KNOW YOUR ACCOUNTANT PERSONALLY

Getting to know the person behind a business means you can be supported at a deeper level. Here is a bit more about the person behind LAS Accounting Ltd.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER LAURA STERIAN

MY JOURNEY TO ESTABLISH AN ACCOUNTING FIRM

I specialise in guiding business owners that suffer from a lack of money and lack of time to better understand the numbers that drive their business and what to do about those numbers in order to build a better business and achieve the goals they started out with. 

My passion for accounting was ignited when I had to help a friend whose old accountant retired. The deadline for filing the company accounts was missed and my friend got a late filing penalty letter from HMRC. She was really stressed, she had been through several accountants who let her down. Because of utter lack of communication from her previous accountants, especially from the most recent one, she could not understand her numbers, she struggled to make ends meet and she was deep in debt. The late filing penalty from HMRC put her in the horrible position where she could not pay her staff. She wanted to close the business saying it was more trouble than it was worth. I encouraged her not to give up just yet and to give her business one more chance. As I began to get involved in her business, I realised good accounting was essential for business growth and that an accountant that gets involved is actually invaluable. 

I proceeded to study for an accounting qualification with one of the most prestigious accounting institutions in the UK, named AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). While I studied, I worked with sole traders and business owners in order to gain experience. I also continued helping my friend’s business who had been the trigger for my career change. During the course of time, I supported many business owners with advice and practical help. The numbers had real life application and handling them right meant transforming a struggling or even failing business into a successful one. The challenge of solving each problem successfully fascinated me. I enjoyed working out the most efficient solution for each scenario.

I founded LAS Accounting Ltd to offer accounting and bookkeeping services to small business owners who look for a local accountant to offer them personalised and expert support. I get great satisfaction from building strong long-term relationships with my clients and I love to see their businesses grow with my support.  

MY BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

My experience is not only in accounting, but also in running a successful business: I have been running my interpreting & translation business for as long as I can remember, in different countries and on different continents, working with people from all walks of life and in various settings. I would always offer them support to achieve their goals.

I have personally experienced the hardship and the toil of starting and consolidating a business, so I understand how difficult it is for you to make time for what really matters when there is so much out there that needs to be taken care of. 

Therefore I want to be someone who understands your struggle and where your passion comes for what you do. I am not running a big 4 firm delegating your accounts to a junior accountant. On the contrary, I am here to support you with your numbers, your paperwork, your accounts, helping you achieve the goals you set out when you started your business.

I’d love to chat with you about how I can support you and your business.

What LAS Accounting aims to do for you

The mission that LAS Accounting was set to accomplish is to provide you with a comprehensive yet bespoke package of services to cover all your business needs and requirements.

Your business’s success is our top priority. We are committed to helping you reach your business goals. 

Business owners often see their accountants only at the end of the financial year when it is time to file their annual income and get their tax returns done. They don’t have a working relationship with their accountant and sometimes their accounts are delegated to subcontractors who are not local.

Yet entrepreneurs often require more tailored business and accounting assistance, and on a more regular basis. They need to know that their business is in the hands of an accountant who understands the local market.

This is where LAS Accounting is different. We want to make your life easier and help you achieve your business goals. When you choose us, you start working with a local accountancy practice who supports the local economy and will get involved in your business to:

  • Assist you with tax planning and compliance
  • Act as your payroll bureau
  • Provide you with a clear statement of your financial situation 
  • Help you make informed strategic decisions 
  • Set smart objectives with you and devise a plan to move your business forward
  • Advise on the best accounting technology and software solutions available

I’d love to chat with you about how I can support you and your business.

Reasons to trust LAS Accounting:

  • Our clients are very happy with the support we provide, so you too can feel confident in our ability to assist you
  • Our pricing is transparent, ensuring that you always know precisely how much you are paying and what you are paying for. Want to know more on how we price ?
  • We are AAT approved. This membership supports our commitment to comply with accounting standards and ethics.
  • Our customer promise demonstrates our commitment to prioritising our clients’ needs and placing them at the core of our operations
  • Joining LAS Accounting is a simple and fast process. Contact us today to begin your journey to success and peace of mind !
  • We get satisfaction from building strong relationships with every one of our clients because we love to see their businesses grow with our support.

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