Are you getting the right expertise to help guide your business through a rapidly evolving digital era?

Learn more about how GMcG Digital can help you utilise the latest processes and software packages to not only assist in meeting compliance requirements but to also help drive greater efficiencies and cost savings.

GMcG Digital – keeping you and your business one step ahead.

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Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is fundamentally changing the administration of the UK Tax system. From 1 April 2022, it applies to all VAT registered businesses and landlords. These businesses will need to sign up to MTD for their first VAT return period starting on or after 1 April 2022.

What does MTD mean?
    • You will be required to maintain financial information digitally using MTD compliant software packages
    • VAT Returns must be filed using MTD compliant digital software
How do you prepare for MTD?
  • Assess how your financial records are currently maintained and determine if you need to make changes
  • If you use manual records, consider the benefits of a software package that is suited to your business needs
  • If you use a computer software package, consider if it is, or will be, MTD compliant
  • We can submit your VAT returns using fully up to date MTD compliant software
  • Determine if a bookkeeper is required to keep all information up to date, or if you have the capacity to manage the timely recording and reporting of information
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How GMcG can help:
  • Our dedicated GMcG Digital Accounting team is fully trained in a range of MTD compliant software packages
  • We can advise on the best accounting software to suit your needs and guide you through the implementation of MTD
  • Our team can offer a range of Cloud Accounting solutions including tailored service packages so you only pay for what you need
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Cloud Accounting

Key Features and Benefits
  • Cloud accounting is a software package accessed by a web page or app. The program and data rest on a secure remote server
  • Financial records can be accessed and updated from anywhere in the world, via laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Access to real-time and up to date information
  • Ability to sort transactions and receipts as well as create, receive and track invoices on laptops and smart devices
  • Adaptable packages suited to specific business needs, including multi-user access
  • No need for software downloads, installations or updates on the company’s computers – all are performed by the Cloud Accounting provider
  • Can offer increased levels of security - no trace of data remains on company computers and all information is encrypted, password protected and backed up
How GMcG can help:
  • There are many cloud accounting packages on the market. Choosing the one most suited to your needs is crucial. Our team is experienced in the leading packages and we are partnered with Sage, Xero, FreeAgent and QuickBooks; and Sage One and Xero Advisor certified
  • We offer clear and impartial advice on what will work best for your business and can provide a quick and easy way of transitioning your accounting to a cloud based system

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As business owners work harder to become more competitive or expand their operations, it often proves challenging to find time to keep on top of key business functions such as bookkeeping. GMcG’s tailored bookkeeping services can afford you the time you need to focus on your business.

Key Benefits:
  • Bespoke bookkeeping services to suit your business, including on-site or remote management through our in-house accounting and payroll packages
  • Continuity of GMcG’s service can negate the impact of annual leave, sickness, staff leaving or other absenteeism from your business
  • If using a Cloud Accounting option, you will have access to your financial information anytime and from anywhere
  • Expertise and processes that will help ensure your business remains compliant with the latest the regulations and requirements
  • Training on computer accounting systems - can include initial set up along with specific training on applications and management reporting
  • Experience in providing bespoke solutions for clients of all sizes and across virtually all industry sectors
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Our BACS-approved Payroll Bureau allows you to outsource a key function of your business: removing internal staffing, training and software costs whilst ensuring payroll and HMRC obligations are met in a secure and confidential environment.

How GMcG can help:
  • Fully managed payroll services including weekly/fortnightly/four weekly/monthly and end of year payroll processing
  • Secure BACS system
  • Payroll projections
  • Tailored payroll services to suit your business needs including temporary secondments to cover illness, holiday or maternity leave absences
  • Pension administration including all Auto Enrolment requirements
  • Track record of providing Payroll solutions for clients across NI and RoI for more than 20 years

If you wish to retain your payroll in-house, or if you would like further information on our Payroll Consultancy services, please click below:

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In an area of increasing complexity, keeping on top of your VAT obligations can be a challenge. Understanding the different schemes and regulations is vital for the smooth running of your business and to ensure you don’t incur penalties for late or inaccurate reporting.

How GMcG can help:
  • We have extensive experience in working under a range of schemes and can offer advice on what will work best for your business
  • VAT registration brings advantages as well as disadvantages and can affect a business’s ability to maintain a healthy cash flow. We have experience in working with business owners to resolve a range of cashflow issues and ensure funds are available when needed
  • We can submit VAT returns on your behalf to HMRC and deal with all revenue queries accordingly
  • Facilitation of VAT Inspections and dealing with HMRC VAT Officers directly on your behalf; dealing with queries arising from VAT Inspections and negotiating with VAT Officers in matters of dispute or debt management

For more information on our full range of VAT Consultancy services, please click below:

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Meet The Team

Nichola Fox

GMcG Belfast

Nichola Fox

Nichola has been with the firm since 2006 and leads the Belfast office’s GMcG Digital team. She is IATI qualified and through the management of an outsourcing bookkeeping bureau, Nichola is experienced in the production of management accounts, VAT returns and bookkeeping services for a significant portfolio of clients. This includes reviewing accounting systems and developing bespoke Cloud Accounting solutions. She is QuickBooks certified and has expert knowledge on a range of leading accounting software packages including QuickBooks, Sage, Xero, Iris, and Opera.

Arleen Rodgers

GMcG Lisburn

Arleen Rodgers

Arleen joined the firm’s Lisburn office in 2003 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. As one of the firm’s most experienced accountants, Arleen manages a portfolio of non-audit clients across a range of industry sectors. She is responsible for managing the preparation of accounts, bookkeeping, payroll and a range of GMcG’s Digital services across the region, including the transition to Cloud Accounting software. Arleen is experienced in the use of leading Cloud Accounting packages and is QuickBooks certified.

Fionnuala Morgan

GMcG Portadown

Fionnuala Morgan

Fionnuala is based in GMcG’s Portadown office and is responsible for developing and implementing a range of Cloud Accounting solutions for the firm’s clients across the Mid Ulster region. She has experience in advising and developing solutions for a range of business, from SME to corporates, across numerous industry sectors. Fionnuala has 9 years’ experience of accounts and audit advisory within both industry and practice. She is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.