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Tax Return Delight!

It’s not often you hear someone say “Fantastic, it’s time to fill out my tax return!” but over the last months whilst studying for my Self-Assessment Tax Diploma with ICB, I have been totally fascinated with all the equations and formulas needed to manually work out the total tax due (or owed) and totally got a buzz when the answers I came up with were the same as the examples shown. Having now passed the Diploma with flying colours I can't wait to do my own! Most people know that the la...

June 12, 2018

An accounting horror story

Doing your own books might seem like a good idea, until you get that phone call from your accountant asking you about that rather large invoice that doesn't seem to have been added to your sales figures.... This story was told to me by a rather bashful fellow networker at an event recently.  The problem that this had caused wasn't so much the book-keeping, as the accountant was going thru this before doing the final accounts - but the fact that this particular invoice would have taken our u...

May 3, 2018

One Door closes...

It was a day of mixed emotions as I finished off the training with my successor at Leon and Company, Chartered Accountants in Leeds.... the journey was getting too long and working in the accountancy field had made me curious to learn more.... Three years later I had trained with Ideal Schools to be a fully qualified ICB bookkeeper and able to work from home or anywhere I needed to... what a blessing with the Beast from the East currently in full flow! It's going to be an exciting journey and I ...

March 1, 2018

Why hire a bookkeeper?

Consider this - your new business idea is on its way to reality or you might even have launched it… the last thing you want to think about is extra expense in the form of a bookkeeper, right? However, do you really want, and is it even possible to run all the operational functions of your business yourself? Let’s consider the reasons you might consider the services of a bookkeeper. Stay focused All businesses, but particularly start-ups need the attention of it’s owner – it’s not ...

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