Case Study | Southern Stairs Ltd

Business Sectors: Construction / Manufacturing

Located in Wimborne, Southern Stairs manufactures staircases and balustrades for major building projects including offices, railway stations, schools and colleges.

The business has been a client with us since 2007.

Client needs

For many years Southern Stairs had a full time employee to deal with the bookkeeping and internal accounts. Her impending retirement led to a re-think of the internal structure. We were approached by the company to discuss how we could deliver a suitable range of services.

The company had well established procedures and systems in place, together with long term retained accountants, so we had to deliver a solution that would integrate fully in order to provide a full end-to-end service seamlessly.

The requirement covered everything from day to day bookkeeping and accounting, monthly reports, quarterly VAT, CIS submissions, through to end of year accounts.

Outcome

We provide a fully integrated outsourced ‘accounts department’ almost as if we were in the office next door.

We’ve introduced simple processes to help internal staff easily manage the daily flow of information. We update the accounts daily, and monthly management reports, VAT, CIS, etc are all managed effectively.

We’re readily available to the directors at any time and we can deal with ad hoc issues as they require. Periodically, we liaise with the company’s long term retained accountants.

Client comment

"AccountsTeam provides us with a professional, efficient and reliable facility. We supply the basic data and they generate from it the requisite financial information and/or reports, thus acting, in effect, as our accounts department.

The staff are always approachable and friendly and willing to offer assistance whenever necessary, even if only to provide advice.

With today’s rapid electronic communications the system works well and it is, indeed, almost as easy as going to the office next door."

Ian Bowron
Director

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