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MORE TIME

Time is precious in your sector.

More time gives you the scope to help more.

BETTER FINANCES

Control over your finances is key.

Better control brings more far-reaching aid.

STRONGER MISSION

Your mission to help drives you.

With my support you can focus on what’s important.

Balloon Accounting is in the business of supporting businesses that support the most vulnerable in the community

When you’re working on behalf of others, managing your finances isn’t always your first priority. It may not even be in your comfort zone.

Balloon Accounting can support.

With my own experience in the care system, I can guide, advise and hand hold organisations like yours that are frequently needing just that little bit more financial savvy.

I understand you. I’ve been in your shoes. Let me support you.

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A short note about who I can’t work with

You might find it odd for me to tell you who I can’t work with but there’s no point in wasting anyones time as time is so precious.

Unfortunately I can’t work with everyone, I wish I could but it’s simply not possible.
So, I’ve written a blog post here to explain this in more detail.

“You don’t start a community focused organisation or business because it’s a money maker, it’s because you want to do something with people who are vulnerable.”

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Let’s face it, your work is very different to the average business.

Caring for others is your primary driver whether your area of expertise is fostering, child nursery, alternative education provision, care home, social care, mental health, physical health (therapies), a Community Interest Company (CiC), Charity or something else.

But the health of your business directly affects the extent of the help you can give and I want to maximise that for you.

With my own experience in this sector, I have the insights and learnings that will help you.

If you need advice to gain solid foundations without any judgement then Balloon Accounting is for you.

Let us share the highs and the lows. Together.

My commitment to you

Let me guide you through your finances with a carefully structured process

A Warm Welcome

Let’s discuss your organisation so that we can put the right processes in place from the start.

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Regular Meetings

I will regularly catch up with you to ensure that you are on the right track and have all the information you need.

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An Understanding of the Numbers

I will give you an understanding of the numbers so you can feel in control.

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Compliance without the hassle

You’ll have all your accounts managed so you don’t need to worry.

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CASE STUDY

The Secret of Success

An independent social worker contacted me as they were great at providing support to clients but were falling further and further behind with the financial records as well as getting confused by how much they were owed.

THE PROBLEM

The client had too little cash in the bank due to slow receipt of payments and too little time to follow this up.  

WHAT WE DID

I helped her chase up outstanding payments. Reviewed what had been invoiced to date and brought the Xero accounting records up to date.

HOW I DID IT

I undertook a full review of invoicing to work done alongside the client. I took over the Xero records so they didn’t have the hassle of keeping the books and arranged a more speedy payment cycle to put more cash into the bank account.

THE RESULT

The social worker spent more time caring for their clients and left the financial side of the business to me.

Time saved, cash flowing quicker and lots more sleep at night.

I am an accountant specialising in foster care

Are you an established or new Foster Care Agency ?
Ready to fulfill your potential ?

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Foster Care Agencies

Setting up and running a Foster Care Agency is never easy. I have vast experience as a foster carer, panel member and years helping businesses and foster carers. I can apply that knowledge towards supporting you and your agency.

CLOUD ACCOUNTING

Having cloud based, up to date records is vital in provding you with the tools to make the best business decisions.

PAYING YOUR CARERS/STAFF

Top of most carers list, after the welfare of the children is getting paid accurately and on time and I can make this happen for you.

PAYING YOURSELF

There’s many ways to pay yourself and I can explore the most tax efficient method to suit your individual circumstances.

CLAIMING EXPENSES

Expense management is always a minefield and I can guide you through the best method to adopt and capture expenses.

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If this speaks to you, let’s have a conversation

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Top 8 accounting challenges facing your organisation

…and how to solve them

At Balloon Accounting we believe in supporting in any way we can. Downloading this book will help you to understand:

The top 8 accounting challenges faced by every organisation
Why these challenges matter
Why following the correct path can lead you to success
How the right accountant makes a difference to your business
And much more…..

If you like what you see, and how we think at Balloon Accounting, get in touch.

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Our Time To RISE
I am committed to making something wonderful happen

At Balloon Accounting I’ve set myself up on my own mission.

I can’t change the whole world but if I can do one little thing to help change the life of just one or two individuals then why wouldn’t I ?

So this is what I do.

Every time I take on a new client I give 3 books to children who arrive in emergency care in the UK.

Every time I complete a Tax Return I give a nourishing meal to girls rescued from sex trafficking in India.

It’s not earth shattering but it might be a very small part of changing someones life for the better and that matters.

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Your Accountant

Essentially I provide business and accounting help to those who support the most vulnerable in our community.

Whether you’re in foster care, social work, education provision, care home, children’s nursery or health and well-being you have a passion to support others. Whether you are a regular limited company, a community interest company (CiC) or a charity your drive to help those less fortunate is an inspiration.

And your passion is what drives me.

I’ve worked in communities, I’ve been a foster carer and I’m married to Lisa, father to four terrific grown up children and grandad to six.

I want to help those businesses that help others. It’s what I do.

And incidentally, how many accountants do you know who’ve appeared on Ready Steady Cook and we weren’t cooking the books !

Client Testimonials

Don’t take my word for it – here’s what my clients say:

Excelent, personal and friendly

Excellent, personal, friendly service with great advice and support.

I would highly recommend Balloon Accounting to anyone who wants to have the best business accounts and advice service.  

Shaun Linsley, Aspire Home Tutoring Ltd

Caring, patient and supportive

Andy is a caring, patient and supportive accountant.

There is no question too big or too small.

He is quick to respond and it is a genuine pleasure to work with such an understanding accountant who truly cares.

Liz Edge, Wired Therapy (ProjectwiredUK CiC)

Brilliant service

Brilliant service.

My original accounts were in a mess and Andy helped sort them out for me and I’ve used Balloon accounting for probably the past 7 years.

Emma Balchin, Foster Carer

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Latest Blogs

Take  look at my latest blogs

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The Heart of Care: Balancing Passion and Profitability in Social Care Services

In the world of social care, passion is the fuel that powers our mission. It’s what drives us to provide exceptional care, support vulnerable individuals, and make a tangible difference[…]

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Streamlining Financial Processes in Care Sector Businesses

In the world of care – whether it’s foster care agencies, child nurseries, care homes or any business where you are trying to help others- the focus should always be[…]

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Strategies for Implementing Cost-Control Measures in Care Businesses Without Compromising Quality

In the care industry, where margins can often be tight and the focus on quality care is paramount, finding ways to control costs without compromising the quality of service is[…]

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Balloon Accounting is all HEART.
I care so you can too.

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