When you start up in business it is tempting to think that you don’t need an accountant, that figures should be fairly straightforward and that preparing your own accounts is one easy way to save money. Very soon the reality of complex legislation and time consuming HMRC returns sets in and the thought of using an accountant becomes more desirable.
The fact is that using an accountant can save not only money but time thereby allowing you to concentrate on your business. But with so many accountants available just how do you choose which accountant will suit you best? After all, standard accountancy services including Accounting • Bookkeeping • Payroll • CIS • Self Assessment • Tax Returns • VAT Returns are offered by most accountants. So what sets one accountant over another?
At Solid Limited we never lose sight of the fact that we are there to serve our clients not the other way round. We continuously strive to work to our three founding aims and believe our clients have the right to expect us to meet these goals at all times. Our aims are:
To provide personalised accountancy solutions
We understand that your business is your business and that every business is unique. For that reason we work with you to identify the level of accounting support that is right for your business. As your business grows we are there to provide the changing levels of support that you need. For example as your turnover grows you may move into the VAT bracket or may take on staff and need help with payroll calculations and returns.
Whatever your needs, the important thing is that the solutions offered and associated charges are right for your business so if you don’t need VAT services then we won’t charge you for them.
To provide a superior level of customer service
There are far too many business relationships in this world which depend on a reference number and little else. We believe that the relationship between client and accountant cannot work in this way and will only succeed when it is based on true partnership. The deeper understanding we have of both you and your business the more we can help you to succeed.
Understanding only comes through regular dialogue and meetings. This helps us to help you to remain on top of your changing accounting needs as well as enabling us to be proactive in bringing marketplace and regulatory changes to your attention.
To provide all the advice and support our clients need
Following on from providing superior levels of customer service comes the need to provide advice and support to help our clients to understand and grow their business. Our clients know that they can contact us at any time for support and guidance. As part of this support package we offer free access to and training in the “KashFlow” software accounting package. This provides you with an accounting package whilst at the same time helping us to monitor and manage your accounts.
Of course, the worry is that advice and support may come at a price. We understand the need to monitor and control costs and how this might affect business decisions. Because of this we offer fixed price or fixed monthly support packages. That way you know how much you will have to pay and there will be no surprises.
By meeting our founding aims we are confident that Solid Ltd is providing its clients with not just basic accountancy but a partnership that will grow and develop as the business develops. We believe you have the right to expect this from your accountant whether you are a one man band or a larger organisation. Whilst it is naturally in our financial interests for you to succeed, we take it as a point of pride to help you to grow a strong business which will be there for years to come.