What We Do

Bookkeeping services

With over 40 years experience under our bookkeeping team belt, we are well versed in different bookkeeping software packages including Sage, Xero and QuickBooks to name but a few.

We usually work from our established office but can also work from your premises.

We're so much more than bookkeepers and can offer sales invoicing, credit control, cash flow management and VAT return preparation and submissions.

Standard bookkeeping

  • Purchases and Sales Ledgers
  • Expenses and mileage claims
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Credit Card reconciliation
  • Paypal account reconciliation
  • Processing bank receipts and payments
  • Management Journals


  • Monthly Aged Creditors
  • Monthly Aged Debtors
  • Set up chart of accounts
  • Monthly Profit and Loss
  • Monthly Balance Sheet
  • Trial Balances

And of course we will do all the liaison needed with your accountant to ensure they receive the paperwork for end of year submissions in a timely, neat fashion.

Payroll services

There's an easier way to running your payroll. Keeping it in-house can create stress, with time and resources being diverted from running your business. We can take the (sizeable) stress away; our service offering includes :

  • Weekly, fornightly or monthly payroll service
  • RTI Submissions
  • CIS (contractors) service - preparing and submitting monthly CIS returns
  • Completion of year-end P60's and returns
  • BACS payments and sealed or email payslips
  • Ensuring the correct deductions are processed for staff on maternity leave, student loans and sick pay
  • Keeping and storing of PAYE records to meet statutory regulations
  • Understanding and resolving individual tax code anomalies
  • Identification and correction of any payroll errors relating to overtime or bonuses

Since October 2012, employers are obligated to set up a Working Pension scheme for most employees - dependant on your 'staging date' (calculate that date here). Employees will automatically be opted-in to these pension schemes and have to elect to opt out, if they so wish. We can help ensure that this transition happens smoothly, both between staff, the business and HMRC.

Sales Invoicing services

We make sure all your regular invoices are issued on time. We also provide invoicing on an adhoc basis and ensure the invoicing schedule is regularly updated. This means you can be safe in the knowledge that the cash flow will be as healthy as possible.

In today's climate, customers tend to pay when they are ready not when you need it. Their payment may arrive in a month or two or may never arrive at all. We provide a proactive credit control process so the business gets paid in a timely fashion.

Allowing customers to pay when they want to, means you all have less cash in the bank to pay yourself and your suppliers. Overdraft charges increase and your stress levels will go up. We will take this off your hands and make sure you have suitable business payment terms.

We don't believe in factoring your debts. The right process and a polite and friendly disposition can work wonders, we know how to do it and we do it well!

VAT is a headache for most businesses, ensuring the bookkeeping is done on a regular basis will take the stress away. No more sleepless nights, spending time away from the family at weekends and evenings. Timely VAT submissions will help to keep HMRC at bay and minimize your chances of additional investigations but more importantly you will only pay what you are liable for.

Don't just take our word for it, take a look at our client and accountant video and written testimonials.

Take a look at our 'What we charge' page for details of how these services can be tailored to fit your business; every client is different and we tailor our service accordingly to your needs.

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