There are a variety of accounting solutions out there so where do you start? 

There is a methodology to finding the right solution at a price point that fits your organisation. It is based on a simple and effective System Implementation Strategy designed for Smart Finance Leaders who value and appreciate that the time and effort put in before making a decision to change will pay dividends in the longer term. 

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The strategy works because it is based on gaining a deeper understanding of your needs by examining and documenting how your organisation's finance function currently works and then helping you to craft a vision that meets your objectives in order of priority and within your budget. 

We can then coach you to model your requirements on a selection of cloud applications in order for you to experience how well the 'solutions' work for your organisation so that you can clearly understand potential limitations as well as positive benefits. You and your colleagues then decide if, when and how to implement the solution to your needs in a balanced way and with confidence. 

For more information please call Tony on 01923 537231.

Support with your cloud accounting software

Tony Discussing Cloud Accounting minChanging to a new cloud-based accounting system can reap massive benefits for your business, but we understand that making the transition while maintaining the integrity of your data can seem like an overwhelming prospect

Whitegate can offer you the expertise needed to make this change with minimal disruption and all the support and training you need both throughout and after the switch.

With over 30 years of experience in accounting systems, you can trust Whitegate to manage your accountancy software switch.

We can support you and your organisation with:
  • Making the right decision when it comes to choosing an accounting software solution
  • Implementation of the accounting software
  • Project managing the transition from one software platform to another
  • Guiding you with the timescales, producing a Gantt Chart to detail the migration process
  • Managing the change process so the migration is run smoothly
  • Controlling and backing up the business data so that it is safe and secure
  • Providing you with training on the accounting software to enable users to perform at a high level of competence
  • Provide you with ongoing accounting and technical support

For more information please call Tony on 01923 537231.

Training is personalised according to your needs, so that you can get the results you need and make the most of the solution. The training programme includes:

  • Personally focused training
  • Hands-on, real time, learning
  • Problem solving for your organisation
  • Sharing of best practice

There is flexibility on the number of attendees; instruction can be provided one-to-one or for a team. We can deliver the training at your premises or online, around the timelines that are convenient for you.

Ideal candidates forTraining
Training candidates consist of users who may be new to the role and/or new to the solution. The candidates may include members of staff from Finance Departments, Accountants in Practice, Accountants in Organisations and Bookkeepers.

Objectives of the Training
You will be provided with the tools and techniques for using the software and making the most of it. The objectives of the software training include:

  • Answering questions regarding the features
  • Reassuring users in the correct use
  • Providing additional tips for efficiency
  • Educating about the market place and the ideal solutions for your organisation

Content of the Training
Aside from an outline check agenda, there is no set structure since the order of a course is to cover the topics that are relevant to each organisation we work with. Our first task is to work out an agenda for the training content.

On-line Training is by the hour. On site training is typically half a day (3.5 hours with breaks).

For more information please call Tony on 01923 537231.

Are you looking to outsource some or all of your bookkeeping?

We are ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) qualified, licenced, supervised and fully insured.

We can help you with the following:

  • Understanding your numbers so you can plan for your future
  • Budgeting for tax payments ahead of time so you have no nasty shocks at the end of the year
  • Avoiding interest and penalties by making it easier to pay the right tax at the right time
  • Ensuring you are tax efficient
  • Managing your business finances to help it grow
  • Creating well-organised and accurate information (reducing Accounting / Audit fees)
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Management Reporting
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • VAT Returns
  • EC Sales Lists
  • Intrastat Returns
  • Budgeting
  • Credit Control
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Using your Accounting Software  ✓   ✓   ✓
Monthly Checklists   ✓   ✓   ✓
Bank Reconciliations   ✓   ✓   ✓
Management Reporting   ✓   ✓   ✓
Cash Flow Forecasting    ✓  ✓
VAT Returns    ✓  ✓
General Advice    ✓  ✓
Increasing Bookkeeping Efficiency  
Reviewing Costs    
Coding Structures    
Credit Control / Debt Chasing    

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) came into effect on 1 April 2019 for businesses which have a taxable turnover for above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000). This new legislation will mean that businesses will be required to maintain digital records and submit VAT returns using their accounting software. 

If your business falls into the category that must comply with MTD but you're unsure how to transition to this new system, Whitegate can help. We can provide consulting services to help you with the changeover, whether you need a small amount of input or and expert to manage the entire transition project. With Whitegate's support you can rest assured that your company is set up to be compliant with MTD so that you can focus on running your business.

For more information please call Tony on 01923 537231.