Here is a video about what makes a good accountant. You can view the video on Facebook. From Emily Coltman, author of Very Awkward Tax, Refreshingly Simple Finance for Small Business and Micro-Multinationals.
Emily Coltman, Chief Accountant to FreeAgent, is a very unusual chartered accountant - she speaks plain English as well as accounting-speak!
After graduating from the University of Cambridge, she trained and qualified with growing accountancy practice Cannon Moorcroft, where she looked after accounts and tax for a portfolio of micro-business clients.
This gave her a keen interest in accounting software and training, which led to starting up her own business making screen-capture tutorial videos, and later to joining FreeAgent, where she works with small businesses worldwide.
Emily is passionate about helping the owners of small and growing businesses to escape their fear of 'the numbers', and believes that, with the right tools and guidance, anyone can learn to look after the finances of a small business.
She is also the author of Finance for Small Business and Micro Multinationals (Brightword Publishing).
Here is a video that gives a very brief introduction to how VAT works: how it’s charged, claimed and paid to HMRC. You can view the video on Facebook. From Emily Coltman, author of Very Awkward Tax, Refreshingly Simple Finance for Small Business and Micro-Multinationals.