List of our Services
We have been a client of ACG’s since we opened the Cateran Caf é in 2014. We get great service and advice from them and this has helped us grow our business. They provide us with impartial advice, extremely good tax planning, monthly accounts, year-end auditing, VAT returns and weekly and monthly wages. Running a small business is stressful and you need great support and this is provided in abundance. We would recommend ACG Accounting Services to any sole trader or small busines…
Amicable, Consciencous, Genuine…..three words which describe ACG Accounting Services to a tee. We’ve employed the services of ACG for the last ten years and over that time there’s always been someone at the end of the phone, email or Skype call to answer even the most trivial questions to put our minds at rest. We can’t praise them highly enough and would recommend them to anyone in need of an accountant.
ACG Accounting have been attending to my tax and accounting needs for several years now. Alan has always been efficient, helpful and very professional in all of our dealings. I find him to be very trustworthy which gives me peace of mind to get on with what I do best.
I wanted to make a point of complimenting you and thanking you, for the service provided by ACG Accounting Services. Both you and Diane have been helpful beyond expectations in assisting me in setting up my business. Because of quality of the service, the support and most importantly the results, I am committed to ACG Accounting Services as a major ongoing part in running my successful business.
We have been using ACG Accounting Services for some time and they continue to provide a professional, efficient and consistently high level service while maintaining a real personal touch. We have had nothing but exceptional service and would HIGHLY recommend to anyone looking for an accountant who really makes the effort to understand their clients’ needs.
After a disastrous relationship with another accountant (who shall remain nameless) Alan has restored my faith in putting trust and confidentiality in an accountant who works with me every step of the way. Highly recommended for the small business.
Accounting for Small Businesses and Sole Traders
If you are starting up in business as a sole trader, the good news is that your bookkeeping work can be kept to a minimum. We would advise you to keep things simple. However, there are certain things that you must do:
- You must register with HMRC within 3 months of starting up or face a £100 fine.
- Keep track of all monthly income and expenditure (hold on to all invoices and receipts).
- You could manage your accounts by hand but it is easier to use a spreadsheet on a computer or software package, call us for advice.
- Keep track of all invoices along with the date’s issued and paid.
- Keep all receipts for work related transactions. This could be rent, telephone bills, heating, electric etc. If you work from home, some of your household expenditure may be tax deductible. Check with us for advice.
- It’s painless and all this should only take you about 2 hours a month to keep you on the right track!
Please note due to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, we are required by law to check the identity of our clients. This simply means taking a copy of your passport or similar government issued document along with a utility bill/bank statement. All information kept on file is strictly confidential.