

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Sarah Leach,

Finance Director


“We benefitted from Chris’ background in terms of being involved in HMRC’s decision making committees. We also liked his straight-talking approach – that’s what we’re all about here too”

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Scott Hemsley,

NJ Screen Prints


“The team worked to a very tight deadline pulling other members of the wider team in to help and deliver, bending over backwards to help us. They even went to the extent of arranging the signing of the accounts at a local PKF firm in Florida so our owner didn’t have to break his holiday.”

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Rob Teare,

Chief Financial Officer


“Overall, we’re really pleased with what has been produced and the service provided during the process. We were given a comprehensive due diligence package with a competitive price and I felt comfortable that we had all of the key finance areas covered and any key risks were identified.”

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Andrew Sutton,

Financial Controller


“We first came across Cooper Parry at one of their events. Their retail specialist, Cat Kelly, followed up afterwards with an email or two. And this came at a time when we needed an expert opinion on IFRS 16. Cat demonstrated that she was a real expert on the subject, so was the obvious first choice when choosing an adviser to help us on our impact assessment.”

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Katie Gregory,

Head Of Financial Reporting


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Retail Finance Forum

  • Thursday 18th July
  • 9.30am - 1.30pm
  • Sky View, Cooper Parry