Our services are split into the following categories: –
Our extensive range of Financial & Accountancy services includes: –
The preparation of accounts is an essential aspect of the management of your business. Monthly management accounts will provide key performance indicators which will reflect your efforts throughout the year. For a number of legitimate reasons, these will not necessarily reflect your end of year accounts, which are submitted to HMRC.
As well as fulfilling your legal obligations, we will work within your business, so that we are better placed to identify unexpected variations, before they become a serious issue. Not only does this help to identify any problems within the business, it will also minimise tax enquiries.
All our senior accountants are registered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, to carry out audit work.
Bookkeeping is as easy or as hard as you want it to be. Maintaining your books on a daily basis can be done using a simple smartphone app, which lets you scan and enter receipts as you spend or raise an invoice for a sale. We can then help you to prepare your books for filing of VAT returns.
As anti-avoidance legislation has increased, the opportunities in effective tax planning become fewer and less beneficial. It is essential to get the basics right to take advantage of any planning opportunities as they arise.
As specialist advisors in this area, we have saved clients many thousands of pounds in tax. And it doesn’t just stop at PAYE, VAT and CGT, other non-business-specific taxes, such as Inheritance Tax and Personal Tax, when planned for effectively, can also present massive savings.
Avoiding tax has become unpopular amongst those who cannot avoid it but it’s essential in business. Nobody benefits if the company loses money.
Whether you chose weekly, 4 weekly or monthly payrolls, we can manage the whole process: –
- Electronic filing of forms
- VAT returns
- Year end returns;
- Time sheet calculation;
- Distribute wage slips by post or email;
- Periodic reporting;
- Statutory Sick Pay;
- Maternity/Paternity Pay;
- Dispute resolution; and
- Other pay related issues.
Very few businesses are fortunate enough to have access to enough cash, all the time. It’s inevitable that there will be times when you need to use some form of credit, whether that be through a simple trade account or a formal loan. You may also need to offer your customers credit terms, which will add a different kind of pressure to your cash reserves. How you manage your credit and debt, will have a profound effect on your overall profitability.
Understanding how trade credit agreements work and what is commercially acceptable, will put you in a better position to negotiate with both customers and suppliers, which can reduce your total cost of borrowing from financial organisations. Equally, having the funds available for purchasing, can put you in a stronger position to negotiate on price.
Our experienced accounts team can advise you on the many types of business finance available and which are the most appropriate for you.
To aid compliance with your legal responsibilities, we will undertake any Company Secretarial work, from the preparation and filing of your annual returns, to the maintenance of your Statutory Registers, we can also provide a registered office service.
Our extensive range of IT Support services includes: –
Our telephone support desk operates 24/7, offering uninterrupted IT support from a team focussed on quick resolutions.
Don’t want to talk? You can just as easily get in touch with us by email or through our dedicated support pages. If we can’t resolve your IT issues during that first contact, we’ll keep you updated on our progress at every step.
On the rare occasions where your issue cannot be fixed remotely, we’ll arrange a site visit by a suitably qualified engineer. All field engineers have a broad range of professional accreditation and experience, and are available to assist tasks such as office/equipment moves or commissioning new systems.
Desktops, Laptops and Macs
All our engineers have extensive knowledge of both PC and Mac and will do everything in their power to ensure a quick resolution. Using advanced remote control applications, we can often provide quick fixes with little or no disruption to your work.
We support a wide range of the business packages, including most common:
- Microsoft Office Desktop Applications (Incl. Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Microsoft Office 365
- Microsoft Sharepoint
- Xero Accounts
You’re have some support for your smartphones and tablets through your own mobile operator. We can provide additional support for your devices to address common issues and advice on maximising their benefits within your overall IT infrastructure. This will include email and document synchronisation, as well as recommending and supporting suitable productivity apps.
We can provide support for all the major operating systems:
- Apple iOS
- Windows Mobile
Servers come in many varieties, from enhanced desktop machines, to clustered virtual servers in a private cloud environment. VMware or Hyper-V. Microsoft or Linux. We work with them all.
Then there’s server applications:
- Microsoft Exchange Server
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Sharepoint Server
- Backup software
- Anti-virus software
Rarely to we manage every aspect but we are happy to work with your existing partners or even recommend new ones, if your requirements are more specialised.
Whether it’s a physical or wireless, networks come with a host of issues. From your ISP to your individual device, it is highly likely that you will experience the frustration of a failed connection at some point. Many issues can be avoided or addressed very quickly, by the introduction of our simple monitoring service.
We work with a wide range of network devices (switches, routers, and broadband modems etc,) and can undertake configuration changes, security modifications, firmware updates, as well as help you restore your network following an outage.
As part of your Business Continuity Plan, we’ll store a remote copy of the configuration of your devices, so that it can be re-applied when necessary.
Business Continuity Planning will help you identify the risks that your business is exposed to, such as the loss of business resulting from major system failures or site loss. Generally associated with large corporates, this is an area which is often overlooked by new and growing businesses, when it is probably most crucial. Whilst a formal Business Continuity Plan (BCP) might not be strictly necessary, knowing what to do in the face of disaster is essential. Do you know what effect losing your phone or laptop might have?
The majority of businesses that suffer a significant disruption, cease to trade within 12 months. For a small business, the risk is significantly greater.
Dependent on the actual needs of your business, we can provide a bespoke solution that might range from a spare desk in a shared office to a complete “alternative site” with cloud hosted services and double-redundant fibre-optic internet connectivity.
Having a plan isn’t enough. As Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke suggested, over 100 years ago, plans fail at the first encounter with serious trouble. So we regularly test all our BCPs, even if it’s a simple case of sending you a reminder that you haven’t backed up your phone or your laptop in a while.