Monthly Archives: September 2018

Become a CA

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Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantsWe had a lovely evening last week at Stirling University talking to students interested in a career in accountancy.

If you’re thinking about a career in business, accountancy or finance, then becoming a Chartered Accountant can take you there. It could be one of the best choices you ever make.

The stereotype is that chartered accountancy is dull and boring. However, the reality is anything but! You’ll do so much more than crunch numbers: as a CA you will get to grips with what it means to make (and keep!) a business successful.

ICAS CAs have truly amazing careers, working for top brand names and setting up successful businesses. The ICAS CA qualification is internationally recognised and respected around the world.

Companies, no matter their size, need chartered accountants. If you choose to become a chartered accountant, your career is likely to be stable with strong demand for your skills.

If you want your career to be challenging, rewarding and exciting, becoming an ICAS CA offers all of this and more.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards becoming a CA, our trainee vacancies for 2019 can be found here.

HMRC changes that will impact your business – MTD

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As a VAT- registered business over the £85,000 turnover threshold there are major changes coming Drummond Laurie Chartered Accountantsfrom HMRC that will affect your business.

Making Tax Digital means that from April 2019 businesses will need to submit their VAT Returns through compatible software and keep digital records of their accounts.

We have previously advised you that we are looking into this and please trust that, behind the scenes, we continue to do so.

We always have our clients well being at the forefront of what we do and we want to find a solution for you that both meets the HMRC requirements and is economical and manageable for you.

HMRC are still testing MTD and how it will work in practice and most of the accounting software suppliers are still setting their prices for the upgrades required for their systems, therefore, there is still much to be confirmed before all options are available for businesses.

Every business is different in respect of software and book-keeping options and we don’t believe that there is one solution which fits all.   We will be in touch with each of our clients individually explaining their options for MTD.

If you do have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact Julie McVicar, or your usual Drummond Laurie contact.


Developing our Future

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We were delighted recently to be invited to take part in a video with Developing Young Workforce Forth Valley and we were even more delighted when Jessica, one of our C.A. Trainees agreed to be our star for the day!

DYW exists to encourage and support businesses to create and develop meaningful, sustainable partnerships that develop young people by engaging directly with education, and encouraging local businesses to employ more young people.

Here are a few good reasons to be involved:

  • helping young people develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge for your business
  • inspiring young people to work for you and securing a talent flow
  • promoting a positive awareness of your business in the community
  • promoting improved career choices and supporting diversity in the workplace
  • giving something back to your community
  • applying the perspective and skills of young people to your business challenges
  • providing development opportunities for your staff
  • it makes good business sense!

All employers, regardless of size and type, can make a valuable contribution to preparing young people for the world of work, and it makes good business sense to get involved in developing your potential workforce.

To see Jessica’s video click here

For more information on our current vacancies visit careers









Experts in Creating Careers

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Our 2019 Accountant Trainee and Summer Internship jobs are now available on the careers page on our
Drummond Laurie Chartered Accountantswebsite, click here for more details and how to apply.

Our training is designed with the specific purpose of giving you the best of both worlds: fast access to credible learning opportunities and the consideration to allow you to focus on what’s important – your studies, whilst at the same time offering hands on client experience and fun!


Last Chance Childcare Vouchers Scheme

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You may be aware that the government proposed to close the existing ‘Childcare Vouchers Scheme’ (CVS) to newDrummond Laurie Chartered Accountants entrants from 6th April 2018.  This scheme, in a lot of cases, is more beneficial than the new scheme introduced as its replacement – Tax-Free Childcare (TFC).

However, following a parliamentary debate after the Chancellor’s Spring Statement in March 2018, the Government announced they would keep the existing scheme open to new entrants, for a further 6 months.

The old scheme will now close to new entrants on 3rd October 2018.  From 4th October 2018, new entrants will no longer be eligible for CVS and the only option left will be to register for the TFC scheme.  For monthly paid employees, this will mean that the last opportunity, for new entrants, to purchase these vouchers, will be in their September pay.   If you believe this scheme would benefit you, please act now.

Please see our original blog for more details here

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