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The financial cornerstone of
six and seven figure businesses.

CONTROL.
PROFIT.
GROWTH.

Who doesn’t want more profit, more control and to grow their business?

Surprisingly, 80% of business owners don’t! They live by their bank account and their success or failure is arguably down to luck rather than judgement and action. And they’re happy with that.

The other 20% are the ones who do. 

Those are the ones who value their time and want more of it. Those are the ones who want more money in the bank and to be able provide the best life for themselves and their families.

Those are the ones who would take value from a Strategic Financial Partner.

If you feel you are in this minority, you’re most likely in the right place.

The next question is, are we the right partner for you? Find out here.

Our Services

Virtual Management Accountant

The "Sleep At Night" service.

How many times do you get pestered by government organisations because things have been submitted late or at the very last minute?
How about the number of times you've asked your Bookkeeper or Accountant for information on how the business is performing, yet been met with excuses and / or incorrect information?

There really is no excuse for it. You deserve better.
You will get what you need, when you need it, and everything else just happens by magic.

Virtual Finance Director

Let's be honest now, being a business owner is lonely. If you're here you're also most likely great at what you do, but not so great when it comes to the finance-y bit.

It's not enough to just have a Bookkeeper or Accountant if you want to give your business the rocket fuel it needs to help you achieve your goals.

You need the commercial, high level and strategic support that comes from a Virtual Finance Director.. and a bloody good one at that...

One like us.

Virtual Finance Team

A great business owner needs a great Finance Director supporting them, keeping the numbers in check and the bank balance in the black.

A great Finance Director needs a great team behind them making sure the data is accurate, relevant and useable.

Cornerstone recruits the best of the best into its team, doesn't outsource and doesn't accept anything other than excellence.

This means you too can come to expect excellence from us at all levels, and concentrate on what you do best...

Running your business.

virtual management accountant

The "Sleep At Night" service.

How many times do you get pestered by government organisations because things have been submitted late or at the very last minute?
How about the number of times you've asked your Bookkeeper or Accountant for information on how the business is performing, yet been met with excuses and / or incorrect information?

There really is no excuse for it. You deserve better.
You will get what you need, when you need it, and everything else just happens by magic.

Virtual Finance Director

Let's be honest now, being a business owner is lonely. If you're here you're also most likely great at what you do, but not so great when it comes to the finance-y bit.

It's not enough to just have a Bookkeeper or Accountant if you want to give your business the rocket fuel it needs to help you achieve your goals.

You need the commercial, high level and strategic support that comes from a Virtual Finance Director.. and a bloody good one at that...

One like us.

Virtual Finance Team

A great business owner needs a great Finance Director supporting them, keeping the numbers in check and the bank balance in the black.

A great Finance Director needs a great team behind them making sure the data is accurate, relevant and useable.

Cornerstone recruits the best of the best into its team, doesn't outsource and doesn't accept anything other than excellence.

This means you too can come to expect excellence from us at all levels, and concentrate on what you do best...

Running your business.

In business, there are good times and bad. The Cornerstone team have successfully navigated us through both and become an indispensable extension of our team.

We took on Cornerstone during a period of strong growth.  I was looking for high level support and in depth analysis that I didn’t have time to address. Once signed, they started with some rigorous house-keeping, ensuring all data was correct and producing detailed management accounts.  We then went on to analyse turnover targets, true costs of sale and where we might reduce overheads. Annie saved us a fortune on bank fees.

Coronavirus hit in March 2020. The travel industry was blindsided. Cornerstone responded quickly, clarifying the cash position of the business and how long we’d be able to continue without sales. They set about helping identify where we could make cuts. Our overheads were reduced by 80% within a week, effectively doubling the length of time we could survive without any sales.

Along the way, Annie has assisted with questions relating to HR, bonus structures and other general support.  Cornerstone are attentive, flexible and highly effective. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.

HH, PSA

We engaged Cornerstone during a period of significant growth to complement our existing accountants with the outsourced Finance Director piece. Annie and her team have managed to make recommendations on how we can improve our internal processes and systems, which in term have helped with things like cashflow and profitability. As our business has continued to accelerate, we’ve also started using Cornerstone for the full outsourced finance team function and professionalised our operations with them.

As a business owner, it’s really great to have some external validation, and / or a second opinion on things when it comes to the strategic and day to day decision making and this is something that Annie and the Cornerstone team do incredibly well.

We have a fantastic Accountant who we continue to work with, but the commercial aptitude and strategic business thinking that Cornerstone provide is helping us accelerate our plans

Having known each other for many years, we weren’t sure how the relationship would pan out, but it has worked well. We have a very honest and open relationship, not to mention the banter.”

Phill Manson. PAASE Digital

I met with Cornerstone early 2020 and didn’t think they would be of much value to me as the monthly cost would have been quite a bit more than I was paying at the time, but when Covid hit and I couldn’t get any info from the team I had, I decided to take the plunge and give them a shot. 

I should have moved over to these guys years ago.

They are incredibly efficient, forward thinking, preventative rather than reactive and just generally really lovely. 

I recommend them to literally anybody and everybody and would never go back to anywhere else now. 

Craig Cotton, CSC Electrical

Like all start-ups and small businesses, I had been doing my own bookkeeping… it was really quite useful in the early days as it kept me in close touch with the all-important finances of the business. However, as the business grew so did the financial administration, to the point where it became a burden. The time spent on this distracted me from coming up with new products that would develop the business and add to its value (the stuff I most enjoyed). At this point, a chance meeting brought me into contact the Annie of Cornerstone. We started using them to do our books (particularly running the payroll and pension scheme) in October 2019. Since then Annie has helped us move to a new accounting package (including porting over 16 years’ of historic data)… pleased I wasn’t doing that myself!

I can thoroughly recommend Annie and her team if you want to get back to doing your day-job and having more fun at work, I’m now able to delegate the financial administration knowing that it will be done to my exacting standard (Annie will confirm I’m a fussy customer!).

Paul Bramley, Metrosol

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