Do your monthly accounts leave you confused & frustrated, and no nearer to knowing how your business is performing?

FAB can help you understand what are the profitable activities in your organisation, uncover the hidden trends in your accounts and formulate a successful business strategy.

Business Plan

A business plan will help you to focus and evaluate your ideas within a financial framework. Can you achieve the level of profit you require? Is the business scaleable without you in it? A good business plan will also form the basis for any external finance you might require, whether from a bank or other investors.

Monthly Management

Regular and timely management accounts will report back the performance of your company. It is important to measure actual performance with planned performance and use the results to monitor any underlying trends and take action.

Variance Analysis

Variance analysis identifies the difference between what was forecast to happen and what actually did happen. Any material deviation can be investigated further to see what went wrong, or what went right, so that corrective action can be taken.


A cash-flow forecast is an essential planning tool for any business. In conjunction with your plan and your management accounts, you will be able to identify future income and expenditure for months ahead, so that you have early warning of any cash gaps and can plan accordingly.

What is management accounting?

Management accounting combines accounting, finance and management with the leading edge techniques needed to drive successful businesses.

Chartered Management Accountants:-

  • Formulate business strategy and explain the financial consequences.
  • Monitor spending and financial control.
  • Explain the impact of the competitive landscape.
  • Bring a high level of professionalism and integrity to business.
  • Determine capital structure and funding requirements.
  • Carry out due diligence.
  • Conduct internal business audits.

The management accounting skillset

Our members are qualified to work across an organisation, not just in finance. In addition to strong accounting fundamentals, CIMA teaches strategic business and management skills:

  • Analysis - they analyse information and using it to make business decisions.
  • Strategy - they formulate business strategy to create wealth and shareholder value.
  • Risk - they identify and manage risk.
  • Planning - they apply accounting techniques to plan and budget.
  • Communication - they determine what information management needs and explain the numbers to non-financial managers.
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Year end and tax planning

Nobody likes to pay too much tax so when it comes to getting hard-earned profit out of your company, you need to be sure you comply with the most up to date tax-efficient methods.

By getting early warning of year end results, it gives time to evaluate and maximise the use of the available allowances, reliefs and exemptions – which may be lost before the year end.

Many tax saving strategies require cash to be spent, so the more time there is to plan, the better.

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Payroll Management

Many smaller companies like the ease and confidentiality of outsourcing their payroll. It removes the need to purchase and continually update software as well having a suitably experienced person to operate the system. The advantages of externally provided payroll are:-

  • No upfront or on-going software costs
  • Fixed monthly fee
  • Confidentiality assured
  • HMRC and statutory compliance, including new RTI reporting
  • Minimal hassle and time-saving in an increasingly bureaucratic area

For larger companies with more employees, especially those with frequent leavers and joiners or with a mix of weekly and monthly paid staff, it may be more beneficial to operate an in-house system.

Call us today to advise which system works best for you: 01604 842166

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Traditional Accountancy Vs FAB Accountancy

Traditional Accountancy

  • Year End Accounts, for Companies House, HMRC, lenders etc.
  • Focus on compliance, tax computation and tax planning
  • Reports on the business as a whole with aggregated values
  • Statutory format
  • Presents a historical perspective and a snapshot of the financial position at a specific date

FAB Accountancy

  • Monthly Management Accounts, for internal use.
  • Emphasis on information for decision making
  • Can focus on specific areas of the business
  • Any format to suit individual business needs
  • Reports historically but uses forward looking reports such as budgets, cash-flows.
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How can FAB fit in with your business?

Whether you are looking to change accountants, or to extract more information from your accounts in a timely, affordable way, we can help you.

At FAB our expertise is in understanding the financial metrics of your business and knowing which areas are adding value and uncovering which activities are unprofitable.

Traditionally, organisations starting off build up an accounts department with some part-time book-keeping where the ins and outs are recorded on a spreadsheet , or on an accounts package. At the end of the year, the external accountant will review the postings and produce a set of year end accounts will which give an accurate position of the profit or loss made and the balance sheet position.

However this is usually many months after the event and too late to have any pro-active input if results are not as expected.

At FAB we bridge the gap between the monthly book-keeping and the year end accounting.

By using all the usual accounting techniques and expertise we can extract the key performance indicators just days after your month end. Your monthly financial reports can be individually tailored to your business to give you exactly the information you need when you need it most.

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Prices will vary depending on the volume of paperwork involved. All prices will be +VAT.

Call us on 01604 842166 so we can quote for your requirements and design a package to suit you.

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About FAB

Partners – Aileen Major and Julie Collarbone

We believe that many companies lack financial expertise in the early years, when the primary focus is on sales turnover and managing the cash.

Too often, daily book-keeping and data entry is considered to be sufficient for accounting purposes. It is easy to focus on the wrong numbers and miss the key performance measurements that can make or break a business.

What drives us is providing the financial expertise that any growing company needs to realise its full potential.