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Howards of Stafford – accountants to the stars!

Internationally-renowned vocalist Atila Huseyin (right) with Matt Bailey, Managing Director of Stafford-based Howards chartered certified accountants

When you’re a globe-trotting singing star with a burgeoning career, it’s vital that your financial affairs are handled professionally and securely. That’s why internationally-renowned vocalist Atila Huseyin has chosen to use the services of Stafford’s rapidly growing chartered certified accountants firm Howards.

As a celebrated interpreter of the Great American Songbook, Atila – currently taking his sell-out ‘King for a Day’ tour around the UK, in which he covers classic songs made famous by Nat ‘King’ Cole – has appeared on stage, TV and radio around the world, including Qatar, Turkey, the USA and the Maldives. Atila says that his growing popularity and increasing workload outside the UK made it imperative that he brought in a professional accountancy firm to manage his affairs.

“I had used part-time accountants before,” says Atila, “but it became obvious that I needed some seriously strong professional support and advice in order to move forward with my career and my life. We all work hard and specialise in our respective fields so it was vital that I brought in experts who could help me, someone to lend a steady hand to proceedings.”

Known for being sartorially stylish and musically classy – and for receiving glowing accolades from the likes of Buddy Greco and Sir Michael Parkinson – Atila continues: “It’s such a comforting feeling to know that your finances are being soundly managed and that you have someone in your corner that you can turn to at any time for advice.”

Howards’ Managing Director Matt Bailey says the company – which itself has just announced record-breaking turnover –  is delighted to have added an international singing star to its ever-growing roster of clients.

“Atila is a very talented artist but he came to our practice in a pretty ‘raw’ state and had received little professional advice prior to our engagement,” says Matt. “His career and popularity were gaining momentum and so was his income, with sell-out performances wherever he went. So we changed Atila’s trading structure and assisted with the challenges of performing outside of the UK. Efficient tax planning was completed to take into account the new trading structure and his overseas income. We also helped him to manage royalty payments, VAT and so much more.”

Bookings for Atila can be made through www.atila.uk and performances can be seen on www.youtube.com/atilasings. His albums are available from iTunes, CD Baby and many other online outlets.