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  • How we can help you grow your business
    Traditionally, accountants are seen to take care of services such as profit and loss or annual submission of business accounts. While this is our bread and butter, our team is much more hands-on with many of our clients and are actually an integral part of the success of their business. Why? Well, our accountants are often seen as an extension of each individual team we work for. From a small star...
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  • Critical business information in real time
    Every successful business has it's finger on the pulse. You need to know the key numbers. Not the numbers in last year’s accounts; they’re out of date. Redundant. You need today’s numbers. And that’s where your cloud accounting system comes in. If you don’t have a cloud accounting system this blog will explain the benefits and how to get started. There are essentially just 4 types of accounting sy...
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  • Attracting and retaining a millennial workforce
    Millennials, grouped as the generation born between the early 1980s to early 2000s, are the new generation driving the bottom line and those who are beginning to dominate the working landscape as baby boomers move to retire. But it is no secret that this fiercely ambitious generation has a tendency to shift roles quickly, preferring to seek to work for an organisation that offers them a sense of p...
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  • Elevator Awards 2017
    Last night saw the 2017 Elevator Awards, for Aberdeen and the Shire. A prestigious awards ceremony celebrating entrepreneurship, business success and excellence, where, Acumen Accountants and Advisors were finalists in the Employer of the Year category – sponsored by Avensure.
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  • Is now the best time to set up a business in Aberdeen?
    Aberdeen is undergoing something quite exciting at the moment. Over the past 18 months particularly, the city has seen a flourishing entrepreneurial spirit emerging as individuals take the step to set up on their own, with many now running their own successful small business. Not only is this a real reflection of an ever increasingly robust economy but it is also providing inspiration to others, p...
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  • Top reasons to visit your accountant regularly
    Your accountant is one of the most important hires you will ever make for you business, so why is it that many businesses are guilty of only meeting their service provider a handful of times a year? While this might have sufficed in years gone by, it is now much more important and much more efficient to schedule in regular visits to make sure you are getting the very best from your service. After ...
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  • Cloud accounting - is it secure?
    A general concern about cloud accounting is that it is vulnerable and easy for hackers to infiltrate important financial data, but IT analysts Gartner estimated that the total value of cloud-based systems would reach £172bn a year by 2016. More and more organisations are moving to cloud accounting for benefits such as 24/7 access, real-time data and overall ease and efficiency. But is it safe?
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  • Cloud Accounting & five reasons to switch to it
    Most of us have heard of the term ‘cloud accounting’ but there are many people who come to us not knowing what it actually means. Put simply, cloud accounting is where computer software is used to input accounting data, which is then sent and hosted on the Internet by a network of remote servers. This network of servers is what is referred to as the cloud. But what are the benefits of cloud accoun...
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  • Acumen Budget Report
    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented the Spring Budget on Wednesday 8th March 2017. In his speech, the Chancellor was keen to point out that he wanted the tax system to be fair, particularly in relation to the distinction between employed and self-employed individuals.  Find out more about what the budget means for you by downloading our Spring Budget report. 
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  • Britain’s Employers: What Auto Enrolment Looks Like So Far
    The law on workplace pensions has changed and now, Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called 'automatic enrolment'. Whether you're a hairdresser, an architect or employ a personal care assistant, if you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties. Auto enrolment w...
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  • Explaining 'Making Tax Digital'
    The HMRC has launched an initiative, Making Tax Digital, to transform the existing tax system and end the tax return as we know it, by 2020, but the move has produced some confusion between taxpayers. We're here to explain everything you need to know.
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  • Employers: how to be organised for Automatic Enrolment in 2017
    Auto enrolment is a term you will hopefully already be familiar with after a lot of publicity in 2016. Auto enrolment will see businesses become obliged to offer a pension scheme to its employees by 2018. While some of you might have already complied, there are still some smaller firms that are yet to meet their staging dates. If this is you, then make sure you, as an employer, are organised and r...
  • Accounting services: shape up for 2017
    As the New Year chimes in, most people vouch to make a change to improve their lives over the next twelve months. While some people might find it challenging to stick to a strict new diet, why not make sure at least your accounting services are in shape next year. We’ve outlined a few points to consider that will help you start 2017 as you mean to go on.  
  • Three reasons to switch accountants in the New Year
    Like many other things, changing your accountant might seem like a difficult task, especially if you have been with them long-term. Often, businesses deem their current provider sufficient and often feel guilty about leaving, but when we sit down with new clients and have a chat, it turns out their accounting firm is not actually pulling their weight and performing at the level they really should ...
  • How to make sure your personal finances are in shape for year-end
    As you might be aware, the tax year-end for individuals is 5th April 2017. You might think is still some way off, however, as it does each year, it will creep up in a flash! What better way to be more organised and get the best from your tax planning than following our top tips? By learning these and putting them into practice, sooner rather than later, you can make sure you maximise your savings ...
  • Top 5 questions you should ask your accountant
    Meeting your accountant for the first time can be daunting; after all if numbers are not your thing, you might feel that the initial conversation will go ‘over your head’. Acumen Accountants & Advisors has created a list of the top 5 questions to ask your accountant when you first meet. This preparation will maximise your meeting time and ensure you have an understanding of the sometimes complex j...
  • Chancellors Autumn Statement 2016
    Find out everything you need to know in relation to the Chancellors Autumn Statement in our newsletter:
  • Auto enrolment: the next wave – are you part of it?
    You should all be aware that almost every UK business (with minor exceptions) are required to automatically enrol their eligible workers into a pension scheme. This is called Auto Enrolment and has already come into force with many large-scale businesses in the country.
  • Sage: Your opportunity to ask the experts in Aberdeen
    Is your VAT Return slower to reconcile, are you having issues with your new invoices and sales orders? Maybe you don’t know how HMRC’s Making Tax Digital by 2020 campaign will affect you or how things will change? Are you one of the record number or business start-ups from Aberdeen City and Shire established in 2015/16 and aren’t sure which accounting package is best fit for your requirements? If ...
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  • What is value-added tax?
    A value-added tax or VAT is a method by which countries can implement a consumption tax to products and services.
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