Best. Accountant. Ever. Whenever I’ve used accountants in the past, I always felt like I wasn’t able to ask those ‘silly questions’ for fear of feeling like I’m pestering. However, after I was introduced to Richard through a friend, I feel that I can ask those silly questions that play on my mind now and help me function better as a business. Richard is professional, approachable and on-the-ball which is exactly what you need in someone looking after your accounts and would definitely recommend to my friends and colleagues.
100% of our clients rated our teams interactions as “good-excellent”
I just want to take this opportunity to write to you and your colleagues at MWA Accountants, to express my thanks for all your hard work looking after us for the last two years. Richard and his team have provided the company with excellent service during that period, not only preparing accounts throughout the years, but providing administrative services such as bookkeeping and payroll services. Your tax advice has always been appreciated and has helped the company expand. You have always been available for a chat when required and I would be happy to recommend MWA Accountants and your accountancy services in the future.
All of our clients rated our fee visibility as "clear-very clear"
When asked our clients rate us as 4.5/5 stars.
Working with MWA Accounting has been a life-saver through this tricky year. Having all our bookkeeping and accounting under one roof allows us to relax in the knowledge that everything is in order and being maintained correctly. Coupled with Richard’s business knowledge and acumen, we’re never more than a phone call away from practical business advice as and when we need it. These services are necessities for any business, at any stage of their existence but never more so than during this pandemic. MWA and Richard have been fantastic at keeping us updated on all the financial support measures available to us throughout COVID, ensuring that we’re doing everything we can to help our business during this time. With their assistance, we have managed to take full advantage of the loans, grants and JRS schemes offered by the government to ensure that we haven’t had to lose any employees and been able to keep trading. With their continued support, we’re feeling optimistic about the future and know that we’re in safe hands as we continue through uncertainty.
MWA Accounting have played a transformative role in the growth of our business in recent years. They have enabled us to understand the numbers in a simple and effective way that, in turn, gives us the confidence to make the decisions we need to make to progress. As an independent business it’s vital that we can trust the people we work with and MWA have never let us down. They have plenty of experience working with businesses in our sector and are well placed to provide knowledgeable and clear insight into our finances. MWA Accounting have played a crucial role in the way we’ve navigated the COVID-19 crisis. From the outset they have provided clear and concise guidance. MWA have kept us updated on furlough schemes and other financial support packages and provided the necessary advice to allow us to benefit. Their breakeven modelling has enabled the business to make decisions that have allowed us to keep things steady in spite of the many challenges we’ve faced during lockdown and in subsequent months. MWA have helped us to maximise profit as we’ve adjusted to new ways of working, with our takeaway and regular business benefiting.
Richard has supported me for a number of years as I have grown my business group. His advice with due diligence on potential company acquisitions has been excellent, as has his assistance with SPA wording and negotiations, which has saved money in both legal fees and purchase costs, all in a timely manner. Post completion matters have been dealt with promptly by the team at MWA. We have had a not insignificant number of potential and successful acquisitions in the last 2 years – with some SPA/completions running concurrently – and have always found Richard’s inputs and response times fantastic. When we have had the need to restructure parts of the group, advice has been timely, professional and commercial both in dealings with us and other professional advisers. I have said before and will say again, it’s unusual to find an accountant in practice who speaks in plain English and is so commercially-minded, which is exactly what we have in Richard.
As our group started to get established, MWA Accounting dealt with not only accounting and tax compliance, but also monthly management for each entity, replacing an inefficient FC. This helped us identify previously unquantified expenses which were affecting our bottom line, allowing us to run a smother operation with more confidence in our numbers. As we have grown, they have supported us with assistance to new FCs and the inhouse accounting team as well as offering invaluable, commercial advice at both an entity and a group level. The management team, Group FC and entity Finance Managers all feel comfortable asking for advice when required, which is always given in a prompt professional manner, with an eye on the bigger picture. Assistance with funders is also dealt with in an excellent manner. Year-end accounts are drafted promptly, using efficient tax strategies for the best outcomes across the group, whilst giving advice on accounting disclosures to suit out business needs. We consider them an integral part of the team.
We have been working with MWA for a number of years. Richard and his team have supported us with accounting and payroll services, providing tailored solutions and assistance. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, MWA have been invaluable, offering frequent updates regarding government support schemes and switching our management accounts from quarterly to monthly, allowing us to respond dynamically to the challenges we have faced.