I recently decided to transition my consulting company after 18-months with a mainstream ‘contractors accountancy’. I was tired of receiving a ‘blanket transactional’ service where the same advice and support was seemingly offered to all similar clients.
I also found that the amount of manual effort associated with book-keeping to be impacting the day-to-day operation of my business.
It was therefore with some trepidation that I decided to effect a transition in the middle of my current accounting year. I had looked at the emergence of FreeAgent as a better way to manage my business activities and after reaching out to a number of ‘certified FreeAgent accountants’ settled on Aardvark Accounting.
Within a week of commencing with Louisa, I had my first six months of trading (invoices, expenses, banking and returns) established in the FreeAgent application, prior accounting errors had been rectified, new operating recommendations discussed and actioned and all this during a period where I was both changing my long-term banking arrangements and incredibly busy at a key stage of a large transformation project for a core client.
Nothing is too much trouble, advice is regular, incisive and personal in fact, I would go as far as to say that accounting is no longer a burden but a benefit for the future health of my business. I have already saved hundreds of pounds and reduced my ongoing accounting effort substantially.
I would recommend (and have already recommended) Aardvark to any business out there where a personal touch, appropriate taxation and fiscal advice, effective mobile accounting tools and cost-effectiveness are a key items in your next accounting company selection.