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Motor Industry

Clay Shaw Butler has clients in many areas of the motor industry including motor dealerships with franchised and independent traders, mechanics and tyre dealers.

There is no doubt that the motor trade was hit particularly hard by the recession.

With margins squeezed, consumers reluctant to splash out for non-essential large items and difficulty raising finance; timely, reliable, Management Information is an essential part of decision making.

Why not let us use our wealth of experience to improve your performance and profitability in this volatile and specialist sector.

In addition to our standard Accountancy, Audit and Taxation services Clay Shaw Butler can provide:

  • Regular, accurate, meaningful Management Accounts;
  • Assistance in selection, installation and training of accounting software;
  • Review of internal controls and advice on improvements;
  • Identification of Key Performance Indicators and regular monitoring thereof;
  • Assistance with selection and installation of suitable software, together with training for your employees;
  • Assistance with the VAT Second Hand Car Scheme;
  • Advice on Stock financing;
  • Warranty work and servicing invoicing and controls;
  • Monitoring of dealership targets to ensure wherever possible they are met;

As Sage Business Partners we promote the use of Sage solutions. Many companies useSage Accounts software; however they should consider also using Sage Job Costing. The software enables you analyse and control the costs of individual jobs and services you provide in particular servicing or warranty work. This would enable you to do the following:

  • Ensure work undertaken by mechanics and technicians is allocated accurately to individual jobs and billed correctly;
  • Ensures that all parts and consumables used are allocated accurately to jobs;
  • Eliminate the need for manual job cards;
  • Monitor the efficiency of individual workers or teams;
  • Print regular reports to show income, expenditure and profitability for different classifications of work such as: general public; commercial vehicles; Fleet customers; internal work on own vehicles; or even by mechanic or manager;
  • Print regular reports to show the source of the work eg. Where did the customer hear of your company this could enable to establish which marketing methods are most successful;
  • Produce Management Information regarding productivity of different branches/locations;

The software enables true business control by helping you understand the precise cost breakdown of any job. We not only supply the software but can also tailor a bespoke training package for you and your employees. This enables you to get the most out of the software and ensure you have reliable Management Information at the touch of a button.

Contact us today for an informal discussion about your individual needs and our solutions.


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Clay Shaw Butler is the trading name of Clay Shaw Butler Limited.
Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 6519528. Registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Details about our audit registration can be viewed at under reference C001742711.
The registered office address is 24 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 3AL.