Author: Susan Jones

Do you still feel you are learning?


Am part of a few groups on FaceBook for various payroll and bookkeeping information.  Sometimes I comments on post when I feel have the necessary expertise and I did this yesterday.  The query was in relation to sales being received net of fees.  I felt I had a good background on this one in the software programme I use by choice and the initial comment that I posted was how I initially used to do it but had quickly learnt that that was very time...

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Bookkeeping has no value!


Oh my goodness me!  Just read an email from Accounting Web which is clearly an advertising email but I then saw the startling first sentence ... Bookkeeping is essential, but it takes so much time and adds little value.   I am actually in shock.  This business works to get clients information in real time.  Accountants are still, in the main (and certainly where I work with clients) are rarely spoken to or communicated with other than...

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Therapy Dogs


Tongue in cheek .... you know I like the Accountancy Web articles and this one has had both me and Vikki having a chuckle.  Can you really claim a dog as a fixed asset if it helps you in your business?  Don't think I need any further answers as if you read the comments on the article below, I think that they cover all the thoughts on this one! Four legged...

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Accounting Errors


Accounting Errors I am one of the people who when on the motorway is often to be found always trying to see the name of the wonderful green and orange vehicles that are driven by the Eddie Stobart fleet.  Being horrified to see that they have avoided going under, the article I have just read - link below - was scary and yet again showed the challenges of accounting errors. More and more I am trying my hardest to get people to see that doing your...

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The Tax Gap


HMRC are after the small businesses ... why? Am presently trying to certify in Xero on the Adviser programme.  I do not really want to use Xero as in the past when being asked to attend client premises I have found that Xero is based around the Sage accounting concept and is made so much more familiar for accountants than it is for businesses although I would guess that any Xero and Sage experts would heartily disagree with me.  However, from my...

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