Every time I write a blog I consider what subject I’ll write about for my next blog and I’m always at a loss. I know what you’re thinking, ‘Kayleigh can talk a glass eye to sleep, how is she struggling for stuff to say’, but I’m constantly thinking of ways I can make my blog that little bit different and try and make it interesting. I’ve read accounting blogs before, and to be honest they’re often the kind of articles that’ll send you to sleep - after reading two pages of a n
Want to make sure you hire the right accountant? Here are three easy steps to follow … 1, Make sure you are using a qualified accountant. A certified or chartered practicing accountant will have strict guidelines and will have to attend regular update courses. You can therefore be sure to receive sound advice and if you have any problems they will have a governing body for you to involve. 2, Use an accountant who deals with similar size businesses to yourself. That way you kn
Enter the minefield… There are so many software packages to choose from out there. So how do you decide which one is right for you? Well, that all depends how much information you want to get out of it. If you want monthly detailed management accounts you should really opt for a software package like Sage, Xero or VT (there are others). Many of my clients are miss-sold software packages, when they are overly complicated for them. If completing your books is simply something y
Having always worked in an accounting practice I’ve been very much locked in an office and given my jobs for the week. I’ve not had to market myself or the businesses I worked for… until now! In the last 18 months I have thrown myself in at the deep end and although I am no expert, and probably never will be, I thought I’d share some of my useful tips & advice with my lovely blog readers (if there are any, I could just be typing these for fun and google rankings of course!).