Medical Imaging: Part Of The Team
Crawley-based Medical Imaging Partnership Ltd provides diagnostic radiology services (MRI, X-Ray and Ultrasound) on a fixed site and mobile basis, to the NHS and private sectors.
The management team was looking for a new accountancy firm and had some exacting requirements.
“We needed somebody who could come into our offices and work with us to develop our accounting system and to provide us with finance director services,” says Simon Oates, CEO of Medical Imaging.
Currently, Jamie Young from Plus Accounting is working in the Medical Imaging offices two days a week.
“Plus Accounting was recommended to us by one of our partners, who knew Paul Feist,” says Simon. “Paul introduced us to his colleague Jamie, who had the skill set we were looking for. As it happens, Jamie also lives nearby, so everything seemed to drop into place and it felt right.”
Simon continues: “Medical Imaging is a very complex business and our existing accounting system simply wasn’t coping.”
With Jamie’s help, a full multi-site management reporting system has been implemented, which enables Medical Imaging to accurately analyse the performance of each site and department. The report also supports full drill down capability, allowing the company to see the detailed transactions behind every figure in the report.
Jamie acts as the company’s finance director, attending monthly board meetings to assist with the development of strategy and provide a financial overview.
“Having Jamie working alongside us means that he’s really got under the skin of what we do,” says Simon. “We were looking for an accountancy firm which was willing to be flexible and ‘work outside of the box’ and we found that in Plus Accounting. The firm looked at what we needed and provided it. I’d say that Plus Accounting has fulfilled our needs completely.”
Medical Imaging had particular requirements which needed sorting out at the beginning of the relationship with Plus Accounting.
“Six months down the line, the accounting system which has been created is now stable and effective – so our relationship with Plus Accounting is evolving,” says Simon. “We know that the firm has a reputation for being proactive – so we are now looking forward to them being in a position to share ideas with us and work with us into the future.”
Jamie Young has enjoyed the challenge of working so closely with a client.
“Medical Imaging is a fast-growing, high-tech business and it’s exciting to be immersed in that environment,” he says. “We have a close working relationship with all of the team there and feel that they are all confident about sharing their company’s challenges and successes with us. We are very much part of the team and that’s a great feeling.”