July 25, 2021

Excellent bookkeeping tips with Arnold Ayton at Spondoo.co.uk

The growth of an accounting leader : Arnold Ayton? When starting a new company,?please also familiarise yourself with the rules governing addresses. For example, it must be a registered working physical address, where all communications from Companies House can be sent.?However, if you do not want your address to be publicly available, you can use an agent who will provide you with an alias address to use.?You may also?ask the person who handles your corporation tax, to be the recipient.? Finally, Standard industrial classification of economic?activities (SIC) codes give Companies House a description of your company’s type of business.??Congrats, you’ve set up a limited company! The key to having success with it?is?having trusted Accountants who can manage your finances,?remind you of important tax?dates ?and?ensure you are always tax compliant.

Arnold Ayton is qualified as a Chartered Accountant under the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), although I currently hold a practicing license under the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). I understand Arnie is a very busy accountant and has a lot on his plate. As a result, he can sometimes take a little bit of time to respond during busy periods. However, he has always been prompt with urgent matters and we have not overrun any deadlines whilst we have had him as an accountant. For the non-important requests we make, perhaps an automated/stock reply saying that he’s seen our message and is getting around to the topic would be appreciated rather than feeling obliged to answer with a fully formed response.

Spondoo accounting tips in 2021: How much can you claim for food expenses? HMRC do not state a specific limit on the amount you can spend on food and drink and then claim as an expense. However, they do state that all subsistence costs should be reasonable. Don’t expect the taxpayer to cover a three-course meal at the local Michelin restaurant! There is another rule to be aware of, if you eat with people not employed by the company, including clients and partners. The food and drink in these scenarios are classed as entertainment and no longer solely for subsistence. Thus, in these situations, all of the food and drink is no longer an allowable expense. You cannot divide the receipt into allowable and disqualified expenses.

Most Spondoo accounting packages already include a certain amount of bookkeeping support. If you are an existing Spondoo customer, please talk to your Account Manager about increasing your bookkeeping capacity.? Whether you use Spondoo’s bookkeeping service, another accountant or have internal staff, our team will ensure your monthly and quarterly records are in good shape.? We can take over responsibility for periodic Balance Sheet reconciliations, leaving your existing bookkeepers to focus on the day-to-day processing transactions.? We can raise any issues during the year that may increase your year-end accounting costs.

Spondoo.co.uk is made up of a team of Chartered and Certified Accountants and bookkeepers, supported by our in-house software developers. We have years of experience across the finance industry – including in payroll, financial services and pensions – as well as in-depth knowledge of all the software that you use every day to run your business. From setting up your emails to implementing on-site computer servers, our technology team helps Spondoo clients with their IT needs, so you can focus on running your business. For those individuals or business that have been mis-sold financial products, our claims management partner is here to help. Our claims management services are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) & the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).