Running your Business

Being a business owner is a complex juggling act; you’re constantly planning and keeping everything in check, as well as making important decisions on a daily basis.

To run your business most effectively, however, you need a competent team handling the compliance basics and translating the numbers to give you a more strategic view of your business’s performance. See our Article on 'How to Plan Your Company's Financial Lifecyle' here.

From providing core compliance services and management accounts, to business advice and Financial Director (FD) services, we’re here to help guide you on how to make the most of your numbers and achieve your business’s goals.

Management Accounts

Do you know how your business is performing throughout the year? Why are your profits up or down and is there anything you’ve missed?

To monitor these things and plan your cashflow, you’ll need a good set of management accounts and a proper understanding of your numbers. We can prepare regular management accounts, giving you essential financial data to help you improve and refine the way you run your business.

To get started, we’ll work with you to decide whether these should be monthly or quarterly, what figures are important to you and how you’d like to see them presented.


We’ll prepare accurate and timely financial information that highlights your chosen KPIs and is in a format to suit your business.


Whether you prefer to see lots of numbers, or colourful graphical reports, we’ll ensure they’re presented in a way that you can understand


We will also help you to understand the numbers in a clear and jargon-free way, and will highlight key trends so you are able to act on them


Whether you’re looking to run your business more efficiently, or grow it, cost control and flexibility are key.

Internal finance and payroll departments can be expensive and quality staff are often hard to find and retain, which is where Outsourcing can really help.

You can choose to outsource some or all of your finance function to us, including:

  • Weekly bookkeeping
  • Monthly Management Accounts
  • Monthly Payroll processing
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Year-end Accounts and Tax
  • Director's personal Tax Return


It can be daunting making financial decisions by yourself, even if you know your numbers well.

But by having one of our qualified Finance Directors on hand, you can access all the expertise and guidance you need.

Whatever your business size, we can provide you with a dedicated Finance Director (or virtual FD) at a level and budget that suits your operation.

From the outset, your virtual FD will get to know your business and its longer-term financial goals.

We’ll then agree what these targets are for the year ahead and work with your management team to help achieve them.


As well as accounting advice, your FD can help you to understand your numbers, which includes providing other financial analysis.


Whether you want to improve cashflow, increase headcounts, or ensure your directors are rewarded financially, we can help you put the right plans in place.

improved results:

By making their directors accountable, businesses find they are more successful at achieving their goals.



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Accounts are often only looked at for compliance, but they contain a wealth of information that business owners can tap into easily with the right support.

Rachael Rackham

Senior Client Advisor