At Kirkwood Wilson Accountants we’ve got your best interests at heart. We’re more than just bean counters, we’re passionate about providing an impeccable service and peerless advice for our business and personal customers. So it’s with that in mind that we ask: are you paying too much for your accountancy service?
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?
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.
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?
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.