“We love giving back. Whether it’s with clients or with charity, we love sharing success. Yet, every now and then, it’s nice to get something back. Something that shows we’re making a difference, and we have! In front of 3,500 delegates, Lewis Ballard Accountants won the national ‘100% Xero Award’ at Xerocon 2018 in the Excel London.” Janet Ballard
It was unbelievable to be recognised as national Xero’s champions, out of so many innovative UK firms! Bigger firms are using Xero, the world’s greatest cloud accounting software, but we’re using it to its fullest. We use it for all our client accounts and to run our practice workflow. We even had a Christmas Tree with Xero decorations on it! Xero is a dominant gene in the DNA of Lewis Ballard.
Why is Xero cloud accounting so important? We live in both a digital
age and an age of convenience. Xero is arguably the most innovative platform for businesses and individuals to keep on top of their finances. No wonder we love it so much. It makes your life easier and your business stronger. Big claims we know, but it’s true!
“Thrive in the face of digital change.”
With our streamlined process, using Xero and its partner apps, you can access your records on the go, anywhere, and on any device. You have real-time, up-to-date information at your fingertips, so we can help you make timely decisions. You’ll find yourself pouncing on opportunities and dodging disasters that your competitors are blissfully unaware of. We’re Building Brilliant Businesses that prosper whatever challenges arise.
Neil Ballard says, in relation to the award and the industry as a whole, “Old school, paper-based accountancy firms are just going to disappear. This award shows we’re not that kind of firm – we’re the firm moving ahead of rapid changes within the industry. Firms that drag their heels, that only make a change when forced to, will find that it’s already too late.
Meanwhile, we’re already operating at a digital-friendly capacity and our clients won’t struggle as Making Tax Digital happens. We have provided them with the tools to not only survive but thrive in the face of digital change.”
However, with the champagne bottles barely dusty, Lewis Ballard is still looking to the future. Ever keen to help businesses succeed, we recognise that up-to-date is only the starting point. We’re currently launching our forecasting tool 4sight as part of our standard service. Your own digital crystal ball, it seamlessly integrates with your figures in Xero. Not only predicting the future, it shows how to change it too.
And, as if that’s not enough, in April we’re also launching a streamlined and truly digital Payroll and Auto-Enrolment Service to eliminate the stress for employers and give employees their information right in the palm of their hand.
But, before this, on 23rd March at 7.30pm at Holland House, we’re holding our 10th Annual Charity Dinner for Velindre Cancer Hospital and really hoping to boost the £125,107.90 we’ve already raised for this amazing charity.
A very busy few months ahead!
Worried about Making Tax Digital? Want help building a future proof business? Need a better payroll solution? Ring 029 2073 5502 or visit www.lewisballard.co.uk now. We’re waiting to help you.