Frequently asked questions

Here’s some of the frequently asked questions on all our services from our Outsourced Finance Department. 

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Our office is based in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, which enjoys excellent road, rail and airport links.

Yes – our team can work alongside your existing staff if you wish, or we can provide you with a fully outsourced team.

We can use your existing software if it’s up to the job! Or we can provide you with 24/7 access to the market-leading software we use, which has advanced features capable of adapting to your business’s changing needs as it grows. All without the high cost of purchasing it yourselves!

We agree a fixed monthly sum with you as part of our sign-up process. That way, you’ll know upfront how much you’ll be paying per month, enabling you to plan accordingly – no nasty surprises!

Yes, our staff are all based in the UK and all processing is carried out in the UK. Outsourcing is not the same as ‘offshoring’.

Yes, we do. We have provided financial and administrative support to many UK-based sales teams with an overseas head office.

Yes, we can undertake these tasks as part of our wider outsourced financial management service. We can help with all the functions that a finance department would usually fulfil.

Yes, absolutely! As previously mentioned, we can perform any function that could be undertaken by a large finance department. To ensure your expectations are in line with our capabilities, we are always very clear from the outset about what you can expect from our service. In fact, we often far exceed the expectations of new clients, who are often surprised at just how much we can do for them and how much responsibility we take.

No – most of the work we do is carried out at our offices in Stansted. We will of course visit you when required, or we can host your team in one of our attractive meeting spaces.  

Yes, we often work with businesses in financial distress and will spare no effort in our attempt to return them to financial health

Yes, we love working with growing businesses – it’s what we’re here for!

Yes, we are accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Yes, we have full professional liability insurance.

We adhere closely to all data protection regulations and have stringent processes and controls in place to keep you safe.

We were established in 1992 and have now been around for over 30 years – and we’re looking forward to the next 30! So, we’re not planning on going anywhere.

It’s also worth noting that an employee could leave you at any time, whereas Insight Associates would have a binding contract in place with you.

No, not usually – the level of service we provide would be too in-depth for most sole traders and so would not be suitable.

No, not usually – most of our clients have been trading for a few years at least and have surpassed the £1 million turnover threshold.

This isn’t to say there aren’t exceptions to this rule. We have previously worked with startups that were growing so fast that they needed to operate like a much larger organisation from the outset.

Typically, our clients will be turning over between £1 million and £10 million.

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