Your Questions Answered
Here you will find answers to your burning questions. We don’t pull any punches here so these might not always be what you were hoping for but at least they’re honest and to the point.
If your question isn’t answered here then let us know and we’ll add it as if you’re asking others will too.
If anything isn’t clear well be happy to clarify.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE ?
We have clients in fostering, child nurseries, providing specialist support and therapies in mental health. Others include Independent Social Workers and care-centric businesses. That’s besides over 35 years in general accountancy practice.
WILL YOU NEED TO GET TO KNOW ABOUT ME AND MY BUSINESS ?
Yes. We need to really understand how you and your business ticks. This involves meetings, online or in person and you putting in some work, completing short non-onerous homework so we can really see how we can help.
CAN YOU RUN SOME OR ALL OF MY FINANCE FUNCTION ?
Yes. We can run some or all the finance side of your business, from bookkeeping, VAT where it applies, Payroll for staff and others such as foster carers. We are accountants after all so we offer all the services that an accountant would and we will tell you what we think you need support with but apart from the compliance needs such as Accounts and Tax Returns it’s you’re choice as to what you take up.
BESIDES ACCOUNTING WHAT ELSE CAN YOU PROVIDE ?
Let’s assume the accounting services are a given.
If you’re in a care-centric business then you probably want support with the direction of your business. What goals you have set for yourself such as next years holiday and your business such as where you want it to go.
You’ll want help when OFSTED or CQC come calling.
So it’s not just about the numbers as we’ll be by your side whenever you need us.
CAN YOU HELP ME WITH FINANCING AND FUNDING SUCH AS GRANTS ?
Yes. We can help source finance and funding as well as putting together the necessary reports, documents and applications required by funders and lenders.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ?
Here’s the big one and we are not about to sugar-coat it or fob you off with “every business is unique” but this little box can’t give you an idea of a likely fee but if you hop over to our pricing page we can explain better how many factors determine your price and what to expect.
Then, armed with this information, use our fee illustration calculator to give you a good idea of what you ought to invest in the finance function of your business.
COULDN’T I GET THE SAME HELP FROM ANOTHER ACCOUNTANT ?
Yes. Possibly. But what sets us apart is the experience in your sector, the fact that we are in your corner with all our experience, working alongside you, not using junior staff to simply bang out the accounts or get the payroll processed without thought.
But yes there other local accountants, of course there are and if you want we can give you some suggestions who could assist.
DO YOU WORK WITH EVERYONE ?
No. We are bit picky with the businesses we work with as we find that those that value others, value us and we both prosper. Ensuring we have the time and resources to support you are vital in freeing up your time.
MY RECORDS ARE IN A BIT OF A MESS CAN YOU HELP ?
Yes we can but it all comes at a price of course. We understand however that life can run away with us sometimes and something has to give. As you care for others, the finances are not usually in your comfort zone so things get left and then they get worse. We can sort all this out for you.
DO YOU WORK WITH BUSINESSES THAT ARE NOT IN THE CARE SECTOR ?
Yes we do and we have some great clients but our vision (we all need a vision) is to concentrate on care-centric businesses so if you don’t fit this criteria by all means try us but don’t be too disappointed if we point you in the direction of an other local accountant.
ARE YOU REALLY ANY GOOD ?
Great question. These days when we shop for anything, whether a new washing macjhine, mobile phone or TV etc we look for social proof and accounting services are no different.
It’s not just about how good the accountants say they are but what the clients say. Apart from the testimonials on our website we have nearly 60 Google Reviews and sit at 4.9 stars so we think this speaks for itself.
Our Core Values
Our values are important to us.
It’s how we live our lives, run our business and how we want to support others.