DBASS Chartered Accountants - Business of the fortnight

 
DBASS Chartered Accountants
Question 1. Can You Describe your Business?
Established in 1988, DBASS is a recognised chartered accountancy and business advisory firm which supports growing SME's throughout Ireland. DBASS offer practical and well thought out advice to clients across a variety of sectors. Our experienced team offer advice to businesses at all stages from growing start-up operations to established businesses. DBASS are recognised as one of Ireland’s leading audit and accounting firms providing quality and professional business advice to Irish businesses for over 30 years.
Question 2. What are the advantages of being located in County Meath?
County Meath is a hub of innovation and has a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit. DBASS are very proud to be members of the Meath business community and to have worked with many other Meath SME’s over the past 30 years. While many of our clients are Meath based we also benefit from proximity to Dublin and surrounding areas and support clients in a variety of counties.
Question 3. How long have you been Located/ Operating in County Meath?
County Meath is a hub of innovation and has a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit. DBASS are very proud to be members of the Meath business community and to have worked with many other Meath SME’s over the past 30 years. While many of our clients are Meath based we also benefit from proximity to Dublin and surrounding areas and support clients in a variety of counties.
Question 4. Why do your Customers choose to do business with you?
To answer this question we would have to look at testimonials from our clients who put this best in their own words: “DBASS has provided us with a critical insight into our business, and their practical, straight talking approach allows us to make faster decisions and to ultimately make our business more competitive in the market place”.Stephen McCormack, McCormack Family Farms “Our business has grown rapidly in recent years. With DBASS we are able to call on the expertise we need at short notice and advice is always, sound practical and well thought out”. Rick Larkin, Twinlite “You genuinely do have access to the senior management team whenever you need it. It is a ‘best of both worlds’ arrangement where you have the expertise of a large firm, but the personal touch of a smaller firm. I highly recommend DBASS.” Ray Cole, Virginia International Transport. The way we see it is that DBASS offer a personal, adaptive service which is focused on delivering the best possible results for our clients.
Question 5. Why did you join County Meath Chamber?
DBASS decided to join the Meath Chamber as we were aware of the considerable work they do around the promotion and development of commercial activity in County Meath. As a local business it is important for DBASS to engage with an organization who give so much energy to promoting local interests. The Meath Chamber is a fantastic champion of local business, local talent and local spirit.
Question 6. Have you any future developments in the pipeline?
In recent months our offices on the Ballybin road have undergone a complete overhaul. We have installed a state of the art working space to ensure our workforce is equipped with the necessary facilities and technology to continue offering our clients a premium service. This is now particularly important as we prepare to return to our offices on a phased basis following the Covid-19 pandemic. We are in a fortunate position to have been able to easily adapt our offices to ensure that we are compliant with these ongoing changes. We continue to invest in training and software in order to ensure a responsive and cost effective service for our clients. As a practice we are very focused on utilizing changing technologies to ensure a more efficient service for our clients including the provision of a client support portal.
Question 7. Do you have anything you would like to promote on your behalf?
Did you know that DBASS offers a free app? It is really easy to download either for an Apple or Android phone and comes with some really useful functions to assist your day to day accounting needs. Features of our app include a receipts manager, a mileage calculator, tax calculators etc, and we can use the app to ensure you receive notifications of important changes such as revenue updates etc. To download our app simply search for “My Accountants” in your app store, enter access code DBASS01776 and follow the instructions for download.
Question 8. How do you add value to your customer’s wants and needs?
The service DBASS offers is totally client centered therefore regardless of the service required it is delivered in a manner that is bespoke to the client in question. For DBASS it is not about the number of clients on our books it is about the depth of service we can offer to our clients and this is the reason for the high level of repeat business which we achieve. It is absolutely essential to our service that we take the time to understand our clients business and to understand what our clients want from their business. This information assists us to develop a fully bespoke service which is second to none.
Question 9. What advice would you have for a new business starting up?
Immediately invest in an accounts package which is appropriate to your business, ensure the person doing your accounts is provided with training specific to this software and has access to all available supports. After your first VAT return, get your bank, debtors & creditors ledger up to date and ask your accountant to review how the information has been inputted. There is no value in waiting 12 months to be told the information should have been inputted differently. Those working in the construction industry should ensure that they are familiar with the RCT tax and the rules attaching to same. Revenue has been known to impose heavy penalties in relation to lack of compliance in this area and so it would be advisable to ensure you do not get caught out by this.
Question 10. How has Covid - 19 affected your business and what steps have you made to go forward?
Covid-19 has been challenging for DBASS just as it has been for many SME’s throughout Ireland. We made the early decision to provide our workforce with the resources to work from home in order to continue to provide our clients with a full service while protecting the health and well-being of our staff and clients. Thankfully we have a committed team who took this change in their stride and adapted quickly to our new way of working. DBASS invested in extra hardware for its team members and advised them on appropriate home work station set up to not only ensure uninterrupted service to our clients but also to ensure the highest health and safety standards for our workforce. In the early days of lockdown we launched Microsoft Teams and provided all staff members with appropriate training. In doing so we have ensured that our weekly staff meetings have continued and our culture of collaboration has been maintained despite our new remote working situation. Throughout the Covid-19 crisis our team has continued their professional development and has consistently worked to complete online training in a number of areas. We are currently preparing to return our team to our offices on a phased basis starting from June 29th next in line with government recommendations.
Question 11.
Any additional information you wish to add.
We would be delighted to talk to you about how DBASS can assist your business now and into the future. Call or email us today to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our partners. Ph. 01 849 88 00 or info@dbass.ie For some further information on the services we provide and the variety of sectors we work with take a look at our website: www.dbass.ie

DBASS Chartered Accountants

DBASS Chartered Accountants

DBASS is about more than just providing financial information. We want to work with you and your business to ensure your continued growth and success.

For over 30 years we have been providing practical and well thought out advice to a variety of clients, from established businesses to growing and start up operations.

We have extensive knowledge of the Irish business environment and our in house team of experts are highly knowledgeable, with sector specific experience.

DBASS offers the complete range of accountancy and business advisory services to help improve the performance and profitability of your business.

We know that while accurate financial reporting is the bedrock upon which a successful business is based, the interpretation of financial statements and provision of practical advise to help improve those results is also critical to our clients.

We offer a fully rounded service including mentoring and business process analysis and are on hand to assist with your administrative needs relating to compliance with government legislation.

For more information contact us on ph: 01 849 88 00 or at www.dbass.ie

Business categories: Accountancy, Financial Planning
Contact name: Sive Dowling
Address: Berkeley House,, Ballybin Road,, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland., Ireland