How We Work

Our approach to working with you has four key strands:

1

Understand

We take time to discuss your business in detail in order to really understand it. Whilst we have deep experience of the hospitality sector, we fully appreciate that every business is different and faces different financial management challenges. In order to deliver the right solutions for you, it is vital that we take the time to really get to know your business, your key people, your current ways of working and your future objectives. We do this at our cost and at our risk because this level of engagement is what enables us to configure appropriate, tailor-made solutions that really work for you.

2

Tailor

Once we properly understand your business, we can design a package of services that will deliver against your needs and objectives. Whilst we do have various standard accountancy package options available (see Services), these typically serve as a start point for customisation, resulting in a bespoke package of services that is specifically designed to meet the particular needs, priorities and objectives of your business.

3

Deliver

We pride ourselves on delivering everything that we promise with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency. We do that by implementing a clear set of tried and tested processes that include:

  • Initial Sign-Up, Contract and SLA
  • Initial Data Capture and Systems Set Up
  • Sales and Expenditure Reporting and Automation
  • Management Report Configuration
  • Reconciliation Protocols
  • Client Systems Training
  • Go Live  
4

Review

Importantly, we don’t think the job is done once you are up and running. We know continual monitoring and refinement is always needed and so we regularly review how well the service is working for you. A formal review is typically done on a quarterly basis but it can be more of less often as best suits your business and the complexity of the work we are undertaking for you.

 

The way we work has won us warm recommendations from our current clients:

“Balance Finance have been an excellent and much valued partner for Company of Cooks. They provide a really professional and efficient service which has been great for our suppliers and customers and means we always have to hand the accurate management information that we need to run our business well. In addition, being on the Balance Finance platform has enabled us to slim down our in-house team and save money which we’ve been able to redirect to the front line of our business.”

Mike Lucy, Founder and Chief Executive, Company of Cooks

“A small restaurant group like Social Service needs to be as smart and light touch as possible when it comes to finance management and administration. Balance Finance have provided us with a really simple and low maintenance solution that means we’ve really minimised the admin and hassle at site level. Our teams can now simply scan invoices into the system and, with sales and payroll also automated, the whole system pretty much takes care of itself. Balance Finance have provided us with a really slick and cost effective solution. Highly recommended!”  

Gigi Huon, General Manager, Social Service

Please see the casestudies on our Clients page for more further details of our work with Company of Cooks and Social Service.

For an initial informal and no obligation discussion about how we might help support your business, please Contact Us