We now accept payments via Stripe

We now accept Stripe payments for our fees and services provided. Stripe is a multi currency platform, similar to Paypal, that allows for payments to be taken via credit card and in other currencies. This now means you can put your annual tax return fee on your credit card if required, for the first time. It also means you can pay us using ApplePay to 🙂 Making it easy for you to pay for accountancy services (we also offer monthly subscription fees for our services) is just one of the ways the team at KFH Accounting, is utilising innovative technology
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FREE Quickbooks demo for clients

On Wednesday the 13th of September, I hosted two Introductory to Quickbooks sessions in Rayleigh, open to any individuals who were using Quickbooks Online or who wanted to learn more about starting to use Quickbooks Online. The sessions were a great success! Attendees walked away feeling much more confident on how to use the software for their business and eager to give it a try, which is exactly what I had hoped for! We are fortunate to have clients all over the country so this week I will be recording the presentation and demo of Quickbooks and making that available
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Don’t risk not complying with Auto Enrolment

If you have staff (including companies with more then one director) you will in the next six months, need to look at your auto enrolment obligations. There is a lot of mis information circulating around auto enrolment. Every time I talk to someone about it, I end up correcting them because they have mis-interpreted something they read on google, or got told by a friend. What’s important to know is that it is more complicated then you think and easy to get wrong. The likelihood of being inspected by The Pensions Regulator is higher to because The Pensions Regulator have
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Batch Upload – Quickbooks Online

We are currently in the process of building a Quickbooks Online portal full of tips, screen shots and easy to read instructions to help our clients use  Quickbooks Online better. One of the most handy tips we discovered, which is great for when you first join Quickbooks, or perhaps haven’t updated your account for a while, is using the Batch Upload function. Here you can upload multiple expense receipts and attachments to accompany invoices. No app required, take a picture of the receipt using your smart phone (or print screen an electronic email confirmation) and save them all in a
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3 key announcements for June

This month, we have three key developments we announced, all designed to further improve the service we offer to all our existing and potential clients. In case you missed the updates via our Facebook or Twitter pages, we’ve summarised them for you below Announcement 1: New Office Space Unable to find a local space that was bright, airy and suited our growing business, Scott and I took the decision to utilise space we had at home not being used and covert it into a working office and dedicated client / team space. We could not be more happier with the
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ICAEW Essex Accountancy Awards 2017

On the 18th of May 2017, Scott and I attended the black tie event for the ICAEW Essex Accountancy Awards at Stock Brook Country Club, in Billericay Essex. We had been fortunate to be shortlisted along with three other significantly larger firms in Essex, for Accountancy Firm of the Year 2017. It was a really good event. Having been a member of ICAEW now for almost four years, I had not had the opportunity to date to meet with the Essex branch, so it was really good to meet some new people. I also got to meet the current president
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Top 3 Tips for Quickbooks Online

Quickbooks Online is the global cloud accounting software package offered by Intuit. Here at KFH Accounting Ltd, we are big fans of the software and use it for our practice on a daily basis. We have enjoyed features such as being able to run instant reports at the click of a button, time saved gained from the direct bank feeds and being able to upload receipts directly into the software, via the mobile app. If you are new to using Quickbooks Online, based on how we use the system ourselves to manage our practice financials, here are our Top Three
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Quickbooks Beginners Training Day – Rayleigh

Today we held our first co hosted Quickbooks Beginners training day in Rayleigh. Seventeen clients with a wide range of exposure to Quickbooks Online (ranging from a client who had always done her books by hand, up to some users who had used it for years, but only the invoicing part) took place at the Rayleigh MegaCentre today for our first Beginners training session. Our trainer, Jacqui, from Quickbooks spent 3.5 hours taking my clients through, at a good not overwhelming pace, how Quickbooks works. She explained the key functionalities of the cloud accounting system, showing my clients many key
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Manage your costs for 2017

Happy New Year! If your new years resolution was to decrease your business costs this year, you may find my Top 3 Tips around this goal, very useful! Tip Number 1: Ask yourself, do you really need to spend this money? This is by far, the most important question you can ask yourself before you hand over your bank details for any transaction. One of the largest spend items I see across small businesses, particularly those who are service based or operate online, is spend on multiple online courses. So ask yourself, before you click the ‘Buy now to claim
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Autumn Statement 2016 Summary

Philip Hammond delivered his first and last Autumn Statement on the 23rd of November 2016, signifying an end to Autumn Statements to be replaced with two Budget announcements in 2017. It was delivered with few surprises. We were hoping for more news about Making Tax Digital, which has been deferred to next year (in terms of more information around this initiative). The change to employee benefits treatment was expected as was the small increase in the Personal Allowance for the 2017/18 tax year to £11,500. One of the surprise items that no one saw coming, was the change to the
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