I have a habit of approaching a lot of things in an all or nothing fashion. This was certainly true when I started my practice when I was desperate to make sure I succeeded (in paying the bills at least) and is even more so now.
As I mentioned in my last blog post I’ve decided to look to grow my practice. Staff are on board and performing well and I am seeing the benefits of being able to share the workload and be relieved of low level work which they can perform just as well and sometimes better than me.
Its going so well that one of them is already a Xero certified advisor, the other will probably follow in a couple of months.
Anyway back to the all or nothing – on top of growing the business, taking on and training staff I’ve also decided to change payroll software and start using a PM system.
The change in payroll software was borne out of the frustration of dealing with auto enrolment. Moneysoft as good as it is (nice new website) is really lacking in this area – the export/import of files to the pension scheme provider is a pain. An extra 5 minutes per client per month spread over 40 payrolls – soon becomes half a day extra work.
Brightpay on the other hand can do it at the click of the mouse – hooray!
Back to the PM system – I’ve chosen mTrio and am really excited about this. We’re still in the preparation stage – I’m busy documenting my processes – making sure I get this right. Can’t wait to see this on screen.
After two one hour webinar demos I can already see how I will be savings hours of admin time each week and will have the set up to continue driving efficiency and customer service ever upwards.
Oh and the new prospects continue to knocking on my door so to speak, 3 enquiries on Monday alone. I’m having to revise my growth predictions for this year and with the right staff (tick) and right systems (tick) in place we’re well placed to cope with this and more!
About Kent accountant
Chartered Accountant based in Kent.
After leaving practice very soon after qualifying, swearing never to return, in 2011 I did exactly that.
Now a sole practitioner and loving it, business growing rapidly and looking forward to the future as my own boss.