Jim was a steady pair of hands and a cool mind in a time of our Heaven and Earth Day Spa opening and a major transition in the growth of our companies. His perception and business acumen offered us more than pure finance reporting.
I learned my business financials following a telephone conversation with Jim Cahill than I did from my Accountant over the past 10 years. I know where to focus on to make my business more profitable.
What I like about working with Jim is the vision and forward thinking he brings to our company Arcana. Although he came in to take control of our accounts, what I did not expect was the extent to which he looks beyond the accounts to highlight the key areas I need to be looking at next – whether that be marketing, cash management, HR or whatever. He really makes great use of the accounts as feedback to drive the business forward. For the first time, I see our accounts as a tool to support the business.
On another level that is very important for us as a company is the relationship with the person and Jim, thankfully, is a peoples person – thus very easy to get on with which makes for us a perfect match.
I worked with Jim in 2008. He is a man of integrity and insight. He has a great capacity for detailed analysis combined with a high degree of compassion, an unusal mix for an accountant. While he is highly skilled in terms of his ability as an accountant, his greatest strength is his capacity for objective thinking and as such is an excellent resource to support business analysis and strategic planning. I am happy to recommend Jim as a consultant.
Jim allayed my (unspoken) resistance to facing the chore of organising my financial accounts. This has resulted in a new awareness of how organised accounting practice actually propels my business forward! Before using AccountsPLUS I was content with just basic compliance.
I would say Jim is unique in that he demonstrates a genuine interest in the client’s affairs, and ensures he fully grasps the nature of the client’s needs before going on to provide bespoke, reliable and understandable financial advice. Plus, he enables the client with appropriate tools and perspectives to implement that advice where necessary. That, I suspect, is why he calls his firm ‘AccountsPLUS’.
I really enjoyed your presentation…as a non-accountant, that’s not something I say lightly! but it helps bridge the gap between engineering and the business accounting side.