Member of the Week - Kelpie Accounting & Tax
Kelpie Accounting & Tax provide services including Business Advice, Tax, Year End Accounts, Cloud Accounting & Payroll. Kelpie Accounting & Tax are a small team who take pride in concentrating on great customer service. They ensure they know what your needs are and that they are met with a tailored package that will suit your business.
Ian has over 20 years of experience in accounting and tax compliance for small and medium-sized businesses. He has a particular interest in supporting owner managed businesses with VAT, employment tax, business tax, and in advising owners on personal tax. Having held senior roles in industry Ian also has hands on experience of monthly management reporting, budgeting, cashflow forecasting, and implementing accounting systems. Ian’s experience crosses a wide range of business sectors including engineering services, aviation, food manufacturing, and hospitality.
Elaine has over 10 years of experience in accounts and book-keeping work. Elaine’s initial experience was gained in payroll, purchase ledger, and sales ledger roles within medium and large hotels before moving onto supervisor roles. More recently Elaine has focussed on providing Cloud Accounting services to a wide range of small and micro businesses, this work has involved her with VAT, corporation tax, and statutory accounts under FRS105. As well as the hospitality sector Elaine has accounting experience in family run businesses.
Ian & Elaine told us why they would like to feature as member of the week: “We are now 8 months on from the start-up and have just moved to our new office in the Crown. So far it has pretty much all gone to plan. We are enjoying a steady but sustainable growth, this is mostly from referrals, where small businesses who are having trouble with their new cloud accounting system are looking for help from an experienced team.”
Following the introduction of ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT’ which has pushed many businesses into using new accounting software Kelpie Accounting & Tax are coming across many small businesses where they have been setup on a Cloud Accounting system such as Xero, Quickbooks, or Freeagent but it is not working for them because it has been setup without sufficient training and supervision. Kelpie are always interested in helping small businesses who have moved to one of these accounting softwares and are having difficulties.
Ian & Elaine shared their upcoming business plans: “Our medium term plans are based on steady growth via referrals.”
We asked Ian & Elaine what has been most valuable to them from their Inverness Chamber membership: “The main benefit has been to meeting others sharing ideas and hearing what’s been going on elsewhere in the area. It’s also been very important for us just to get out and about and let people know what we do.”
Ian and Elaine gave their top-tip to help you maximise your chamber membership: “Write an article for ‘Industry News’ that might be helpful to other members, or the wider public.”