Member Since: 22nd Jun 2009
Neil originally trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand before moving into the accounting software industry.
Recognising the potential of an online offering he started working with Liberty Accounts, one of the first online service providers back in 2003, in 2007 before joining them as a director in 2009.
With over 25 years experience Neil helps professional practices to improve customer service and profitability by streamlining their business processes with the help of Liberty Accounts online accounting software.
As part of his current role at Liberty Accounts, along with providing assistance with Liberty Accounts online accounting software, he specialises in developing partnerships with accounting practices.
18th Jul 2016
Good points all well made Tom.
Liberty Accounts have offered their online service to charities since 2003 and have a broad range of charitable organisation of varying sizes using the it.
The service offers an integrated bookkeeping and payroll solution with charity specific functionality and reporting including: Funds and Activity analysis; Donor Ledger and Gift Aid; SORP compliant SoFA reported under either I&E or R&P.
Until next year the service is free and then from a concessionary price, which includes the payroll, of only £12.95/month for smaller charities. For more information please see Liberty Accounts for Not-for-Profit Organisations
23rd Jul 2015
As Paul comments above, Liberty Accounts is currently the ONLY cloud solution offering the required analysis and reporting for charities.
Our integrated bookkeeping, payroll and P11D service handles sector specific requirements such as Funds (by classification), Activities and reporting of the SoFA under the new SORP.
For smaller charities (under £100,000 income) we offer our full service, with up to 5 payroll/P11D employees, at a concessionary rate of only £12.95/month (+VAT).
9th Mar 2015
We at DNS Associates use Nomisma Solution which I personally feel is a wonderful software. It has all the integrated features of Sage, Zero, IRIS and a lot more. The beauty about it is that it can be customised according to one's needs be it an accountant or a business owner and the pricing is really exiting too.
Who are the director(s) of Nomisma Scott? Am I correct in thinking that's the director(s) of DNS?
I've no issue in self promotion but you should make it clear that is what you're doing.
2nd Feb 2010
What is cloud?
As far as we're concerned it is just a marketing term and wouldn't want to get drawn into a debate as to what constitutes 'cloud' computing. It is many different things to many different people.
28th Jan 2010
What about growing businesses?
As John says, delivering solutions to the small business clients who haven't yet computerised their accounting system tends to be the focus of many SaaS providers. As a consequence this is the message that they are promoting whilst speaking to practices and we get messages like 'simplest', 'for non-accountants' etc.
However I think the point that is missed is that these businesses grow and also an increasing number of businesses using desktop solutions are looking to the web for replacements. Therefore, looking forward, addressing the needs of the small business client simply isn't enough (unless you want to suggest to clients that they change their accounting system).
If I take just two examples from Liberty Accounts partners accountants:
1. A business needed to post a single invoice of over £1m;
2. A manufacturing business needed to add in depth stock recording and reporting.
In both instances Liberty Accounts could be adapted to cope with the extended needs of the businesses and our partners didn't need to look at replacement systems.
Duane is also correct in his statement above that accountants are key and I'm pleased to see that they are developing an additional module to help accountants manage their business. For Liberty Accounts our accounting partners have always been key and we have always had a cross client reporting as a core part of our integrated service.