Welcome to Bambury & Co Chartered Accountants
It’s always difficult to know what to say on the front page of a web site. I’m told I’ve got to grab your attention with the first paragraph. But how?
Do I say, “We’re absolutely fabulous and you’ll love working with us”? Yes, you’ll say, but that’s what all the other accountants say.
Do I say, “We use cutting edge cloud based technology that uses integrated AI techniques”? Yes, you’ll say, but all I want doing are my accounts and tax return – and some of the other accountants say that as well.
Do I say, “We’re a client focused practice that always goes the extra mile to help clients understand things”? Yes, you’ll say, but I really don’t understand what you mean – and a few of the other accountants say the same thing anyway.
So what is special about Bambury & Co Chartered Accountants?
In the sense that we produce accounts and tax returns, then we’re not an awful lot different to other firms of accountants in the area. But we’ve invested a lot of time and effort on the latest cloud technologies so that irrespective of the number of clients we have or where they are located, we’re always on the ball with tax and accounts deadlines. To save time we always send things by email. We use secure portals (not DropBox!) so that you can approve accounts and tax returns digitally, again saving time and making things easier for you.
We are a Xero practice. No ifs, no buts, we think Xero is the best thing since sliced bread. In our opinion, it is a lot easier to use than the other online accountancy packages (QuickBooks, Sage, FreeAgent, etc.), and it does exactly what it says on the box. Used in conjunction with apps such as Receipt Bank, LivePlan and Fathom, it makes life a lot easier for accountants, and, by extension, a lot easier for you.
Finally, we really do like our clients. Because we work exclusively on fixed fees and do not charge any client by the hour, we can afford to be a bit more relaxed about the time we spend with clients. Freed from the tyranny of comparing time sheets with fee notes, we can concentrate on carrying out better work for our clients in return for a fair and reasonable fee. We will never be the cheapest accountants on the block (we leave that to the unqualified accountants!) nor the most expensive, but we will always be amongst the most fair.
We believe that some of our clients want more from us than just the basic compliance work of accounts and tax returns that any accountant, qualified or not, can provide to some degree or other. Therefore, we have taken onboard apps that integrate with Xero to provide business plans, cash flow forecasts and monthly management accounts.
Making Tax Digital (“MTD”)
We are a Xero Bronze Partner firm and certified Xero Advisors and Xero Migration experts. We regard ourselves as experts in Cloud accounting and understand businesses will be affected by MTD. The first stage of MTD was MTD for VAT, which came into effect on 1 April this year. We have positioned ourselves to be able to give advice to all clients on how MTD will affect them and how the impact can be mitigated.
We have been writing wills and preparing lasting powers of attorney for clients for some years. Now that we are authorised to provide non-contentious probate services we can offer a complete service in these matters to clients.