Qualified in accountancy....
.... experienced in leisure
If your business needs access to the services related on this website, but you cannot justify, or want the commitment of taking on an employee, then Accounting & General has the ideal solution.
We offer a tailor made support service to your business as and when required on a contract basis.
Finance Executive Butlins Minehead:
450,000 guests each year. Chalets, caravans, extensive retail.
General manager Tresco Estate
Isles of Scilly:
A diverse business including the AA red star Island Hotel, 50 timeshare and rental holiday cottages, three AA rosetted restaurants, the world-famous Tresco Abbey Garden, and an extensive convenience and fresh food store.
Plus recent responsibility for a gastro pub collection, major day visitor attraction and Richardson Hotels, a large south west hotel group.
I have the benefit of many years of experience in managing leisure businesses from -
Hotels, to pubs and inns, holiday parks, holiday cottages, timeshare, day visitor attractions, gift shops and food retail.
As you approach each new situation with your business, would you benefit from the advice that could come from that experience?
My service is flexible but committed.
You can contract me for the number of days each month that your business needs. Then if at any time you want more or less, it is agreed, at your option.
Your business may grow, so that it becomes cost effective to employ someone on a permanent basis, or you wish to engage a family member to take a more active role, or you are winding down. There is no redundancy to pay or contracts to compensate. We professionally move on.
The role I can undertake is flexible. A finance manager, completing the accounts or overseeing the function. An operations manager structuring and reviewing your staffing. A marketing manager devising your new season campaign of direct mail, Internet advertising, or loyal guest offers. And so on ......
Please call me to discuss your requirements.
Do you sometimes feel that your business is pedaling hard, but you are not sure where it is going?
Would you benefit from the discipline of a monthly review, refocus and move forward with defined goals?
Do you worry that you are not aware of industry trends or new legislation?
This is what a professional mentor can achieve for you.
Alan Knight CV Highlights
A Professional You Can Afford
|Sage Instant Accounts|
|Using a Spreadheet to Produce Accounts|
|Sage Accountant's Link|
|Chart of Accounts|
|Taxation of Income from Property|
|Capital Gains Tax|
|Tax Rates and Allowances 2012-13|
|Comparing Tax of Company to Partnership|
|Running a Pub|
|Website and Internet|
|Search Engine Optimisation and PPC|
|Using Social Media|
|RTI or Real Time Information|
|Pensions Law is Changing|
|Agency Worker Regulations|
|Bribery Act 2010|
|Gratuities Tips and Service Charges|
|A Guide to the Calculation of Holiday Pay for Employees|
|MaternityBenefits - statutory maternity pay|
|MaternityBenefits- maternity allowance|
|Customer Service or Customer Delight|
|Health and Safety|
|Product and Venue News|
|AA Hospitality Award Winners 2011|
|New Dining Concept|
|Schooner Glass Size Launched|
|British Food Fortnight|
|Great British Beer Festival Winners 2011|
|Chinese are Coming to England|
|Strategy for 2013|
|Strategy for 2012|
|Hospitality Industry Big Picture for 2012 in Devon & Cornwall|
|Accommodation Grading Standards|
|Minimum Alcohol Pricing|
|Strategy for 2011|
|Trends in Leisure for 2011|
|P38(S) to be Scrapped|
|Vat on Room Deposits|
|HMRC Announces Investigation into the Restaurant Industry|
|Vat on Takeaway Food|
|Furnished Holiday Lets Tax Changes in 2011|
|Autumn Statement 2011|
|VAT Increase to 20%|
|Caravan VAT Concessions Go|
|Hotel Buildings Allowance Goes|
|National Minimum Wage 2012-13|
|Cornish Challenge for Chefs | A&G|
|South Devon Tourism & Business Exhibition|
|South West Tourism Awards 2011/2|
|Devon Tourism Awards 2011|
|Good Hotel & Pub Guides Pull No Punches|
|English Riviera TV Advertisement|
|Store is the Core Initiative|
|Radio One Fun Cornish Video|
|Will Francis Heralding the Value of Pubs|
|Metronomy Promote the English Riviera|
|ERTC and RICC to Merge?|
|Trend for Tourism in the South West 2011|
|Hotel Fined for Pool Death|
|South West Tourism Awards 2011|
|South West Tourism Alliance|
|Von Essen Lessons Leaned for Hoteliers|
|Campaign for Reduction in Vat for the Hospitality Trade|
|National Minimum Wage|
|Drinks Measures to Change|
|Christmas Wow | A&G|
|Humour in Accountancy|
|More Humour in Accountancy|
|Bookkeeper Vacancy in South Devon|
|Accountant Opportunity in north Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset|