Case Study | Vertical Advantage Ltd

Business Sectors:  Recruitment

Vertical Advantage is a rapidly expanding London based recruitment specialist. 

Their focus is mid to senior level professionals across a range of markets for both permanent and interim assignments.  Their clients are leading UK and international blue chips.

Vertical Advantage has been our client from their beginning in 2012.


Client needs

From the outset, Managing Director David Jenkins decided to outsource all non-core activities so that every member of the team, and every inch of the valuable Central London office space, was fully engaged in what they do best without being sidetracked by admin.

Our brief was wide-ranging but simply stated.....   a "Virtual Accounts Office" delivering a totally outsourced finance and payroll operation for a rapidly expanding business together with a full accountancy service.

As with most of our clients, we use Xero accounting software to enable collaboration and information exchange.


Accounting Services for Business provides a complete range of accountancy services.  Our end to end "Virtual Accounts Office" delivers full support to the entire Vertical Advantage team.

We manage the day to day bookkeeping and accounts, have direct control over bank payments, and produce weekly and monthly management reports providing clear insights for planning. 

Our team of Chartered Accountants deal with business and personal taxation matters and the year-end accounts. 

Our payroll department provides the final icing on the cake.....   after all..... everyone wants to be paid on time!

Client comment

‘I have been working with ASFB since we started & have been highly impressed by their business model – essentially my financial back office is outsourced to them from payroll to year end accounts.

Their work is speedy, accurate and efficient - they are flexible to changing requirements and importantly, they are available as required with advice or reassurance.

I get the impression they really care about our business and it’s a thoroughly enjoyable relationship.

It is my intention to keep working with the team at ASFB & hope that our businesses can continue to grow together.’

David Jenkins
Managing Director
Vertical Advantage Ltd

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