Xero is a clever cloud-based business accounting software package that lets you log in anytime, anywhere and across all your devices to see your up-to-date financials. this “simple, smart and occasionally magical” service comes fully loaded with all the time-saving tools needed to grow your business. It’s secure, reliable and offers 24/7 support.
We at Kirkwood Wilson have just had our first few days hands-on with this year’s release of Sage accounts – and we are excited to tell you it’s looking great and packed with new features. In this week’s blog, I am going to run through a number of the new elements included in the package and try to explain why these features will benefit you as an SME.
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?
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.
Kirkwood Wilson are active members of Liverpool Chamber and Sefton Chamber of Commerce. The main purpose of the Chamber is to support the development, growth and sustained economic viability of chamber members and the wider business community in our region.
Kirkwood Wilson are proud to be finalists in the North West Finance Awards’ Small Accountancy Firm’ category.
At Kirkwood Wilson Accountants we have seen our clients businesses grow and grow. Even in the struggling economic climate, many clients have achieved their goals. Now that the economy is slowly improving, we want to offer you some useful tips to ensure you also improve the profitability of your business.
HMRC’s tax receipts from investigations into small and medium-sized businesses have increased by 31% in the last year. “Compliance” investigations into SMEs raised £565m for HMRC in 2012-13, up from £434m in 2011-12.