About Us – A full, but low cost, accountancy and tax service
Vanilla Online Accountancy, a division of Shore Accounting, was launched in 2012 specifically to help people across the UK and abroad who have fairly simple tax affairs or run small businesses and are looking for low cost accountancy and tax services such as annual accounts or tax return completion.
By operating solely online, we are able to share the cost saving of not needing a high street office, with our clients, whilst at the same time, providing a high level of service.
What does being an Online Accountant mean? It means we do everything online, either by email, telephone, Skype or internet. We have found that a lot of people are after a simple compliance service for their accounts and tax and don’t need to see an accountant face to face, which is the bit that can cost money.
By operating online, we are able to keep costs down by making best use of the most current technology to make our processes as slick and efficient as possible. Whether it is an online bookkeeping system, a shared folder to store your documents so that we can both access them or electronic signatures to speed everything up, we feel strongly that using the most up to date technology is vital and enables us to offer an excellent, efficient service.
We employ qualified and experienced people who work within their level of expertise – so we have bookkeepers to do the bookkeeping and tax specialists to do the tax, meaning you pay no more than you need to but have access to the expertise you need, when you need it.
We charge fixed fees, spread over the year unless you would prefer to pay annually, so that there are no nasty surprises. We think that charging by the hour can lead to inefficiency and so we don’t do it, preferring to charge a fixed fee for a fixed job. That way we both know where we stand.
But most importantly, we focus on you – our fees may be standardised, but our service isn’t. You will know your bookkeeper, accountant and/or tax specialist, and you’ll be able to contact them by email, phone and text. We’re here to do what you need, when you need it, to adapt to your changing requirements and become a valuable member of your team. We want to add value to your business, to help make you more profitable and reduce your costs – especially your tax bills!
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