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Fuel Your Business and Watch It Accelerate!

At Fuel Accounting our mission is to help you be successful in your business. We want to see your business grow and we want to see you make more money and have a greater impact on your world.

We are not like other accountants. We don’t “sell” tax returns – we supply a year-round accounting and business support service that helps your business stay on track.

All our clients receive our proactive accounting support service as well as access to our Business Growth System and Profit First group coaching programme. These are designed to help you to grow your business at your own speed. If you want to grow your business faster and with more support please consider our Valet plan.

The Profit First Methodology

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No business can survive very long without profit. Far from being a “dirty word” it is the life blood of every successful business. Our valet plan builds upon our self or full service plans and adds profit-based coaching services built around the “Profit First” book by Mike Michalowicz. The Profit First methodology is designed to eliminate entrepreneurial poverty.

As certified Profit First Professionals we’re able to help you plan and implement the Profit First methodology in your business.

You don’t need to have read the book, but it certainly doesn’t hurt
(we’ll give you a free copy if you haven’t got one, see below).

The goal of our Profit First coaching programme is to help YOU get paid first & well!

As a result of the Profit First coaching programme you will:

  • have an assessment of where your business is now
  • have a vision of where we want to get to and a road map of milestones along the way
  • learn how to set funds aside every month
  • have monthly accountability and support
  • receive monthly reports that include budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • ensure that money is set aside for taxes – ready when it is needed
  • build a reserve for emergencies
  • pay yourself like the “most valuable employee” that you are
  • have a quarterly dividend that you can go crazy with

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Q. I’ve been using the same accounting and tax service for years. Why would I switch services when I think the current accountants are doing a fine job?

Most of our clients had an accounting or bookkeeping service before they switched to Fuel Accounting. So why do they switch instead of sticking with their past providers?

Well, there are many reasons. Here’s a quick recap of some of the critical reasons why:

First, as a high-tech firm we believe in getting the best out of technology.  If you are using Xero accounting software then you MUST have an accountant that is a genuine Xero Guru.  If your accountant is preparing reports by re-entering your data in another system then you need to run away fast!  If your accountant is not looking in your Xero ledger and finding and fixing problems (even before you know about them) then you are on the hook for significant penalties.  We don’t leave you with that kind of risk! As one of the few “Most Valuable Professional” Xero award winning accountants, you know that we are world-class Xero Gurus that can ensure that your accounting records are correct and well organized.

We don’t focus on your tax return by itself – we focus on your profitability.  A lot of accountants make wild promises about saving you tax.  And we don’t want you to pay any more tax than you legally have to.  But what we want for you more than paying less tax is that YOU make MORE MONEY!  Tax is only a small part of it.  As a Profit First Professional firm we are experts in helping our clients improve their profitability and ensure that when those annoying tax payments are necessary, you already have the money in the bank to pay for it.

We believe in educating our clients.  We invest heavily in training our clients how to use the technology tools well and ensuring that they are as efficient as possible.  We have monthly client-only webinars where we discuss many issues from technology to business issues.  In addition, we have our private members site where all our articles and training resources are available to our clients free of charge.  There is an entire university programme in there!

Lastly, but not least: we are not the kind of accountants that you only talk to once a year, at tax time.  We are your year-round business support partner.  If you have questions about your accounting software, or about issues you are facing in your business, you can call or email us.  We don’t charge for simple questions like this – EVER.  And not only that, we build an entire process around your needs.  We check in on you throughout the year to make sure that there won’t be problems at tax time and ensure that all your filing obligations are met.

You may not be getting the best value for your money with your current accounting or bookkeeping fees. You could be paying more than you should, or you could actually need different services than you’re getting now. You might be a great candidate for our Self Service Plan, a “Do-It-Yourself (DIY)” program that can still provide the best outcomes…but you do more of the accounting/bookkeeping work yourself. It’s been our experience that most business owners are not getting the proper services for the lowest fees possible.

Finally, we’re not saying anything negative about you or your current providers of financial and accounting services. But, a high percentage of business owners we do a free analysis for, discover that they have been:

  • Wasting money in professional fees,
  • Overpaying taxes,
  • Paying unnecessary penalties and interest,
  • Not earning the maximum net profit they could,
  • Not taking the maximum income home for your family,
  • Working too hard and too long for not enough money,
  • Stuck in a job with their business, instead of enjoying the full benefits of a self-employed business owner!

So, are you 100% sure you’re taking home the most amount possible?

100% sure?

Most of our clients are shocked to discover how much money and time they’ve unfortunately wasted until they went through our objective, Fuel Accounting FREE Consultation to dig through your situation and see how much we can find that can make a significant impact on your income, time and anxiety.

To find out how our unique approach to business and accounting can help you, please book your free appointment here.

Q. Do I still need an accountant or bookkeeper if I use Xero?

One of the allures of cloud accounting is that it makes keeping your accounting records more accessible.  Entering payables, managing receivables and reconciling your bank account are now effortless.  It does make you wonder whether you even need an accountant or bookkeeper at all these days!

I often liken it to having a car.  You can operate the car pretty well on your own.  You know how to drive, how to put fuel in it, how to fix a flat – maybe even change the oil.

But unless you were specially trained you wouldn’t try doing much more than that.  You know that there are lots of things that you don’t know, so you pay a mechanic to do routine (and unexpected maintenance) and give you the certificates you need to keep the government happy.

Sure, you could watch you-tube videos until 4 in the morning (every morning) and work out how to do most of what the mechanic does, but you would probably never do it as well as they do.

Having a business and accounting software is not that much difference.  There is SO much that you CAN do.  There is also so much that you could learn to do yourself – all the way to preparing your own accounts, sales tax returns and income tax returns.  But the question is “at what cost?”

There is a TIME factor that has a real cost.  Every hour you spend working on your books is an hour that you are not building your business.  You didn’t get into business to prepare books, accounts and tax returns.  You got into business to build a lifestyle for you and your loved ones.  Even if you had the time to spend on accounts work I guarantee that there are better uses for it!

For these reasons we recommend that business owners take a pragmatic approach to their accounting:  Do what you have TIME to do BEST and pay someone to do the REST.  If money is tight and time is plenty, then do more of the bookkeeping yourself.  Having an accountant as part of your team gives you the peace of mind that you’re not making stupid mistakes and things are getting filed on time and correctly.  Once your business reaches the point where your time is more profitably spent doing something (anything) other than bookkeeping then delegate that aspect as well.

At Fuel Accounting we help clients at the level that they are most comfortable with.  We have a range of service levels that help you get the most out of your accounting system and your time.  We can provide the level of service that you can afford, and then grow with you.  We don’t see ourselves as traditional accountants.  Unlike most accountants we won’t “sell” you a tax return – we prefer to build a relationship with you that helps you grow and manage your business.

Our service roles are:

Mechanic: Xero live support, training and consulting – help just for immediate problem – in and out with no long-term commitment or relationship

Self Service: We help oversee your Xero system with live support, regular tune ups and adjustments to get things cleaned up, legal boxes ticked and taxes filed at the end of the year – this is a year-round relationship that deepens as your needs develop – you do the day-to-day bookkeeping and we’ve got your back

Full Service: We work with you to perform your bookkeeping and ensure that your business engine is running smoothly every month (as well as at year end) – this is an active partnership

Valet: We help you drive your business and coach you into those nasty turns.  You’re still the driver, but we help you grow your business.

To find out how our unique approach to business and accounting can help you, please book your free appointment here.

Q. I get that you may be a higher-level accounting firm than my current set up, I’m concerned that your fees are going to be unaffordable?

We understand that many businesses have a fairly simplistic or bare bones method of doing the books, paying bills, handling taxes and compliance.

And that while these systems may not achieve the most impact on your bottom line…they are very inexpensive.

But, we would like you to think about this by way of example:

Let’s say your bookkeeping or accounting costs you $1,000 a year.

Affordable for almost any business.

But what if you’ve been overpaying taxes by $3,000 a year due to the lack of tax planning, missing receipts and poor accounting hygiene.

And let’s add to the example that you’ve been in business for 10 years with your current accounting functions.

So, if you had wasted $3,000 a year in needless taxes for those ten years…you would have $30,000 less in available cash you could have re-invested in the business or taken home after taxes.

That’s a lot of money. A lot more than the $10,000 you paid for your accounting fees, right?

OK so you may be concerned about fees, but in this very common example we see similar stories about every week…how much did the owner lose by “saving money” on low cost, low results services?

Make sense?

But here’s the deal. You don’t have to risk or spend a penny to find out if your accounting/bookkeeping may be costing you thousands of dollars a year or more in overpaid taxes or other expanses!

We offer a totally FREE CONSULTATION to review your business’ financial situation in detail to help you figure out if:

Everything you’re doing is tip top, and no changes necessary.

Some of what you’re doing is OK, and other aspects could use improving.

You’re wasting a lot of money and serious changes should be considered.

So, sometimes “saving money” could actually be a very costly exercise. Are you certain your business isn’t caught in this trap?

Why not find out for NO COST, NO OBLIGATION, without any sales pitch?

Most of our clients are shocked to discover how much money and time they’ve unfortunately wasted until they went through our objective, Fuel Accounting FREE Consultation to dig through your situation and see how much we can find that can make a significant impact on your income, time and anxiety.

To find out how our unique approach to business and accounting can help you, please book your free appointment here.

Q. I already use another accounting system – can I still work with you?

We offer Profit First Consulting to clients with almost any accounting system.  But if you want us to support you from an accounting perspective then you need to move to the accounting platform of our recommendation: Xero.

Why do we do this?

It’s simple.  We are one of the most experienced Xero accounting firms in the world.  Not only are we a Gold Partner, but our founder was the first to ever receive Xero’s coveted “Most Valuable Professional” award.

We believe that we can add the most value to your business if you are working in the accounting platform that we know the best.  And don’t worry – we will help train you and get you converted.

And if you’re one of the few businesses where Xero is not the best choice for you – we’ll tell you and you’ll find another accounting partner to help.

Q. What countries do you serve?

We serve clients all over the world through our consulting and Xero Support services.  Our staff are qualified professional accountants in New Zealand and Canada.  We only offer tax services in these countries.  But no matter where you are, we can help you create a healthy accounting system and grow your business.

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Fuel Accounting looks to put the power in your hands when it comes to navigating your financial information and accounting. By partnering up with the latest in technology and software Xero will help you stay on top of your business. If you don’t want to work with just another off the shelf accountant service, you are in the right place. Packages are tailor-made to suit your company and all of our pricing is decided before we begin work. We set you up with a business pit crew to help you as much or as little as you need.

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