What is the Accounting Reference Date?

The Accounting Reference Date (ARD) is the date of your financial year end. This date also determines when your accounts must be delivered to Companies House.

If you form a new company, your company’s ARD will be the last day of the month in which you incorporated your company. For example, if you incorporated your company on the 8th March its ARD, or financial year end date, would be set to 31st March.