We are probably the area’s leading provider of support to Charities, Not for profit companies, Social Enterprises, and other third sector enterprises. Our “hands-on” approach and detailed knowledge, expertise and commitment is widely recognised within the sector.
Education has long been one of our main interests. Even before the advent of Academies, we were working with local schools on grant-funded projects and supporting educational charities. We now work with Academies to ensure they comply with legislation and develop their organisation.
As the administrative burden grows on schools and colleges, more and more are turning to us for assistance. In addition to providing clerical and accounting services in respect of School accounts, we are also consulted on budgetary and cash flow considerations by a number of schools. A working knowledge of local and national government procedures and practise is invaluable. In addition we have amongst our clients, training organisations that provide NVQ and other vocational training, and our expertise is frequently called upon to provide budgetary and management support.
Harris Lacey and Swain’s farming connections can be traced back over one hundred years, although it must be said that it is unlikely that throughout the whole of that period, the industry can have faced such uncertain times – and that was before brexit!
One of our most fulfilling roles is in assisting entrepreneurs to establish new and frequently exciting ventures. These can range from management buyouts when having worked within a business for a number of years an opportunity can present itself to an employee to acquire the business from its existing owners to new technology based start-ups. We liaise very closely with leading local solicitors and finance providers at the outset of many new ventures, and by getting things right initially, and having the right connections to make things happen, the client can devote their time and talents to the things they know best.
Many accountants will have clients within the Health Care sector, but how many of them really understand their special nature? Amongst the businesses included within this unique sector that we act for are Doctors, Surgeons, Dentists, Orthodontists, Opticians, Chiropodists and Pharmacists, both within the NHS and private practice. We also take an active role in both advisory and compliance work for numerous Registered Care and Nursing Homes.
From standalone to a full multi-ledger system, we can advise and help with selection, sourcing and implementation. We are a platinum partner of QuickBooks as well as sage resellers, and strongly believe our job does not end when we leave the system. On going helpful advice and support are also part of the service. We also get involved with integrating non-accounting systems.
A growing part of our services to clients is the provision of full accounting services and the production of management accounts. Clients range in size from sole traders to multimillion-pound turnover businesses. You can choose which elements of your business you wish to outsource freeing up your time to develop and expand the business secure in the knowledge that qualified accountants are looking after your interests.