Top 15 accountancy firm, Haines Watts North East are offering remote audit services as local lockdown restrictions have been implemented across the region, after having successfully conducted a remote audit for Aspire Technology Solutions earlier this year.

Speaking on the remote audit process, Aspire’s Financial Director, Stuart Hall said: “It was well planned with regular catch ups agreed which allowed the accounts team to continue with their regular work without too much disruption.

“We have a great working relationship with Haines Watts. They are always available to discuss business changes and ideas. We benefit from the feedback and Haines Watts I think appreciate not having any surprises come audit time. There is always plenty going on at Aspire so we keep the team busy.”

From Haines Watts’ point of view Audit Associate Partner, Nicola Bell said: “Usually when we conduct an audit, our team are on-site to ask questions as we go, but we quickly adapted to the times and embraced all that modern day technology has to offer.”

“Screensharing, cloud-based software and daily Zoom catch ups that were tailored to suit Aspire’s timetable allowed the process to run smoothly and meant that we could still deliver a robust and challenging audit.”

Managing Partner and RI, Donna Bulmer added: “It’s been great to work alongside Aspire, especially at such an exciting time for the business. As well as providing their usual high standard of customer service, Aspire have been supporting North East SMEs who are struggling with connectivity in the wake of COVID and have recently won the ‘Company of the Year’ award at the North East Business Awards.

Considering we started the audit process at the height of lockdown, everything went really smoothly and I’m really proud of what our team has managed to achieve with the support of the team at Aspire.”

Haines Watts is a leading advisor to owner-managed business in the UK. The top 15 firm provides ambitious business owners the audit, tax, compliance, corporate finance, and strategic business advisory services they need to achieve their goals.

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