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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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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.Get in touch with Hayley Benn
John leads the outsource services team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson. He has considerable experience with assisting owner managed businesses, subsidiaries of international companies and other incorporated businesses, across a range of sectors, with their requirements.
His focus is in ensuring that our back office solution is specifically designed to meet your requirements, with access to management and financial reporting which is accurate and timely. The advent of cloud based technology has led to the introduction of further efficiencies and more in-depth and bespoke reporting to our clients.
A devoted family man but his passion for Chelsea FC runs deep.Get in touch with John Mendes
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.Get in touch with Robert Butler
As Senior Partner with over 25 year’s experience of advising clients, this has given Stuart the confidence and experience to deal with many complex and difficult situations. Helping hard working clients reward themselves plays an important part in Stuart’s strategy as is helping his owner- managed clients grow and develop their businesses.
With a reputation for driving business forward and identifying areas to maximise company wealth, Stuart’s clients continuously profit from his tenacious and energetic approach to business. Constantly looking at “the bottom line” and the cash requirements has helped to turn around a number of businesses, resulting in clients being able to achieve their commercial and family goals and ambitions.
In addition he is a fully trained Lexcel Consultant and is an active member of the firm’s Legal Sector group. With the advent of Academies, Stuart has been able to use his extensive knowledge regarding education, gained from the Grant Maintained initiative of the 1990’s, to advise schools and help make their transition to Academy status a seamless process.
Stuart has a keen interest in Cloud Accounting and Technology Sectors, advising clients on the best way forward using the various software packages and Apps available.Get in touch with Stuart Manning
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