Do you struggle to understand your accountant? 1

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Let’s face it, tax is complicated, accounting is generally seen as boring but essential and most business owners are focused on their business and don’t focus on the numbers, that’s why they need accountants to keep them on track with:

  • Business Plans
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Buy or Rent decisions
  • Capital Investment Appraisal
  • Accounting Procedures and Systems
  • Business Strategy
  • Busines Funding and Investment
  • Tax Planning
  • KPI’s

Let’s work together to help you understand and feel in control.

We aren’t all boring!

In fact its actually exciting to help business achieve their goals.

 

 

Accountants

ICAS reported recently based on IFAC research..

SMEs were shown to traditionally rely on accountants as a main source of business advice. One study identified an 8.1% average increase in sales growth and a 29% decrease in likelihood of failure for businesses using an external accountant.

Work with us and we will help to you to succeed.

 

steve@bicknells.net

Why it’s good to be an accountant in Bournemouth Reply

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Bournemouth is a fantastic place, 7 miles of lovely beaches, the UK’s largest shopping park – Castlepoint, close to Poole Harbour, the New Forest and Purbeck, what more could you want.

I love Bournemouth, I have lived here all my live.

According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 183,491 making it the largest settlement in Dorset. The mid-2014 estimate was 191,400. It is predicted to reach 225,000 by 2037, according to the Office for National Statistics’ 2012 (ONS) projections.

It has quite a few accountants too, if you search for Accountant Bournemouth on Google you get a list of 80 practices to choose from, but there are probably many more. There are also hundreds who work in Businesses.

According to Manta there are 5,433 companies based in Bournemouth, there will be many more businesses when you include Sole Traders and Partnerships.

The Local Economy is dominated by

Finance

Banking, Finance and Insurance are the most valuable sectors in Bournemouth’s economy.

JP Morgan established their Global Technology Hub in Bournemouth in the 1980’s and during the late 1980’s I worked as an Assistant Management Accountant in their Financial Management Group. RIAS, McCarthy & Stone and Liverpool Victoria all have their Head Quarters in Bournemouth.

Creative & Digital

According to the Telegraph

Bournemouth, coming from a very low base, has become the UK’s fastest-growing city in the digital economy

 

Digital Companies

Bournemouth Council states that there are over 400 digital agencies across Bournemouth

These business are among the most suited to use Cloud Based Accounting for example Sage One and Debitoor.

Service Sector

Since 1991 there has been major growth in services up 25.6% in Public Administration, Education and Health.

Tourism

Bournemouth is famous as a seaside resort and 6.88 million visitors came to Bournemouth last year and spend £501 million in the town.

We also have the Bournemouth International Centre – BIC – run by BH Live – BH Live also runs a range of leisure facilities in Bournemouth.

With over 2.5 million visits a year and over £31 million turnover, BH Live is changing lives – placing it at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy. Last year, BH Live hosted 423 shows, sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment tickets, clocked up 1.8 million leisure centre visits and welcomed 88,000 conference and exhibition delegates which contributed over £45 million to the local economy.

Bournemouth Airport

Over 600,000 people use our Airport which has flights to over 35 destinations

Bournemouth University

The University has 18,000 students and 2,000 staff

It’s great place for accountants to study and their courses are accredited by the relevant accounting professional bodies – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of International Accountants (AIA), Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)

According to the local Recruitment Agencies, for example CMA, demand for accountants is high and so are salary levels, take a look at the 2014 CMA Salary Survey

So why is it good to be an accountant in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth is a dynamic and growing business hub, with a high demand for accountants, it’s a fantastic place to live and has endless opportunities for accountants both in business and practice.

Can you think of a reason why you wouldn’t want to be an accountant in Bournemouth?

Do you know an accountant like this one…

 

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steve@bicknells.net

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Have Accountants in Oz gone mad? who is the dancing accountant? 2

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Accountants are normally reserved, professional and controlled, but a new type of accountant is taking social media by storm, the dancing accountant.

Dressed in his signature accounting ‘uniform’ that includes a tie, glasses, sweater-vest, and obligatory black briefcase, once a week the Dancing Accountant performs a one-man ‘flash mob’ style public dance, which is uploaded to his YouTube channel.

After attending a music festival a couple of years ago, the character was born after the Dancing Accountant realised that his unique dance moves were being copied by a group of people standing behind him. Unperturbed, he continued before realising that the crowd of imitators soon grew, until almost fifty had joined in.

“It was then I realised that people just enjoy seeing someone let loose, and that’s where the idea of the videos came from.” Viewers suggest the location and make song requests.

http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/News-Media/Charter/Charter-articles/Member-profiles/2013-10-Dance-like-everyone-is-watching.aspx

Is this totally crazy? obviously the bank didn’t like it because they called the police

Does this help to improve the image of accountants?

steve@bicknells.net