Excellent to deal with
I tried to carry out our own bookkeeping, payroll, CIS returns, and VAT returns and quickly found how time-consuming and costly it is (penalties for late filing). My previous accountant was difficult to work with, as I felt I was spending a lot of time posting information to him. When I switched to Simon & Co I felt relieved, like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Jay is excellent to deal with, very straight-forward, and easy to work with.
We were originally with a larger firm of accountants in Bromley who apparently specialised in the construction industry. Their service was very slow and ‘slapdash’. We paid a fixed fee, and although our returns and filings were submitted on time, they were not accurate, which resulted in us paying more tax than we needed to. Simon & Co helped us change our accounting procedure, which then helped them prepare accurate returns and make accurate submissions to HMRC. We pay less tax and are more confident to deal with any potential tax enquiries. It has also allowed us to have a better understanding of our financial position, which has generally put us in a better cash flow position. I highly recommend Simon and Co.
Extremely helpful and informative
I can’t recommend Simon and his team highly enough. With my Swimming School business needs expanding, I was looking for help registering for VAT and accountancy advice and support. From my first contact with them, Simon has been really friendly, extremely helpful, and informative. He has personally taught me how to put in place procedures I would never have managed on my own, and I’m more business-confident knowing his accounting skills and know-how are behind me. He and his team are always there to help, and I feel privileged to have found him after so many dealings with far less helpful or knowledgeable accountants.
Understood my business
I have been self-employed for a number of years and have always used the services of an accountant. I wanted an accountant that understood my business and could talk to me in plain English, and I was pleasantly surprised when I appointed Simon & Co. Straight forward & simple.
We are pleased to have Simon & Co on our side
Unfortunately, our accountant fell ill and had to retire. We therefore appointed a larger, reputable firm locally, only to be left hung to dry. We had nothing but large bills and little progress. We then decided to appoint Simon & Co and made more progress with them in one month than the previous firm did in 2 years! Luckily, Simon spotted a major flaw in some tax planning that was agreed upon and helped us save a considerable sum of money. We are pleased to have Simon & Co on our side.
I have been in business for a number of years and originally started out with friends and family. Soon after, we decided to go our own ways, which left me dealing with accounts and tax, which was an unknown territory for me. At first, it felt like a huge burden and left me stressed out. After a few meetings with Simon, I felt relieved and on top of my accounting and taxation responsibilities. I now know what to do and how to do it. I know what to pay and how to pay it. I am now able to make better-informed decisions about my business. I would highly recommend Simon and his team.
Put me back in control of my business
I started my own lettings and property management business 5 years ago and have focused on growing. Thankfully, business has been growing, but I soon found myself unable to keep up with the administrative side of running a business. Simon & Co helped me develop procedures to put me back in control of my business, and I can now keep track of my business performance.