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ACCOUNTANCY,  ADVICE

AND ADMINISTRATION

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ACCOUNTANCY

WE DON'T JUST CRUNCH THE NUMBERS (ANYONE CAN DO THAT!)

Providing great accountancy is about more than just looking back at last year's figures. We'll meet you at least twice a year, preferably face to face but via phone or Skype if necessary to help you look forward, not back.

BASIC ACCOUNTING starts from £99 a month and includes:-

  • YEAR END - accounts and corporation tax
  • TAX PLANNING - prior to year end (by then it's too late!)
  • HELPLINE - telephone and email support
  • PROACTIVE SUPPORT - two meetings per year

Bookkeeping

INVOICING & CREDIT CONTROL

We can add your logo and customise your invoices to make them look really professional.

Maybe your clients prefer that you email your invoices or, maybe they like getting their bills the old fashioned way via posted mail.  We can do either.

Importantly, customers quickly get to know what your attitude to credit control is and a reputation for brisk efficiency of chasing up overdue payments is an asset that can help a small business avoid many potential problems.  Outsourcing credit control is very popular for two huge reasons, (1) business owners hate chasing customers for money and (2) both the business owner and the customer "save face" when a 3rd party is doing the chasing.

If you would like further information on how we can help you, please give us a call or ask us a question and we'll get back to you.

Payroll

ADVICE OR FULL ADMINISTRATION

Most of our clients utilise our full payroll services where we undertake the entire payroll administration. Some clients only want payroll advice, and we even work with some of our clients third party payroll providers. Whatever works for you we will fit in.

ADVICE ONLY

We can discuss beforehand the level of service you require providing you with either a fixed cost which covers as much contact and advisory time you require for the period, or on a pay-as-you-go system for the number of requests made enabling you to pay for only what you need.

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATION

Our Payroll services include generation of payslips through to completing all aspects of statutory returns. As with all our services, this can be fine-tuned further to offer a totally personalised service.

You may only want to use our Payroll services because you would rather outsource an area of the business that can mean more hassle than it is worth. Or, with some of our clients, Payroll is an emotive and sensitive area of the business where complete confidentiality is paramount to the smooth running of the business.

We have priced this service depending on many variables to allow clients to tailor the service and pay for what they actually require. Security payslips and number of employees are two of the most typical.

Give us a call or "Ask us a question" to find out how we can tailor a package to compliment your business activities at a price that is guaranteed to be competitive. DIY Payroll can have many pitfalls, why not let us help you get it right first time?

Advice

HR

We can help you with all aspects of RECRUITMENT from advertising, candidate vetting, interviews, offers, contracts (terms & conditions) and employee handbooks.  We can prepare job descriptions and write formal appraisals processes (including incentives and bonuses). We can also help you with the formal performance management of sub-standard employees (disciplinary) by guiding you through a legally compliant process, offering advice along the way and providing legally compliant template letters.  We successfully defended a client (who followed our processes) against a Barrister at an Employment Tribunal.

MARKETING

We've advised a number of our clients on their product/service offerings as well as their pricing strategy.  We can also advise on where and how to focus your marketing spend and to improve your website ranking.   We can set up and manage your Google Adwords campaigns for you and help you with a Social Media optimisation strategy. We can also help you track your marketing spend so you can monitor its effectiveness by measuring lead generation (and conversion!) by campaign.

BUYING OR SELLING A BUSINESS?

We can help you with due diligence and advise you of what pitfalls to avoid.

LEGAL AND REGULATORY

We have extensive experience helping clients negotiate with regulatory bodies such as OFCOM and OFSTED as well as Local Authorities.  We also have extensive experience in working with landlords and have helped clients negotiate and get what they need or are entitled to without recourse to the much more expensive legal profession.  We also know what we don't know and thus when it is wise to instruct a solicitor.

We can help you with "terms and conditions" generally, either for your website, your employee contracts or your terms of business.  In other words we can help you protect yourself and your business.

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNTITIES

Owner managed businesses don’t always recognise the need for a management accountant’s contribution as a business partner.

If our role is limited to preparing financial accounts and ensuring compliance, that's ok, but we might be able to offer you much more value if you let us. We can analyse your business to help improve its performance. For example the drivers of cost, risk and value can be analysed to identify opportunities to make savings or investments which will pay dividends for the business in future months/years.