We are a modern accountancy practice, offering a fully tailored fixed fee service. We want you to feel free to get in touch with us, which is why we offer unlimited telephone and email support. You don't need to worry about the fee clock starting to run the minute you phone us. We are here to help, so don't keep your worries or questions to yourself, pick up the phone and talk to us. Whether you are looking to change your car, apply for finance, make a large purchase, etc talking to us will ensure that you are making well informed business decisions. It is highly likely that these conversations will save you valuable time or money.
As we have a relationship with our clients all year round rather than once a year when your accounts/tax returns are due, we are best placed to advise you. This also means that we can forecast your tax liabilities for you, so that you don't receive any shock tax bills. Being able to budget for your tax bill and take advantage of tax planning opportunities throughout the year means that you are far more in control. For example, where appropriate we can apply to reduce your personal tax July payments on account, so that you benefit from this tax saving sooner rather than later.
We value our clients and strive to provide excellent customer service. For example, we offer our clients a 24 hour response promise. This means that all telephone calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours (weekdays only) at most. We can't promise to solve all of your issues straight away, as some are complex and we need to give them due care and attention. However, if we can't resolve your issue straight away, we will advise you who will be dealing with it for you and when they will be back in touch. We ensure that our clients are fully informed of the progress of any work we are doing, so that you aren't in the position of having to chase us for updates. You can leave it in our capable hands and concentrate on running your business.
We are huge fans of cloud accounting, as the added functionality and greater access to information, results in efficiencies for all. This is why we have become a Xero Certified Practice. If you haven't made the move to cloud accounting yet, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your options and explain the benefits. We can migrate your existing accounting records over to Xero in many cases, in a seamless process. Therefore, there really is no reason not to start benefitting from cloud accounting today.
Of course we prepare accounts and tax returns, etc but we offer our clients so much more than mere compliance with HMRC and Companies House. We prepare accounts and tax returns far earlier than would normally be the case. This is because with our fixed fee and monthly payments, there is nothing holding clients back from giving us the information needed to start the process. In fact in the majority of cases, clients are using cloud accounting software and we therefore have direct access to the accounting records. Therefore, we don't need to wait for you to send us a backup or give us a box full of receipts, leaving you free to focus on your business. Having your accounts and tax return prepared sooner, also means that you have the information you need to make well informed business decisions, from the insights that we provide.
We also have a payroll bureau and offer a full or partial bookkeeping service. If you don't have a dedicated, qualified payroll clerk or bookkeeper in-house, it is likely that you will benefit from us providing these services. As we are experienced, we will often complete these tasks quicker, which makes them more affordable for you to outsource than you may realise. We use Xero's cloud accounting software for these services, which means that you retain access to your accounting records, as you can login anytime, anywhere. We are happy to provide payroll and bookkeeping services as standalone services, if you don't wish to appoint Reach as your accountants at this time for any reason.
If you would like to explore further how working with Reach could help you and your business, then please get in touch with us to arrange a free no obligation meeting and see whether you consider us to be a good fit for you.
I am passionate about helping business owners. In my career as a Chartered Certified Accountant, I have experience of working with a wide range of businesses and have seen first-hand the challenges that they face. That's why I know that sometimes business owners feel out of control and that having someone to support them can make all the difference. As a result, I decided to set up my own modern accountancy practice, with a strong focus on communicating with clients throughout the year in order to add value to the traditional accountancy service.
I love getting to know the business behind the figures and what the business owners are striving to achieve. Trust me, giving business owners greater insight into their business is far more rewarding than simply being a number cruncher!
I'm lucky to live in The Peak District, where I can make the most of the glorious outdoors. Given this and the fact that our office is in Congleton, we are perfectly placed to help businesses in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Manchester. In fact, with the advantage of cloud accounting and video conferencing, we can assist clients wherever they are based in the UK.