Jane Dunn at HB Accountants celebrates her 50th birthday in May. Jane is our Payroll Manager responsible for ensuring each organisation’s payroll runs accurately and smoothly. The team hope she has a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. We’ll be marking the occasion with a special birthday lunch this month.
You compare your suppliers to ensure you’re getting a competitive price and service, but have you thought about reviewing your accountancy support? It may be that you’ve used the same accountant for a long while and they’re most likely giving you the support you need. But it’s always worthwhile conducting a review to make sure they’re reaching your expectations and meeting your current business needs.
But what should you look for? These are the questions we believe you need to ask yourself in order to make an informed assessment.
To ensure a smooth audit, ideally you should prepare for it during the year. By keeping on top of your finances throughout the year you’ll be well organised when you need to file your corporate tax returns with HM Revenue & Customs and provide audited annual accounts to Companies House at year end. So, who has to have an audit and what steps can you take to make your auditing process run smoothly, with minimal disruption to your day-to-day activities?
It’s safe to say that payday is the time of the month that employees look forward to. But there are hidden processes and vital security measures that are necessary to make this coveted day run smoothly. Using an outsourced partner like HB Accountants for your payroll can help you to streamline your payroll and cut the risk of a cyber breach. So, what’s at stake?
A social gathering at work can be an ideal time for team members to get to know each other better but it can be expensive. That’s why it pays to know about Trivial Benefits and tax relief on the annual office party.
- Measures announced
- Looking ahead
- Income tax
- Making Tax Digital (MTD)
- Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief
- Other key changes for 2019/20
- Considering capital allowances
- What they said…
Annual Accounts are very familiar to business people. Every year statutory reports which comply to specific accounting standards must be filed with HMRC and Companies House. But what about Management Accounts? There is no legal obligation to generate them. Why then, do so many organisations depend on Management Accounts in running their operations and could you be benefitting from them too?
The IR35 ‘off payroll’ rules will be extended to the private sector from 6th April 2020 onwards. What exactly does this mean, and what can contractors do to prepare in advance for these legislation changes?
Better business decisions lead to stronger businesses, with higher turnover, lower costs and greater productivity. Business leaders and owners, including those in medium sized, and small fast-growing businesses, use Management Accounts as a tool to provide them with financial performance information. For charities Management Accounts are often vital to provide Trustees with the information they require to provide good governance for the organisation. Could your organisation benefit from regular Management Accounts?
There’s a good deal to think about when running payroll. But the overriding concern is that your payroll must be right, as employees need to be paid correctly and on time. As an employer you are responsible for managing payments, reporting on pay, and paying HMRC, not to mention handling workplace pension contributions,
administering childcare vouchers and managing salary sacrifice schemes too. Many companies seek outside help in order to handle their payroll effectively.