What are your fees and how do you charge?
We can either arrange a fixed fee with you for a set amount of work or we can charge you our flat hourly rate. All of this will be discussed thoroughly in your initial consultation.
If you wish to go ahead with our services we would then set up your account; we will send you a letter of engagement along with our business terms.
We invoice monthly and our terms are payment by receipt if paying via cheque. For electronic transfer our terms are 14 days.
Why should I use Signature Accounting?
Outsourcing your bookkeeping to Signature Accounting means that you save valuable time on hiring, training, organising holiday and sickness cover for your employed bookkeeper. Rather employ a Signature Accounting bookkeeper and be assured that you can focus your time and energy on running your business efficiently and effectively – what you do best.
I am an accountant/company working with small businesses and I am always asked to recommend bookkeepers. Do you offer a referral scheme for me?
Yes. We work closely with local accountants, land agents and business advisors, who refer work to us. We also have the capacity to handle bookkeeping jobs for local bookkeepers who have more work than they can manage and are looking for reliable backup for those busy periods. Please contact us to discuss rates.
What is the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant?
An accountant is more qualified than a bookkeeper. They are a practitioner of accountancy, which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information. Accountants are trained to consider taxation strategies and to help investors, tax authorities and other decision makers make resource allocation decisions. Ideally you should not be using an Accountant as your bookkeeper as this is not their forte; it is much too simple for them. The most cost effective way is for the accountant to work from the information provided by the bookkeeper. At Signature Accounting we endeavour to work closely with your accountant in order to provide them with tailored information that meets their individual requirements.
Can you come and do in house training for our staff?
Our hourly training rate starts from £50ph plus VAT. After assessing your requirements we put together a structured training programme for you.
What are the benefits of quality bookkeeping and reporting?
Your cash flow improves and hence profits increase as we produce accurate debtor data. Sound monthly accounts allow you to manage your business more efficiently e.g. you can measure your overheads and monitor margins. We release management time to ‘get on with the business’ and you will feel better too!
What are Management Accounts?
Like the Year End accounts but tailored to your business, usually monthly – the reports are Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Previous Year comparison and Budget comparison.
Are we too small for Signature Accounting Limited?
Currently our smallest client’s turnover is £10,000 and our biggest is £2M.
Contact us for a free consultation.