We recognise that the most significant factor in the quality of service by any accounting firm is the professionals who serve the client. That’s why our partners and staff are trained in applying a value-added approach to the engagements we perform.
What this means is that we take a personal interest in the objectives of our clients – and we provide them with valuable ideas for increasing operational efficiency, raising profitability and strengthening internal controls. We accomplish this by working in tandem with our clients to understand their risks and goals, and by maintaining a continuous and close relationship throughout the years of our association.
Meredith Harington’s audit and accounting services range from write-up assistance to compilation and review of financial statements for organisations at all levels and across a wide range of industries – recognising that a business needs to have financial statements for its own use, or as a requirement from a third party.
Accordingly, Meredith Harington provides customised services to its clients in the most economical method, offering a compilation or review when an audit is not necessary. We believe that accounting records should be prepared for purposes of decision-making. Accordingly, clients are encouraged to maintain accurate records monthly.
Meredith Harington understands that management is often forced to focus on the day-to-day issues that affect their business and which can take precedence over attention to accounting issues. We also understand that it is as important for our clients to work on their business as it is for them to work in their business. With this in mind, we assist our clients in reaching prudent business decisions based on a combination of sound accounting practices, industry benchmarks and current information regarding new trends and challenges.
There is more to accounting than just numbers.
Our professional staff is trained and experienced in interpreting what the data means to your business. We have a broad range of expertise, and many staff members have years of specific industry experience to help you navigate and interpret the numbers.
Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel cannot be compromised. Meaningful, well-organised financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis.
We provide a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:
- Establishing accounting systems for new businesses
- Record keeping for smaller companies, owner-managed businesses, close corporations, trusts, sole proprietors and partnerships
- Bank reconciliations
- Management accounts including key ratio analysis
- Preparation of budgets and monthly management accounts and the monitoring of actual results against budgets
- Personal financial statements
- Assistance with the installation of Pastel accounting and ongoing support
- Online Accounting
Falling behind in your accounting is a common problem for smaller companies caught up in the daily priorities of running a business. And many entities continue in this way until something triggers the need to get them in order, and quickly. It could be an imminent tax deadline, the need for emergency funding, or the need for a tax clearance certificate, among others.
Our competent personnel will step in to update your accounting records, produce a set of financial statements and make sure you meet your immediate regulatory and tax deadlines. Once the urgent update has been completed, we can help you structure your business for maximum tax efficiency and profitability.