"Dealing with the financial side of the College was my greatest worry when I was appointed as Administrator. I was told that Hollis Accounting would be very helpful and I quickly found that to be the case. Sarah led me through the requirements before the AGM and presented our accounts to the Board. Later in the year when there was a problem (unrelated to Hollis Accounting) Sarah responded instantly and coordinated the solution.
To me the benefits of working with a small company and dealing with the same person are priceless.
I would recommend Hollis Accounting without hesitation and in particular to clients who do not have a financial background. I feel I can trust Hollis Accounting implicitly to look after the financial side of our business with our best interests at heart and to guide and assist me in an understanding and most helpful manner."
Clare Davidson, Administrator, Christ's College Aberdeen (a charity in the North East of Scotland)
"I use Hollis Accounting because of their:
Reliability – when a project is undertaken I know it will be delivered
Expertise –skills are brought to my team which adds significant value
Flexibility – whether I plan in advance, or have a sudden request, I get a swift response
Value – while not a cheap service it does compare favourably with bigger firms”
Ian Wauchope, Director of Finance, Crossreach (Social Care arm of a large Scottish charity) www.crossreach.org.uk
"I came to Hollis Accounting following a personal recommendation and was pleased with a seamless move from our previous independent examiners. Since then I have recommended Hollis for another accounts examination elsewhere and that has been taken up. Competitive pricing was also a big incentive to changing independent examiners.
Robert Nelson, Rutherford House (a charity in East Central Scotland) www.rutherfordhouse.org.uk
"St Colm’s Parish Church, prior to uniting with Gorgie Parish Church and now known as Gorgie Dalry Church chose Hollis Accounting to deal with all of its financial procedures following the retirement of its Treasurer in 2009. I heard of Hollis Accounting from a relative of Sarah Hollis, Sarah was setting up her own business and with the Kirk session’s approval, I in my position as Clerk to the Board of the Church approached her to see if she could take on the work of bookkeeping, producing monthly reports for the Church Board, dealing with HMRC re Gift Aid payments, preparing the end year accounts and completing the forms demanded by OSCR.
Sarah accepted this business willingly at a very reasonable cost. She was always extremely helpful, even visiting me at home to discuss matters, to give advice and to deliver reports etc. It was a huge benefit to the Church to have accurate and easy to read reports. It was a particular benefit to me as new legislation regarding Charities meant that the Church of Scotland required much more in the way of accounting procedures from ‘volunteer’ office bearers. We were fortunate that Sarah knew her way around Church procedures and the Church offices at 121 George Street Edinburgh.
As Sarah’s business grew she took on more staff and we also dealt with one of her associates Suzanne Graham who was equally at home with accounts, often making sense of information given on scraps of paper, nothing was ever too much trouble for Hollis Accounting. They were knowledgeable, trustworthy and understood the confidentiality that the work involved, an important aspect of any financial business.
Although we had a professional arrangement Sarah and Suzanne’s friendly manner made one feel totally at ease when visiting them in the office, it has been a pleasure to see the business grow and take on more staff.
As St Colm’s no longer exists as a Church in its own right I am not involved with Church funds and now belong to another Church as a member and not an office bearer I do not have the same dealings with Hollis Accounting but recommend the firm whenever I can. I would certainly recommend Hollis Accounting for the way in which they provided me with a confidential service delivered timeously, accurately, with sheer professionalism coupled with a friendly and an understanding manner."
Miss Fay H Anderson, who was Clerk to the Board of St Colms Parish Church, Edinburgh