Member Since: 16th Aug 2011
15th Nov 2018
I completely agree with you, sort out the things you currently do before going on another landgrab.
Only this week I have discovered problems with the fixed asset module which are apparently known problems - xeros response is "no we have no idea how long it will take to fix - we'll be in touch"
The fixed asset module is absolutely crap! Irecently acquired a big client form a Xero suasage factory, you know the type that wear branded round neck tshirts and let their staff work from home because thats so cool. It was complete autopilot from them, a £3 pack of highlighters had been added as a FA becuase the client has posted it to Office Equipment and the all mighty Xero then added it as a draft FA so the hipster accountant just had to press approve. The depreciation also exceeded the value of the assets at one point. And now its even easier to file a load of unreviewed direct with Companies House and HMRC. Thats from an "accountant" as well! Just wait until they roll it out to the punters! What a laugh that will be.
Complete bad of crap but hey its cool right?
Not sure why my post was edited either, whats the point in having a swear word filter if you cant swear?
15th Nov 2018
Mark Telford wrote:
It’s an accounting partner add on.
Not for long I bet $$$
24th Aug 2018
I'm going to give you the answer to all of your problems FT! Stop pretending your an entrepreneur running a global corporation and role your sleeves up and get reviewing the work your employees complete.
25th May 2018
I hope the announcement was met with loud jeers and throwing of rotten eggs!
5th Dec 2017
I’d say you need high value clients or (more) staff to achieve that particularly if you genuinely mean take home . Not impossible but according to AVN the average gross (not take home) profit is around 68k with its members
That says a lot about AVN to me, which is that its a load of crap!
1st Dec 2017
Seems to me like you just need to stop dicking on, roll your sleeves up and get on with some of the day to day work. If your systems are as good as you say then with 2 members of staff and some hard work theres no reason you cant take home £100k a year.
24th Nov 2017
david wilks wrote:
This, ten fold!
29th Sep 2017
So you interviewed someone that you knew to have done ‘incredibly well’ academically, but you didn’t offer them a job because they were bright?
Out of curiosity, why do you always seem to take on women? Are there never any strong male candidates when you advertise?
A slave and a lover?
1st Jun 2017
Karen Lowen wrote:
As an accountant in practice I share your pain. When MTD was announced I looked around for software to suit my clients, who tend to be the smallest of businesses that would struggle with 'doing their books'. The sort that have no knowledge of bookkeeping and I'm lucky if I get a sales list.
I didn't find any software that I thought they would be able to use, so I took the leap and wrote a cloud based programme that I thought they would be able to manage.
"Dod-dle cash" is a simple cash-basis system which avoids jargon, has colour coded sections and is designed to be very easy to use. For the client it will produce a simple sales invoice and has many 'back end' features, such as putting some entries into drawings. It doesn't do anything really fancy, but then my clients don't need anything fancy!
For accountants we have created a free to use accountants hub, where you can sign up and view clients. We pay a very good commission too, although I understand that this is just a side benefit, not an incentive.
I have told my clients that it narrows down to two choices:
1. I will do all of their bookkeeping and file their quarterly returns, but will charge for doing this (most of them would struggle to pay me more).
2. They can use dod-dle and I will review it quarterly and help complete their annual update and keep their fee roughly the same.
Please do all try dod-dle out and see what you think of it. Our website is www.dod-dle.co.uk and the link for the accountants hub is near the bottom of the page.
No offence, ok ok maybe a little offence, but coming on here and spamming your software isnt going to go down well with accountants! Youve posted the same thing 3 times in this post alone?!
17th May 2017
This has to be the fastest commercial property deal Ive ever seen done! Amazingly too that everything drops into place each week just in time for another weekly blog! I think you're in the wrong game FT! Conveyancing would appear to be right up your street!