How many people work at Robinsons?
I already have an accountant - how do I go about changing?
I want you to complete my personal Tax Return - what information do I need to supply you with?
I want you to do my company's year end accounts - what information do I need to supply you with?
I've been trading as a company for a year now, but I haven't yet engaged an accountant - have I left it too late?
My company is very specialised, and we have a unique accounts system. Will you be able to help me?
Have you got experience of dealing with similar companies to my own?
What do you charge?
What is Accounts Outsourcing/Bookkeeping?
What about Software costs?
Where is the work done?
How long is the tie-in period?
Agreements are very flexible, e.g. one or two days every week, monthly, quarterly, half yearly or annually. We will meet the needs of your business.
The majority of our new business stems from recommendations and professional referrals.
You are assured of a dedicated professional service to help make the most of your business.
Is it cost effective to outsource my accounts?
What do I deliver to you and what do I get back?
This will typically include bank statements, paid invoices and a listing of cheques written and received. These are typically scanned to us and we work with the soft copies so no hard copies / original documents leave your office.
From that data we are able to process the accounts. This makes sure that the books are up to date.
We can also use this data to go one stage further and produce Up to date accounts for Directors (Management accounts) if required.
This service is very popular and rated very highly by business owners who need this information on a regular basis.
If you do not have a scanner or access to one we can scan your documents before working on them.
We can return scanned documents to the business owners within 24 hours.
Do the accounts have to be monthly?
Are there other benefits besides cost savings?
- Having access to up-to-date financial information on a timely basis will help you manage your business and plan effectively.
- Other benefits can include: Allowing employees to focus on profit-increasing activities; applying the latest technologies to your accounting process ; reducing errors.
What other services do you provide?
The following can be added at any time:
- Cash Flows
- Draft Accounts and Statutory Accounts
- VAT returns
- Corporation Tax
- Directors tax returns
- Statutory Accounts
- Expenses and P11D
- Employee benefit plans
Do I need to write a Procedures Manual?
Online accounts is run by Robinsons, a firm of accountants who have been established in London for over ten years and have had extensive experience.
What are the Inland Revenue record keeping requirements for new businesses?
Business records for the Inland Revenue tax returns must be kept for at least five years from the latest date for sending a tax return; there is a fine of up to £3,000 for failing to keep proper records. If a business puts paper records onto a computer, it will still need to keep originals, but it does not have to keep a paper record of tax deducted under PAYE.
VAT-registered businesses need to keep business records for HM Customs & Excise for six years. If this creates problems, for example with storage, a business should contact HM Customs & Excise’s National Advice Service (0845 010 9000).