A Fleetwood accountants has written a new chapter for expansion – with bookkeeping.
Jones Harris Chartered Accountants have launched an expansion of their business and range of services by bringing in house a full book-keeping facility to supplement the core suite of accountancy and tax services.
The St Peter’s Place-based practice has brought in-house the bookkeeping function, previously provided by North West Business Support Centre Ltd, to offer a fully streamlined accounting function for businesses of all shapes and sizes, all under one roof.
It also provides an opportunity to offer cloud-based accounting software options allowing business owners direct access to crucial management information to help inform their decision making.
Director Stewart Case is conscious that for many owner-operated businesses the pressure of running a business often means that bookkeeping, although vital, is the last task to be completed, which doesn’t help the health of the business and in fact can be a contributing factor to business failure.
With 50 per cent of new businesses reportedly failing in the first couple of years, it’s a problem that they can do without.
Stewart said: “Good book-keeping is vitally important to business success, along with the information which monthly accounts provide, which is why we’ve taken this step to enable us to provide a better, more comprehensive service which will support business continuity, growth and success right here on the Fylde Coast.”
As part of the reorganisation, three new members of staff are welcomed to the Jones Harris team.
Alison MacDonald, Lesley Thomson and Jemma Hill bring years of experience with them and are comfortable with all bookkeeping systems including the newer cloud based packages like Xero or Kashflow.
Stewart added “We’ve also taken the step of becoming a Xero Certified Practice because we recognise that the future of accountancy lies in the cloud.
“For over forty years Jones Harris has been known for the quality of its advice and service when it comes to accountancy, tax and business matters. A business can only been successful for so long by adapting, and that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”