BSN are a great team who work together to provide us with sound professional advice on all The Dow surgery’s accounting and tax issues, both routine and exceptional.
In recent years the team have become an indispensable part of our business dealings, particularly in terms of tax returns and pension certificates, plus other ad hoc advice and support as we need it.
We are fortunate to have chosen an accounting practice with a responsive, flexible and customer friendly ethos that matches our needs.
We really value the longevity of our relationship with BSN. BSN have been with us right from the early stages of our development, providing well rounded, thorough and critical stewardship to ensure that the finance function at Chrysalis runs effectively.
More recently as our business has had growth opportunities, BSN have been fundamental in securing funding from Finance Birmingham and reviewing acquisition opportunities both in the UK and overseas.
It is evident that BSN have real expertise in the software sector, in particular supporting with R&D tax claims and appropriate revenue recognition considerations.
I would highly recommend BSN if you are looking for a bespoke, personal service that is effectively an extension of your own team.
Alloy Wire International has had a long-standing relationship with BSN, since the move to our current site in Brierley Hill in 1999, and we really value the partnership that has been formed between us during that time.
BSN understand the way we work and our financial systems and because of this our interactions with them are always seamless.
We value the fact that BSN are local to us and we can call on the directors at any time for ad hoc queries and support. The advice we receive is always robust and consistent which has helped to build the trusted relationship.
BSN were also instrumental in supporting us through our MBO process, working closely together with legal advisors to ensure a smooth process and we were very happy with the outcome.
Overall, the service we received from BSN from preparation of P11Ds and tax returns for staff to the year-end audit is excellent and I would highly recommend the team as trusted advisors to any business.
Our relationship with BSN started during a particularly tough time for our community interest company. We had grown very rapidly and the financial controls in the business had not kept pace with this. In addition, cash flow was becoming increasingly important as the number of staff in our business was growing but the nature of our service contracts meant that there was a delay in payment from our customers.
BSN (who were not our accountants at the time) had heard of some of the issues we were facing and proactively set up a meeting to discuss these challenges and design a solution whereby the financial reporting, payroll and compliance aspects of the finance function were managed by them. This allowed me personally to step away from the day to day stresses of compliance and instead be provided with regular forecasts and management accounts to make the important financial decisions to steer the business back onto a successful course.
By engaging BSN, our external funding providers also took a great deal of comfort from the improved financial reporting and forecasts and the BSN team were always happy to come along to meetings with them to help clarify any points our funding providers were not clear on.
If you need a supportive, all-encompassing accountancy firm, I cannot recommend BSN highly enough. In particular, we have really appreciated their understanding and awareness of challenges facing the third sector.
The team at BSN are only ever a phone call away and have been very supportive during the transition period in our business. BSN were able to assist with the management buyout of the previous owners of Watermans, providing valuation, tax and structuring advice.
BSN provide a fully encompassing accountancy service including preparation of the year end accounts, tax returns, VAT and payroll. The team is very experienced and also support the directors in personal tax planning and the most efficient way to draw remuneration.