Welcome to the Nicki Paddy & Co. Blog.
We are regularly asked questions by our clients, the answers to which are often pertinent to other clients and SME’s. So in a bid to make useful information freely available, we seek to answer the most regularly asked questions or provide some ideas about managing the perennial issues faced by SME’s and growing companies.
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14th August 2019
It’s Wednesday 16th January and I have decided to keep a track of a bookkeeper’s day. It’s 0620 and this is the week where the period I refer to as self-assessment silly season really kicks in. I have got 12 more working days before the tax return submission deadline but that assumes no weekend working! […]
13th April 2018
The accounting software industry has flourished over the last decade with start-up companies and SME’s investing in online, easy to use accountancy tools that can be accessed on the go. But, is this something your business needs? With the introduction of the Making Tax Digital initiative by Government, all companies will ultimately be required to […]
A business partner recently asked me why I use Xero, Quickbooks and Sage (amongst others) to run my clients accounts, instead of picking one and moving everyone onto that system. A good question and from a purely selfish practical perspective moving to a single system would be heaven, but it’s not that simple. As I […]
23rd November 2017
Fostering Referrals Those of you that know me and work with me know I value good marketing as a key part of running any business. You can be the best at what you do, be able to save clients millions of pounds or have invented the greatest thing since the bread slicing machine, but if […]
ICB Summit There are bookkeepers and then there are bookkeepers and the ICB is the industry membership body that brings together those with formal qualifications and certification in bookkeeping. They then hold an annual summit, enabling the members to come together, learn, share best practice and enjoy industry updates. I always find this summit very […]
14th March 2017
To many, bookkeeping is just a process which is applied to all businesses and to some extent, they are right. But what makes each set of books intriguing and engaging to us bookkeepers and accountants, is a combination of the business demands of the sector they operate within, combined with the nuances which make each […]
12th September 2016
Following the success of last year’s first-ever Global Bookkeeping Week, The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is once again hosting a worldwide celebration of the bookkeeping profession. Between Monday 12th and Friday 16th September, tens of thousands of bookkeepers will be taking part in the week. The Global Bookkeeping Week focuses on education, community, networking, Q&As […]
24th May 2016
The June referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU is looming ever closer but it seems that many business professionals are still undecided on whether to back Brexit or not. Such a key decision needs to be carefully considered and the arguments for and against must be deliberated… Having the experience of working with businesses […]
12th April 2016
Individuals and businesses who pay small salaries followed by much larger dividend payments should now be aware of the changes which took effect from 6th April this year. The taxation on dividends, as announced in the Summer Budget 2015, means that the previous 10% tax credit on dividends has been abolished and replaced with a […]
19th February 2016
To some, bookkeeping is an arduous part of starting your own business but, in truth, it’s one of the most crucial. In order to become a successful business, you must lay solid foundations to meet your company’s aspirations for growth…and that means getting your books in order! Common bookkeeping myths: “My business is too small […]