About Us

Best Accountancy and Tax Advisory Firm in Putney & Southwest London

Who We Are?

Lanop Accountants was set up in 2009 and established its first office in Putney in 2010. Since then, it has grown to be an industry-leading fully digital accounting firm that provides not only accounting and tax planning services for its clients but also business advisory services encompassing several areas. 

The Market Gap We Identified

The company came into existence after the founding partners, Mr Aurangzaib Chawla (known to his friends and clients as Zaib) and Kai Schefelbein, spotted a market gap for trusted accountants who were more business advisors. They wished to give clear advice on accounting and tax planning to their clients and other matters relating to operations, marketing, sales and finance. As a result, Lanop was envisioned as being more than an accounting firm. Zaib and Kai also observed that while traditional accountants used to focus on providing accounting and tax services to clients, they believed in adding value to businesses in numerous other ways. Also, leveraging his passion for start-ups and business acumen from some previous successful ventures in construction, subletting, and e-commerce business, Mr Aurangzaib believed in keeping clients involved in all aspects of their business – and discussing not just what should be done but also why it should be done.   

One of the ways they championed this was by connecting businesses with one another – something they saw BNI do as well. It took advantage of its trusted network of professionals over the years while providing value for money, 360-degree services, and accounts with detailed comments/analyses. At the same time, both partners used to look for like-minded individuals due to their passion for business development and treated clients’ businesses as their own. 

What Sets Us Apart

Lanop provides a one-stop shop to clients from a wide range of industries and offers other services usually not offered by other accountants. 

Through its strategic alliances with reliable and reputed partners, Lanop serves clients not just in the UK but across continents. 

Lanop’s in-house finance advisors and consultants perform an in-depth analysis of the external ecosystem that influences the growth and strategies of global companies wishing to conduct business operations in the UK. 

Because of Lanop Accountants’ transparency in dealing with their clients, it has close to a 99% client retention rate – falling 1% short of 100% only due to the client’s personal circumstances. 

On top of it, Lanop treats its team members as front-line entrepreneurs. This team advises clients on some of the most challenging issues and can handle clients independently due to the company’s emphasis on continuous professional development. 

Also, Lanop has an open plan office whereby all situations are discussed with the team to understand the unique scenarios faced by the clients. This helps the team hone and refine their skills – which can be used in subsequent client interactions and promotes a positive knowledge-sharing culture. 

Lanop Accountants is also a patron member and official accountant of the Wandsworth Chamber and a founding member of Putney Business Hub. This promotes local businesses in Putney and the surrounding areas while providing mentorship to new start-ups. 

The firm has even partnered with high-street banks such as Barclays and Metro Bank and conducts monthly tax clinics for their clients. Additionally, it has access to some trusted partners, which includes insolvency practitioners, mortgage advisors, employment consultants, insurance partners, legal advisors, and many other professionals. 

Lanop is a XERO Gold Champion Partner, ACCA Platinum Approved Employer, Wandsworth Awards 2017 Finalist for “Entrepreneur of the Year,” “Best SME Business,” “Bests Business for Customer Service,” 2019 Finalist for “Employer of the Year” and “Best Business for Under 50 Employees”. Along with this, it is accredited by ACCA and was also mentioned in Financial Times and ICAEW in 2020. 

After all, Lanop is not just your regular accounting firm. Still, a trusted business partner that facilitates you through its business connections developed over a decade in the UK and worldwide. Because of all such initiatives, we don’t just claim, but in fact, prove to be your best friend in the business! 

Meet Our Expert



Steven George-Hilley
Steven George-Hilley
Our accountancy partners from the very beginning. A great team that tailors its services around the needs of the client, always available for advice, whenever its needed. Love working with them.
Asfand tahir
Asfand tahir
I really don’t know where to start from i can not explain my happiness into words i can try but for sure there must be so many praises remains at the end Thanks indeed indeed Zaib And Lanop all team you guys are amazing i would say if I didn’t have you guys i would have been failed in many things All credit to Lanop what a brilliant firm Lanop Its all about you Zaib And Rehmat Thanks indeed you have done amazing job due to your work i have got my Tier 1 extension application successful within 47 days I can’t believe that i am so happy what a job you did I would advise Everyone come to Lanop for 100% guaranteed success in your immigration matters and all other accounting purposes Trust me, When name comes to success and successful it means Zaib. Big thanks to Rehmat What a team i had they are so lovely i disturbed them alot but they answered me every time For all my enquiries Rehmat the legend thanks indeed no words for you words are far behind, can’t explain you in words Rehmat and Tahir sorry I disturbed you alot and indeed you still helped every time. Rehmat is Very very professional the way he works I don’t think anyone does that way in entire country. Sidra Thanks alot for amazing help indeed You are amazing I dont know how to say how much i am happy from your work as well Kainat you too thanks alot Rehmat all credit goes to you thanks alot without your help I won’t be able to write all this today I am so grateful to you all What a team. Make sure guys you join Lanop without wasting anytime. Lanop Accountants ZINDABAD
jas singh
jas singh
I have been a client of Lanop Accountants for the last 4 years and am extremely happy with their services. Zaib and his entire team is extremely professional and dedicated; they always respond swiftly and take personal interest in the business case. I have special words of praise for Rehmat and Waqar as they both helped me in my visa extension process immensely. Zaib has built a team of dedicated professionals and the work ethics speaks volumes about their firm. I would definitely recommend them!
Vinnit Patel
Vinnit Patel
Very professional services, extremely pleased with the advice and work carried out on our accounts.
László Kohányi
László Kohányi
I like their flexible approach. I had a bunch of small problems what was too little to big firms but too big for me. They explained the process, fees etc and solved my troubles. Price wise also been on the better side. Personally I recommend Rehmat. He is super responsive.
Having been a client of Lanop Accountants for nearly 5 years, can't recommend them highly enough. Great professional team working 24/7 to meet every customers's need.
Eda Kendirli
Eda Kendirli
Best and accurate service. Saved me so much time and money.
Femi Yusoof
Femi Yusoof
I have been using Lanop Accountants for more than 3 years, and could not recommend them more highly to any one starting out in business or established business practice. Their professionalism, promptness and excellent customer service makes them in my opinion second to none.
I used Lanop accountants to file some paperwork with HMRC as a non-dom resident. I’ve been very happy and impressed with their work so far. Zaib has been very knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend them and plan to use them again.

Meet The CEO

Meet The CEO


I, Aurangzaib Chawla am the CEO of the Lanop group of companies. As an FCCA, I have over 18 years of experience with Accounting, Finance and Business Management including the development of numerous Start-ups and SMEs. My speciality is optimizations and structural transformations into modern business models and Accounting standards. I am a well-known professional in London Accounting circles and am involved with the Wandsworth chamber of commerce. My strategy is geared towards the development of human potential.  


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Address: 389 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 5QL, United Kingdom.

Kai Schiefelbein

Kai Schiefelbein

Managing Partner

I am the Managing Director at Lanop. For more than a decade, I’ve been advising clients on VAT, annual accounts, self-assessments, and business strategy. My expertise dealing with complex business models has given me the ability to recognise subtle opportunities for businesses to manage their VAT, tough tax circumstances, and remain completely compliant with HMRC.

You can schedule a meeting with me to learn more about how your company can improve its work processes and plan taxes properly.

Aurangzaib sir

Aurangzaib Chawla

At Lanop, I am providing my services as the Managing Partner and Tax Specialist. My expertise includes helping medium and small-scale businesses in their accountancy and legal requirements, business start-up support, strategic review, payroll system review and implementation, VAT and tax compliance to cloud accounting. I am also an expert in financial reporting, identifying and monitoring risks, strategic business development, client retention, market acquisition and deals closure by carefully planning my sales cycle. 


Muhammad Sohaib

Senior Financial Accountant


I am a qualified finance professional with over 8 years of diverse experience and proven track-record in accounting and finance, tax planning, preparing annual accounts, dealing with tax investigations and strong customer relationship management. I have also served in the higher education institutes to teach financial accounting and financial management to undergraduates and MBA students. Apart from my core expertise I am also leading and managing Lanop’s team of client managers across continents. I am also responsible for the quality control of the work and the provision of streamlined services to all our customers. Apart from work, I am a real Tennis enthusiast & sports player at heart.


Tanveer Ahmad

Tax Associate

Tanveer is ACCA qualified, with expertise in UK Individual and limited company accounting and taxation, Tanveer is dedicated to providing exceptional financial solutions tailored to your needs. He specializes in navigating the complexities of tax investigations, ensuring compliance and peace of mind. Trust Tanveer to handle your accounting matters with utmost professionalism and efficiency, allowing you to focus on what truly matters—growing your business. Let’s work together towards your financial success.

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