During a month that saw Avanti exhibit at the NEC as well as Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich, we also helped clients with our unique blend of services, expertise, proactive advice and business networking. October draws to a close with a surprising budget from Chancellor Philip Hammond, and rumours of Brexit extensions.
Throughout October we have updated you on Making Tax Digital, and Software for accountancy.
HMRC approved software suppliers, the full list can be viewed here but as Avanti made Xero Gold partner status you’re in good hands when it comes to ensuring the right software for your accountancy needs – we can even train you at our offices or on site if you prefer.
Making Tax Digital is still a hot topic for accountants and it should be for you too. Avanti will be updating you as and when information is available, and this month we explained cloud accounting software
So why is software legal?
Do you still operate a manual system? You will need to be considering your software options as MTD is phased in.
Software can not only take away the errors that could occur with a manual based system, but they also speed up the process.
Many online accounting software tools have an automation on for example Bank Feeds allowing bank transactions to be automatically imported in to your software – saving the time to manually enter them to the reporting functions at the touch of a button.
We pride ourselves on providing “modern accountancy with traditional values”, being ahead of the competition and utilising modern technology, but retaining that traditional customer facing service.
For more information on how a modern accountant can help you and your business move forward click here So if you know of a business worried about their accountancy software please ask them to give Avanti a call.
We explored why communication is so important to businesses of all sizes
The following are some simple ways to build relationships with your clients through communicating effectively –
• Listen – if a client tells you they’re going on holiday, ask them how it was the next time you contact them.
• Call them by the appropriate name – if they prefer a different salutation, use it in informal communications e.g. Joseph likes to be called Joe , take the time to notify your colleagues.
• Avoid negative tones and accusatory language when dealing with complaints
• Mirror the tone and speed of others in situations – people who speak slower and in a gentle manner may be put off by someone who is loud and rattles off loads of information.
Our client spotlight this month was Bristow Holland IT Recruitment, you can read that here
Upcoming next month;
We are excited to be launching Avanti Networking in Dartford on 6th November and Wolverhampton on 13th of November , contact Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seat.
Lookout for our health check guide for your business- as the year draws to a close it’s great time to consider where you want to be this time 2019, and re-evaluating finances and where your business stands today versus where you want to be is a great way to start. We’ll be bringing you a series of tips to help you with this.
Tax return season is fast approaching and we’re seeing an increase in clients needing our help from accountants certificates for mortgages to tax planning advice and self-assessment filing, we can help you but if you need our advice – get ahead of the pack and call Avanti to see how we can help you. With the self-assessment filing deadline of January 31st looming on the horizon, avoid ghoulish surprises and stay sweet with the tax man by appointing an Avanti accountant. For a no obligation meeting call (08000) 388 799.