I have been extremely pleased with Approved Accounting. They always phone back and listen to you to you as a customer. You always feel you’re their focus of attention, when reality is they have a million other things going on. When they say they will do things, they do it. As a small business, you need a trusted advisor and know your accountant will just deliver. I have no hesitation in recommending Approved Accounting to other small businesses that want to deal with a team who get to know you as a customer and work with you!
When I came across Approved Accounting I knew straight away that I’d found exactly what I wanted: a family-run ethos and down to earth, supportive service. Jon and his team have always been very friendly, approachable, and patient — which was ideal for someone like me who was new to business. They’re responsive to all my queries and I have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients and contacts.
For years we had been totally frustrated with our long winded and expensive way of accounting. We needed an accountant that worked with the latest technologies, who had the experience to help us grow our business & push us forward in this competitive world we live in; someone we could send a quick Skype message to and receive an answer! Someone who could share our vision and enthusiasm & help to keep us focused.
We also needed a quick, slick and modern system that could support multiple users in the office and would allow us to log in from anywhere in the world; as well as use on the go with our mobile phones. We needed a system that didn’t break the bank and would provide free regular updates!
Approved Accounting, Jon Green & Xero have made all our dreams a reality…
Jon and Trevor have always been a real pleasure to deal with. I particularly like the fact that they always have an eye on streamlining things and saving time, using new technology as it becomes available – as a small business owner I’m very aware of how time is money. I have always felt that it has been a very supportive relationship as they are particularly aware of the needs of small businesses.
They value their customers and their positive, friendly attitude has won them much well-deserved loyalty. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Since moving to Approved Accounting earlier this year we have been continually impressed by their level of service and knowledge. Having searched for an accountant specialising in Xero we came across Approved Accounting and were initially drawn by their fixed fee accounting and local proximity.
Right from the start we knew we had made the right decision, with excellent support in the move from our existing accountants the move has been simple and hassle free. Trevor and Jon are personable and easy to contact with quick responses to emails their service works perfectly alongside Xero to make accounting much quicker, simpler and cost effective.
The contrast to our previous accountants could not be greater and I can genuinely say that a combination of moving to Xero and Approved Accounting has revolutionised the way we do our accounts.
Approved Accounting has provided an excellent service since my business started up ten years ago. As someone who has always regarded accounting as something of a black art, they have always been patient and helped me to grasp the numbers without making me feel stupid! I would highly recommend them.
Always professional but very approachable and helpful.
Jon is always quick to respond to any questions that we have, with professional and competent advice. It is great to know that all of the taxes are correctly calculated, accounts checked and statutory requirements adhered to.
The prospect of becoming a Ltd Company, changing Accountants and software all at the same time was daunting to say the least but we felt confident that the service Approved Accounting offered was the right one for us. The change over went very smoothly and we have found Jon extremely helpful and responsive at all times. Our only regret is that we didn’t make the change sooner.
Overall, I love Xero! It is very easy to use as you said and I don’t have many issues at all and if I do, then I easily find the answers in the help… So thanks very much for suggesting this to us.
I work with small limited companies and sole traders who provide doorstep deliveries across the UK. Jon provides a full, easy to understand service from set up to annual accounts and tax computations, complemented by quarterly management accounts. Without exception the people I work with find Jon approachable and helpful, he certainly makes it easier for them to make a success of their business. He ensures there is at least one face to face meeting each year, more in the initial year of trading when the new businessman is learning what is expected of himself.Jon has picked up new clients from within our business from other accountants, purely on the recommendation of his clients to their colleagues.
Dysart Press Ltd has been using Approved Accounting for 3 years, and in that time we have been delighted with the support and service it offers. Jon Green, in particular, has advised us with professionalism and enthusiasm, encouraging us to develop the business further as well as keeping us in perfect order at the same time. His advice has been heaven sent at times: encouraging, thoughtful, clear and always supportive. We never hesitate to recommend the company to any associates or friends – and we commend them with confidence.
We have been working with Approved Accounting since 2008. As a small business, we rely heavily on the experience of Jon and Trevor to guide us on the financial aspects of our business, something they have always done with the utmost professionalism.
More recently we have received excellent guidance on forecasting and cash flow projections for our growing business. They are always available to help in a timely manner with valuable advice, always expressed in plain English. With the use of technology we can deal with all our accounting online and over the phone, in real time. We are able to look at the same data on our screens. For us, this time saving initiative is so important because it takes pressure off us, and means we can focus on running the business.
We highly recommend Approved Accounting for all your small business needs, regardless of your location.
It is very comforting for us to see the knowledge you are able to demonstrate on this and we feel it puts us in good stead for the years ahead. We’re both very happy with your guidance and knowledge.
Jon Green is the accountant for both myself and my partner; we are both self-employed and I use Xero with Jon’s guidance to do our book keeping and Jon completes our tax and VAT returns for our businesses and investment properties. My partner has had some serious heath issues this year meaning that I have had to take over his finances at very short notice. Jon Green has provided invaluable support and advise and really helped me get to grips with managing my partners day to day affairs and solved some problems with HMRC for me that I would not have been able to deal with alone.I would recommend Jon Green wholeheartedly – responds quickly to questions and requests and goes the extra mile to help when needed. Great service – many thanks!
We have been using Approved Accounting for many years now. They have supported and guided us through many changes as the business has grown. Advising us to use Xero has had such an impact on how we can keep totally up to date with all financial transactions. This has not only been hugely time saving but has also meant that we know where are at all times. Xero is a very user friendly and easy application to use.
I would recommend any business to use Xero through the support of Approved Accounting. Thank you Jon for always being there at the end of the phone.
Jon at approved accounting has been helping me with my accounts and general tax enquiries for a number of years. I have always found him to be thorough and very clear in explaining the best way to run my business. In the last couple of years he has assisted me in switching my business from sole trader to LTD company status. He made what could have been a daunting process very straightforward!
Can I just say it’s been a real pleasure doing business with you guys over the last few months. It’s rare these days to find people who get the job done as promised and are good communicators.
Tuppenny Barn is a small ‘not for profit’ social enterprise and has been extremely fortunate to secure the services of Approved accounting for all its financial affairs. Their customer service has always been outstanding and I would highly recommend them as an accountancy firm that truly cares.
I honestly cannot express what a godsend Jon has been for our start-up. He has been with us from the absolute beginning, expertly and efficiently helping us navigate company registration, EIS, SEIS and all the initial tax processes we knew nothing about. I understand the need for a robust financial system, but as a new business owner, and previously a teacher, I lack the necessary knowledge. Jon has (very) patiently talked me through the basics I need to feel in control of our accountancy, and knowing he is always available to talk to, or meet with, is an immense relief. It allows me to free up my time to focus on my energy on building our company. Jon has set us up on the latest accountancy software, which offers me reports I can understand and work with, as well as enabling us to work on the accounts together. As we organically expand, Jon has offered unlimited support. The nature of a start-up is inevitably turbulent, and through our low and high points Jon has not wavered in his support. Having a flexible and nurturing accountant is an absolute must for any new business, and I am so grateful we found Jon so early on.
After years of struggling with faceless accountants who failed to understand our business, offering inconsistent service, we were so pleased to find Approved Accounting.
Jon met with us to discuss our specific needs and instantly provided that personal, flexible, working communication that we had lacked with previous firms. It is good to work with an accountant who responds quickly and suggests modern working practices with dedicated software to make our accounting quick and efficient allowing us to concentrate on the busy day-to-day needs of our office.
We cannot recommend Approved Accounting highly enough and look forward to our excellent working relationship continuing in the years to come.
Having had some issues with my books previously, I was really keen to find an accountant I can trust. Having looked around for a while I decided to move to Approved Accounting and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made with regards to my business.Since I started working with Jon the service has been of high professional standard. Jon has not only clearly explained everything but also advised on the best way to set up my accounts and helped me understand what I needed for running my company. Jon is an excellent communicator, has constantly kept me fully informed quickly returning emails and telephone calls whenever I had any questions. I’ve been using Xero previously for managing my accounts but Approved Accounting helped me improve all the day-to-day processes making the settlement of our receipts and invoices more efficient as well as the return of our annual accounts more straightforward. I feel I can trust Jon’s professional expertise and I would strongly recommend him to anyone in need of accountancy services.
Approved Accounting have helped our business HUGELY in the past year. Jon really understands the needs of a small business. The introduction of Xero has meant that ‘doing the books’ is no longer overwhelming, and we would never have found this fantastic accounting system on our own.
We wanted a fresh outlook on accounting for our business, and Jon has given us just that. His support has been excellent and we now have more time to focus on our business. Trevor and Jon are approachable, friendly and professional, and they are also very prompt in replying to enquiries – a first class service and simply the best support we’ve ever experienced.
I have had the privilege to work with Jon from Approved Accounting for the last 18 months. Running a start up company is a challenging task to say the least. Jon has been absolutely amazing in terms of helping me keep all the financial side of the business on track. The company has been a huge support and always offered a very professional and real value for money service. I cannot recommend them enough!
Jon has been wonderful to work with. Everything you would expect form a solid, reliable accounting practice as well as everything you might not – kind, helpful, considerate, proactive in everything he does as well as a joy to work with. It has been a pleasure.