Accounting

We can help you decide which combination of accounting tools and services will best suit your needs. For an initial chat, call partner Chris Jones on 0113 297 6704 or email c.jones@sagars.co.uk

We help clients to manage their accounting functions in a host of different ways, depending on their needs and preferences. As an alternative to traditional accounting packages, we’re increasingly using a range of cloud (online) based solutions and add ons. Our team can help you to decide which tools and services will best suit your needs, but some of the more common ways we currently help our clients include:

If you’d really like an in-house book-keeper or accountant who’s never ill, never takes a holiday (and who has training, support and back up to make sure they’re as effective and efficient as possible), then our managed book-keeping service could be for you. We can do all the work, at our offices or your premises, and share access to your chosen cloud accounting solution so that you can view your information whenever you want.

There are a good many business owners kept awake at night, not knowing where they stand with respect to their business’s performance and financial status. For any business bigger than the proverbial one man and his dog, it’s really not an option to rely solely on gut feel. If you’re not getting reliable, valuable information in a format that you can understand (and soon enough to be useful), we can help.

If you use a cloud solution, one of the big benefits is that you can access your financial information 24/7. You might well be happy populating your accounting package with information but we can step in to help you analyse your results, understand what it all means and offer you an outsider’s view on your performance. Crucially, we’ll also be there to support you if you choose to implement any ideas for improvements.

What you include in your management accounts is up to you. There will be some fundamental basics, of course, and we can talk you through some ideas to include less obvious financial and non-financial indicators of performance and likely future trends.

Your annual accounts must comply with required accounting standards and principles, and statutory accounts filed at Companies House must be put together in a prescribed format and with a number of specific notes and ‘disclosures’. We can prepare your annual accounts for you from your accounting records to make sure you stay on the right side of the legislation and submit your accounts on time.

This is an important but time consuming area of administration where we can easily take over the burden of responsibility so that you can concentrate on driving your business forward. Leave it to us to deal with your annual compliance filings, registered office responsibilities and maintenance of your statutory books.

For wider involvement, such as putting together budgets, forecasts and projections or perhaps training in financial matters for you and your team, have a look at our business help and cloud accounting sections.