Do you know your strengths?

Do you know your strengths?

When you work with your business colleagues you will be most effective if you play to your strengths, and to the strengths of others in your finance team.  But people are very quick to point out your weaknesses. Your annual appraisal most likely uses these to inform...
Is Your Cloud Accounting Data Secure?

Is Your Cloud Accounting Data Secure?

“So how secure is this Xero cloud accounting software you use? Since I adopted Xero a few months ago its a question I’ve been asked quite a few times. Its a question I asked myself before I bought Xero. So, is cloud accounting data secure? It is certainly...
Making Tax Digital – How does it affect your business?

Making Tax Digital – How does it affect your business?

Making Tax Digital is the initiative from HMRC to give the UK the most technologically advanced tax system in the world. Most people aren’t aware of Making Tax Digital but the changes are just around the corner. The biggest benefits of Making Tax Digital will...
Cloud accounting saving time and improving information

Cloud accounting saving time and improving information

Xero is making a big difference in my business. I wrote a few weeks ago about my decision to move from spreadsheets to cloud accounting software, and you can read why I chose Xero in that article. Since then, I’ve been implementing Xero, and cloud accounting has...
5 reasons I’m using Xero for my company accounts

5 reasons I’m using Xero for my company accounts

My company year end has just passed and I’m starting the new year using a new accounting package, Xero. This is a big change, I’ve been using spreadsheets for the last 5 years. While an Excel based system is fine when you first start and you only have a...