Accounting designed for you

With the cost of living crisis highlighting salon finances more than ever, we spoke with Joanne McArdle, Company Director at Pink Butterfly Accounting, to speak about the importance of accurate accounting.

  • Tell us a bit about Pink Butterfly Accounting.

We provide accounting and business support to clients within the hair, beauty and aesthetics industry.

After working within the industry for over 14 years and then becoming an acountant I wanted to merge this experience together and provide salon owners with a bespoke service to help and support the growth of their businesses whilst providing clarity on the business financials.

  • What benefits do your services present to a salon? 

Pink Butterfly use cloud-based accountancy software which enables us to provide accurate accounting information in a timely manner to our clients.  We aim to reduce the admin burden for our clients to allow their time to be spent on more productive areas of the business that they enjoy.  

Our management reporting and review services provide insights into both financial and non-financial key performance indicators within the salon. This allows us to get to know our client’s business and support them with salon-specific advice on how they can improve and make changes within their salon. In an ever-changing climate and industry, it is vital for salon owners to not only know their financial numbers but to also understand what they mean. 

  • What makes Pink Butterfly Accounting stand out from its competitors? 

Pink Butterfly are specialists within the hair and beauty industry and are committed to understanding and putting our client’s needs and interests first.  We are dedicated in providing our clients with a professional service and knowledgeable support which is bespoke to the industry. We work proactively and focus on providing much more than just meeting an accounting deadline.

We take the time to understand our client’s business and we value how important relationships are when working within this industry.  The clients that work with us will feel like we are an extension of their team, their success is what drives our passion. 

The majority of our clients are salon owners, this gives us the knowledge to be able to benchmark and work with industry averages, support clients with industry-wide problems and create a supportive network for success.

  • With your background in the salon industry, does this offer an edge on your services, if so, how? 

Having the experience of owning a salon and understanding the pressures a salon owner will face is not something that can be taught or learnt. I understand staffing problems that can arise, the knock-on effect of empty columns, the challenges of keeping a workforce motivated, and how to maximise the efficiency of the systems that are used.

I am passionate about using my experience within the salon industry as a previous salon owner to help and support other like-minded business owners on their journey.  

When choosing to work with us you can be confident in the advice and support you will receive, which is relevant to the salon industry.