The 2018 Budget feels very déjà vu in that it lacks any meaningful measures. There is nothing to get too enthusiastic about or too angry about and I guess that is the whole point. Personally, I would have preferred to see a more courageous budget with more leadership and vision.
About Rory Finegan
Rory Finegan is the Founding Partner of Beyond Accounting. Rory’s journey started over 20 years ago, working as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG. After four years helping clients in the media, banking, retail, manufacturing, and services, Rory took on a variety of leading roles in Irish and UK companies before founding his own accountancy practice in 2012. Rory’s real-world managerial expertise, and his experience working for one of the Big Four, means that he is ideally placed to understand the needs of his clients. Whatever business you’re in, Rory speaks your language!
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A company valuation is not just the first step in a retirement plan; it’s also an attractive business strategy. So how do you calculate the value of your company when the time comes to it? Let’s take a closer look at company valuation…
Did you do your mid-year review? No? At Beyond, we think it is worth your time because the mid-year review is your opportunity to be really proactive. It gives you the opportunity to make timely changes that will impact the current financial year.
Books allow you to step into the minds of successful CEOs, billionaires, founders and entrepreneurs for a few hours and, by just being in their presence in this way, their expertise can rub off on you with powerful results. Discover these 4 business books straight off the Beyond bookshelf.
Every trainee accountant has their own techniques for tackling exams. We thought we’d ask for a few insights from our own Ellen Dudley; she knows how to keep a cool head under pressure and recently came 4th in Ireland for her CAP 1 ACA chartered accountancy exams!
What metrics really matter? Which ones make and break the success of your company? By identifying your key performance indicators, you can begin to make informed adjustments to your processes and become more closely aligned to your overall business strategy, reducing the bottom line and increasing profit.
Are you currently positioning your company for a period of major growth? Perhaps your goal is to grow from €1 million annual turnover to €5 million? Outsourcing some of your core functions could be the catalyst that gets you there!
Can your business cope with fluctuations in payments and expenses? If you need to micromanage your financial transactions week in, week out then it’s time to evaluate how healthy your business truly is. When you’re growing your business, it’s vital to have a healthy cash flow.
Data entry. The bane of everyone’s working lives. If only there were a magic wand that could take the pain of manual data entry away so that we could all focus on the tasks that add real business value… Autoentry is a data entry automation tool that integrates with various accounting packages, including Xero.
Are you paying too much for your accountant? We have managed to calculate an applicable benchmark for the financial cost of the accountancy function that you can use for your own company, whatever type of business is it.