Helping you on your way up!
Why choose us as your accountants?
As a small business owner myself, I understand how tough it can be to build something from scratch. It’s often an emotional rollercoaster full of anxiety, faith and self-belief, but it’s worth the sacrifice when you feel the pride that comes from creating a role for yourself and developing a team that shares your values.
If you’ve put everything you have on the line and started this journey, then you have my deepest respect and, a promise that we will do everything we can as your accountants to make sure you succeed.
We’ll help you understand your finances and pay the right amount of tax. We’ll keep you safe from HMRC and make sure your accounts are healthy so you can get a mortgage. And, we’ll even support you with your accounting software so you’re saving time and getting the information you need.
I know that running your own business can be one of the toughest things you’ll ever do, but it’s easier when you have the right accountants on board. If you’re interested in finding out a bit more about how we can help you, then please call us on 01604 330129 and arrange a FREE consultation.
Nishi Patel BSc ACMA (Founder of Northants Accounting)
Services we provide:
Accountancy & Tax Services
We have helped a variety of businesses in and around Northampton with their day to day dealings with HMRC and Companies house by providing various levels of support depending on their needs.
Business Start-up Services
We have helped a variety of new businesses in and around Northampton in that critical first year, as accountants we offer new businesses various levels of support depending on their needs.
Business Planning Services
We specialise in business planning and helping our clients based in and around Northampton to take a proactive approach to running their businesses. As chartered management accountants trained to assist in business strategy as well as entrepreneurs ourselves, we can help our clients with a range of business issues.
13 Media Ltd, Green Umbrella Marketing Ltd, Nasty Vegan Limited, Anna Wood Bridal Ltd
"They’re very organized, and they get results."
Northants Accounting manages payroll, financial planning, and general accounting. Their work involves handling the business' tax returns and tax calculations, as well as devising cost-saving strategies.
"They’re very organized, and they get results."
Aug 12, 2020
Northants Accounting is a proactive partner, helping the business prepare for tax season far in advance. They are clear about what needs to get done and when, making for a partnership that breeds confidence. The team has also been able to correct another vendor's mistakes free of charge.
A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I am the founder and director of a digital marketing company. We specialize in website design and development, SEO, as well as other digital marketing services.
What challenge were you trying to address with Northants Accounting?
We were looking for someone to help us with accounting services. The first year that we ran the business, we had someone who wasn’t very efficient and we weren’t happy with their services.
What was the scope of their involvement?
Northants Accounting has provided us with payroll, financial planning, and general accounting services. They do our end of year tax returns and corporation tax calculations as well. When we have members of staff that are just working a few hours, the team calculates how much pay they will get.
They are always advising us on the most tax-efficient ways to make sure that we are saving money for the corporation tax at the end of each year, and they deal with the finances in a better way. We were using QuickBooks but have now switched to Xero.
What is the team composition?
We are in contact with Nishi (Managing Director), and I am also working with their payroll teammate. When we switched our account software, we worked with an additional person.
They always have a bookkeeper on hand who helps out when I have questions about posting payments or showing refunds. We are dealing with the whole company really, but each person has their own role which makes it work very smoothly.
How did you come to work with Northants Accounting?
My friend introduced me to Northants Accounting as he has been using them for a few years.
What is the status of this engagement?
The engagement began around June 2019, and we’re still working with them.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
I feel a lot more prepared and there are no surprises with the accounts where we suddenly have a bill. They tell us 12 months in advance of what our outgoings will be towards the government based on our current forecasts and predictions. It allows us to be prepared and to put money to one side for what we know is going to come up.
As a new business, we kind of knew roughly what to expect, but with our previous accountant, we were never given any estimates, budgets, or timeframes in which we should have the money prepared. We were never told when the VAT bill was due.
How did Northants Accounting perform from a project management standpoint?
Northants Accounting has been the complete opposite of our first accountant, and they are very proactive. They always keep in touch with what has been going on with COVID-19 and the changes in legislation.
We didn’t even need to ask them any questions because they were so proactive in sending out regular emails about what we were entitled to and what grants were available. We have always felt very connected with them. If I text them, I know they will come back to me with the answer in 20 minutes.
I have full confidence that I am being looked after and getting a real premium service. With the various ways we have to connect with them, we never feel that we are not being communicated to. Nishi comes in every quarter or so, sits with us for a half-day, and runs through a few bits with us as well.
There is a lot of peace of mind now, and we have full confidence. When we call them, there’s someone there to answer the phone. If they don’t know the answer, they pass us onto the person we need to speak to. They’re very organized, and they get results.
What did you find most impressive about them?
The main highlight of working with them is that our last accountant completely messed up our end of year for 2018/2019. Free of charge, Northants Accounting was able to fix all of the problems and run the end of year.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, I have no suggestions. If I did have any issues, I would say it to them. They haven’t done anything wrong at all.