“It takes very little time for me – maybe 10 minutes a week.”
Q: What do you do and what do you like most about contract work?
A: I do digital project management, including websites, mobile applications and tablet software – it’s mostly customer facing. I enjoy contract work because of the exposure to many different projects and companies. I also take time off to travel between contracts, so life in general is more flexible. So, for example, when I finish my current contract, I’m going to Australia – which wouldn’t be possible if I had a permanent job.
Q: What led to you choosing Meades Contractors?
A: I talked to a number of accountants, but when I spoke to Paul, he seemed like a nice guy. He wasn’t trying to sell his services too hard and he asked me questions about my business. Also, they use account software, which is what I was looking for.
Q: What do you like about working with them?
A: They’re very responsive and very pleasant. They have different people who look after different things, which makes it seem more specialised – rather than one person who is a jack-of-all-trades. They’ve been helpful at sending me tips on how to use the software. It’s like a real time way of viewing my company’s accounts. It takes very little time for me – maybe 10 minutes a week. It means that whenever I want to look at an overview I can, without waiting for something to update or having to wade through lots of pages – it’s far more user friendly.
Q: How do you find the service?
A: I definitely find it reassuring. They’ve helped me a lot recently on some VAT matters, and some tax matters from some previous employment. They seem to have the bases covered and they’re all pleasant to deal with.
Q: What are the main benefits for you of working with Meades Contractors?
A: The fact that they have an end-to-end service so they can manage any aspect of my account. They’re also responsive and they’re just generally nice people.
Q: What about the added value?
A: This is the only accounting service I’ve used so I haven’t really got anything to compare it against but certainly, all my needs and expectation are being met…And they sent me a delicious cookie when I first joined!