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We've seen the benefits of winning with Xero

Small Firm of the Year award 2018Chasing awards is not our focus at Rowdens. It has always been our firm belief that aiming for 100% customer satisfaction is a more powerful motivator and we're proud to boast that our client base has come via people hearing of the level of our service and attention to detail. However, we were over the moon to be the recipients of Xero's Small Firm of the Year award last year; to be recognised for the work we do for each and every one of our clients. It's brought...

August 19, 2019

Blog from the Dog - WTF! VAT: in Domestic reverse charge on building and construction services situations

OK, listen up hoomans - this is important. Back in March, I wrote my Blog from the Dog - new VAT rules for the construction industry.  In it, I gave you the heads up on the VAT changes coming into effect from 1 October that will impact construction businesses. Now, I admit this was not my finest hour as around the time of writing that blog, I was still reeling from my fat balls misdemeanour. As a result, I misheard a “F” as in fat for a “V” as in VAT. However, this time I know ...

July 19, 2019

We help Infinity Business & Finance Solutions

One of our more recent clients is Claire Byrne of Infinity Business and Finance Solutions whom we met during one of BNI Chichester’s morning meetings. In her capacity as Interim Finance Director for a group of construction companies, we are helping Claire and her team utilise cloud software including Xero and Receipt Bank. ...

June 12, 2019

Blog from the Dog - WTF a pool car!? It can only mean one thing - it’s P11d time!

And as a teaser, would the insurance of a combine harvester allow social and domestic use as well as business use?...

June 9, 2019

Blog from the Dog - new VAT rules for the construction industry

Another “WTF!” overheard in the office of Rowdens relating to construction clients While I was sitting under the desks, dreaming of chasing rabbits, I overheard another WTF comment, “where’s the fat”…I must admit, I’m a little shamefaced about words involving fat due to a recent experience.I took advantage of a momentary lapse in concentration by Penny. She left the lid off the container containing fat balls for the birds in the garden and I thought it rude not to help myself ...

March 29, 2019

We make things simple for MJO Forestry

We've already covered in 2 blog articles why Xero works for small businesses. The first - 'What's so good about cloud accounting - Part 1' explained the pitfalls of desktop accounting software and Part 2 detailed a seamless and pain-free transition. One of our more recent clients, MJO Forestry has been kind enough to document their move to us and explain in detail the benefits of Xero. ...

January 3, 2019

We’re winners - Xero’s UK Small Firm of the Year 2018!

We’ve ended 2018 on a high - fantastic to be awarded Xero’s UK Small Firm of the Year 2018 at the recent Xero 2018 conference attended by 3,000 accountants at London Excel. This is a huge achievement for Rowdens. Xero is currently the market leader cloud based accounting package. It’s used by over 350,000 businesses in the UK alone and has revolutionised the way small and medium sized businesses run their bookkeeping and accounts and work with their accountant.  Why we won We were jud...

December 19, 2018

The utter joy of moving your bookkeeping from Sage Business Cloud Accounting to Xero!

Xero and Move My Books have just made a big announcement which will impact Sage Cloud users. It’s now possible to convert the data from the Sage Business Cloud Accounting package (formerly called Sage One) to Xero. Plus, Xero will pay for up to 2 years’ data to be converted....

October 3, 2018

Blog from the Dog - What’s so good about cloud accounting? Part 2

I’m Lyra the office dog, part of the team at Rowdens Chartered Accountants. This second and final blog explains why cloud accounting is so good for businesses, whatever their size. My job is to let you know about the issues I think will be of interest and of course, have a bit of fun, chase a ball, stop you going down rabbit holes or digging massive holes for yourself and maybe help you pick up a few treats along the way!The first blog (see Part 1) covered the pitfalls of deskto...

October 3, 2018

Blog from the Dog - What’s so good about cloud accounting? Part 1

This blog is the first of two explaining why cloud accounting is so good for businesses, whatever their size written by me, Lyra the office dog, part of the team at Rowdens Chartered Accountants.  Part 1 covers the pitfalls of desktop accounting software and goes on to list the advantages of cloud accounting. Look out for Part 2 which details how you can make the transition seamlessly and painlessly....

October 1, 2018

Blog from the Dog - Making Tax Digital

The first Blog from the Dog! I’m Lyra the office dog, part of the team at Rowdens Chartered Accountants. In the business world, there is a saying “Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog” and at Rowdens, we take this very seriously. As the office dog and the only one in the office with a tail, I’ve decided to blog about the issues that I hear day in day out that affect our clients. My job is to let you know about the issues I think will be of interest and of course, have a bit of fun,...

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