Over the past few years our focus has been on implementing systems to enable us to become paper-light – a significant renewing of the mind for a profession which has historically been paper based. If you’d like to know more about the cloud software we use, please click on this link xero.com.
We are members of The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and are regulated by them for Money Laundering Regulations Purposes. We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for Data Protection of our clients information.
Our bookkeepers are qualified by examination and are required to show the following attributes:
- A professional & business like manner
- An Interest in and knowledge about your business sector.
- Be reliable about presenting accounts on time and in a format that will give the best, accurate information.
- Be experienced in handling your business in a confidential manner and in dealing with your staff respectfully
- Be presentable in a courteous way
- Adhere to the ICB Code of Professional Conduct
MEET THE TEAM
Margaret Crawford FIBC
Director of Bookkeeping Synergy with 40 years of bookkeeping and administration experience. I am Pitmans and ICB qualified. Ralph Waldo Emerson once penned “Shallow men believe in luck, Strong men believe in cause and effect” – We know that well thought out processes and systems, rigorously adhered to, are the ’cause and effect’ of smooth running, efficient offices!
SANDRA HUGHES MAAT
JOANNA HAYNES AICB FMAAT
SANDRA VASCONCELOS MAAT
Sandra is an experienced Bookkeeper working with Charitable Institutions. She is a highly motivated person, hard working and has a positive ‘can do’ attitude
KATE REYNOLDS AICB
RICHARD HARDING MAAT
After 10 years working as an accountant in the computer services industry, Richard ran his own business for 25 years selling, installing, training and supporting accounting systems, to a diverse portfolio of clients across a variety of market sectors.
IWONA BUDGELL MICB
Is currently the Bookkeeping Synergy bookkeeper and Administrator who is keeping our office records up to date and the business compliant. She has taken on the challenge of moving all our current records onto a new digital platform.
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS AND ACCOUNTANT COLLEAGUES
Bookkeeping Synergy Ltd has proved very professional and highly reliable, having taken over from the internal bookkeeper all the monthly work at two clients. We noticed a huge improvement immediately in each case. Margaret and her colleague Suzanne have been very helpful, and refreshingly, they “will give it to you straight”. You’ll notice the very welcome no nonsense approach. Download Reeves Tax Apps – what a resource!
In an industry where I am constantly dealing with so many variables, it’s invaluable to have such a simple tool to keep my finances in check. As a designer I need peace of mind in order to be able to take risks creatively with my work, not my finances. Margaret invited me over and talked me through setting up on Xero, It took one lesson as the program has a really simple interface and is incredibly intuitive. I had never done a balance sheet or profit and loss account before, constantly feared my Tax Return, and was clueless about claiming my own expenses. All of which Xero has made so simple and I’ve now really started to enjoy the business side of my practise. This service, along with Margaret’s incredibly patient telephone support, has really revolutionized the way I work. As a small, start-up creative practice I could not recommend Bookkeeping Synergy highly enough.
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession, through the establishment of a series of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognises academic attainment, working experience and competence.
Xero describes itself as ‘beautiful accounting software’ – we agree! It has brought our work right up to date with current technology and pressing forward. Try their mobile app, daily Bank Feeds, and integrations – your former idea of bookkeeping will be turned up side down!