Heather Shields

Personal Tax and Payroll Adviser

Heather Shields is ammu’s payroll and tax adviser. Heather manages all our outsourced payroll services for small and medium sized businesses. Heather is highly experienced in working with tax and payroll within accountancy firms and ran her own business.

Heather offers valuable advice as she is highly experienced in working with cloud accountancy software – since the late 1990s. Heather provides support for Sage, IRIS and cloud-based payroll systems such as Xero and Kashflow.

She is experienced in working with directors, sole traders and individuals across a broad spectrum of sectors including hospitality, healthcare and professionals.

Heather’s primary focus is providing ongoing support to our clients. Currently, calculating furlough payments also preparation and submission of the job support scheme claims to HMRC.

When Heather is not working she likes listening to music, weekends away and going for runs out in the car and learning to play the guitar again. A fun fact about Heather was she was a member of a band.

Get in touch with Heather: email heather@ammu.uk or call 0141 290 0262

Key expertise and skills

  • Cloud accounting software including Sage, IRIS, Xero and Kashflow
  • Processing payroll for a wide variety of SME’s across a range of sectors
  • Liaising with and managing all compliance with HMRC
  • Liasing with the Pensions Regulator for workplace pensions
  • Advising clients on current legislations, workplace pensions and furlough
  • Preparing P11Ds, self-assessment tax returns, including directors, sole traders and individuals who are in the scope of self-assessment
  • Furlough and Job Support Scheme claims to HMRC

Heather Shields’s Recent Posts

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pension top-ups for lower paid employees

pension top-ups for lower paid employees

Employees who contribute to an occupational pension scheme under a net pay arrangement do not currently benefit from any tax relief if their earnings are below the personal allowance. This anomaly will be rectified from 6 April 2024 when HMRC […]

getting the most from salary sacrifice

getting the most from salary sacrifice

In these straightened times, salary may be preferable to receiving a benefit. However, the attraction of salary sacrifice has increased since 6 April, and when it comes to pensions it makes sense to take a longer-term view. NIC savings Salary […]

Off-payroll mistakes now penalised

The private sector off-payroll working rules have been in place since April 2021, but for the first 12 months businesses have benefitted from HMRC’s relaxed stance on penalties. HMRC will now, however, penalise mistakes made in applying the rules. HMRC […]