The pros and cons of being your own boss have been highlighted by Charnwood Accountants after new research revealed that almost one in seven people in the UK is now self-employed,
Chris Hutton, partner with Charnwood Accountants in Mountsorrel, said working for yourself offers a wide range of benefits – but it also presents a number of drawbacks. (more…)
Some people may only use their accountant to ensure they don’t miss any filing deadlines for their accounts and tax returns. However, we can, and prefer to, offer so much more than that. (more…)
Dave McKeon from Charnwood Accountants LLP recently did a presentation to Network4Business. He set out what a good year in business might look like and how you need to have an expectation of what you require both in the short term and the medium term to measure and plan for this.
The presentation walked business owners through the following annual business cycle:-
A new app designed to help businesses maximise their profit potential is being launched this week by Leicestershire accountancy firm Charnwood Accountants.
The tool aims to provide companies with greater clarity on their financial performance as they plot their long-term growth. The Profit Predictor was designed so companies can simply and easily check how much money they were generating. (more…)
Are you a qualified accountant working in a local firm looking for the next step in your career? We are currently looking for a qualified accountant with experience in an Accountancy practice to join our expanding team. For further information please visit our careers page.
Last year saw the launch of Charnwood Accountants secure online portal and we are now well into our second year of using it. We are very happy to say that many of our clients have opted to use this facility with some really positive feedback. Some were a little sceptical in the beginning, but have gone on to find it a real time saving tool. (more…)
Golf networking with a difference
Ever fancied having a go at golf networking but don’t have the time (or maybe the skill) for a full 18? Why not pop down to the driving range for an hours coaching followed by open networking and breakfast cobs – past events have yielded both business and new golfing buddies!
Changing Accountant is a big decision, we often see that clients are incredibly loyal to their advisor who may not be giving them the best service. If you are thinking about changing advisor, here are some things to think about. (more…)
I’m sure you are all aware that medium and large companies require an audit but smaller ones generally do not. However, did you know that there are other options available to you regarding the level of assurance we, as Chartered Accountants, can provide regarding your company’s accounts? (more…)
Current rules state that pension annuities lapse on the death of an individual, with no value passing to their children. In contrast, drawdown pensions can be passed on to the next generation, subject to a 55% charge on the fund. We were expecting an announcement of a reduction in this penal charge in the Autumn Statement, but the Chancellor decided to announce the change earlier than anticipated at the Conservative Party Conference. The changes will have exciting estate planning opportunities – please contact us and/or your financial advisor to discuss these in more detail. (more…)