Principal PAH Accounting Limited
27th Jun 2012
I have been using Signable https://www.signable.co.uk/a/20379
This is an electronic signature package that can be sent to multiple parties and tracks when they have been opened, read, signed and returned.
I store them electronically; however, I do download a paper copy just to be safe.
16th Sep 2011
For a non charity CLG with exemption from the word Limited one you have mentioned the CT600 is required to be filed. Is there tax payable for any surplus generated. I am presuming not?
6th Jul 2011
Usual problems with unqualified or lower bodies
I tend not get any issues with client authorities as I tell my clients to email or send a letter to the outgoing accountant themselves. I provide a template if necessary. This is usually not a problem. I am also doing a lot more of these by email and copying the client in, and asking them to contact the client direct in the email cover.
The biggest problem I have when requesting transfer information is from 'accountants' that are not members of the CCAB bodies. Some are 'qualified' and others are not at all qualified. The information requested is usually either too little or too much! (I would add that this is not for all of this type just a minority!)
22nd Jun 2011
Good work Dave
Dave, I am actually very impressed with your research in this area. You are right in your statement about smaller entities not applying this correctly.
For me now I am happy to include it within this section; however would prefer it ro show the full title 'selling and distribution' as this then makes more sense to the reader.
15th Jun 2011
Hi, this is a great article summarising the opinions in the thread and your closing paragraph is massively important. The particular comment regarding consistency for me is the key. In the majority of accounts that I have prepared in my life Advertising and Travel have come under the Administration caption. If we suddenly change the allocation we are defying that consistency.
1st Jun 2011
they do look quite clever. do you know if they plug in to any of the tablets that are about now, either android or windows as that could be very useful.
1st Jun 2011
The Companies house reminders are awful. I always get clients phoning me up in a tis-was complaining that I obviously haven't done something! What is really frustrating is that their impending reminder usually turns up before you are actually able to complete the return so it ends up forgotten about.
They really need to change their procedures here. Send out the snotty letter after it is late.
19th May 2011
Make sure yours isn't the one thrown in the bin
Mark has it absolutely spot on. Only question is the photo - I agree a professional headshot can help, but it has to be a good quality photo.
Social media links are also important - I include my Skype and Twitter contact details. Make it easy for people to find me and find out about me.
9th Apr 2011
Thanks for comment
Thanks for publishing and the comments. This was posted a couple of years ago, early on in my own business. I have had to go through some real discipline issues with myself since. In particular, turning the tele off, working in my office and not the lounge etc.
In terms of tell tale signs, I think the most obvious is the casual look. I now rarely go out in a full suit, usually trousers and shirt. It is actually appreciated by a lot of my clients (small owner managed businesses).
3rd Nov 2010
I think some accountants are too hung up on being 'professional'. Yes by all means provide good quality service but have a bit of fun whilst doing.
Twitter in particular is a great way of showing off your personality and attracting clients.
Some great points made in the article.