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The Accountants for Growth

Cloud Accounting - Part 2

Cloud Accounting - Part 2
Following the previous blog on cloud accounting, this blog shares three options we provide that fits the needs of every type of business. To help you identify the best option for your business here is a quick overview.
 
Total Accounting Solution
 
This is the best option for ambitious business owners who want comprehensive support and advice to help them build a truly successful business, maximise their income and wealth, and minimise their tax bills. We drill down to the fine detail of what figures really drive and impact your business including;
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Cloud Accounting

Cloud Accounting
Let’s face it, most people see accounts as a necessary evil and they play little part in helping business owners make better decisions. However they are a necessity in order to comply with the law and tax authorities, so if we have to do them we may as well do them properly and in a way that adds benefit to the business.

We can make accounts a very important management tool that reports in real time the financial performance of your business. We do this via our cloud accounting solution where you can choose from a number of software solutions and support packages that best suit your business.
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Credit note? Refund? What’s the difference?

Credit note? Refund? What’s the difference?

After recently reviewing client bookkeeping queries, a common problem raised was being able to successfully account for the difference between entering a credit note compared with a refund. Many clients find it difficult to clarify between the two, and whilst these two concepts hold much synergy, they encompass two very different accounting treatments. To that end please find below a brief explanation and example to help clarify these entries and get your books and records looking clean and tidy!

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The fastest way to improve your profits

The fastest way to improve your profits

For any business, when thinking about increasing that bottom line it is normal to immediately think about painful cost savings or improved efficiencies. The fact of the matter is, whilst these procedures are important there is a far easier way to maximise profits which is too often missed….and that is…….increase your prices!

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Understanding your data

Understanding your data

I love data (or dada in my Canadian dialect) but I’ll be the first to admit the stuff is pretty useless until you actually start to organise it. One of the most important types of data a business has is information about their clients. Most of the time, this information is broken up into different spreadsheets, offering different perspectives of the client and the service, but rarely providing a complete overview of the service delivered.

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Bookkeeping for your business

Bookkeeping for your business

Are you a business owner?


Most business owners are used to being pulled in a hundred and one different directions. You can only do so many things and do all of them well, there is one of you and hundreds of them and at some point, you have to decide which tasks you are willing to delegate. Many business owners therefore have to invest in a book-keeper to maintain he day to day finances of a company’s business transactions.

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How to plan your property investment portfolio

How to plan your property investment portfolio

Benchmarking Finance


If you need to purchase using loan finance, will a mortgage company lend to your limited company rather than yourself? If yes, will they charge a penal rate?

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Making your properties tax efficient

Making your properties tax efficient

Against the rental income of furnished residential properties, you can offset a significant amount of the ongoing expenditure, including:-

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Strategic Reports

Strategic Reports

For financial years ending on or after 30 September 2013 all UK companies other than those entitled to claim small company exemptions are required to include a Strategic Report as well as a Directors’ Report as part of their annual accounts reporting package.

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Total Accounting Solution

Total Accounting Solution

In the coming weeks we are launching our new service called the James Stanley & Co Total Accounting Solution.

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Leaving your business

Leaving your business

Every business owner should have a personal exit plan. We sometimes refer to this as a 'starting with the end in mind' strategy.


Whatever thoughts you have concerning the sale of your business, creating and putting into practice appropriate strategies is essential if you want to secure the maximum reward for taking the risk of being in business.

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Management Accounts

Management Accounts

Many businesses require management accounts to measure and improve company performance. With this pro-active approach we try and add value in order to help you develop your business. Here are a few examples of what each business owner should ask themselves:-

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Your self assessment tax return

Your self assessment tax return

Too early to prepare for your 2012/13 tax return?


Not at all!


Forwarding all relevant information to your accountants now will make the filing process easier for both you and your accountant!

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Advantages of cloud accounting

Advantages of cloud accounting

In the last couple of years we have seen several of our clients say goodbye to traditional accounting software and move across to software which is held in the cloud. Whilst cloud accounting allows users to access their data here and now from anywhere in the world, our clients find that the major benefit lies in the interaction with us as their accountants.

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Making bookkeeping easier

Making bookkeeping easier

There are many ways to make your accountancy bills smaller and they can be as simple as keeping the following things in mind when you submit your records for filing. 


Be sure to avoid these common errors when submitting your information;

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