Since 2015, Broster Buchanan, a specialist professional recruitment consultancy, has grown to over 30 people in 8 locations across the UK. In that time, their need for specialist accounting support and business advice has grown too.
Previously, Broster Buchanan managed accounting in-house, with an internal team picking up the majority of the day-to-day financial tasks. However, the business needed an accountancy function that allowed them to see the bigger picture - removed from everyday running of the company.
So, 18 months ago, the management team decided to move many of their financial operations to Inform. Whilst retaining an in-house finance assistant, Broster Buchanan now works with the team at Inform on management accounts, budgeting support, cash flow reporting, bonus scheduling and year end accounting. As a Xero user, the specialist consultancy can also tap into Inform’s Xero expertise - proven by their status as a Platinum Xero partner.
By taking this approach, Broster Buchanan has access to several members of Inform’s team. Providing a much broader level of expertise than could be achieved in-house, but without the cost of a permanent internal finance function.
Using an external partner for their accounting has also meant that the management team at Broster Buchanan can get a ‘helicopter view’ of their finances - with the team at Inform able to give an impartial assessment, without being bogged down in technicalities and workplace politics.
Overall though, it’s the honest straightforward and commercially savvy business advice that Inform offer that Broster Buchanan values most - helping them make more informed strategic financial decisions.
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