Member Since: 14th Jan 2014
22nd Aug 2019
Is there not another way?
Surely it's normal practice for subsidiary company MDs in a group to have their own expenses counter-signed by their line superior?
A word in the group MDs ear?
9th Aug 2019
1. Make sure caller display is activated
2. Leave the answerphone on permanently
3. Call identified clients back and call prospects (who are as said are almost
19th Apr 2016
Out of date returns - another case
This query reminds me that I have an intended client who hasn't filed any return ever, going back umpteen years. He's currently sweating it out, but will come in eventually.
If he declares himself, is it likely that he'll escape penalties?
And how do I deal with the oldest years - past the six years we keep - for which we have no software? Ask for paper returns and fill them in by hand?
Be grateful for comments.
26th Nov 2015
Has no one heard of AutoRec
Does the job.
14th Nov 2014
Management accounting to practice
I am a management accountant who did just that and am now in a healthy practice as a CIMA MIP.
Several things. Selective local advertising (local free magazines not yellow pages); take clients on as extras to the day job; go every extra mile; wait for the phone calls and respond eagerly; offer advice as an integral part of doing the accounts and returns without any additional fee; let yourself be forced to reduce the day job hours because you can't cope.
If you are doubtful about doing it on your own for reasons other than income, find a local sole trader accountant in practice and talk to them. Put yourself about via networking meetings or chambers of trade. Invest in basic software - Taxcalc and Sage.
Allow for more working hours and less sleep.