"We have no in house accountant so we needed advice and help in many areas of accountancy and tax. We found it hard to keep up with the seemingly endless changes in both areas but we are now confident we get sound advice when we need it. And without the high cost of a bevy of “experts”.
Of course we needed the basics too, and our accounts are now processed quickly and accurately and (don’t tell Sarah) less expensively than before.
Sarah is very efficient but importantly for us at least, she does it in a friendly and understated manner. She knows we have other issues besides accounts and comes and goes with us a lot. Strangely and without fuss we are more up do date and on top of our accounts than ever before. And I felt no pain!
Sarah is not pushy and it is easy to underestimate her but we really like the friendly, unfussy but effective manner in which she looks after us. Our last accountant made us seem a burden, I even lost confidence in the accuracy of the work, there was no help or advice, and late became the norm.
Now, well we feel important.... and so do our accounts. They love her!"
Dennis Chester, Electric Circus (a owner managed Karaoke club in East Central Scotland)www.theelectriccircus.biz
"We have been working with Hollis Accounting (Suzanne) for 2 years and during that time they have provided our company
with an extremely personalised and friendly service, whilst always acting in a diligent, prompt and professional manner.
They have gone to the pains of understanding the nature of our business, understanding how important it is to us. Working alongside our team they have ensured that the information they provide is relevant, understandable and most of all accurate. I have always found them approachable and friendly, and would have no hesitation in recommending this company. "
Julie Mitchell, Director, Gordon Mitchell (Contractors) Ltd (a owner managed construction firm in the North East)www.gmtimbersystems.co.uk
"I was recommended the services of Sarah at Hollis Accounting by a trusted business partner. Our accounts were in a mess, a VAT inspection was on the horizon and we had to submit detailed financial forecasts to secure further funding. Sarah calmly addressed each problem with the agility, organisation and determination of a true accounts assassin. No problem was too big or small and within a couple of months we had a streamlined system for organising our management accounts, accurate corporate accounts that we could trust and both HMRC and Companies house were happy (well at least as happy as they can be!) Sarah has become an indispensable part of our business and a trusted and friendly voice who is only a call or email away."
Josh Welensky, Director, Advanced MP3 Players Ltd (a owner managed Electronic Wholesaler & Internet retailer based in East Central Scotland) www.advancedmp3players.co.uk
"We decided to speak to Sarah and Suzanne about our accounting requirements as we were recommended to them by another small business who has been served by them for some time. We were told that Sarah could give us sound advice on tax issues and payroll; that the service was excellent and that Hollis Accounting was reliable.
Since we started working with Hollis Accounting in early 2012 all of our expectations have been met, and more. We are now in a position to focus on the operations of our business, safe in the knowledge that our VAT, Corporate Tax and Payroll issues are taken care of. We are also confident that as our business grows and we start to take on staff that Sarah and Suzanne will be able to support us with payroll services.
We are a small business and our need for contact with our accountants is irregular. However we do need to work with someone who is competent, interested in our business and reliable. Hollis Accounting represent all of these things and we look forward to working with them in the future."
Ian James & Paul Cuthbert, directors, Milburn Lewis Ltd (a owner managed specialist recruitment company) www.milburnlewis.com
“ Dunbar Westwood Limited chose Hollis Accounting to provide us with accounting services as a result of a referral from another client, a testament in itself to the quality of their work. As a new start company we are looking for a fast, responsive service married to an understanding of the needs of a small business. We have found Hollis Accounting to be competitive in their pricing, proactive in their service delivery and we really appreciate the friendly, personal touch that they have brought to the process. In summary we would have no hesitation in recommending Hollis Accounting to other small business users of accounting services.”
David Westwood, Director, Dunbar Westwood Ltd, (a owner managed firm which provides specialist expert advice in strategy and communication to the energy sector across the UK)