Focusing specifically on SMEs, the company is dedicated to offering the best training and development services in the industry and creating a strong knowledge base of finance skills for optimal business performance.
SME Accounting Services' range of financial management training courses are topical, practical and highly relevant to today's changing market. The company combines information and knowledge with interactive activities and scenarios so that learning can be applied in the real business world. Courses currently available include:
The courses are set against the pace of an organisation within the economy, different kinds of business management styles and accountancy, and the way financial objectives are arrived at, implemented and monitored.
SME Accounting Services offer the following services to small and medium sized businesses in Zambia:
Cloud accounting service is scalable – you can take as little or as much as you need, without paying for services that you are not using. It is designed to fill in the gaps that you may face when starting up, growing or expanding your business. That could be taking on your accounting, or producing financial reporting to meet the needs of your investors. If you are pre-trading and do not need your reporting monthly, then you can choose something less frequent, like quarterly for example. Or maybe you do not want to hire a full-time person to look after all your finance needs just yet. SME Accounting Services has additional services that include bookkeeping and payroll – so you get all the reporting and get your tax affairs sorted and set up right from day one, all within a pay monthly package that you can easily build your forecasts around. Their monthly service is designed to keep you in control and let you pick and adapt the support and advice you need as you scale. For example, if all you need is more frequent visits with your accountant, then that is all that the company will charge.
XERO Start up package
You might have recently launched your product or service. The last thing you want when starting up your business is a complex accounting service with a big price tag. This package is designed to allow you to focus on running your new business, at the same time maintaining systems that enable your business to grow.
XERO Growth package
Your company is growing, but it is not quite big enough to have internal accounting staff. You start looking at managing resources and ensuring informed decisions are made to enable the business to grow. This package focuses on helping you have more structured systems that are managed in-house.
XERO Expansion package
You might be planning to expand your business into more profitable markets and for you to do this, you need to obtain new investments. As you expand, you will need to consider various shareholding structures to obtain appropriate investments. As you expand into maturity, this package will set you up in readiness for obtaining new investment, preparing financial reports that will provide reasonable assurance for your investors, and performing business valuations for your business.
Knowing exactly how your business is performing will give you confidence to make the business decisions that will let you grow. Your business advisor can be that sounding board, whether it is sitting in on management meetings to translate the numbers in actions through to letting you know that things are all on track.
SME Accounting Services will carry out an assessment of your business, identifying areas in which you may need to improve. The company then creates a growth plan and advises on the services that will help in resolving your challenges. SME Accounting Services will engage various consultants and experts and work with you in meeting the milestones identified in your growth plan.