At Caroline Hinde Accountancy we are passionate about helping businesses digitize their record keeping through the cloud. We work with multiple providers to ensure you get the best fit for you and your business.
Advantages to using cloud software
There is no end to the advantages using cloud accounting software can bring to you and your business, but we’ve weeded out a few of the main ones here…
It is in real time. This means that if you are completing a task in your chosen software and have a query, you can contact us and we can log in to your software at the same time to provide the support you need.
You can connect it to your bank account, so it automatically brings in all of your bank transactions for you.
You can invoice your customers directly from the software.
Many providers also have apps which can be used on the move for recording payments, sales and expenses.
You can reduce (or entirely eliminate) the amount of paper you use as you can attach items to your accounts electronically (such as a phone bill you receive online).
What We Recommend
Choosing the right software for your business can be confusing and it’s easy to go with an advert you might see on the TV. Whilst this might work out fine, there may be a better option for you. We actively use multiple software providers with our clients and they all have their own strengths.
We are proud to be QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisers and Xero Certified and Payroll Advisors – we also work closely with FreeAgent and Quickfile and a host of add-ons such as Go Cardless, AutoEntry and iZettle. We strongly recommend a free initial consultation to discuss your business and potential training needs before you choose your software – we can also give you a demonstration so you can see it in action.
We are passionate about providing support for our clients, which is why using software in real time is a bonus – we can log in at the same time as you and work out your issue over the phone!
Some examples of how cloud software has helped our clients…
A client was invoicing using a Word Document. This was time consuming for her and she often accidentally saved over an old invoice, with a new one which meant she had lost the original. We helped her set up an invoicing system using cloud software. She now emails her invoices directly to customers who receive a professional looking invoice straight after the sale. This system means she is often paid quicker than she wouldn’t have been using her old system.
Another client uses a point of sale system (on a tablet) which they use with their till. We helped them make their point of sale system talk to cloud software. Now, every sale they make is automatically recorded in their accounts and they are then able to match it to the bank transaction when the money is received. Our client tells us this has saved him a huge amount of time but has also resulted in peace of mind knowing that his business’ figures are accurate and traceable.
Don’t just take our word for it!
We chose to work with Caroline Hinde Accountancy because we wanted to have a real-time view of our business performance, rather than months after the year had ended. Having this information has enabled us to take informed decisions which has enabled a period of growth for us.
Knowing that everything is taken care of on a monthly basis gives us huge peace of mind and we always know well in advance of our tax liabilities so we are always in control of our cashflow. We now use the software recommended to us to send our customers invoices which look professional and make it easy for us to monitor any outstanding invoices.
The service we receive from Caroline Hinde Accountancy is invaluable - they're approachable, friendly and professional.
Caroline has recently finished my accounts for me. She has done an excellent job of pulling everything together and I felt both relieved and confident, that they were submitted correctly.
I am so pleased that I asked for Caroline's assistance in helping me with my accounts. Even though I'm just a small business, it was nice to have that reassurance, that everything has been done correctly. It was money well spent!
I found Caroline to be very approachable and helpful in her advice. A lovely person to work with - thank you!
A fabulous accountant with a personality and a sense of humour? An oxymoron I hear you cry! But not at all. Caroline Hinde is all of that!
For a small business owner like me who knows next to nothing about self assessment and has no inclination to further their knowledge, what I need is someone who simply takes care of it all. That’s exactly what I got from Caroline; she is efficient and friendly and is incredibly knowledgeable. Nothing is too much trouble and she has taken all the stress out of the whole process for me.
I can’t praise Caroline highly enough and would recommend her to anyone I know and indeed have done so whenever I can. Look no further than Caroline, and you will not be disappointed.
I have found Caroline to be highly professional, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful in my dealings with her, and have no hesitation making a recommendation.