Assurance & Risk
Mitigation

Assurance & Risk Mitigation

Partnering with the world’s leading automotive brands, we have a deep understanding of the sector, enabling us to offer our UK customers industry-recognised audit, assurance and tax services to drive profitability through best-practice accountancy and consulting.

Future-proof your financial reporting and forecasting
We deliver statutory compliance services, so that our clients can accurately align business performance with business strategy.  Our clients have the clarity of insight and confidence in their decision-making to plan effectively for the future.

Navigate Complexity in Tax Regulation and Mitigate Risk
Regulatory demands on the automotive industry are changing faster than at any time. Against this backdrop, we give our clients the confidence to achieve their business goals in a tax efficient way.

Trusted Automotive Accountancy Experts
Our professional services team has always been dedicated to the automotive industry. It has enabled us to gather a team of automotive account experts who understand the complexities and nuances of the sector and can deliver trusted, expert financial guidance to automotive brands and dealerships.

To ensure client confidentiality at all times ASE operates strict Chinese walls between our retailer audit department and our brand focused parts of the business.

Integrated Approach to Taxation

Interpreting complex, fast-changing tax regulation is difficult, but our highly experienced team understands how to align your obligations with the strategic demands of the business. We provide consultancy for corporation and personal tax, perform company secretarial roles and support clients through significant structural change. We give our clients the confidence their tax disclosures and PAYE commitments are accurate, they are minimising their liabilities and protecting their assets, as well as benefiting from the tax reliefs and capital allowances available to them.

Trusted Audit Advisor

We have a UK team of industry-leading experts who apply their skills to provide accountancy and audit professional services to the UK’s most respected automotive brands and dealerships. Having have worked with most of our clients during many of the most disruptive changes the industry has faced, you can trust our experienced team to deliver accurate audit services.

Specialised Automotive Financial Advice For M&A

We have built up expertise specific to financial transactions in the automotive industry. We are the only automotive specialist that can provide market study and strategy setting analysis, search and screening of prospects, deal structuring, due diligence, valuation, financial modelling, negotiation and post-merger integration.

Strategic Financial Advisory Services

The UK automotive market is evolving rapidly, presenting new opportunities to scale and diversify your business. We offer expert, specialised automotive services to address a number of priorities. Click the services below to find out more:

  • Succession Planning and Company Restructuring Service

  • Profit Ops

  • Maximise your Property Portfolio

  • Business protection insurance

  • Future-proof Regulatory Planning

  • Forecasting and Business Transition Modelling

  • Risk Mitigation Early Warning System

  • Forensic Accounting and Expert Witness Engagements

Succession Planning and Company Restructuring Service

Succession planning and restructure of a company are the most important, but also high-risk ventures for any CEO or independent business owner. Get it right and you can secure the long-term future of the business. Having worked with family and shareholder-owned over many years, ASE Automotive Solutions has provided strategic counsel to business owners on the most tax efficient options for succession planning; be that family or non-family ownership transfer, management buyout or selling the business off. 

Profit Ops

At a time of intense pressure on margins and profitability, brands and their dealer networks need to have greater confidence in the accuracy of their financial reporting and forecasting. Using ASE’s industry recognised KPIs to measure financial composite data clients can identify exceptional business insights, which improve profitability. Using ASE’s wealth of industry knowledge and experience, brands and dealers can also evaluate and remedy business challenges at under-performing dealerships to build more effective businesses. 

Maximise your Property Portfolio

As the retail automotive industry evolves the role of property for dealers is changing. In the future there may be less requirement for showrooms, but that does not change the integral value of the property. ASE has developed sophisticated tools to help dealers understand the intrinsic value of property assets. Using our unrivalled industry network and experience, ASE provides professional services to help clients make best use of these assets, including selling them off for the best and most competitive price. 

Business protection insurance

If you run your own business, it is important to consider what business protection should be put in place if key staff or shareholders are taken ill or passed away. Dealers also need to consider the consequences for repaying business loans when faced with such sudden or unexpected developments and their impact on the smooth running of the business. ASE’s expert advisors can guide clients to identify the appropriate business protection insurance, covering a range of eventualities including key person, shareholder or partnership and business loan protection. 

Future-proof Regulatory Planning

The growth of electric vehicles and the prospect of autonomous vehicles and mobility services is radically changing the sales and servicing model for automotive industry. We help our clients to understand the implications of future regulatory changes for their businesses and plot more accurate financial forecasting informed by the most comprehensive datasets and analysed by trusted automotive financial experts. 

Forecasting and Business Transition Modelling

Automotive retail businesses are notoriously complex to accurately model.? Our experience in the sector means we are able to identify the relevant drivers and key ‘change metrics’ within the information presented, and thus we develop real world scenarios which encompass Profit & Loss, Funds Flow and Working Capital analysis.? 

Whether you are to grow organically, or through acquisition, to simplify your current business model or to assess the impact of the shift towards an Agency agreement, our experience will deliver a credible output to your key stakeholders. 

Risk Mitigation Early Warning System

Operating for nearly 50 years we have supported our UK clients through every type of risk scenario – strategic and reputation, regulatory, financial, operational, cybersecurity.? Our comprehensive financial data analysis and strategy planning helps our clients assure they have a clear and comprehensive picture of their business performance as they seek to mitigate risk and maximise opportunities for growth. 

Forensic Accounting and Expert Witness Engagements

The Retail Automotive industry adopts bespoke accounting software and financial systems.? Whether it be investigating a minute item of detail within a Dealer Management System, borne from experience to support a forensic report, or a Strategic View of the industry, we have the expertise and the experience to deliver against a complex brief. 

Future-proof Regulatory Planning

The growth of electric vehicles and the prospect of autonomous vehicles and mobility services is radically changing the sales and servicing model for automotive industry. We help our clients to understand the implications of future regulatory changes for their businesses and plot more accurate financial forecasting informed by the most comprehensive datasets and analysed by trusted automotive financial experts.

Risk Mitigation Early Warning System

Operating for nearly 50 years we have supported our UK clients through every type of risk scenario – strategic and reputation, regulatory, financial, operational, cybersecurity.  Our comprehensive financial data analysis and strategy planning helps our clients assure they have a clear and comprehensive picture of their business performance as they seek to mitigate risk and maximise opportunities for growth.

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