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Meet Mark, our Accountant in Cambridge

Our Cambridge Story


1 Accounts Cambridge Ltd launched on the 1st July 2017 to provide online accounting and taxation services to start-ups, sole traders and limited companies in Cambridgeshire.

I will be building on the success of 1 Accounts Ltd, which was launched by Paul Donno in 2014. My focus will be on bringing the award winning 1 Accounts service and philosophy to Cambridge and the other key cities and towns within Cambridgeshire – Peterborough, St Neots, Huntingdon, March and Ely.

Why online accounting?

Accounting systems, accounting software, business support and advice have been a common thread throughout my career.
In 1986 I was a reseller for Sage accounts software. But I wasn't simply selling boxes of software! My remit was to help businesses to become more efficient and adopt best business practice. I trained business owners how to use Sage Line 50 and Sage Line 100 so that they could competently utilise all the features to maximise the benefits offered by the software.
Several years later my company was invited to become a member of the Sage Accountants Club, one of just 64 in the UK, to help accountancy firms adopt the Sage platform.

My association with Sage has spanned over three decades and has seen the company grow from its humble beginnings in Newcastle to a Plc with around 13,000 employees serving over six million customers in 23 countries.

The world has changed dramatically since I started working with Sage software. Back in the day we were using Amstrad desktop computers now I have more processing power on my mobile phone!

In our online world there is no patience for waiting. The demand is for instant access to information. Online accounting fits perfectly with our modern day expectations as it provides the business owner with 24/7 access to financial data and simplifies the flow of information with colleagues, the accountant, even the bank.

The capability to "do the books" anytime, anywhere has fuelled the demand for more cloud based business solutions. Applications that can integrate with the accounts package to enable further streamlining which will make the business run even smoother.

The benefits of online accounting software for both clients and accountants are significant. It frees up our time so that we can analyse your live financial data and your business operation to provide support and guidance. We can identify the problem areas and recommend solutions that can link into the accounting software to improve efficiency. A very different story to the "bean counting" approach where you are provided with a compliance service, which will be out of date before you even look at it!

Why Cambridge?

For over thirty years I have lived and worked in Cambridge. Establishing a number of different companies including an accounting consultancy, an accounting software business and a property management company. More recently I have been involved in mentoring and coaching businesses.

Cambridge is a vibrant city rich in opportunity. With a thriving economy estimated to be worth around £37 billion it is home to some of the biggest names on the planet including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Siemens. This hotbed of technology and innovation creates a perfect environment for start-up tech companies and the service industries required to support the businesses and people located in the area. This is the area of opportunity for 1 Accounts Cambridge.

We are on a mission to help those new and existing owner managed businesses save time and money with a killer combination of innovative online accounting software and decades of real practical business experience that can add value to their business.

Our commitment to you

  • You will be recommended the best online accounting software package to suit your business needs – we are a Xero Certified Advisor, Xero Gold Champion and Sage One Certified Advisor.
  • No surprises – when it comes to paying for your accounting services we operate on a fixed monthly fee basis.
  • Our pricing structure is totally transparent – you can see our pricing packages here >>
  • We are friendly and accessible, just pick up the phone and call 01223 800915.
  • There are no suits in our wardrobe, or ties for that matter! We are definitely not your typical accountants.
  • We have decades of experience working with start-ups, sole traders, partnerships, charities and limited companies across all industry sectors and we are willing to share that expertise with you.
  • You can rest assured that using 1 Accounts Cambridge you will be fully compliant with the Government's new tax regime coming into force April 2018 – Making Tax Digital.

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Mark Coplowe

Mark Coplowe - 1 Accounts Cambridge Ltd

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1 Accounts Cambridge
St John's Innovation Centre
Cowley Rd
Milton
Cambridge CB4 0WS

Telephone: 01223 800915

Email: mark@1accounts.co.uk

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