I like contractors so much I married one, but don't worry, that's not a requirement for us to work together! You work on a couple of contracts a year and don't have a huge amount of purchases. You're perfectly capable of issuing your own invoices to clients and recording your purchases. What you do want is for your annual accounts to be submitted and for someone to be on hand throughout the year if you have any questions.
I'll help you get set up and give you the tools you need to keep your accounts in order throughout the year. It's pretty hands off from my side until it comes to do your annual accounts, but I'm here for any questions you might have during the year.
How it works
You'll use ReceiptBank to upload all of your receipts and expenses and use Xero for your day-to-day bookkeeping (recording your costs, issuing invoices to clients, and so on). If you want to do your own bookkeeping (with me on hand for a bit of support) that's absolute fine, all I ask is that you commit to keeping things up to date on a monthly basis.
What you get
Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, I think you should only pay for what you need, and that your accountancy services should be able to grow as you do. That's why I operate a more pick'n'mix approach so that you can pick and choose the bits you need, adding or removing things as you go. There's a range of services to choose from, including:
- Annual accounts
- Corporation tax return
- Confirmation statement preparation and filing
- Bookkeeping support, whether you want to hand it over completely or do it yourself with a bit of support
- Monthly or quarterly progress reports (including tax estimates), with a Zoom call to discuss any questions you have
- Monthly payroll
- Self assessment tax returns for directors
- Xero subscription
- ReceiptBank subscription
- Email support
Keeping on top of your bookkeeping is best done in small regular chunks. Ideally you'd spend a little bit of time each week, but as a minimum I suggest that you make sure Xero is fully up to date on a quarterly basis. This means that you'll have a really good understanding of how your business is doing and are less likely to be surprised by things at the end of the year.
How to sign up
If this all sounds interesting, book a time below and we'll have a chat to discuss your needs.
Emma makes running our accounts a breeze! As a two-director limited company, managing clients, the business, and our accounts was a handful. Enter Emma, who's explained everything clearly, set us up on Xero and provides professional and easy to understand advice every month on our monthly scheduled call.
We loved Emma's pricing options, allowing us to pick core services whilst our business is still new. As our business grows we can bring Emma in for more tasks, reducing our admininstration.
We couldn't cope without Emma now, she's an essential extension of our company.