about footprints accountancy

Foreword by Julie Robinson

Director CGMA, ACMA, MAAT
“My accountancy journey began as a bank manager lending to businesses. I could always read a set of accounts; this was as clear to me as reading a book. This enabled me to make justifiable lending decisions on clients’ businesses.
However, I could never understand why business owners knew so little about the financial side of their businesses. Often when I asked them questions about their accounts, they would say ‘I don’t know my accountant did it’.

Further to this, when we asked for financial information, this was not readily available, and this would often put the business at risk. We were unable to support their cash flow needs without up to date accounts and management accounts.

Knowing that businesses were at risk and that there was a better way; 20 years ago I left banking and retrained to be a qualified accountant. Further to this, I am now one of a small team of trainers certified to deliver QuickBooks training in the UK training accountants and businesses on behalf of QuickBooks.

Doing accounting better, is hugely important to me. We want our clients to understand their numbers and to become bigger and more profitable businesses. This makes absolute sense, is better for the client and in all honesty better for us too. If you grow, we all grow!

Therefore, I ensure our team has the necessary skills and qualifications to be the best they can be. Once they qualify as a Qualified accountant, there training continues to include business training, management, leadership and beyond. Thereby giving you access to a qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated team.

It is hugely important that we share the same moral compass and intentions for our clients, to be able to give the best possible service.

The name ‘Footprints’ is derived from the Christian poem ‘Footprints in the Sand.’ My beliefs are important to me and these ethics are embodied into the business.”

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What can you expect from us?

  • The year-end procedure, MUST include a meeting, either in person, zoom or teams
  • At the meeting, there will be a full run through and explanation of the accounts 
  • We will discuss three years of your business, the year that we are signing off, the current year and plans for next year in order to see the full picture. 
  • There will be a discussion of what went well, what did not and what can be improved upon. 
  • We want you to share with us, your personal and family goals, so that we can understand and help you achieve them 
  • We will aim to find 3 ways of improving your business
  • Throughout the year we are proactive, inviting you in quarterly, although you can come as often as you want 
  • You will be contacted one month after your year end to ensure the accounts are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Therefore, making the discussion a relevant discussion, completing year end accounts 9 months after the year end, makes the discussion old news! There is little an accountant can do after the horse has bolted. 
  • You will have support and access to enhancements in technology and software. There are many apps that can help you run your business effectively, time efficient which can lead to improved profitably. 
  • There are numerous free webinars that you are invited to throughout the year
  • Frequent emails sent whenever there are budgets, changes in tax, grants available, anything that we see that may be helpful to your business will be forwarded.
  • You will have access to a full range of strategic partners that can help you in other areas of your business.
  • The team are handpicked to be people who are proactive, enthusiastic, motivated and driven about their careers, my business and yours.
  • The team are trained beyond accountancy. Once they qualify in accountancy, training will continue in business, management and leadership. Thus, making them more knowledgeable, motivated and enthusiastic.  
  • We have KPIs; to return phone calls within 3 hours, emails within 24 hours, meeting requests to be fulfilled within a week, VAT returns to be completed within 1 week of receiving paperwork, year end accounts to be completed within 1 month of receiving all paperwork. 

Accountancy is changing

Technology is becoming more advanced than ever before, and we can offer advice on these ever-growing applications to make your business and administration processes easier.

We are committed to being responsible accountants in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire and support a number of causes.
Find Out How Footprints Accountancy Gives Back
Latest customer reviews
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We had fantastic training session on the basics of business accountancy. Julie certainly knows her stuff and made it really easy for us to follow.
Ben Curry
Ben Curry
16:19 06 Sep 22
Amazing team who are all a great help in all aspects of the service Footprints provide.Highly recommended
Carl Kennedy
Carl Kennedy
10:21 23 Aug 22
I’ve been with Footprints for seven years now from starting up my business. They are professional, courteous, friendly and efficient. Although I’ve had many offers and recommendations for other accountants I... wouldn’t dream of going elsewhere. Well done to all the team at Footprints.read more
Charlie Chesters
Charlie Chesters
22:23 26 Jun 20
Highly recommend Footprints. Not just an accountants who get the job done, but cares about your business and gives sound advice. They take the time to listen, lovely people to work with.
Ben Walker
Ben Walker
12:46 26 Jun 20
Footprints Accountancy were recommended to us by a friend a few years ago and that's when we transferred our business to them. We are extremely happy with all aspects of Footprints. Their efficiency is excellent... and the support provided by them is brilliant. Would highly recommend!read more
Sally Gawthorpe
Sally Gawthorpe
12:36 22 Jun 20
The support from Footprints team has always been fantastic, but during this period of Corona virus they have been just awesome. During the lockdown many accountants have closed and furloughed most of their staff.... And this is when the businesses have been in real need of support and advice. BUT Footprints made arrangements to continue working and providing support for businesses, sending information and advice sometimes even daily, replying emails and returning calls, so that no client is left alone. If you are looking for an accountant or are disappointed with yours, it is time to contact Footprints.read more
Janita Maaranen
Janita Maaranen
16:33 19 Jun 20
Have been with footprints now for a number of years and they have always provided excellent top class service.Throughout the covid 19 pandemic there help/guidance and support has been invaluable for helping us... through the maze of applying for business support grants and loans etc.I would recommend footprints accountancy to anyone in need of an accountant and may also be looking to grow their business at the same time.read more
Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher
15:34 19 Jun 20
A very professional, supportive and aimiable team of accountants!
Russell Mcfarlane
Russell Mcfarlane
14:49 19 Jun 20
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