What people say
We have now been working with Corient Business Solutions for years. The decision to switch was not taken lightly. Taking something as critical as your day to day accounts overseas was a difficult decision to make. The most obvious reason was due to the savings we would make but this was not the only driver.
We moved from 4 accounts staff, in house, to 1.5 and it has been an almost seamless transfer. We have not only saved thousands of pounds a month but we now have a much more efficient and robust system in place and I receive good accurate management information far quicker than I did when my accounts department was in the same building.
Initially there were a few minor teething issues but with the backing from onshore and offshore in particular, these were quickly resolved and everything is now run far more efficiently. I receive daily bank balances, and cash-flow forecasts. I have management figures 15 days after month end and debtor and creditor reports on demand.
Corient take care of all of our outward payments and provide me with monthly Management P&Ls which are accurate and up to date. They also take care of all our payroll, VAT returns and are able to quickly provide asset and liability statements if required.
What I find most appealing is that they are constantly looking for ways to improve our efficiencies without me even asking. The staff are always positive and have a “Can-do” attitude which is extremely refreshing.
I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential client and am happy to discuss this in person if required.
Eagle Relocations and Logistics Ltd
Here at Leisureshopdirect we had an internal book-keeper for many years. As the company had many complexities we decided to move to the outsource company, Corient. Leisureshopdirect was initially part of a larger Ltd company and Corient helped greatly through the transition of removing Leisureshopdirect out into its own Ltd company.
Corient have also spent much time and effort on understanding my company in detail and put into place many processes to ensure that the books and management accounts are as accurate as possible. Corient have a very pro-active outlook and it feels like they really want your company to grow and they want to help in any way they can.
We work with Corient via a Accounting Firm but I would highly recommend Corient as a solution to your book-keeping requirements.
I was very disappointed with my earlier Book-keepers due to regular change of personnel looking after our company’s books, the inexperience of the actual book-keeper dealing with our account on a day-to-day basis and the backlog of work with no management accounts available though we were using Xero cloud software.
Although the owner of the business was well qualified, the company used college students to do the actual book-keeping which constantly resulted in errors in our records.From my research, this is quite a common occurrence.
When I started looking for another Book-keeping firm, my Accountant recommended Corient.
The team at Corient are true professionals when it comes to taking care of business book-keeping services.
All of the book-keepers are extremely knowledgeable and well-qualified. Corient took over the affairs from earlier Book-keepers without much of my involvement at all and brought all 4 of my company’s affairs up-to-date. The team at Corient liaise directly with all of my Centre Managers, who are located in 4 different regions, to resolve queries and ensure efficient and timely submission of payroll and VAT returns.
What also impresses me about Corient is that they take interest in my business and put the need of the customers first. They provide me with Consolidated and Company-wide Management Reporting, which I never had it in the past, and this really helps me to drive the business forward. Further, Corient liaise with my Accountants to resolve all the year-end queries.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Corient to other businesses”
Before outsourcing to Corient, we never had clarity on how we were doing financially. As a growing company we were always focussed on building brand and never got the hang of the financials. Since outsourcing to Corient, they have cleaned up the books, maintained ‘real time’ book keeping and managed complex reconciliations between us and our factoring agency. They have exceeded all my expectations and gone beyond working as a book keeping agency to acting as a Finance Controller. The detailed analysis they provide enables me to see the effectiveness of our sales strategy in ‘real-time’. They work seamlessly with our headquarter staff, providing information within hours and have saved us significant finance and interest costs. They have also managed enquiries from HMRC independently. All in all they have acted more as partners rather than suppliers.
Boom Boom Cricket
Using Corient Business Solutions to manage our accounting function has not only saved us cost but it has also brought tremendous improvements to our accounting process. We now get monthly Management Accounts within days of the month end, with analysis across all cost centres something we never had previously. The
‘Management Dashboards’ give us an up to date snapshot of all the vital information we need to run our business effectively. The team at Corient understand our industry and business needs well. They are very supportive and proactive in delivering what they promise.
Extel Ltd, Birmingham
I was initially requested by Dutch clients to assist with setting up a payroll in India. Corient was recommended to me by a business contact as a firm who could assist . After the client and I provided information to Corient, Corient quickly prepared a report on the applicability of the Indian Laws to my clients, highlighting area s that the client needed to address in addition to payroll.. Further, they have been processing Indian payroll for my client for about 9months , accurately and efficiently and have helped them to comply with the local laws. Throughout the engagement, Corient have been professional, quick to respond and flexible to meet all our needs. They have exceeded my expectations.
Chris Burns Consulting
Corient Business Solutions Ltd has been working with one of our clients managing payroll services before and after it went into receivership. When we started managing the affairs of the client, we continued utilising the services of Corient for managing the staff payroll. It was extremely important that during the transition of ownership of this business that staff morale was kept high to ensure “business as usual”. We have found
Corient to be totally professional and 100% efficient in ensuring that payroll is processed accurately and on time. They have been proactive with me in following up all data requests and ensuring that everything is completed before the due dates. All in all, they have been excellent business partners to work with.
We were shying away from taking additional business as our hands were always tied up with the work on the table. We realised that Corient could help us in taking away the extra work we had. We tested the waters by giving them the most complex work and they not only did the work within the stipulated time but also with accuracy. Since we have been working with Corient they have been turning around work in 3-4 weeks which generally would have been sitting in our office for months. We have improved our cash flow, saved more than 50% in costs, got much better quality and have been taking on the extra work without getting worried how it would get done . We can rely 100% on Corient as a business partner.
Mr Tax Ltd,Leicester
Having identified a need to optimise the bookkeeping operation within the business, we sought the services of Corient. From the moment of contact, the friendly team has demonstrated diligence, knowledge, and professionalism. Corient’s proactive approach has streamlined our bookkeeping procedure and saved us hours of time and hundreds of pounds (GBP ) on administrative tasks, which has proven to be highly beneficial for a small business like ours. Corient have a conscientious approach to understand your business – and challenges – in order suggest the appropriate solutions needed to develop the right system for your operation. Corient have proven to be a reliable and cost-effective partner – enabling us to overcome our bookkeeping challenges which has, in turn, increased our productivity and effectiveness. Working with Corient has freed up my own time which, as the business owner, can (and is) increasingly spent working ON this business, with less time working IN it.
“Working with Corient frees up countless hours each week as they can take a lot of the day-to-day processing and, using their expertise, experience and systems, turn things round swiftly without any need for supervision from us. Corient work to a very high standard and, on the rare occasion where mistakes do happen (which are caused far more frequently by errors or miscommunication from our side than from anything that they have done!) are willing and able to make corrections extremely quickly, which is highly valuable to us.
In addition, they are always on hand to offer expert advice and opinion and to answer any questions that we have, as well as recommending either things of which we need to be aware or more efficient ways of processing information, doing so with an extremely personable touch that makes them a pleasure to talk to.
Lastly, they have also taken the time and effort to organise weekly video-meetings which make it so much easier to communicate and discuss things face to face, rather than having to limit communication to emails etc., with all the potential for omission or misunderstanding that these bring, which have really taken our working relationship to the next level and which, again, we find invaluable.”
Recruitment Co based in Plymouth
We have a great working relationship with Corient. Working together for a number of years and they have become an integral part of our team.
We look forward to many successful years to come with them by our side
As a part of their job roles, initially our in-house team used to undertake administrative tasks which slowed down their vital work, increased cost of the work undertaken compared to an admin resource and reduced productivity among vital team members.
After assessing our requirements, Corient provided us with a dedicated and well-trained staff to undertake all our technical administrative duties. This staff member was fully trained to undertake the assigned tasks and capable of functioning independently right from picking up the task to executing them as per our set processes. She has worked with us closely to become like another member of our team. Austina is a great communicator, has excellent written English, timely and always asks questions where she isn’t sure or needs help.
Corient has helped us in terms of cost reduction for providing admin support, quicker turnaround time for customers, increased capacity for our team members, increased capacity to take on more work from our customers, high quality work being provided, flexible approach and excellent support has been provided by them.