Our business expanded quite dramatically in 2011 with the winning of a large contract at the Olympic Park Development in Stratford. Our internal resources were really stretched at times, and it has been invaluable to have the knowledge that the financial elements of our business continue to be well managed and controlled by the team at Peopleshare.
Lisa has developed a really deep understanding of our business and has integrated herself within it, regularly communicating with our HO, other branches, suppliers and clients regarding any financial issues. Lisa keeps me clearly informed without drowning me in unnecessary detail, so there have never been any nasty suprises in our accounts. If I have any problems, queries or ad-hoc requirements during the course of my work, these are always dealt with quickly and professionally over the phone or by e-mail. There are occasions when Lisa and Jenny have been aware of the issues and already dealt with them before I raised them!
It is vital for a small business to build a nucleus of people who work within it that understand and care about the business and its development, and are prepared to go beyond the normal service levels when necessary. I count Lisa and the others at Peopleshare who work on our business as a core part of our team who can always be relied upon to manage the financial elements of our business and also offer support and advise and help us to grow.
Afia Consulting Ltd
Having the correct up to date key financial information is vital to any business, Peopleshare certainly do this and go one step further by working with this information and ourselves to provide strategic management accounts which are so vital to our short, mid and long term strategy.
Having the management accounts report from Peopleshare has enabled us to grow, it makes us aware of changes in our business as soon as they happen, we can take immediate action and make decisions knowing our monthly accounts are completely accurate.
The report is my bible - I use it as a constant reference point during the month – it is what I use when dealing with any business issue as I know the report covers every aspect of my business and it tells me what I need to know.
Lisa is extremely thorough – she picks up on the smallest thing, this gives me a lot of comfort that everything is correct and if I got a Revenue inspection I know I would be ok.
We would not be where we are now if we had not had this service throughout the years – our turnover has increased by over 200% in the 11 years we have been using Peopleshare.
Another main benefit has been we have the ability to control our margins – without doubt we would not have made as much money.
Having accurate quality information has opened doors for us with banks and other lenders – we have never had any finance refused, whilst we have been growing we have been able to provide lenders with the latest information immediately – we know it has given our funders a lot of confidence in our business and our control over it. They always believe our numbers.
The management report I get from Peopleshare is straightforward, easy to read and follow, the issues are put very clearly. It simplifies the financial management of our business.
As a result I know exactly where to look for issues, and importantly where not to look. The finance report pinpoints exactly where the issues are. It saves a lot of time not having to wade through Sage trying to make sense of the business. It tells me everything I need to know about my company, it gives me a greater insight to what is going on and visibility of things I did not know.
All of the team at Peopleshare are very friendly and helpful. I see Peopleshare as very different to my tax accountant – they are friendly, and bring my accounts to life, making everything so easy to understand.
Peopleshare are approachable, professional and extremely helpful. I wholeheartedly recommend them to any business.
Rachel has provided excellent cover over the last 6 months whilst we were recruiting for a management accountant. Now we have been successful in appointing someone, I will be sad to see Rachel go. She has been totally professional and a pleasure to work with. Because of her extensive expertise in management accounts processes for similar sized companies, she quickly overhauled our month end routines and set up new efficient processes and models which now take a fraction of the time to produce our monthly accounts. I now have a slick excel models which form a solid basis to allow my new management accountant to continue to develop our management reporting, forecasts and budgets and to meet the changing requirements of our business in the future. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peopleshare and will certainly use them again.
Since Peopleshare have been involved in our business we have been much better organised, and the service has been far better than anticipated. We are much better informed about our business and more in control as we are now looking ahead to our projected year end results, – this means we can plan what we want our year end to say, how much profit we want to make, and make sure our tax planning is done in plenty of time.
We have a very good relationship with Rachel, she is very efficient, and has demonstrated her knowledge and understanding of our business over the months. We get information from Peopleshare about our business that our accountant has never mentioned to us.
My accounts were a shambles before I called Peopleshare in and I only had a vague idea how my company was progressing from month to month.
5 years on, Lisa comes in once a month to keep everything in order and to gather information to prepare our monthly management accounts. I am now always completely up to date with accurate management information which helps me plan for year end tax liability, quarterly VAT bills, forecast sales targets and stock levels. We now also use Peopleshare to chase our aged debtors and we can always tell when Jenny has been on the phone chasing because there is a pile of cheques on our doormat the next morning, yet another fantastic service from Peopleshare.
Peopleshare’s advice has been invaluable and their positive attitude is a breath of fresh air, after every meeting with them I always leave feeling incredibly positive and raring to go. I always recommend Peopleshare to business colleagues and will continue to do so.
Peopleshare, what can I say that is not a cliche? Professional, efficient, informative, accurate and importantly for us friendly!
Having commenced using their accounting services mid 2002 we quickly benefited from their organised approach to management accounts. Monthly reporting provides an extremely accurate picture of the financial state of our company, culminating in year end figures comparable to our audited accounts
Lisa is very good, she understands our business really well, always asks questions, she has empathy with us and we see her as part of our company. The relationship with Peopleshare is a very important part of our business. If you want to know more give me a call.
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