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Is it time to change your accountant?

We humans are creatures of habit. We love routine and we positively hate change. We’ll stay with the same bank for years, even if they’ve fallen behind with their customer service. We’ll hang on to a favourite sweater, or a much-loved car, all for the sake of sentimentality. It’s an outlook that also extends to our trusty accountant. But, with the financial health of your business at stake, Kirkwood Wilson Accountants wonder if your current choice of accountant really adds up?

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Strategic planning – working on the business, not in it

Stepping away from the intricacies of your business to help it to grow sounds like a counterintuitive plan of attack. But more often than not that’s exactly what’s needed to take your business success to a whole new level. At Kirkwood Wilson Accountants we understand that taking a back seat can be a daunting prospect, so we’ve put together some helpful tips to help you to take that first backward step forward.

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Sage improvements to your accounting experience

Sage’s market-leading accounting software is about to undergo a major overhaul in 2015. The onset of a brand new year brings with it a broad range of exciting new features and a fundamental move away from one-off payments to a monthly subscription service instead. Chartered Accountant, and Sage expert, Daniel Wilson explains what this means and how it will affect you.

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More than just bean counters; the changing role of the accountant

Traditionally, when asked what service an accountant provided to a client, it probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear “well, they tell me how much profit I have made this year”. To some extent, whilst the overall ethos for an accountant remains to process the year end and give some sort of idea as to how you as a business are performing, the evolution of the expectations of clients has in turn led to a transformation in how we as accountants distinguish ourselves from the rest of the pack. So how are we changing?

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Why are face-to-face meetings still important in the digital age?

At Kirkwood Wilson we like to think of ourselves as being leaders in using technology to help bear some of the load of what can at times be described as the hectic job of running a business. But we should also ensure that we do not neglect more traditional means. You may be thinking, “I’m too busy to actually meet with my client, I have more pressing matters”, however we must not forget that meeting in person is still the most valuable and effective way of communicating with your customer.

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