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  • Writer's pictureNicole Atkinson

Not just bookkeeping in Chelmsford.

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

My name is Nicole Atkinson. I provide bookkeeping and accounting services from my home-office in Great Baddow, serving the accounts needs of clients across Essex.

Before I discovered that counting was my thing, I spent 15 years in business managing accounts - pouring over Profit and Loss accounts, aged debtor reports and invoices. Most of the time, I knew the reporting I needed to see – I just didn’t know how to find it, or more importantly, the truth behind the numbers.

However, after maternity leave, my priorities changed. I decided to re-train. I filled in the gaps so I could create & build the reports I was so used to scrutinising. I am now a qualified member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. I can work with your current accounting system and I use Sage, QuickBooks and Xero on a daily basis.

“ For some, a bookkeeper or accounts department are seen as little more than ‘bean counters’ - a necessary evil.

In my experience, your accounts should tell you the story of your business. For many Companies, particularly small ones, accounts are an after-thought. Decisions are made on the basis of cash-flow alone without knowing the whole picture. For some, a bookkeeper or accounts department are seen as little more than ‘bean counters’; a necessary evil.

My aim is to streamline your accounting processes; to give you a clear set of accounts in a timely manner to allow you to make clear and informed business decisions. I will present it in such a way to cut through the jargon you are used to. Not sure on your accounting acronyms? We won't use them. We'll keep the BS to a minimum.

I specialise in SMEs – it's my background, after all. If you are based in Chelmsford, the surrounding area or Essex and you have an accounts or bookkeeping void to fill, I may be able to help. You might be in a bit of a mess with shoe boxes full of invoices and receipts, perhaps you do your own books and you are late with your tax returns. This time spent is taking you away from what you should be doing – what you are good at doing; running your business. It's a bit like the time I decided to pick up the mastic gun - 3 hours later the bath looked awful, I was covered in mastic so I admitted defeat & called in a skilled professional. In no time my bathroom looked great.

After a free, no obligation one hour consultation we'll agree the most suitable plan for your business needs. I can work ad-hoc on one-off projects, or work on an ongoing retainer for as little as an hour per week or I can set up your system from the start if you a are new business.

Contact us now to get the ball rolling.

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