We launched the Howard Scott Mckinley Associate Program to address the needs of our Clients aiming to bring together the right balance of resources providing flexibility and expertise at a competitive price.
Howard Scott Mckinley has provided high calibre interim Financial Directors to Companies that are expanding, undergoing structural change or simply to provide ‘breathing space’ whilst vacant roles are filled.
The first services we are offering, under the new Associate Program, is an outsourced Accounting Function and Virtual Assistant services.
We have partnered with SKS Business Services Limited who are based in Twickenham, London. SKS can provide two types of model which can be tailored or blended to suit the Client’s requirements:
- Full outsourced book-keeping and accounting, including appropriate levels of financial and management reporting. Tax Returns and advice; and/or
- Back office accounting, providing support to a Company’s Finance Director or a Howard Scott Mckinley Interim Finance Director.
As the cost is based on turnover it makes this a very affordable option for any size of Company. Fees are charged on a monthly basis to spread the cost. The service provides the benefits of a full Accounting Department without the need to permanently employ the Staff.
Clients of the Program will also have access to the Howard Scott Mckinley Partner and SKS Network for general advice and guidance and, where appropriate, the additional services that we offer.
Please feel free to peruse the SKS Business Services Website.
We have partnered with PA Business Support, founded in October 2014 by Sabina Hinchliffe and Sophie Burnett to provide Virtual Assistants.
Their Virtual Assistant services offering to London and UK based businesses is a more flexible approach to the traditional administrative solution. Businesses that are in their growth stages frequently need business solutions that can adapt and fit in as their model changes and evolves.
The team are ex-city executive assistants, board level assistants or bi-lingual assistants. They also have management accountants, digital media specialists, bookkeepers and small business administrators. They place you with high quality individuals with the matching skillset that fits into your business and company culture.
A virtual PA can be a valuable cost-effective investment in any business where flexibility and quality are paramount.
Please feel free to peruse the PA Business Support Website.
We have Partnered with Flexiion, which provides IT infrastructure and data management services.
Recognizing the impact of today’s distributed business environment where staff and customers work in an increasingly flexible way, we identified the need to enhance our data management function. Data is a critical corporate resource; as such we are keen to optimize the management and use of our data, not only to maximize our own operational efficiency, but, importantly, respond to the evolving needs of our clients.
With this in mind, we started working with Flexiion for our data management, file access and file storage function which has been tailored to best address our specific requirements. Nick Tubby, Client Solutions Director of Flexiion, commented: “This is what we do at Flexiion, which is one of the things that clearly differentiates us from faceless global providers that deliver one-size-fits all solutions. By working closely with our customers we can ensure they get what they need when they need it.”
About Flexiion: At Flexiion, we don’t try to do lots of things; we specialise in the hosted IT infrastructure and services needed by ambitious organisations in today’s digital world where everyone relies on having IT available and ready to go, wherever they are. We deliver tailored solutions to our customers with particular requirements. Visit Flexiion’s website for more information.
We have partnered with TactLaw, who provide an online legal service.
Their core service is reviewing legal agreements. They have a network of lawyers across the UK, US and Canada who will validate that agreements are legally valid and enforceable, make amendment suggestions to the wording in the contract, and answer any specific questions from customers in regards to the document.
TactLaw is different from other legal companies by operating purely online and offering:
- a short turnaround time, 24-48 hours;
- a 24/7 service;
- fixed fees: £79 – £179; and (depending on document size)
- covering the UK, US and CA jurisdictions.
On top of this TactLaw offer additional services in contract drafting, providing standard contracts and debt recovery support – but the core service is contract checks/reviews.
Visit TactLaw’s website for more information.
Over the coming months, we will be launching additional services under the Howard Scott Mckinley Associate Program to further meet the needs of the wider Business Community complimenting the accounting Financial Services we currently offer.