About the MD

Every business is required by law to keep accurate records of their income and expenditure. Apart from recording the financial transactions of the business it also requires an understanding of how business works in order to provide accurate and timely figures enabling owners and managers to see how well, or otherwise, the business is performing. You need to be sure that the person you ask to look after your business accounting has the necessary skills and experience that you are looking for.

As a full member in practice of the Institute of Certified Book-Keepers Alan is licensed to provide book-keeping services to clients, covered by professional indemnity insurance and registered under the money laundering regulations. Alan has also completed all examinations for the Association of Accounting Technician qualification.

For most of his working life Alan has worked in an accounting environment either in the public, private or not for profit sectors and has developed an expertise in all aspects of book-keeping and accounting routines. In recent years he has spent much of his time trouble shooting in different companies reconciling and resolving book-keeping and accounting issues to facilitate the production of timely and accurate financial and management accounts on which strategic decisions were be made.

Through his professional work he has been involved in book-keeping, preparation of statutory accounts, maintaining cash controls, purchasing, corporation tax returns and schedules, P11D′s, personal partnership and limited company tax returns, payroll and all the associated tax returns, value added tax, together with budgeting, cashflow forecasting and liaison with HMRC on behalf of clients.

Alan set up Ovenden Book-keeping and Accounting Services as a part time venture in 2007 after he obtained his Practising Certificate. In March 2011 having worked as a Finance Manager for a local charity he decided to build his own Practice concentrating on freelance book-keeping and accounting services providing individual tailor made solutions for small and medium sized organisations.

His emphasis is on providing a professional and cost effective service to clients as and when they need it allowing them to concentrate on their core business activities. Alan will prove to be an invaluable business partner available as a sounding board and source of advice and reassurance on business matters. He believes that to be successful your business must continually strive to improve efficiency, drive down costs and increase sales, in order to optimise margins and ensure survival in a competitive market place. Alan can help you make it happen.