Cloud Accounting

Accounting is fast becoming a key application to take advantage of the benefits that cloud hosting gives you.

As businesses continue to outsource their IT, most have now reached the tipping point where the benefits of cloud hosted data, accounting software and hardware infrastructure now outweigh the perceived disadvantages:

Benefits

  • Single set of data, facilitating shared and mobile access,
  • Off-site data back-up,
  • Improved efficiency,
  • No infrastructure requirements,
  • Seamless update and version control,
  • Spread costs.

Perceived Disadvantages

  • Security – although continually improving,
  • Lock-in to ongoing monthly hire cost – although locally hosted software is moving to a similar annual licensing pricing model.
  • Price

We can provide you with a computerised book-keeping service on a cloud platform, either starting at data input stage or at the VAT Returns and Management Accounting production stages. We are familiar with the main SME cloud accounting suppliers, and can guide you on software choice.



 
Latest Blogs in Cloud Accounting
 
Victor Courdelle
15th October 2018 If HMRC Can’t Say, Who Can? – Records Required for ‘Cash Accounting for VAT’ Under MTD

Reference to VAT Notices 700/21, 700/22 and 731 suggests that a business using Cash Accounting for VAT under Making Tax Digital will be required to:- Maintain digital accounting records at transaction level: Keep a digital VAT account using Accrual accounting; Cross reference Monies Received and Paid against individual Sales and Purchase invoices within their digital…

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Victor Courdelle
4th October 2018 Working With Award Winning Software

We are delighted to announce that two of our chosen software providers have just won national recognition in the 2018 Accounting Excellence Software Awards held in London on 20 September: Xero Accounts – Winner – Accountancy Excellence Awards 2018: Small Business Accounting Software of the Year, Practitioners’ Choice. Receipts Bank – Winner – Accounting Excellence…

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Richard Alecock
1st October 2018 Making Tax Digital …… Only 6 months to go!

It’s time to decide how you will digitalise your records in order to meet HMRC requirements ahead of April 2019 HMRC wants the UK to be one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world, improving efficiency, effectiveness and ease of compliance. Their plans signal the end of paper accounting for millions across…

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Victoria Stokes
27th September 2018 Business Fayre empowers local business owners

Whiting & Partners hosted their first Business Fayre on Thursday 20 September at Knights Hill Hotel in Kings Lynn. The event welcomed exhibitors from across a number of industries including insurance, software support, IT, Land Management, HR, Business Growth, marketing and promotions. Each business had the opportunity to chat to delegates and advise them on…

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Scott Butcher
21st September 2018 HMRC begin their MTD campaign

With the countdown to MTD just 6 months away, HMRC have launched their online marketing campaign to raise awareness of the new system to small business owners. This follows some criticism from professionals including accountants of the lack of preparation, support and advice from HMRC ahead of the changes. This knowledge gap has been felt…

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James Cater
21st September 2018 Are you one of the 40%?

A recent survey by the ICAEW has disclosed that over 40% of businesses which are imminently to be affected by the Making Tax Digital legislation for VAT are not yet aware of the Inland Revenue’s initiative, despite the deadline for dealing with the changes being from April 2019. Of the 60% of businesses that are…

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Amanda Newman
3rd September 2018 Making Tax digital is nearly here

As we head towards the end of summer and we start to prepare the children to go back to school, life starts to get back to normal. If you run your own business you may want to use this time to start planning ahead for the changes in the way you file your paperwork with…

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Victor Courdelle
4th June 2018 Whiting & Partners Now Xero Platinum Champion Partner

We are very proud to announce that on 23 May 2018 we achieved Xero Platinum Champion Partner status, joining a select group of 80 other firms Nationwide.  The hard work of all Partners and Staff in reaching this milestone is a credit to each individual and the Firm as a whole. Many of our clients…

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Daniel Coleman
11th April 2018 Making Tax Digital ‘Roadshow’ – Huntingdon

We have begun the first of eight seminars discussing the preparation needed for making tax digital. Our first seminar kicked off in Huntingdon at the Marriott hotel and was a great success. With around 30 people attending we explained to clients what making tax digital was, how it was going to effect them and more…

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Victor Courdelle
27th March 2018 The Journey That Is MTD

  It is great to see W&P continuing to actively communicate the requirements and challenges of MTD to clients and prospective clients, and this proactive stance should continue throughout the transition to MTD and beyond. The greatest challenge for us in this communication process is the ‘clarity of the message’ we deliver.  What does this…

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