Smart accounting services
that scale with your needs.
We offer a variety of options that you can choose from whether you want monthly or quarterly services, or just a year-end report. Choose the service that applies to your business and pay based on the service.
There is no need to worry about deadlines as our accountants will always keep you posted of any approaching deadlines.
We use Xero and QuickBooks that can be accessed by you and us at the same time. If you wish, you can enter the transactions by yourself to save some bookkeeping costs.
Additional accounting services.
Depending on your company size, you may also need some of our ad-hoc & ongoing services:
We can prepare an entity’s management accounts and/or group consolidated accounts using a cloud accounting software, covering the following:
- Design and implementation of an accounting system and reporting structure for newly incorporated companies
- Preparation of periodic management reports, including group reporting packages
- Preparation of consolidated financial statements for statutory or management reporting purposes
Sales framework assistance
We can help you set up a comprehensive sales framework that range from refining sellers’ approach to drafting reports. Our assistance includes:
- Assisting with new client Know Your Customer (KYC)
- Understanding and advising on client contracts
- Establishing an online/digital quote process
- Ensure timely invoicing
- Chasing for payment on overdue invoices
- Reporting invoices due and overdue to management
Outsourced virtual CFO
Our experienced financial consultants have the expertise, local knowledge, and objectivity to guide your company through financial management at a fraction of the cost of an internal hire.
Vendor payment support
Acclime can act as your finance department to manage the client’s receipts and payments and other day-to-day tasks. This service includes:
- On the payments side receiving and reviewing incoming invoices from vendors, obtaining approval from client’s personnel and payment processing based on agreed payment schedule
- On the receipts side, drafting invoices for clients and following up on payment, if necessary
- Establishing a purchase control framework
- New vendor registration
- Matching invoice to goods/service received
- Maximising payment terms
- Setting up payments in banking systems for management approval
- Recording and reporting on supplier payments in accounting systems
Review of accounting policies & procedures
- Confirm the technical accuracy or the current accounting policies
- Update accounting policies to reflect the current accounting developments
- Benchmark the current accounting policies against industry norms
Leverage our team of professional’s expertise via insightful advice on new business incorporation, existing business process improvement, cross-border expansion and integration, and so much more.
Financial planning and analysis
Going beyond reporting for statutory purposes, our team of professionals can assist with budgeting and forecasting, oversight of internal controls and more.
Why outsource your accounting to Acclime.
We have a professional team who will set up and manage your accounting, and we assist businesses of all sizes.
On-time and error-free
Let our specialised team of certified accountants manage your accounts. We ensure that our work is delivered on time and without costly mistakes.
We have a clear understanding of the local laws and regulations and can confidently guide you through setting up the right accounting structure and maintenance for your business.
Our presence in Asia can help your business expand beyond Singapore to other important markets in the region. View all our regional locations.
Not happy with your current provider?
Move your accounting to Acclime.
Switching from one accountancy firm to another doesn’t have to give you sleepless nights! We will take care of the entire process for you, from start to finish, starting with contacting your current accountant to request all the info we need to register with Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) to act on your behalf, so you can focus on running your business.
Common questions & answers.
An audit is only mandatory if:
- A company is not private exempt
- Its turnover exceeds 5 million dollars
- Any shareholder with a stake of at least 5% requests one. However, all private exempt companies must prepare a report with annual accounts in accordance with the Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (FRS), signed by 2 Directors on behalf of the company (Sole director will sign singly). FRS accounts have to be filed with our local tax authorities, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).
- Charge GST for standard-rated supplies
- e-File accurate GST returns and pay the tax due in a timely manner
- Keep business and accounting records
- Display price with GST
- Issue tax invoices and reflect GST Registration Number
- Inform IRAS of changes
- Accounting for GST on business assets held at point of de-registration
- Additional obligations under voluntary registrationIf you are under voluntary registration, you have to:
- Remain registered for at least two years
- Make taxable supplies within two years if you have not started making taxable supplies at the point of application)
- Complete the e-learning course “Introduction to GST” within three months from the effective date of registration
- Be on GIRO arrangement for payment and/ or refund of GST
- The Comptroller may also impose other conditions on voluntarily registered business and may cancel his GST registration if any of the conditions is not met
Depending on how late you are for your corporate tax filing, there are different actions that the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) can take against you. First, the IRAS will send you an estimated notice of assessment (NOA) which you are obliged to pay and file within a set deadline. If you are unable to do so, the IRAS will send you an outstanding tax return and/or document(s) and composition Fee notice which you should file and pay for before the due date. If you are still unable to complete this, the IRAS will send you a letter that bears a Notice Pursuant to Section 65B(3) of the Income Tax Act which you should file within 35 days in addition to paying the previous composition fees. Unable to do so will result in a summons being sent to the company and/or director. In addition to attending court hearings, you will be fined a maximum of 1,000 SGD and be required to submit the documents and pay the fees before a set deadline.
Form C filing due date is every 30th of November every year. Form C-S2 filing due date is every 30th of November every year for paper filings and 15th of December for e-filing.
In addition to being required by IRAS to keep proper records and accounts of business transactions, record-keeping also lets you gain insights into how your business is performing. It allows you to see which products or services are profitable and what changes you can apply. Having good records also makes preparation of financial statements easy and accurate, resulting in efficient and on-time tax returns filing.
Before you can convert from Excel to Xero, you need to set your Xero start date (also conversion date), which is recommended to be the start of the financial year or the start of the sales tax reporting period. To move your data from Excel to Zero, you need to download Xero’s CSV import template. Copy your data over to the template and save it as a CSV. Then import the file into Xero. A conversion date is important as matching all historical data from years ago will be time-consuming and costly. So, it is more practical to set a conversion date and simply entering bills and invoices during that time.
To move your data from Excel to QuickBooks, you need to install first the QuickBooks Import and CSV toolkit. From your Excel, you can import customer, vendor, items, and chart of accounts data. The toolkit wizard will instruct you on how to enter your data in the provided spreadsheet template and how to map your accounts.
Changing accountant is a simple and straightforward process. First, you find and engage a new accountant through a formal latter that also states agreement for services. When all has been agreed upon, you need to inform your existing accountant about your intentions of changing to a new one. Your new accountant may also issue a notice of takeover. Both parties will proceed to courier of files and information from your existing accountant to a new one. You will be set up in your new accountant’s system, and the takeover is finalised and closed.
A bookkeeper is tasked with recording a company’s financial information, while an accountant is to analyse and develop insightful reports out of the data. A bookkeeper’s job is transactional and administrative where it involves handling of the daily tasks of recording purchases, receipts, sales, payments, and other financial transactions. On the other hand, an accountant’s job is subjective, where it involves providing financial insights that are based on the bookkeeper’s recorded data.
A financial statement is a document that shows a company’s business activities and financial standing. It is audited by government agencies, accountants, and business partners for purposes of accuracy, tax, financing, and investment.
A financial statement is comprised of three main parts. An income statement or profit and loss statement that indicates how much profit or loss a company has incurred. A balance sheet or statement of financial position that shows a company’s assets, liabilities, and shareholder’s equity. And a cash flow statement that provides information as to how a company generates cash to fund activities, investments, and debt obligations