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The Genus team reviewed weaknesses in the business and highlighted areas for improvement, leading to a drive of improvements and efficiencies.

Gerry Arcari - Managing Director, Vivid Creative

Genus is a combination of well-developed technology, and smart human intervention, designed to give you a really meaningful view of your business. And because Genus brings together the best of technology with the knowledge of our experienced team, we are able to deliver meaningful information, insightful advice and integrated planning.

We tailor specific solutions for you, crafted together from a range of the world’s leading software packages; and we recognise that as businesses grow and develop, the level of support they need increases.  That’s why we designed four separate tiered packages which provide different levels of support.

Genus allows you to understand all the possibilities, saving you time and resources and improving the efficiency of your back-office.  Bringing power to you, your business and your plans for the future.

With Genus, if you’re ready for tomorrow, the future is yours.

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Package options to suit your business

Genus packages

On a monthly/quarterly basis, we make sure that you are up to date, compliant and not wasting precious cash. We produce a set of reconciled and detailed management accounts which enable you to monitor the performance of your business as well as providing comfort to any lenders/investors you may have.

Because you’re up to date throughout the year, with Enable you receive an early warning in respect of any corporation tax liabilities and the preparation of the year-end accounts and tax returns are completed as easily as possible.

Explore gives you everything included in Enable plus the benefits of more tailored and visual reporting so that you can quickly see how your business is performing and identify any problems early.

Most importantly, Explore includes in-depth and insightful commentary as well as quarterly meetings with our expert team, this ensures that you gain a real understanding of your finances and that tax planning opportunities are identified in an integrated way

Elevate builds on Explore but with the addition of forward-looking forecasts. This provides the ultimate early warning system with regards to business performance and allows you to fully understand the financial impact of any decisions before you make them.

As part of the process, actual results are compared to forecast on a regular basis with any significant variances investigated in great depth, meaning that unexpected costs and poor performance are identified early.

Excel is the package for those who are serious about taking their businesses and finances forward.

It includes everything included in Elevate plus the added benefits of having one of our senior team as an extended part of your management team. They will provide a robust review of your finances, highlight the key drivers of your business, help unlock ways to improve profitability and cash flow and ultimately unlock the potential of your business to really excel.

Experts in system implementation and optimisation

The Genus Projects team

We created our dedicated Genus Projects team, to address the needs of new and existing clients in the fast-changing accountancy and business support systems market.

With the onset of cloud accounting with the likes of Xero and QuickBooks challenging the more established accounting systems providers like Sage, there has been a growing appetite in the SME market to embrace these technologies.

As we were already the first firm in the region to become Xero Platinum partners, the team builds further upon that lead in the local market.

Regardless of the size of business, our team is able to;

  • assess your business requirements
  • detect current software inefficiencies
  • suggest solutions to the problems
  • make internal processes more efficient and
  • implement the upgraded systems

We will also undertake one to one training sessions to ensure that you are getting the very best from the systems you are using.

We recognise that there is a real appetite to bring together business processes and link them together in a smart way to;

  • get the most from back-office systems
  • obtain better information
  • have more efficient and cost-effective processes
  • lead to accelerated growth

Over the last couple of years, the projects team have invested heavily in research and training and constantly keep up-to-date with developments in the fast and ever-changing marketplace.

This enables them to suggest to clients the best systems for them to use, tailored to our client’s needs.  Many of these add-ons offer massive time savings and very low monthly costs with many charging under £20 per month to use them.

We partner with world leading software packages

Software packages

Award-Winning service

Recognition of success

Finalist for Large Firm of the Year

Xero Awards 2020

Finalist for Large Firm of the Year

Xero Awards 2018

Finalist for Mid-Tier Innovation of the Year

British Accountancy Awards 2018

Winner of Advisory Firm of the Year

Yorkshire Accountancy Awards 2018

Working with our clients

Genus success stories

  • Client Case Study

    Thompson Tree Services

    Working with Genus is like having another person working alongside us in the company, someone who is more than just the accountant – They’re part of the team.

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  • Client Case Study

    Vivid Creative

    Shorts identified that my business was running at 50% efficiency and pointed out that we were using an out-dated and inefficient system.  The team steered us down a path of using a bespoke system for agencies and a custom reporting platform, leading to improved efficiencies and profitability.

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    Accounts Partner Andy Irvine talking to client Vivid
  • Client Case Study

    Abbeydale Brewery

    Shorts helped us restructure how we do our accounts introducing Xero software. They’re helping to organise our workflows more efficiently and to fully modernise the business. It has been a big change but it’s starting to really show benefit.

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    Malcolm Pope Accounts Partner talking to client Abbeydale Brewery

Fantastic support from Alicia from start to finish. This was a big thing for us changing the accounts system and it's been a breeze from the project planning, implementation and through to training and support.
Really impressed with Xero as a whole and really impressed with Shorts and Alicia.

Matthew Wheatcroft
Purpose Media (UK) Ltd

The Genus team have been really helpful; they’ve helped us to switch from our old accounts package onto Xero. That’s meant changing some of our working practices, so they’ve been coming and sitting alongside our bookkeepers and helping them to make those changes, devising new reports for us and new working practices, which has been great.

I would recommend Shorts as a forward-looking accountancy practice - I think they are very up to date, very modern in their approach and very approachable, friendly and very professional.

Sue Morton
Abbeydale Brewery

I would highly recommend the Short’s Project Team, they quickly understood our business and recommended the best fit to fulfil our needs.

Mark Hughes
Tutora

The Projects Team at Shorts helped us to improve our efficiency and effectiveness by advising us on the best cloud accounting packages to use in our business.

David Cross
Coda Studios

Having used the Genus team now for over 12 months they have provided real value and insights into the numbers and most importantly good narratives on the management accounts and what they actually mean. We now have a much better understanding of the business's performance and most importantly where improvements need to be made.

Charlie Buckley
Clovertec

We recently introduced a new accounting system. The advice and support received from Gary and his team has contributed significantly to the project being completed without any issues. There’s always going to be queries raised when the new system starts getting used and it’s good to know that ongoing support will be there from the Genus team.

Andrew Corney, Finance Director
Custompac Limited.

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COVID-19In line with government guidance we’re delighted to be welcoming back clients, business partners and the Shorts team to our offices from 19th July 2021. We want to make sure that all visitors feel comfortable during their visit, please let us know if there is anything you would like us to put in place prior to your visit. We’ll still be following best practice and will have all hygiene requirements covered.