Welcome to PJC Accounting Services.
We are an established firm of accountants, specialising in advising and working with individuals and small businesses in Dorset and the surrounding area.
Sole Trader or Limited Company?
We are often asked which is best way to set up in business. For example, should I be a Sole Trader or a Limited Company? There are many things to consider. Whilst Sole Traders tend to have less administrative paperwork and lower costs there can be greater risks to your personal finances when things go wrong. Alternatively Limited Companies have less risk, greater administrative burdens and cost but can be more tax efficient. Which vehicle you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and the goals and ambitions for your business. We recently helped a sole trader look at his business as if he were a limited company. The end result was a decision to change to a limited company, PJC would help with the additional administrative paperwork and the sole trader gained a 34% reduction in his tax liability. Of course this will not be the case for everyone, but it was worth investigating. Call us today if you want us to help you consider your own business situation.
PJC must be doing something right. In the past month alone we have taken on three Sole Traders and eight Companies providing the full gamut of services including bookkeeping, tax returns, payroll and tax advice.
Xero & Quick Books
Supporting our clients is a key part of how we operate at PJC and part of that means keeping abreast of developments in the accounting software market. To that end we are pleased to announce that PJC Accounting has recently become certified partners and agents for "Xero" and we are currently Bronze Pro Advisors for "Quick Books". Added to our Partner Plus status with "Sage Accounting" then we think we are well placed to support our clients accounting software needs.
A Growing Business
PJC are thrilled to welcome the effervescent Helen Downton MAAT, ILFM (Dip) to the practice. With the numbers of new clients joining PJC we've invited Helen to join us to help with the increased workload and to ensure we maintain our high standards of customer service. Helen has worked across the banking, accounting and legal sectors and brings a wealth of experience and expertise. In her spare time she can often be found on one of the many trails around the Purbecks cycling or on horseback. To see Helen at work check out our facebook page.
PJC becomes Limited Company
As from the 1st April 2015, PJC Accounting Services has incorporated and become PJC Accounting Limited. From a clients perspective nothing changes apart from the Letterhead (and no we won't putting our prices up because it this!). The only people who have struggled to accommodate our change is our bank!
Virtual Cabinet & Portal
PJC is going paperless with the aid of some specialist software called Virtual Cabinet. Not only does this mean we will have a lot more space in our office and not have the cost of off site storage; it also means we will be able to access all of our clients files, accounts information and correspondence online via secure login. Clients will be able to complete their tax return online using an approved electronic signature which will then be uploaded to the HMRC.
Sage One Accredited Advisor & Sage Accountant Partner Plus
Sage One is the new Cloud based accounting software. The great thing is that we can see what our clients see. This means we can help with any issues and queries more easily. Also, as we are an accredited Sage Partner there are a number of additional benefits which we can share with out clients. For example a reduced rate for Sage Licences. If you would like to use this software please contact us for a demo and details.