Member Since: 26th Jan 2012
Stephen Edwards is a business coach, accountant and consultant for accounting practices. Having started Cheltenham Tax Accountants from scratch in 2013 it now runs almost on auto-pilot leaving him with time to work on advisory related services for clients in the form of business coaching and also specialising with business automation and tech. Stephen works with other accounting practices to help them automate parts of their business and free the practice owner from the 'daily grind'.
Business coach and accountant Cheltenham Tax Accountants
1st Jan 2020
Could you work remotely on a self-employed basis at an extremely competitive rate to make it attractive for the employer?
14th Jun 2018
People still use VT!?
Anything that is not cloud based in some manner is surely going to struggle due to its lack of flexibility.
I do get it as we use payroll manager still (hosted on a virtual desktop to make it accessible from anywhere) but feel that surely VTs days are numbered and at best is an old school legacy software that will hang on for as long as it can to stay relevant .
It’s cheap , it’s cheeful but it’s not future proof .
12th Apr 2018
Adding to this, the books is a gem for me. I think some readers are missing the point. The ideas in here are inspiring for any small business (accounting or not) owner to have control over his business. Only caveat is that it's more relevant for business with staff. If you are not that in to the idea of a systemised business then you will not relate to the book as warmly, if you already have this mindset it will literally be a light bulb moment.
While I'm here do yourself a favour and look at Goproposal owned by James Ashford as his philosophy is one and the same as this.
24th Jan 2018
We put moneysoft onto a hosted desktop as it was the only bit of software we had not cloud based.
We now just log into the desktop like an app online and it's made payroll manager basically cloud based!
We use hosted desktops and pay £35 for this.
11th Oct 2017
Pricing software is definitely worth considering . I've made my own in excel and it's had a big difference to the fees quoted. I'd say 10-30% higher than before . I'm thinking about using a paid one due to the efficiency savings in E signing etc which would easily save my practice the monthly cost .
14th Jun 2017
ADT, installation and equipment £900 ish then £30 a month.
This links direct to the police also.
15th May 2017
I normally advise to complete a final set of accounts before completing the DS01 so HMRC know where they stand.
8th May 2017
£1.50! Sky store is about £5. I was wondering where this new online streaming service is called 'the library', before the penny dropped and I realised you really do mean the library!
26th Jun 2016
Find out which customers stopped CIS and then it's 20/80 of the amounts in the bank assuming no materials.
Obviously in an ideal world you'd have vouchers to support but we don't live in an ideal world .
16th Jan 2016
Netting it off is fine but essentially it's still taxable income as the result it the same...