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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26th September 2019
In most other sectors, you would never dream of working directly with your competitors, but for most of us in the accountancy industry it’s part of life. As well as providing accounting services to my own clients, a significant amount of my work involves working with and for other firms of accountants. There are numerous […]
11th September 2019
As business owners sometimes do, I sat down the other day and looked at the state of the business – what I do, who I do it for – and then compared this to the same picture last year and a number of years prior to that. What was clear to me was the fact […]
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! […]
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 […]
2nd May 2017
What is Auto Enrolment? Saving for life after retirement is not at the forefront of many people’s minds, especially if you have just entered the world of work. The truth is we are all living longer so at retirement age we will need to fund the next stage of our life, however long that may […]
5th December 2016
We’re delighted to introduce you to a new member of the Nicki Paddy & Co team, Pam Donaldson. Pam is working on a part-time basis initially, with a view to growing her role here and already she is proving invaluable! Previously Pam was responsible for managing the office and accounts of a UK company under […]
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 […]
5th September 2016
This summer Nicki Paddy & Co celebrated its fifth birthday and I took a little time to reflect on the achievements and challenges we’ve faced along the way. Starting out in business as we came out of one of the greatest recessions in decades was certainly not easy and carried with it a variety of […]
24th August 2016
Back in June I wrote about the looming referendum vote and what I could see were the ups and downs of staying and going. Now the decision has been made, like me, you have probably been inundated with invitations to briefings from various self-appointed commentators on where this leaves us and the potential impacts of […]