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Cloud Accounting

The cloud accounting phenomenon appears to be a freight train driving through the accounting profession, revolutionising the way accountants interact with their clients.

The cloud allows immediate access to client records from any location (with an internet connection), which in turn fosters a more dynamic relationship between business and adviser.

New tools dramatically reduce data entry, allowing bookkeepers to focus on training and advice. New ways to produce and provide reports creates cost savings for key value-added services such as management accounts, allowing us as accountants to provide more for less.

Our cloud accounting team has specialist knowledge of a variety of cloud accounting software and can provide a range of services, including system implementation and training. We can also provide advanced outsourcing, including flexible bookkeeping, smart management accounts and an outsourced finance director.

How we work in the cloud

System implementation

We have invested time in developing our knowledge of the ever-changing world of cloud products so that you don’t have to. Combining this with our corporate expertise in a variety of industry sectors gives us a team of system advisers, all of whom are quickly able to establish the key functionality requirements of your business.  Our implementation process guides you and your team from system selection through set-up and training. Utilising change management and an implementation timeline, our teams ease the transition over to new systems.

Training

We can provide advice when - and where - it is needed. From juniors to partners and specialists, we have a skilled and experienced team ready to advise at the appropriate level. As well as being at the end of the phone for any query, we can tailor initial and ongoing training packages to ensure that your team gets the full support they need. These can be part of a system implementation process, or general advice if you’ve chosen software independently.

Outsourcing

Once a set function with a general all or nothing approach, outsourcing is changing dramatically with the implementation of cloud accounting. Accountants can now be efficiently utilised for very specific technical tasks and assistance in busy periods, whilst leaving the general day-to-day processing in the hands of business administrative staff.

At MacIntyre Hudson we look to work closely with our client’s finance team to provide comfort over their tax and legislative obligations whilst providing added value via enhanced KPI reporting and timely business advice.

As cloud accounting enables access to financials from anywhere in the world, you can even now outsource the role of the finance director. We provide astute analysis of financial information with key information on the business, allowing you to focus resources in profit-generating directions and cut loss-making operations.

Cloud Accounting Systems

Xero Platinum Partners & Advisors

Xero, the UK market leader, is a solid choice when it comes to small business accounting software, and it works well for small companies that are just starting to grow. That is why we have forged a platinum partnership with this software. With one of the easiest interfaces to use in the industry, you can look forward to a quick and painless implementation as well as a worry-free, day-to-day accounting process. Its software is robust and fast, minimising downtime and reducing loading times. The direct bank feeds reduce processing time and eliminate the need for reconciliations. A range of apps specific to your sector accentuate the software, increasing efficiency further.

Intuit QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online is Intuit's cloud based accounting package and is one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-use solutions in the industry. Intuit has a good record with all of its products, and QuickBooks is no different. It has automated features such as scheduled billing, bank reconciliation and automatic backup, you can cut down on the time you spend on routine accounting tasks.

Sage One Accounting

Sage Accounting is a popular accounting software for a variety of different business models. With professional invoicing and collaboration tools, Sage continues to be ever-present in the market place. As authorised resellers of Sage accounting and payroll software we can identify the most appropriate software solution for your business needs. We can provide advice with the design, implementation and training designed to meet your specific requirements.

Exact

Exact offers online software for business owners. The combination of accounting and CRM offers the perfect footing for any healthy business. Additionally, Exact provides integrated software for SMEs in manufacturing, wholesale distribution and professional services.

Twinfield

Online accounting via Twinfield means flexible accounting, with a range of subscriptions to suit both small and large organisations. Twinfield also ensures efficient, secure, real-time data exchange between clients and administration or accountancy firms. Because Twinfield works as a web application, users can access and exchange financial reports online anywhere and anytime via a secure internet connection.

Get in touch, so we can help you get on the cloud.

Key contact

Partner
John Mendes
+44 (0)20 7429 4119
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Meet the team

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Hayley Benn

Business Services & Tax Manager

Hayley joined MacIntyre Hudson in 2015 following the merger of her previous firm. She has over 12 years’ experience working with predominately owner-managed businesses, dealing with accountancy and tax.

One of her specialties is in Business Tax Compliance and Advisory, which has developed from the variety of clients she works with.

Additionally, she is part of our Digital Solutions Team and is focused on how technology and, specifically, how cloud accounting can benefit each business, giving individual advice and assistance.

Hayley’s biggest passion lies in assisting clients to succeed, from strategic planning, to being at the end of the phone for support. She cares about her clients and believes providing the right advice and working together with a client is the key to success.

In her spare time Hayley enjoys running around after her two children, with camping trips and walks along the beach.

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James Dickman

Accounts Manager

James started with MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2009 where he completed his training and has worked his way up to Accounts Manager. James is a specialist in the Healthcare sector and assist his clients with a variety of services, including:

  • Partnership and sole trader accounts and tax returns
  • VAT returns, including partial exemption calculations
  • Preparing superannuation certificates for the NHS pension scheme
  • Bookkeeping and management accounts
  • Due diligence and reviews of GP practices for merger and profitability purposes, including for local CCGs
  • Implementing, training and advising on cloud accounting solutions for all organisations nationally

James qualified as a chartered accountant in 2014 and is a part of the ICAEW Healthcare Sector Group. He looks after a large number of GP practices and a wide variety of medical consultants mainly in the Kent and London, but works with clients both nationally and internationally too.

James is a Xero certified advisor and a certified QuickBooks Online advisor which he uses as part of his nominated Digital Solutions contact role for the firm.

In James’ spare time he enjoys playing snooker and pool as well as a round of golf and watching the Formula 1.

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Fiona Howard

Business Services & Tax Manager

Fiona joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2018 following the merger of her previous firm.

She has over 14 years’ experience working in the accounting industry and is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, providing her with unique insight into helping Owner Managed Businesses and Entrepreneurs develop and grow their companies.  

Fiona has considerable experience helping her clients put in place cloud accounting systems and enabling them to utilise the information generated to make business decisions. As well as advising her clients on potential tax planning strategies that are relevant to them, including EIS scheme set ups, research and development, inheritance tax planning, and family investment companies, empowering Entrepreneurs to fulfil their business goals in the most tax efficient way possible.

Additionally, Fiona has extensive experience advising individuals and companies under HMRC investigation.

Fiona takes pride in helping local businesses connect and grow together and she is a proud winner of Kent Women in Business Award ‘Woman in Finance’ 2017.

In her spare time she enjoys time in the countryside or on the beach with her partner and two dogs.

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Robert Butler

Audit and Accounts Director

Rob joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2006 on the school leaver programme, gaining his AAT qualification before becoming a qualified chartered accountant in 2010. His main area of expertise is in statutory audits and accounts although he also have extensive experience in leading due diligence and forensic accounting projects.

Rob has built up a good rapport with his clients and prides himself on maintaining long standing relationships. He has worked with many of his clients for several years.

Rob works closely with Steve Freeman and leads our motor audits acting for several dealers across the country.

In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and keeping fit. 

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What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector

What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions