Our Grow Plan
Real Business Experience
Think of us as part of your team. You don't need to hire a full-time bean counter when you've got us! We've run businesses ourselves, and still do, so we bring more perspective and commercial experience you won't find anywhere else.
Let's face it, everything is online nowadays, so it make sense that your accounts should be too. We'll help you choose the best software for your business, then set it up & show you how it works. All of which we'll do in plain English, jargon-free, so you'll understand exactly what's going on!
Support and Advice
Not sure about something? Need some advice on expenses or on pricing? As an Ashton McGill client, you'll have access to a range of business resources designed to make accounting and tax simple. You can also tweet us, give us a call, or drop in!
Richard Davies, Founder of Abandon Ship
“Ashton McGill has helped by giving me the confidence to understand my accounts in real time and move the accounting into the future.”
Like the sound of this but want to know more? We thought so. We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions to help you.
Can you help us raise finance?!
Yes! We’ve got a tonne of experience when it comes to raising finance. The market for funding has changed a lot over the past few years, but there’s still money out there to support the right businesses. We’ll help you craft a compelling proposition, and with us as your accountants they’ll be biting your hand off to give you money!
Tax makes my head hurt!
We know, why do they have to make it so complicated?!? But that’s what we’re here for. We’ll help you understand what you need to know and then advise you on the best way to manage your finances. Not sure about something? Just ask!
What expenses can I claim?!
We could write a whole website about expenses! The main thing to ask yourself is this – is the expense wholly, necessarily and exclusively for business purposes? If the answer to that question is yes, then you can claim it. If the answer is no, then you may still be able to claim for some of it. If you’re not sure, best give us a call.
What the hell is a P&L!?
Unless you’ve studied accounting, the first time you see a P&L can be a daunting experience. But fear not! We’ll help to take the mystique away. We’ll explain in plain English what it all means and why things are laid out the way they are. We’ll also setup your accounting system so that the reports are tailored to you, not just a generic setup for any old business!
Sounds amazing, but how much will this all cost?!
At Ashton McGill, we’ll never take a one-size-fits-all approach. Before we can give you a quote, we need to have what we call a Discovery Call. This helps us understand the unique needs of your business and how we can help you. We’ll explore your software options, what level of monthly support you want from us, and things like tax returns. Once we’ve captured that information, we’ll then be able to give you a monthly cost for supporting you. That way, you get a fixed fee and you know exactly what we’re both going to do. Simples! (But if you’re just looking for someone to do your accounts cheaply, we’re not the right people for you!)
What happens if we need more work from you?!
We get it. Things change. From time to time you might need help with things like raising finance, making acquisitions, maybe even selling your business. Or just good old-fashioned strategy and business planning. We can do all of these and more. Where we can, we’ll quote you a fixed fee which we’ll agree with you before any work is done.