Switching made life easier
Ash Shaw's way makes life better
| The pensions headache|| Ash Shaw brings relief|
and makes life easier
|Accounts completed a few days before deadline||Annual report and accounts completed two months earlier|
|Staff changes every year||Our personal approach meant that we got to know what they were about and how they liked to work
|Much improved internal processes, but no reduction in audit fees||Trustees obtain value for money|
|Reduced pension scheme complexity, but no reduction in audit fees||Trustees obtain value for money|
|Perceived lack of independence by current auditor||No conflicts of interest|
|Too much hassle to change auditors||We've made switching auditors hassle free. Our four step helpsheet showed them exactly what to do
The Trustees were responsible for overseeing a medium-sized defined benefit scheme which was closed to new members. They had invested time and effort making sure that key pension processes operated smoothly, but were surprised that the audit fees had not been reduced, despite the improvements and simplicity of their closed pension scheme.
The trustees felt that the scheme was now much simpler and approached their current auditor to find out if the auditors were willing to revise their fees. Unfortunately, they were not.
The Trustees contacted us to obtain details of our service. They liked our personal approach and industry 'know how', and decided to switch auditors. The switch needed to be 'hassle free' and with Ash Shaw's helpsheet they knew exactly what needed to be done. And the results speak for themselves!
This year the accounts were completed within five month's of the scheme's year end and they are looking forward to achieving our 30 day challenge next year.