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  • Cloud accounting - is it secure?

    A general concern about cloud accounting is that it is vulnerable and easy for hackers to infiltrate important financial data, but IT analysts Gartner estimated that the total value of cloud-based systems would reach £172bn a year by 2016. More and more organisations are moving to cloud accounting for benefits such as 24/7 access, real-time data and overall ease and efficiency. But is it safe?

Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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  • Cloud Accounting & five reasons to switch to it

    Most of us have heard of the term ‘cloud accounting’ but there are many people who come to us not knowing what it actually means. Put simply, cloud accounting is where computer software is used to input accounting data, which is then sent and hosted on the Internet by a network of remote servers. This network of servers is what is referred to as the cloud. But what are the benefits of cloud accoun...

Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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  • Acumen Budget Report

    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented the Spring Budget on Wednesday 8th March 2017. In his speech, the Chancellor was keen to point out that he wanted the tax system to be fair, particularly in relation to the distinction between employed and self-employed individuals.  Find out more about what the budget means for you by downloading our Spring Budget report. 

Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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  • Britain’s Employers: What Auto Enrolment Looks Like So Far

    The law on workplace pensions has changed and now, Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called 'automatic enrolment'. Whether you're a hairdresser, an architect or employ a personal care assistant, if you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties. Auto enrolment w...

Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Explaining 'Making Tax Digital'

    The HMRC has launched an initiative, Making Tax Digital, to transform the existing tax system and end the tax return as we know it, by 2020, but the move has produced some confusion between taxpayers. We're here to explain everything you need to know.

Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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  • Employers: how to be organised for Automatic Enrolment in 2017

    Auto enrolment is a term you will hopefully already be familiar with after a lot of publicity in 2016. Auto enrolment will see businesses become obliged to offer a pension scheme to its employees by 2018. While some of you might have already complied, there are still some smaller firms that are yet to meet their staging dates. If this is you, then make sure you, as an employer, are organised and r...

  • Accounting services: shape up for 2017

    As the New Year chimes in, most people vouch to make a change to improve their lives over the next twelve months. While some people might find it challenging to stick to a strict new diet, why not make sure at least your accounting services are in shape next year. We’ve outlined a few points to consider that will help you start 2017 as you mean to go on.  

  • Three reasons to switch accountants in the New Year

    Like many other things, changing your accountant might seem like a difficult task, especially if you have been with them long-term. Often, businesses deem their current provider sufficient and often feel guilty about leaving, but when we sit down with new clients and have a chat, it turns out their accounting firm is not actually pulling their weight and performing at the level they really should ...

  • How to make sure your personal finances are in shape for year-end

    As you might be aware, the tax year-end for individuals is 5th April 2017. You might think is still some way off, however, as it does each year, it will creep up in a flash! What better way to be more organised and get the best from your tax planning than following our top tips? By learning these and putting them into practice, sooner rather than later, you can make sure you maximise your savings ...

  • Top 5 questions you should ask your accountant

    Meeting your accountant for the first time can be daunting; after all if numbers are not your thing, you might feel that the initial conversation will go ‘over your head’. Acumen Accountants & Advisors has created a list of the top 5 questions to ask your accountant when you first meet. This preparation will maximise your meeting time and ensure you have an understanding of the sometimes complex j...

  • Chancellors Autumn Statement 2016

    Find out everything you need to know in relation to the Chancellors Autumn Statement in our newsletter:

  • Auto enrolment: the next wave – are you part of it?

    You should all be aware that almost every UK business (with minor exceptions) are required to automatically enrol their eligible workers into a pension scheme. This is called Auto Enrolment and has already come into force with many large-scale businesses in the country.

  • Sage: Your opportunity to ask the experts in Aberdeen

    Is your VAT Return slower to reconcile, are you having issues with your new invoices and sales orders? Maybe you don’t know how HMRC’s Making Tax Digital by 2020 campaign will affect you or how things will change? Are you one of the record number or business start-ups from Aberdeen City and Shire established in 2015/16 and aren’t sure which accounting package is best fit for your requirements? If ...

Acumen Accountants & Advisors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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Acumen Accountants & Advisors

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