"Amber has been the perfect fit for us as a fast growing Swedish Biotech company when establishing our business in Scotland. Amber has tailored their services within bookkeeping, payroll, VAT and monthly management reporting to provide the right level of service and guidance at every stage of our development – from a very hands on approach in the early start up phase to more regular processes managed in a timely and efficient way at our current stage of development. A knowledgeable team directed by an involved partner have over time become an integrated part of our operation in Scotland providing the local expertise and service required in a very flexible and cost efficient way."
Lars Pettersson, CFO
"As a new company, quarterly and annual accounts are a necessary but time consuming exercise – but the peace of mind having the professional service from Amber is a must for our business. Their thorough approach to bookkeeping not only ensures all our quarterly / annual reconciliations and VAT returns are correct and on time, but also highlights any errors which we may have overlooked.
Of particular help to our business is their flexible approach to our way of working. A busy retail environment, like ours, produces a huge variety of transactions, payment types, VAT refunds, exports etc – all of which are easily consolidated by Amber, leaving myself and my staff free to concentrate on our business development.
Amber have also assisted us with SAGE training, PAYE and telephone help, providing the peace of mind that we are not alone with our problems!!
Amber are a personable, approachable and highly competent group of people, that we enjoy, and hope to continue, working with for many years."
Derek Little, Director
Walker the Jewellers
“We were new to running a business and were keen to use Sage to support our finances. Amber Accounting came with high recommendations and the friendly and expert advice and guidance they have offered have more than justified them. The initial training package we were provided with helped us to get to grips with the complexities of analysing our purchases and sales and in making returns to HM Revenue & Customs. The team are always at the end of the phone to give advice and support and they have given us the confidence we were looking for in a language we could understand. As a training provider Amber Accounting has been excellent!”
Mark Yearsley, Director, Balvicar Stores Limited, Isle of Seil
“I always find everyone at Amber helpful and professional when dealing with our payroll. This helps ensure that we pay staff accurately and on time and in a way that is cost effective for us.”
Sheila Rogers, Practice Manager, Murray Donald Drummond Cook LLP
“Amber look after our management accounts, payroll, staff training and support during unplanned staff absences. They have proved themselves invaluable in maintaining continuity when a key finance member of staff unexpectedly left and helped us train and develop a new member of staff. They have always been responsive to requests, accurate in their work and highly dependable.”
Clive Randall and Mike Howard, Partners, Project Excellence LLP, Aberdeen
“Due to running a number of compact but diverse businesses, one's time can be spread too thinly. Amber's involvement has ensured this does not happen in relation to all financial work; including VAT/PAYE/annual accounts. I can therefore focus on managing and developing the businesses and the projects they deliver.”
Derek Souter, Director, DJS Creative Marketing Ltd
“Amber Accounting recently helped us spin-out from a larger partnership (LLP) to set up as a small limited company. The transition went very smoothly with our long term administrator being trained up quickly to do Sage supported by an excellent hotline service. We now look forward to our first year’s results and thereafter to Amber’s help in achieving our medium term strategy of an MBO or trade sale.”
Allan Dick, Managing Director, FQM Limited
"As a new small business just ending our first year of trading, I don't know how we would have managed without the help and support of Amber Accounting. They have provided Sage training when needed and were always on hand for VAT return assistance. Coming from a background with no book-keeping or accountancy knowledge this has been a huge benefit to our business especially in advising me as I came across any problems. They were also able to advise us on any financial support we qualified for. Their patience and friendly help has been much appreciated."
Katy Berwick, Mark Berwick Motors Ltd, Auchterarder
“Having used Amber Accounting for nearly two years I have found them to be most helpful and understanding to the needs of our agricultural business. A suitable accounts package for the business was recommended and after training I certainly haven't looked back. The staff are very helpful and have no hesitation in answering any questions that I may have.”
Susan Scorgie, Partner, W E Scorgie & Son, Agricultural Engineers, Brechin
"The Xero package is ideal for small businesses and charities with little in-house knowledge of bookeeping and/or accounting proceedures. With excellent training and back-up from Amber Accounting Services, our local Xero agents(suppliers?), we were quickly able to throw away the old Excel spreadsheets upon which we had relied for too long. Not only are accounting entries simple to make and reconcile, but the on-line nature of the system enables anyone authorised to access the package to do so whenever they wish to, and from wherever they may be. This is a big plus for us and enables management to keep a remote eye on things and download reports whenever needed. The additional benefit is that year end information is presented to our accountants, EQ, in a form which simplifies their year-end work and reduces overall cost."
Martin Briant-Evans - Brechin Day Care Centre