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Andrea Offices

Mid Lothian

Andrea Offices was created by two sisters with over 3 years experience in Administration, Operations Management and Accounting, who noticed through working with sole traders and contractors that there was something a lot of them had in common – they often lacked the time to do the administration and invoicing for their company, but could also do with help making themselves look more professional. It was time to stop hand written invoices and being late with your tax returns. This is why Andrea Offices is set out with the goal of helping freelancers and contractors make the most of their money whilst minimizing the hassle involved with self-employment. There should be no more dreading the weekend to get all your paperwork done, instead let us do this for you, and in turn you will gain more time to fit in more jobs, whilst then being able to hand over a professional invoice to add to your name. Our dedication to make everyone’s lives easier, is something we’re proud of and something we believe sets us apart from the other contractor support providers out there. Invoicing isn’t all we offer, if you need to organize your diary or would like advice on how to do so, or if you need a monthly or annual calculation of your expenditure to see where you may need adjustments then all you need to do is contact us and let us know what you need help with, your deadlines, clients details and we will do the rest! We tailor pricing specific to the clients depending on what they need/timescales. We always provide a quotation beforehand so drop us an email today to get started!

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What kind of accounting services do you provide?

Processing Invoices/Vat Receipts

Bank Reconciliation

General Administration

Diary Management

Tax Returns

Why is it so important for businesses to hire a great accountant?

We feel behind every great business is a great accountant. Offering professionalism, accuracy and reliability is something we believe makes accountants important to any company.

What do you love most about your job?

There is nothing more satisfying than everything making sense, adding up, and matching off. That's why I love my job - as well as being able to provide an important service and know that I am contributing towards the success of the business.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Whilst working full time as an Accountant I frequently noticed how smaller businesses that never had an accountant/bookkeeper were always late with invoices, didn't quite know how to set terms or simply didn't have the time to invest in ways to provide a professional return or accurate statement. After giving out free advice on how to do so to self employed family members and friends I decided to create Andrea Offices in order to provide and help small businesses and sole traders at an affordable, flexible rate.

Why should our clients choose you?

Working through Andrea Offices offers an ideal first step for contractors and small businesses, without all the hassle and responsibility of paperwork. If you join us we’ll be with you all the way and will handle your administration for you, calculating your tax and NI contributions and we can make payments to HMRC. We also add that touch of class to your name by providing the highest quality of service.

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Your expert Accountant will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to help you select the best financial services for your company. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find an accountant today.

The title 'Chartered Accountant' and the letters ACA or FCA, indicates that the person has undertaken a minimum of three years in-depth training, passed a series of examinations in financial management, auditing, business strategy and taxation as well as committing to continuing professional development.

As opposed to specialising in tax returns, a Chartered Accountant instead will focus on providing accurate records of all financial transactions for an individual or business. Consequently, this type of accountant is more likely to be found employed in a more commercial capacity.

Hiring the right Accountant for your business may take a bit of time. Who you choose to look after your accounts is vital, especially if you have plans to expand as you will need to look for someone who will get more involved in the financial side of things the bigger your company gets.

  • Research - Start with the company’s website and look at the accounting services they offer with an eye on what you might need in the future. If you choose an accountancy firm that doesn’t have the expertise to help you as your business expands, you will end up needing to finding another accountant.

  • Create a shortlist - Create a shortlist of three or four firms you
    think are a good fit and arrange face-to-face meetings with all of
    them. In addition to the fees, you need to find out about the
    services they provide, as well as their customer services.

  • Fees - Some Accountants charge by the hour while others operate on a fixed-fee basis. You need to be clear before selecting an Accountant for your business on how their fees are calculated.

  • Qualifications - It is important to ask questions about the
    qualifications and experience of the people who would be dealing with your accounts. You need to know that you could work with them, trust that they are on your side and are continually looking for ways of
    adding financial value to your company.

  • Accounting software - You will want to check that any systems you use are familiar to the accounting firm. Your current method of financial reporting may not be the most effective one for your business and they may recommend systems that can do it better.

  • Financial jargon - If you are not an expert on finance, your Accountant needs to understand this and be able to communicate with you in a clear and concise manner.

You can be confident that any of the Accountants listed on Bark will be a safe pair of hands for your finances.

Before you choose an Accountant, you could ask to see examples of their work, read testimonials and ask to see references of past work they have done.

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification is the minimum level of qualification required for most kinds of accountancy. To become a chartered accountant, you need to obtain higher level qualifications such as the ACA, ACCA or CIMA, which will allow you to become a chartered accountant.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and view reviews from past customers as well as examples of work that they have completed. This might also help you get some ideas for the types of services you need.

Accountants offer a range of different services. These include:

  • Accounting - All accountancy firms produce financial records, track your revenues and expenses and provide consulting on your business's overall financial health.

  • Auditing - Many businesses require a periodic audit of their finances which may be a requirement of your investors or written into the bylaws of your incorporation.

  • Tax Filing and Planning - Many accounting firms can ensure your financial reporting practices are compliant with current regulations, determine your company's tax liability and make sure you meet filing requirements and deadlines.

  • Management Consulting - Many accounting firms offer business advisory services to help you with your business plan, evaluate your current operations, identify new opportunities, alert you to changes in the business or regulatory environment and offer practical advice to help your business be more efficient and successful.

  • Speciality Services - Some offer services such as business valuation which helps determine what your business is worth should you be considering a merger, acquisition or sale. Some firms can offer fraud and forensic accounting services.

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The average rating for Bark Accountants in Edinburgh is 4.78, based on 531 reviews.

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