Get to know us!
We think Five Rivers Chartered Accountants will be the perfect fit for your business, but naturally, you'll want to know more about us.
Five Rivers are a local firm of Chartered Accountants based in Rugby in Warwickshire.
We help you meet your financial goals and provide proactive practical advice to help you manage the financial side of your business.
We use state of the art cloud and mobile technology. This means our clients have more time to spend on their business and they are better informed about their finances.
We work with businesses of all sizes from start-ups to £million companies across a range of sectors.
Our clients value our high-quality financial information and advice which enables them to make informed decisions on the future direction of their business
It's those businesses looking for the extra level of support to build and grow a successful and profitable business who come and stay with us.
Accountants who can be relied upon to take care of your tax, year-end accounts and VAT filing responsibilities with minimal paperwork.
Accountants who are always approachable and available with common sense advice on all aspects of your business.
Accountants who will give you the support you need to understand your finances and help you make the right decisions to improve your profits and reduce your tax bills.
Fixed fees and no surprises.
We fix our fees and don't charge by the hour. This means you can ask us for all the advice you need, whenever you need it, in the safe knowledge that its not going on to your bill and give to a nasty shock later on.
We don't carry expensive fixed overheads such as fancy offices, large marketing budgets or lots of support staff. These savings can therefore be passed on to you without any reduction in the quality of service we offer.
Five Rivers Chartered Accountants is managed by Sukhraj Barhey (known to his friends and business colleagues as “Syd”) who lives and works in Rugby. Having been born in Warwick, schooled in Rugby and worked in Coventry, Syd has spent all of his life in the area and knows it well.
After getting his degree in biochemistry from UMIST in 1985, Syd qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Birmingham before pursuing a successful career in industry, eventually becoming Finance Director in a number of the UK’s largest and most successful businesses in their sectors. Over the years, he has acquired a wealth of finance and commercial leadership experience which he now shares with his SME clients in helping them grow and flourish.
Whilst his accountancy training ensures that he is well equipped to deal with his clients’ basic tax and accounting affairs, his broader finance experience in areas such as business planning, strategy, management reporting, buying and selling businesses, systems and e-commerce coupled with his all-round commercial flair mean that he has a well-developed sense of what good in business looks like. Customers appreciate his down-to-earth style and his ability to cut through the jargon and demystify a complicated subject leaving them to concentrate on what they do best – running their business.
So, if you are looking for a locally based accountant who will take the time to understand what you do and is committed to working alongside you as a partner to help grow your business, get in touch now to arrange an initial no-cost discussion at a time and place that suits you. You won’t be disappointed!
Five Rivers is a member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Syd qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. Since then, he has become a fellow of the Institute and now sits on its National Technical Advisory Committee
The ICAEW, as the oldest and foremost body of Accountants in the UK is committed to upholding the highest possible standards in the Accountancy profession. You can therefore treat the institute logo as if it were a “kitemark” and rest assured that by trusting your personal and business tax and accounting matters to Five Rivers, you are in the best possible hands.
No, there aren’t five rivers in Rugby or even in Warwickshire - at least as far as we know!
Instead, the business takes its name from the Punjab in India whose name literally translates as "the land of five rivers” and from where Syd traces his roots and heritage.
Punjabis are known the world over for their humour, honesty, bravery and no-nonsense approach to life – qualities that find their way into every aspect of the practice that Syd runs.
So if it’s a straightforward down to earth approach to running your business you are looking for, you’ve come to the right place.