Amber Accounting offer support, via our Virtual Finance Office, to make your job as a business owner easier
At EQ, we understand that juggling the financial and operational side of your business, at the same time as actually running the business, is not easy. We believe in taking away the hassle, giving you the chance to focus on running your business. That’s why we have a dedicated department called Amber Accounting, to offer our expertise and support to your day-to-day financial controls.
We can offer a bespoke collection of services to make your job as a business owner easier. Our range of services includes the day-to-day provision of bookkeeping services, payroll, and VAT compliance to management accounting, IT training, secondment of staff to cover short-term needs (such as sick leave or maternity cover) and, for some clients, the full outsourcing of their financial record-keeping.
Think of us as your Virtual Finance Office (VFO), always looking out for your business without you ever having to worry about managing a staff member or supplying the relevant training. We can offer advice, working with you to find the best solution for your business. Whatever your requirements as a business owner, we have it covered.
For more information on how we can take the hassle away from your business, take a look at the areas we can help with. For any advice, or an informal discussion on how we can help you, contact one of our Amber team who will happily talk you through the options available to you.
As a new company, quarterly and annual accounts are a necessary but time consuming exercise – but the peace of mind having the professional service from Amber is a must for our business. Their thorough approach to bookkeeping not only ensures all our quarterly / annual reconciliations and VAT returns are correct and on time, but also highlights any errors which we may have overlooked.
Of particular help to our business is their flexible approach to our way of working. A busy retail environment, like ours, produces a huge variety of transactions, payment types, VAT refunds, exports etc – all of which are easily consolidated by Amber, leaving myself and my staff free to concentrate on our business development.
Amber have also assisted us with SAGE training, PAYE and telephone help, providing the peace of mind that we are not alone with our problems!!
Amber are a personable, approachable and highly competent group of people, that we enjoy, and hope to continue, working with for many years.
Director, Walker the Jewellers
Having started with Amber Accounting a year ago it has given me peace of mind when it comes to the minefield of payroll!!! I can now relax with this area of my business and turn my attention to other things. They have been extremely professional and very helpful in guiding my business through the complexities of Payroll.
I could now not work without them. Many thanks for all their support.
AJ Swimming Ltd
Due to running a number of compact but diverse businesses, one's time can be spread too thinly. Amber's involvement has ensured this does not happen in relation to all financial work; including VAT/PAYE/annual accounts. I can therefore focus on managing and developing the businesses and the projects they deliver.
Director, DJS Creative Marketing Ltd
Following our move to EQ/Amber, we have been delighted by the advice and support provided. All our issues can be addressed by the one team, from a PAYE coding notice query to a business acquisition.
Nick & Tony Price
My Care (Grampian) & My Care (Tayside)
I recently upgraded my computer for my business and decided to take the opportunity to upgrade my QuickBooks to an online version. It became apparent that this was not to be as straightforward and simple as I had hoped.
Amber advised me of a grant that I could apply for through Skills Development Scotland to help me with the cost of the training I was going to need. Amber helped me with the new application and then spent the necessary hours with me teaching me the new system.
They are always at the end of the phone for those moments of panic when things don't go as smoothly as they should! Quite simply, without the expert knowledge and professional help and guidance of Amber Accounting my business would still be in the dark ages!
Director, Ross Fraser Footcare Products Ltd
We outsourced our Payroll to Amber Accounting Services almost 4 years ago and have never looked back. They provide a prompt, accurate and professional service and relieve us of the burden of staying up-to-date with ever changing Payroll legislation. I particularly appreciate having a single contact that I can contact if I have any queries and she knows our business well enough to offer much appreciated, tailored advice as required.
Finance Director, Avian/Blue2
We engaged with Amber Accounting to undertake payroll & pension services on our behalf. The process is very efficient and has been invaluable for us in terms of reducing our administrative costs and simplifying the payroll process. In addition, the team at Amber are very personable and always available to answer any queries. We would highly recommend Amber Accounting.
Commercial Director, Alpha Projects
The Xero package is ideal for small businesses and charities with little in-house knowledge of bookeeping and/or accounting proceedures. With excellent training and back-up from Amber Accounting Services, we were quickly able to throw away the old Excel spreadsheets upon which we had relied for too long. Not only are accounting entries simple to make and reconcile, but the on-line nature of the system enables anyone authorised to access the package to do so whenever they wish to, and from wherever they may be. This is a big plus for us and enables management to keep a remote eye on things and download reports whenever needed. The additional benefit is that year end information is presented to our accountants, EQ, in a form which simplifies their year-end work and reduces overall cost.
Brechin Day Care Centre
We have used Amber Accounting for all aspects of our Payroll for several years now, having previously used a company down south. Our Amber accounting manager is very efficient and the team are always quick to respond if we have any queries. They helped us set up our Workplace Pension Scheme and what was a daunting task seemed easier with their assistance.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Amber to any future potential clients.
Superfine Manufacturing Ltd
Amber have now been doing our payroll since the early part of 2018 and I have been thoroughly impressed by their super-efficient service. The people at Amber are always completely up to date with all aspects of payroll legislation and everyone at Amber are a pleasure to deal with.
Managing Director, Balmoral Asset Management Ltd
I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and Amber Accounting Services, they are very professional, approachable and always willing to listen and provide valuable advice. They have also assisted us with SAGE training, PAYE and telephone help, providing the peace of mind that we are not alone.
TG Simpson (Ninewells Garage) Ltd
Having used Amber Accounting for nearly two years I have found them to be most helpful and understanding to the needs of our agricultural business. A suitable accounts package for the business was recommended and after training, I certainly haven't looked back. The staff are very helpful and have no hesitation in answering any questions that I may have.
Partner, W E Scorgie & Son, Agricultural Engineers
Being a relatively new client to EQ and Amber, they took the time to get to know and understand how my business operates. They now deal with most of my accountancy needs, which allows me to focus on the daily running of my business. They are highly approachable, any queries I have, are met with timely solutions. I couldn’t rate the professionalism highly enough and would recommend them for anyone looking for the complete package.
Owner, Ballinluig Services
I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and Amber Accounting Services to any business or individual looking for a comprehensive, friendly and professional approach to tax and accountancy matters. Having taken responsibility for running my own business in 2012, their combined advice has been invaluable as part of the process.
Director, PPCA Ltd
I have used the services of both EQ and Amber for a number of years now. They are very professional but approachable and always willing to listen and provide valuable advice when needed.
AMCA Creative Limited
Amber provided accounting support to our Block Management operation. It certainly wasn’t the easiest of jobs and Hannah coped extremely well with the complexities of our systems and performed a great job.
Managing Director, Estate Agency Thorntons Law
We use Amber Accounting for our payroll and we have always found them to be efficient and helpful. The staff are really approachable and always on hand to answer any queries no matter how small. We would highly recommend their service to others.
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