Today, in a climate of close scrutiny of outgoings, it is important for every small business to try to save costs and maintain profits.
Many costs can be reduced: one of these can be accountancy fees.
In this article we will talk to you about how to obtain the quality services of a firm of accountants at a fair price.
Helping you to keep your costs low is a goal for us too!
In this article, we will give you some tips about how to keep control of your accountancy fees. The “secret” is to save time – your time and our time. In this way, it will be possible to simplify the preparation of your bookkeeping and so reduce your bill.
The three steps to save on your bill
The savings we suggest can be obtained mainly by using these three ways:1 Using a dedicated invoicing software that allows Studio Tallarita to import automatically your sales invoices: in this way you can save between 10% to 20% on your bookkeeping bill.
The software compatible with ours is Abaco Gestionale. You can check out all its features on the Mondo Abaco website.
To explain to you how easy this software is to use, we have asked two of our customers (“F.M.” and “R.L.”) who have been using it for a long time, to explain its features and benefits.
What are the main advantages in using it?
F.M.: First of all, it allows the accountant to automatically insert every single bookkeeping document in a fast and safe way. Then, it allows the user to check for any errors, for example relating to the customer’s VAT number (VAT = sales tax), VAT calculation or copying errors. It’s also useful for businesses who have different goods or services categories because it allows them to better organise their descriptions on their invoices. As a result, once you insert the description codes in front of each entry, you can then automatically recall them instead of writing them again each time.
R.L. : The advantages I have seen are: the immediate checking of VAT numbers; the ability to recall and read in an easy way customer data; and the ability to read turnover percentages for further analysis of my business.
Is it difficult to set up this software?
F.M.: I had to call the software support line to better understand which kind of software was the best one for me but it was not difficult to set up and use it.
R.L.: My accountant helped me, but it wasn’t difficult.
Is it easy to use?
F.M.: In my opinion, once you start using it, it is quite easy
R.L: the first time, you need to pay more attention, like every new activity, but, yes, it is easy.
How good is the support from the software house for problem solving when you need it?
F.M.:Whenever I have called Mr Smaniotto, he has been very kind and helpful
R.L.: In my opinion the support is helpful
Would you suggest this software to a friend or a colleague?
F.M.: Yes I would. Now that I have learnt how to use it, it has become possible to align my software with my accountant’s software. I am a computer technician and I know that aligning data is an important feature; as a result, every time I am asked by my own clients which accounting software to choose, I always suggest this particular one.
R.L.: Yes I would suggest it. In particular, I use it on an Apple computer that allows the use of Windows software too.
Making a little change to your information technology system will produce a lot of advantages: for example, you will be able to optimise the transfer of data to your accountant, avoid errors, avoid wasting time and so simplify your business administration.
Of course, another advantage will be significant savings on your accountant’s bills!
2 The second way to obtain a reduction in our accountancy fees is to recommend us to your friends or colleagues. If you are satisfied with our services, why don’t you spread the word to other people?
If a friend, colleague or relative becomes a new client, we will give you a discount of at least 10%. Talk to us about it!
3 Is there any other way to obtain a discount in our fees? Yes there is: if almost half ofyour customer invoices are each worth less than 300 Euros, we can bookkeep them in a much easier way and reduce your bill, saving between 10% and 20% of your annual bookkeeping fees.
Finally here are some other useful tips for simplifying our work for you:
- keep your documents well-organised and bring them to us within the set deadline for bookkeeping. But don’t worry if this is not possible!
- if possible, we can work together by email or on Skype which saves time compared with a face-to-face meeting.
Convert your savings into a development project
Have you ever thought about the idea of rolling over the savings you could obtain with these tips into a development project for marketing your business?
We can evaluate together market strategies and develop with you ideas to increase your sales.
We’re not just ordinary accountants but can also help you really grow your business.
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