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Cloud accounting specialist

Accounts are the beating heart of any business. With the right cloud accountants on your side, your business can run smoothly 24/7.

At Footprints Accountancy, we help companies of all sizes transform their accounting processes with the latest cloud accounting software. We can help with migration from your old software and training to ongoing support, our accredited team can help with every step to make your accounting software work for your business – and accelerate growth.

Our cloud accounting services

As QuickBooks-accredited cloud accountants, we have expertise across the board.

That allows us to help your business as much or as little as required – from choosing the right cloud accounting software, migrating, and training your team to taking care of ongoing accounting tasks like bookkeeping, payroll, and VAT. Whatever level of support you need, you can be rest assured that Footprints Accountancy is always by your side.

Stay up to date with stress-free and accurate payroll

By taking up our payroll services You also have the added bonus of not having to worry about the ever-changing rules and regulations surrounding payroll and what it means for your business. For example, regarding new HMRC rules about RTI (real time information), it’s crucial that payroll is submitted accurately in time with HMRC deadlines. We ensure these deadlines are met. You will receive first class advice and help specific to you.

Access your accounts from anywhere

Have you modernised your accounting yet? Is your accounting and business software holding you back? Is it creating more work rather than streamlining processes?

Cloud accounting gives a business versatility and flexibility – something we have all needed since Covid. This will save you considerable time and give you accurate, timely information, allowing you to make sound decisions about your business. Crucially, as your trusted advisors, your accountants need to be able to help you through instant online access – change is constant.

Cloud accounting experts

We work on all platforms, but we are QuickBooks Online experts and specialists. Whether you are a local start-up in Derbyshire or South Yorkshire or an established nationwide UK company, Footprints Accountancy ticks every box.

Our MD has trained over 4,000 accountants and businesses on behalf of Intuit QuickBooks over the last 9 years. This knowledge and skill has developed across other software packages for example Xero and has been brought in to our business across all staff, who will be happy to help, support and train you and your teams. If you invest in a cloud accounting platform, we can set you up, support you and help you get the most out of it. We can also assist with the migration of data from your old system to the cloud.

But above all else, it comes down to our personal approach. Whether it is regular meetings (online or offline), tailored accountancy support or expert guidance that goes beyond cloud accounting, we are there for you when you need us most. When you are looking for cloud accountants you can rely on, look no further.

Get help with cloud accounting

If you want to find out more about our cloud accounting services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We aim to respond within 24 hours of your enquiry to set up a call or meeting where we can discuss your business, challenges, goals and how we can help.
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Amazing! There aren't enough words to describe how brilliant Footprints are! Saved me and they're just so great. I can't recommend enough and I just can't put into a sentence anything that is worthy of explaining... how much these guys are worth! Honestly the things they do to help. The webinars, The training sessions, the advice. Please use Footprints if you want things done correctlyread more
Michael Houghton.
Michael Houghton.
17:18 25 Jul 23
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 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 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 more
Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher
15:34 19 Jun 20

Cloud accounting frequently asked questions

Do I need to be on the cloud?

From 1st April 2019 all VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold are required to keep records digitally and use appropriate software to submit VAT returns. So, the quick answer is, if you are VAT registered then yes you need to be on the cloud. However, it gives you far more benefits than just being legally compliant. It will save you time, help you understand your numbers and you can access it anywhere. It’s a great benefit to any business.

What are the benefits of cloud accounting?

In our opinion it does two things. The traditional accounting, the boring stuff that you must do, invoicing, bookkeeping, VAT returns, invoice chasing, to name a few.

But also, the strategic side, the reports and the budgeting. We believe that it is crucial that you understand your numbers, how the business is doing today and why. What projects, products or services are going well? What are you margins overall and per service? Who are your best customers; highest turnover, highest profit margins and quick payers? What are your financial plans for the future?

You can also access it anywhere, with unlimited users. We can be working on your file at the same time as you and your team.

Does it cost a lot of money?

There are many different solutions, to include QuickBooks, Xero, Sage. QuickBooks for example ranges from Simple Start to the Plus Version. We can advise you which one best suit the requirements of your business. The Plus version retails at £32 plus VAT per month. At Footprints we buy these licences in bulk and sell these on at £20 plus VAT per month.

Is it hard to use?

These are developed with business owners in mind rather than accountants and they are getting easier. There are free courses we can point you to which are generic, we could then do a couple of hours of one to one if needed.

Which one do you recommend?

We are happy to work on all cloud accounting software. However, for us, it would have to be QuickBooks Online. It is the world’s number 1 cloud accounting solution for small and medium businesses.

Is cloud accounting secure?

To answer this question first, think about how you store your financial data at the moment.

Most likely it is stored on a computer and is moved around over email or on a USB stick. This could be lost in a fire, flood, burglary, left on a train or simply dropped down the back of the sofa.

If someone had access to your laptop they still could not login to your cloud accounting software due to you using a secure password.

All of your financial data is automatically backed up and would remain fully up to date.

With cloud accounting, not only is there more than one backup, but your data is backed up in multiple locations. Cloud accounting company QuickBooks state that their data centres have 24/7 onsite security and strictly controlled access.

Cloud applications use encrypted connections when transferring data. This means that the data is encrypted before it’s sent from your device to the remote server and then again when it returns. This means that it cannot be intercepted and read by a third party.

So, in our opinion – yes, cloud accounting is safe.

Will it work for my business?

Absolutely it will. We have clients from £10,000 per annum turnover to £10,000,000 across a variety of sectors.

Do I need to be on the internet?

You can access your accounts anywhere and anytime, on a variety of devices, phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. This is provided you are connected to the internet.

Will it save me time?

Absolutely, you can connect to your bank and quickly process the downloaded transactions. Recurring transactions will just run each time, for example monthly invoices. These can be sent online rather than printing and posting. Rules can be established so that the software automatically knows where to allocate items.

There are many ways that the software itself will save you time but when you start to add apps, it truly becomes life changing, giving you back so much of your time.   

Is there an app for that?

Currently there are over 650 apps that will integrate with cloud accounting software, and these continue to grow.

What area do you cover?

Our team are based in Chesterfield in Derbyshire but we work with businesses across the UK.

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