ACCA launches Financial Management Guide for Entrepreneurs

Amongst all the GB sporting success over the last few days and weeks you could be forgiven for missing the headline “NI Entrepreneurs are missing vital financial skills to ensure the success of their business”. This does not refer to a bunch of niche National Insurance Application Developers  (do such individuals exist? if not, what a great idea )  but rather to our very own Northern Ireland being harshly singled out…

Company Records and the File Delete Option

An argument is brewing right now in Central Government regarding recent proposals to allow Companies House to change its policy on how long historical data is kept on companies stored in its publically accessible database. Currently it keeps records going back twenty years and under new proposals this may change to just 6 years. Without getting into the finer arguments of what Companies House should or shouldn’t do (as this…

007 Excel Tricks for Business

007 Excel Tricks for Business Love it or loathe it, Microsoft Excel is one of the most essential pieces of software for any business as it gives you the tools to make the most out of your business’ data…Nobody Does It Better than Excel! Anyhow, if you’re not an Excel genius here are some tricks to make your spreadsheet life that bit easier… 001) Select all cells Either use the shortcut…

2 years to go until Small Business Digital Tax Deadline

On 29th March, research by ICAEW showed that 75% of businesses in the UK weren’t doing their bookkeeping online through accounting software. In 2 years time, as of April 2018, all small businesses will have to comply with the Government’s Making Digital proposals. When these are enforced all digital record keeping will be mandatory and 4 returns will have to be sent across to HMRC every year. By 2020 the…