Author: Gavin Bacon

How to Select a Professional Accountant

Every business or company has different financial requirements and it is important to select an accounting service based on these criteria. A new or small business entity may need some financial planning advice as well as bookkeeping and tax returns filed. An established business may be looking to grow their business and therefore wanting a…

Outsourced Accounting

Outsourced accounting is when a business contracts with an accounting company, who are specialists in the field to provide all their accounting and bookkeeping services. How does outsourced accounting work? If you are a business owner, you probably know by now that in order to have guaranteed success of your business, good accounting service is…

Why Do Small Businesses Need An Accountant?

It is essential for small businesses to employ the services of a professional accountant who will always be on top of the changing laws and regulations and, more importantly, will know what applies to your company. Accountants offer an in-house accounting service so you as a business owner can focus on managing and building your…

Trying To Decide Whether You Need An Accountant?

Many small business owners have weighed up the merits of getting an accountant. The main question being will it be worth it?  When your operating budget is rather frugal, deciding whether you need an accountant could lead to sleepless nights. To help you decide on what is most appropriate you must first appreciate the serious…

What Qualifications Does a Professional Accountant Have?

The accounting industry consists of a large number of general and specialised professional accountants, who choose to either pursue qualifications that enable them to work as all round account practitioners, or develop their skills and expertise within a specialised accounting niche. Many accountants begin their career with a general tertiary education such as a Bachelor…

Characteristics of a Professional Accountant

The role of a professional accountant is a vital one, assisting clients with financial matters that are often highly confidential. Accountants perform a number of tasks within this role, including book keeping, VAT, PAYE, Provisional Tax, financial statements, business plans and many other services. While accounting skills and education are the foundation of any accounting…