Nicola is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of accounting experience, both in industry and major practice. Her passion is working with small and growing businesses to help and overcome challenges when first setting up.
With a warm and personable approach, Nicola can quickly build strong relationships and is able to provide complex technical information in a comprehensive, non-jargon way.
ACCA Qualified Accountant, AAT Licensed Accountant, Quickbooks and Xero Partner.
WHAT WE DO
We provide accounting services for small and medium-sized businesses. When you’re running a business, you don’t always have time to look after your accounts or bookkeeping. Our accounting support, takes the burden off your shoulders…so you can focus on the day to day running of your business.
With more established businesses, it's so easy to focus on the day-to-day parts of your business....the bits you love. The parts that made you go into the business in the first place. It could be keeping your dog walking customers happy, providing a high quality home maintenance service or designing and making beautiful wedding cakes. Whatever your business does, a good set of accounts can help you produce cashflow forecasts, understand your company’s financial performance and make decisions about employing staff, paying dividends, investing in an important piece of equipment or subscribing to a professional body that will help you take your business to the next level. Whatever your situation, I'm confident that I will be able to provide services to complement what you do, saving you time and money and those much needed nights of good sleep.
YEAR END ACCOUNTS - LIMITED COMPANIES
As a company director, you will need to file annual accounts each year. Our qualified accountants will help you understand what is required of you and will ensure your accounts are filed on time, removing the burden and giving you peace of mind. During the process, we aim get a good understanding of your business, so we can act as a trusted advisor, providing guidance along the way
SOLE TRADER ACCOUNTS AND SELF-ASSESSMENT
As a sole trader, you will need to complete a self-assessment return each year to HMRC. You may also want to prepare sole trader accounts. We can help you with this process from setting up as a sole trader with HMRC, setting up your government gateway account and implementing an accounting system to keep the records which are required to support your annual return.
CLOUD ACCOUNTING - MAKING TAX DIGITAL
Would you like to have more control and a greater understanding of your business finances? Whether you are looking to register for Making Tax Digital or are already registered, we are confident that our accredited QuickBooks Pro-Advisors can help you to bring your accounts into the digital age, saving you time and helping you to understand your finances.
Knowing what VAT code to use can sometimes be tricky and whether you are self-employed or a Limited company, newly VAT registered or have been registered for a while, we can prepare your VAT returns ensuring they are correct and submitted on time to HMRC. Our accountants can also assist with one-off VAT queries.
Running payroll can be a time-consuming and sometimes complex task, especially when are busy running your business. We can relieve the burden by providing a simple payroll solution which covers everything from processing the payroll, to submitting to HMRC and issuing employee payslips. Our in-house HR Specialist can also help with any tricky payroll questions and if needed, provide ad-hoc HR Consultancy.
We provide ongoing support and training to help you set up accounting systems to keep accurate records which is a key area of responsibility for directors. This will help you stay compliant with record keeping, annual accounts, VAT, PAYE and Corporation Tax. We can help you tailor accounting processes to your business and our checklists, templates and guidance will help you at each stage providing reassurance that you are completing the required tasks, by the required deadlines.
Starting a new business is an exciting time but can also be daunting. We have experience in helping start-ups and are passionate about supporting small business owners to do things correctly by putting good foundations in place from the start. We can prepare Business Plans, set up accounting systems, provide advice on taking on employees and guide you in right direction to make your new business a success.
Is your bookkeeping taking too much of your time or are you growing quickly and need flexible support to help you keep on top of your books? Our competitive rates combined with cloud accounting systems means that we can provide a cost-effective solution, saving you hours each month, allowing you to spend more time focusing on your business.