Get to know Arnold Ayton and some of his bookkeeping opinions? You must choose at least one?Director?for your business.?Although not mandatory, some businesses also appoint a?Company?Secretary to?provide support in managing the?Director’s responsibilities.? A company?Director’s?core responsibilities?include:? Paying?corporation?tax on profits –?The?money the business accumulates from trading profits, investments,?and selling assets for more than they cost?is liable for?corporation tax (otherwise known as chargeable gains).? Informing Shareholders – if they?might personally benefit from a transaction the company has made.? Complying with the business’ written rules – including how the company should be run, agreed?upon?by the Shareholders or Guarantors, Directors,?and the Company Secretary (article of association rules). Filing the company’s accounts and returns.? Keeping the company records and reporting any changes.? It’s worth bearing in mind, a Director must be above sixteen years old and have no record of disqualification as a Company?Director.?On the other hand, a Company Secretary can be a Director but not?the?company’s Auditor. Should the?secretary?have been?discharged?on grounds of?bankruptcy in their past, they should seek court permission to practice.?Regardless of whether the business appoints a Secretary, is important to?remember that the Company Director is always legally responsible for the company.?
Arnold Ayton is qualified as a Chartered Accountant under the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), although I currently hold a practicing license under the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). I understand Arnie is a very busy accountant and has a lot on his plate. As a result, he can sometimes take a little bit of time to respond during busy periods. However, he has always been prompt with urgent matters and we have not overrun any deadlines whilst we have had him as an accountant. For the non-important requests we make, perhaps an automated/stock reply saying that he’s seen our message and is getting around to the topic would be appreciated rather than feeling obliged to answer with a fully formed response.
Spondoo accounting tips in 2021: Do I need to keep meal receipts? It’s solid business practice to record all food and drink expenses and retain the receipts of these expenses. You should also keep a record book of reasons the journeys took place, such as staff training, meetings, etc. And for assistance with your receipt management and bookkeeping, don’t forget that Spondoo Bookkeeping makes things simple! The golden rule when claiming business expenses is that the cost must be “wholly and exclusively” for business purposes. So, where do you stand when it comes to food and drink? After all, everyone needs these things to survive. When does it become an allowable expense? Read on to find out when your business can claim food and drink as an expense.
Technology has made many areas of accounting more efficient, and yet most traditional accounting firms are charging the same as they always have. At Spondoo, we take advantage of the digitisation of accounting, and pass those savings on to you. Bookkeeping is the sub-section of accounting that involves processing, storing and organising the day-to-day transactions. Successful and reliable accounting goes hand in hand with quality and efficient bookkeeping, which is why it’s a core Spondoo service. Our business and bookkeeping services are some of the most robust and cost effective solutions in the UK, with the majority of Spondoo accounting packages including bookkeeping support for your business. Whether you’re an existing Spondoo client or a company currently using an alternative accounting firm, we are here to help.?
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