Feel empowered with our virtual finance team.
Your growing construction business needs more than just a finance person. It needs a collective team that can understand the industry, your business and your numbers.
All of our team have experience working with construction and trade businesses just like yours.
What’s in it for you? A bespoke and experienced finance department that works with you to help your business grow. Oh and, we won’t use big accounting words you don’t understand, ever. Just plain English.
What we offer
Virtual Finance Department
We become your finance team. We take care of all your accounting, so you don’t have to. You will get access to the skills you need, when you need them without having to recruit and develop a full finance team. Think of it as having your own finance team for the cost of an in-house finance employee. It’s no wonder it’s our most popular service.
Virtual Finance Director
Every decision you make in business has a financial impact. We’ll help you assess the impact and ensure your finances keep up with your vision. We will keep you looking forward so there are no surprises and help you look at the what ifs.
Setting Up Xero
Don't have the systems in place to get started with your finances yet? We can set them up for you too. With lots of experience in a range of construction industry apps, we help you convert to Xero from any other accounting package, Microsoft excel or even paper! We’ll also help you choose and implement the best construction software for your business.
Grow your business by simply understanding how the numbers work. We offer bespoke Xero training on your own business records, in a way you will understand. Whether you are completely new to Xero, or an experienced user, we tailor the training session to your needs. As always, we won’t ever use big accounting words and jargon. Just plain English.
How We Help
LEADING APP SUPPORT & INTEGRATION INCLUDING
From Our Great Clients.
The training on Xero and WorkflowMax transformed our business. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the team to anyone who wants real-time information and answers on their business finances. First class all-round.
We needed a payment and accounting solution that would be automated to improve our cashflow and see our accounts in real time. Our payment system is now automated and we can make much better financial decisions at the click of a button. Highly recommend the team at Empowered by Cloud.
Our new workforce management programme has freed up time for the business. Operations can enter and record information in real time offsite. We can invoice clients in real-time which helps cashflow. The service was very professional & personal. I found it very easy to put trust in Laura and her team very quickly. I now see them as part of my team going forward.
Working with Empowered by Cloud has provided our growing organisation with the confidence that our finances are being taken care of and we are provided with the right information, exactly when we need it. Working closely with Louise has allowed our management to make better financial decisions and focus on growing our business.
No business is made great by the payroll department, but you can very quickly destroy workplace trust if payroll isn’t right. So it’s a massive comfort to have someone as proactive and efficient as Jo working away behind the scenes to make sure everyone is paid accurately and on time.
Empowered by Cloud have been fantastic at helping us to keep on top of our bookkeeping and accounting. Their initial comprehensive review of our existing arrangements enabled them to gain a solid understanding of our business, and their subsequent help to improve and refine our bookkeeping and forecasting processes has been invaluable.
As a start-up business founder learning to bring in experts or outsource parts of your business can be daunting. Whether you are concerned about cost, control, or quality it can seem like just doing it yourself is the best option - WRONG! Since engaging with Laura and the team at Empowered by cloud our business operation has become more efficient, we have real insight into where the business is financially, and it has given me back time to spend on the business instead of on administrative tasks. The team's commitment to customer service and their proactive approach is fantastic. Everyone we have dealt with is knowledgeable in their area whilst also being approachable, not always the case with accounting companies. 10/10, would recommend.
A little bit star struck working with LinkedIn's top voice 2020! We moved over to work with Laura only a couple of months ago and her team have completely transformed out financial literacy and vision. We went from being completely blind to really aware in such a short space of time. I look forward to the coming months with Laura on the board steering Glampitect in the right direction.
I worked with Laura when implementing Xero and WorkflowMax for improving business process. Her expertise, patience and insight were invaluable in designing a systemised approach that worked for the business. Her approach provided assurance during a period of change, which helped iron out company-specific nuances before full rollout was complete. Could not recommend her and Empowered by Cloud more highly, they just get it and more importantly help you get it.
Laura is fast becoming Scotland's go-to expert for Xero solutions for SMEs. In addition to becoming a Xero expert, she has the genuine mission and belief to share what she knows widely to her clients, peers and even competitors as a means of encouraging the wider upskilling of the SME sector but in particular those SME businesses which are too small to employ their own Finance Officer, Finance Director or office manager. Her gift is the ability to articulate and communicate the benefits of using a Xero-based system to furnish the small business owner with the tools and insight of a Finance Director, without the cost of employing one.
Quite simply, Laura is fantastic at what she does. We needed a payment and an accounting solution that would be automated, to improve our cash flow. We wanted to also make easier cash flow decisions and needed to be able to see our accounts in real time. Laura spent around 5 days in total back in 2018 with us and the results have been fantastic. Our payment system is now automated and we can make better financial decisions at the click of a button. Highly Recommend Laura and the team at Empowered by Cloud.
I’m very happy with the Xero training we got from Laura. Not only did she come to us on a day that was good for us, she also made the day stress free and gave no nonsense training. I really think our small business will benefit more than we realised. I’d highly recommend a day’s training to any small business.
I reached out on LinkedIn looking for Xero accountancy software training for a new start in our office and Laura’s name kept popping up. We agreed a day and schedule and she delivered an excellent days training. We would have no hesitation in recommending Laura to anyone looking to migrate to Xero or looking for training on the system.