In 2001, our CEO Pat McCosker took early retirement from his position as a Bank Manager and turned his 30 years of banking, finance and tax experience to the field of legal accounts. Starting out with a handful of clients, he developed his custom in house reconciliation programmes and quality assurance triple check testing.
These programmes and checks have been expanded and developed over the years to take into account changes and updates from The Law Society and The Revenue Commissioners, but they remain the backbone of CBS – ensuring that our clients are fully up to date, balanced & compliant.
Pat has now gone on to develop our own Legal Accounts Software: Sol-Est Accounts. This decision was taken after years of dealing with existing legal accounting software packages, many of which have deficiencies such as poor posting screens, incorrect ledger displays and little to no technical or procedural support. Sol-Est is a clean, modern, state of the art program; easy to use and maintain. As Sol-Est has been designed by us, to our specification and with you, the user's needs and requirements to the forefront of the development process, it is the ultimate accounts solution for the small to medium sized practice. Combined with our bookkeeping services, we are your one stop shop for your bookkeeping needs.
Since 2001, we have helped dozens of practices – for some, we have prepared their accounts for years, giving compliance guidance on a monthly basis, for others we have provided bookkeeper training and set up in house systems to enable them to carry out their own reconciliations and compliance checks.
A number of clients have come to us in times of need – perhaps after a law society inspection found faults, or a bookkeeper has left and a replacement cannot be found; we have helped in many such situations – getting the accounts back on track and ensuring practice compliance and setting up new processes to maintain high standards.