NEWCASTLE-based Robson Laidler Accountants is one of the very first accountancy practices in the North East to launch its own App to help its clients manage finances at their fingertips.

The free mobile App is the latest technological development for the forward thinking firm, which is preparing its clients for the digital tax revolution via a range of cloud accounting software packages and business advisory services.

The App, which can be downloaded free onto iPhone, iPad or Android devices, gives users invaluable tools and features such as a GPS system to track business mileage, tax calculators and tables, logbooks, receipt and income management, instant access to the latest financial news and important dates and filing deadlines.

Robson Laidler managing director Graham Purvis said: “Our drive is to help businesses and individuals across the region to become more successful, more profitable and ultimately more enjoyable to run.

“This App was designed to provide a go-to-place where clients and other business owners can access all our services. It’s packed full of some really useful tax tables, calculators and important financial dates, all of which people can access for free.

“The new App has been tailor made for Robson Laidler and is perfect for busy business people on the move. It integrates with our popular Xero cloud accountancy software and has a receipt management system, which allows users to take photos of their receipts and upload them to the Receipt Bank function or export to Robson Laidler directly.

 “We are among the first accountancy firms in the region to provide customers with such a useful, free financial app. We are always looking to innovate and find new ways of helping our clients run their financial affairs smartly. We think this is a great way of attracting new clients, particularly tech-savvy companies.”

Nick Wilson head of cloud accounting at Robson Laidler said: “The App will have a positive impact on our clients as it streamlines how we work, for example we could meet a client off-site and by logging on to the App, we will be able to see the latest data on Xero accountancy software, send out invoices or set up direct debits. It is an extremely helpful business tool.”

The Robson Laidler App can be downloaded free of charge using the links below: