Chartered Accountants Curo welcomes new partner as expansion continues

Stuart Wood new partner

Bromsgrove-based Chartered Accountants Curo starts 2022 by taking on a new partner as it continues to expand across the West Midlands region and beyond. Set up in 2005 by former KPMG colleagues Anna Madden and Julia Gallagher, Curo has grown steadily and is now firmly established as a go-to advisor for entrepreneurial businesses. Stuart Wood joins Curo from KPMG in … Read More

How small businesses can improve their debt recovery

How small businesses can improve their debt recovery As business advisors to a range of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it’s clear that there’s one area many of them are struggling with at the moment: getting paid on time. Despite initiatives such at the government-backed ‘Prompt Payment Code’ many SMEs are falling to the back of the queue when it … Read More

How to avoid a fake accountant

Accountants are all the same, right? Wrong. Just about anyone who deals with numbers could call themselves an accountant. They don’t have to be trained or qualified in anything or be subject to monitoring from any recognised professional body. Being ‘chartered’ means someone is professionally qualified and includes not only accountants but also surveyors and engineers. Chartered professionals have had … Read More

When is an audit necessary?

Even if a company isn’t required to be audited by law, there can still be good reasons for appointing an auditor to undertake this exercise and produce an audit report. Essentially, an audit provides reassurance that the figures in the financial statements are ‘true and fair’. Commercially speaking, this places the company in a strong position in the eyes of … Read More