The Crux Difference

 
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Traditional Accountant Crux Benefits for Client
Rate Traditional Accountant
Hourly charge out rate.
Crux
Fixed fees agreed in advance.
Benefits for Client
Transparency over what the client will pay. No nasty surprises.
Payments Traditional Accountant
One or two large bills throughout the year.
Crux
Fixed monthly instalments.
Benefits for Client
Easier to manage for the client from a cashflow perspective.
Project Management Traditional Accountant
Work is completed when the accountant gets around to it.
Crux
Completion dates are agreed with the client upfront. Guaranteed completion of work within the agreed timeframes.
Benefits for Client
More timely information for planning and business development purposes. Ensuring clients have the information available when they need it.
Contact Traditional Accountant
Sits in their office and sends emails back and forth to the client.
Crux
Visit the client on site, at their business, in their environment.
Benefits for Client
Enables us to see the business in action which provides us with a better understanding of the business and means that we can provide better advice to the client.
Communication Traditional Accountant
Meets the client once per year to talk through the financial statements which are over a year old.
Crux
Meet regularly (monthly or bi-monthly) with the client to talk about their business based on real-time financial information.
Benefits for Client
Provides the client with timely advice when they need it and enables us to be more engaged in their business.
Advice Traditional Accountant
Advice is focused on tax and compliance.
Crux
Advice includes broader business issues such as strategy, risk management, profit improvement, systems and processes, human resources, marketing, succession planning, structuring, governance etc.
Benefits for Client
We are the trusted advisor for the client. The clients can come to us about any challenges or problems they are having in their business. If we can’t solve them we will bring in other trusted experts to help.
Technology Traditional Accountant
Old systems and processes that require a lot of back and forth of information between the accountant and the client.
Crux
Cutting edge technology solutions and fully cloud-based systems. Designed with the client in mind to make the accounting process easier and more streamlined.
Benefits for Client
An easier, more enjoyable and less burdensome process for the clients. More time to focus on business development rather than compliance requirements.