The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything in the lives of accounting practices. Additional advisory work with self-employed clients and company directors has reduced the time available to complete essential compliance work, leaving accountants burning the candle at both ends to keep up with their workload.
Now that the government are looking to bring the country back to a sense of normality, we take a look at three ways you can prepare your practice for the new landscape of accounting.
The chances are that you’ve had to switch to remote meetings, with both clients and staff. Take some time in the coming week to evaluate how that’s been working for you. Have your teams got what they need to participate in online calls – a clear webcam, a headset with a microphone, and perhaps somewhere to sit with a neutral background?
Moving forward, research your options for online meeting spaces. Check out Capterra’s reviews of web conferencing software.
How are your staff coping with their remote working set up? Perhaps their internet is unreliable, or maybe they’re working using a remote desktop connection? Check-in with them to find out how they’re getting on with their set up.
Don’t forget that your employees may be able to claim for expenses related to their home working setup. You can find out more on the gov.uk website.
Make compliance work easier
Using BTCSoftware’s award-winning Solution Suite means tax professionals and accountants can streamline their compliance work and maximise the time available to them to help their clients navigate the post-lockdown world. Powerful integrations and a robust central Practice Management module mean that our customers spend less time on routine work, never missing deadlines and avoiding unnecessary data entry.
Find out more about Solution Suite with our dedicated page for accountants.
How can we help?
Our friendly consultants are available to talk to you about BTCSoftware’s solutions. The best way to start is a quick, informal chat about your needs, after which we’ll invite you to take a remote demo with no obligation. You can get in touch on 0345 241 5030 (option 1), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.