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They say a little understanding goes a long way. And for your business this can be very powerful. Insights bring clarity. They can either confirm or challenge your direction. They can determine trends, uncover relationships between seemingly unrelated events, and they can help you spot new possibilities. But tapping into this information is not always straightforward. That’s where we can help. We draw on our accounting and commercial expertise to bring you those insights that will help you make informed decisions that drive growth.
The amount of data available to your business is vast. It’s all around you. But that bring its own challenges – just like sorting through the pieces of a puzzle, where on earth do you start? Well, we work with you to identify what’s important to your business, then we get down into the detail to clean, transform and analyse the data. We’ll look at both financial and non-financial data, which sets the stage for understanding your business better. With the right data at your fingertips you’re equipped to make forward-looking decisions that drive change.
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Do you have a project or initiative that you need to assess, to understand if it was a success? We can delve into the data and measure it against your objectives, so that you can get an understanding of what to do better (or what NOT to do!) next time.
But what do you do if the data you need just isn’t there? There are plenty of evaluation tools that can be customised to suit your needs. And we can give guidance on the right one for you. We’ll help you define your evaluation questions based on your criteria. We’ll then analyse the data collected and present the results, highlighting the implications so that you can make informed, data-driven and forward-thinking decisions.
finance systems setup/review
We’re passionate about helping business owners manage their finances better. And to do that you need systems in place that work with you not against you. We can carry out a review of your current packages to ensure you’re using the right technology for the job. And then we’ll set it up for you. The result? A finance function that is streamlined, successful and scalable with your business.
kpi and goal setting
It’s difficult to know how well you’re doing if you have nothing to measure against. This is why goal setting and budgeting are essential for the successful business. KPIs help you understand the underlying health of your business against your goals and objectives. They measure your vital signs if you like. We want to get to know your business so that we can help you identify the key metrics relevant to your business and your industry. When you’re measuring the right things you can make the right decisions to drive your business forward.
Regular management reporting is critical when running a business. Not only is it good practice, but it keeps you in control. It equips you with the information you need to focus on those key areas, such as increased sales and reduction of costs. It facilitates better tax planning and can help reduce your accountant’s fees at year end, because queries can be resolved as they arise . We’ll provide a monthly or quarterly set of management reports with all the relevant information you need to review and run your business effectively.
payroll & cis
Your staff are the backbone of the business and need to be paid on time, every time, without exception. Then there is the obligation of RTI filing with HMRC and paying your PAYE deductions on time. If you’re in the construction industry you’ll also have the complication of CIS to deal with. But don’t worry, we can do all this for you. We’ll take away the stress of running the payroll so that you can get on with running your business.
It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure they are accounting for the right tax at the right time. With the rise of modern accounting software you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s “easy peasy”. But VAT can be a complex tax and your accounting software is only as good as the data you put into it. It’s not worth the risk quite frankly. Thankfully help is on hand. As your VAT agent we’ll deal with it. We’ll register you for VAT, be your VAT agent, prepare your calculations and make your VAT submissions on your behalf. Because for us it really is “easy peasy”.