We provide accounting and business support to start ups in Manchester across a wide range of industry sectors. Our services can be invaluable to start ups as statistics show that fewer than 25% of new businesses actually succeed. Many of these failures are down to poor cash flow management and weaknesses within the financial framework.
Having a great idea for start up and spotting a gap in the market is only the first step in creating a successful business. The financial side of start ups is just as important, if not more so, but many business owners don’t have the experience, knowledge to time to get to grips with it. Which is fine – we believe that business owners should focus on the actual running of the business whilst we help with the financial side.
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THE LIMITED COMPANY OWNER GUIDE
Just set up a new limited company or transitioned from a sole trader? Congrats!
Running a limited company can have some fantastic benefits and it’s an exciting next step on your journey.
In this guide, we’ll run you through everything you need to know about getting your company off the ground, like paying yourself, your new role as director, how exactly to run a limited company and what you’ll need to file and when.
So, grab a cuppa and get stuck in!
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— Judy Leung CEO- Sweqlink
To say that Rob and his team have changed my life is a bit of an understatement. I recently changed to RJF accounting after receiving an abysmal service from my previous accountants for years that caused a certain amount of ire and anxiety every time I had to deal with expenses, file a VAT return or simply get needed advise. RJF have not only managed to thrust me into modern era through automation of things that have traditionally been an excel nightmare but working with Rob and his team is like being held by a soft, fluffy cloud built on amazing customer service, proactiveness, years of experience and knowledge. Thank you RJF!
— Denisse Rudich – CEO
I have to say that you are the first accountant I have worked with that actually delivers on 2 key aspects – getting management accounts out in a timely manner (so we can actually make management decisions using them) and providing business advice.
Previous accountants I have worked with have delivered management account several months after the period ends – making them practically useless! Also every accountant says on their website that they offer business advice but very few do or have enough commercial experience to make it meaningful.
— Jane Hudson MD- Run 2 Digital Ltd
I recently changed to RJF from a very old fashioned, old school accountants who charged me the same price as RJF for what I’d consider a very poor service. RJF are super responsive and always on the end of the phone. Everything is digital and they help me with forecasting, managing expenses, invoicing, payroll and more. I haven’t a clue how to do much of this myself and I feel very safe asking for advice from Rob’s team as to what’s best for my business. Very happy to recommend and don’t think twice about changing your accountant if you’re not happy – there are better providers out there!
— Ashley Sinclair- Maas Marketing
Working with Rob is always a pleasure! Rob helped us outsource our accounts function during a period of growth and was an invaluable source of support and insight throughout.
— Clinton Nije- Toxic Fox
Clear and concise accounting and tax advice delivered in a proactive, friendly and uncomplicated way – so refreshing!
— Robert Colin Sequence Financial Management
Simply put genuinely cares about you and your business.
— David Wood Northern Star
I was introduced to RJF through a close friend. It’s the best decision I’ve made, honest and straight forward advice always given. Always on hand to advise on financial matters. Communication is simply brilliant.
— Imran Mohammed Willowbrook Marketing Ltd
I’ve been working with RJF since my company expanded into the UK. RJF have been a great help setting our company up on Xero and taking charge of management accounts, VAT and tax returns. RJF really understand what we’re trying to achieve and advise us accordingly and in a very timely basis.
— Kristina Williams Eco Rascals Ltd
Rob has been a tremendous help to us. From the moment we went live with our business, to now nearly 20 months in. His expert knowledge has given us the perfect back office function to help our business grow, without us as directors having to get involved too much. Always available for advice no matter the time! Cannot recommend Rob highly enough
— Saj Ahmed- Hive Hospitality
Rob oversees our finances and I can’t recommend highly enough. Straight forward, down to earth and crucially, uncomplicated advice on what could work for you. Doesn’t make you feel stupid and makes it a bit less scary.
— Julia Spencer, Jam-Pan Digital Learning
As far as business finance is concerned. You won’t find a better, more knowledgable person than Rob. He knows proper accountancy and business inside out. There are accountants who’ll do your bookkeeping and accounts etc, then there’s RJF, who will understand your business and advise on how best to do things. I can’t recommend them enough. If you’re with a regular accountant firm now, it’ll be like going from a Ford Fiesta to a Rolls Royce when you move to RJF
— Carlos Real, X Global Ventures Ltd
RJF are and continue to be an absolute saviour when it comes to dealing with the finance and accounting challenges behind our small start-up. Their immaculate attention to detail, passion to help others to succeed and ability to patiently explain key information has enabled us to continue to successfully run our business with a strong financial model behind us and a very bright looking future. It is thanks to RJF that the headscratching, stressful exercise of accounting is taken away from us so that we can focus on what we are best at, being creative!
— Franky Rousell, Jolie Studio Ltd
RJF has provided every level of support to us, from the everyday handling of basic financial services like payroll, through to the more complex topics such as investment and commercial structuring of sales models. Having been through the cycle of a startup business many times himself, RJF understands the challenges we face and is able to quickly and effectively guide your business through the processes involved. Additionally, his corporate background positions RJF very strongly to work as an integral part of any larger enterprise.
— Gareth Bartlett, Blinx Solutions Ltd
RJF and I met a couple of years ago when my business was starting to look at funding options. Since then RJF has always sought opportunities for the brand, ensured that any financial information was correct, accurate and presented well and has really helped me understand the financial elements of my business. RJF’s experience as a Financial Director has been invaluable to a start up like ours and he has really helped us grow over the past 2 years and I look forward to working with RJF into the future!
— Matt Bird – Founder & CEO Gentlemen Clothing LTD
RJF’s no-nonsense, clear and strategic approach to finance has been a breath of fresh air for my business, I now have complete clarity and confidence. Myself and all the team thoroughly enjoy working with RJF.
— Marcie – Owner Out There Events & Mix Media.
Our relevant and real life experience sets us apart from other accountancy practices in that our Managing Partner, Rob Jones, has been in the front line of businesses for many years. Working as both a financial director and investor for various companies, across a wide range of industries, Rob has a hands-on understanding of the best ways to make businesses more profitable.Rob has passed this expertise on to the staff here at RJF, some of whom have worked with him within companies where he has been the FD.
That’s why we’re confident that we offer a superior service to your typical accountancy firms. We’re much more than that – we are a real business partner. By choosing RJF as your financial and business support, you’ll never have to deal with chasing your accountant for information, waiting months for year-end figures or having issues suddenly sprung on you – because we pre-empt all that.
More than simply an accountant, RJF serves as a trusted friend, financial coach and profit growth expert for you and your business. Whether you’re a startup or an early stage business in Manchester we provide high impact business and financial advice to make you more productive and to give you the freedom to focus on the day-to-day running of your enterprise. Not only will we outline how your business is performing, we will use proven financial strategies to show you ways to grow your business and your profits.
We are a Xero Gold partner
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Comprehensive support with regards to investor relations to give you the freedom to focus on the running of your business.
Comprehensive forecasting to ensure every decision you make is the right one for the future of your business.
Systematically implemented cash flow forecasting models to evaluate if the business has adequate cash for seamless business activities as well as overall cash in & outflow, and accurately assessed organisational performance through management accounting reporting suite.