Management accountancy

We believe the key to a successful business is to have up to date financial information at your fingertips allowing informed decisions to be made.

Monthly or quarterly management accounts review historical performance and allow comparisons against forecasts and budgets which will highlight trends and changes in margins.  The key performance indicators can then be reviewed regularly meaning problems are identified at an early stage, sometimes even before they occur.

We provide a monthly management accounts service, which can range from a simple profit and loss account to a detailed analysis of cost centre activities.

Using our service enables you to keep up to date with advances in accounting software and simplifies the preparation of your annual accounts.

In addition to management accounts, we can also deal with the preparation of your VAT and CIS returns.

Bookkeeping

Dealing with your bookkeeping can be a daunting and time consuming task at the best of times, let alone when you are concentrating on running your business. Business owners can get more time to concentrate on their businesses by outsourcing their bookkeeping to a reliable and trustworthy bookkeeping service.

We offer a bookkeeping service to any size of business. We ensure that all invoices and payments are processed to an appropriate nominal account. This will enable the year-end accounting process to be less time-consuming.

As a matter of course we ensure that all bank accounts are fully reconciled.

As an alternative to operating client’s sales and purchase ledgers, we are able to record all transactions after they have been completed if clients prefer to keep control of the day-to-day functions.

Management Accounts

We prepare either monthly or quarterly management accounts. They can range from a simple profit and loss account to a detailed analysis of cost centre activities.

We believe the key to a successful business is to have up-to-date financial information at your fingertips. We can provide a comprehensive package of reports tailored to your business.

Budgets and Cashflow Forecasts

Complementing the management accounts service, we can prepare annual budgets and cashflow forecasts to help clients identify where problems may occur, helping them to plan ahead.

A cash flow forecast is an important way to help you manage your business and costs. Projecting business cash flow involves using available information to predict how much money you will have coming in and out of your business at any given point.

We are also able to adjust annual forecasts with actual results so you can effectively monitor your achievements and keep your forecasts up to date.

Sales Ledger

We can prepare and issue invoices on behalf of clients as required. Where possible, invoices are batched for processing and distribution to improve efficiency, as well as providing alternative procedures if an invoice is urgent. Creation of an invoice will automatically update the underlying records and will begin the process of tracking and ageing the debt for monitoring and recovery.

We ensure that monies received are entered onto the system so that the aged debtors reports are constantly up to date.

Our systems are set up to record the payment terms. If a payment is overdue, the amount will be flagged and reminder letters will be sent.  If required we are prepared to chase any debts on your behalf where payment is not forthcoming.

Purchase Ledger

We can manage your purchase ledger on your behalf. When approved purchase invoices are received they are entered onto the purchase ledger and appropriately coded for VAT and accounts analysis purposes and ageing of creditors.

We then forward a list of suggested payments for our client’s approval. Once agreed, we then process the payments via BACS and issue remittance advices.

Alternatively, we can prepare a list of outstanding invoices for clients to make payment as and when they wish.

VAT Returns

We prepare VAT returns and file them on-line on client’s behalf.

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

We are able to complete the verification procedures with HM Revenue and Customs and file the CIS returns on-line on behalf of clients. We can also advise our clients of the liability and make payment directly to HM Revenue and Customs by BACS.

Why outsource the above services from your business?

 Qualified Staff

Our team have a range of highly skilled staff with the appropriate skills necessary to deal with a range of clients. Outsourcing eliminates the need of using one person for all tasks – where they may not be suitably qualified for some tasks but over-qualified for others.

Service

We offer an excellent service where you only need to pay for the accounting functions you require, as opposed to employing a full or part-time staff member who may not be fully utilised.

No Surprise Accountancy Fees at the End of the Year

We keep our accounting records to a high standard and as a result, there should be no “surprise” fee for work needing to be completed by the client’s year-end accountant.

No Direct Accounting Software Costs

We keep client’s accounting records for them so there is no need for clients to maintain their own accounting software.

Holiday and Sickness Periods Covered

As all of our team is knowledgeable about our clients, if someone is absent, this does not affect our clients’ work. This is especially important to clients who feel that they would be unable to manage if their in-house employee was absent unexpectedly.

Ability to Make Timely Decisions

Outsourcing will ensure accounting information is always up to date, enabling clients to manage their businesses more effectively and, if necessary, take corrective action more efficiently. For clients who have been carrying out the bookkeeping themselves, it frees up their time to run their businesses.

To discuss any of the above please contact Penny Roberts or any of the Management Accounts team on 01872 276116.

Cornish