The leading business bookkeeper for London

London’s leading bookkeeping service for sole traders, partners, company directors, freelancers, and contractors.

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Experienced, approachable, client-focused.

When you partner with us, you’ll have more time to spend on your business with the added peace of mind of knowing that you’ll not be paying any more in tax that you need to.

Freelance bookkeeper and business advisor for London’s businesses

The most successful companies in London benefit from the most up-to-date and accurate financial record keeping

Bookkeeping

Discover our full range of bookkeeping services and more.

Limited Companies

We offer comprehensive bookkeeping for limited company clients.

Payroll

Let us handle all of your payroll and workplace pension obligations.

Management Reporting

Because accurate information leads to better business decisions.

Sole Traders

Tradesmen to professionals to landlords, get in touch with us.

Partnerships

Experienced partnership bookkeeping services from our team.

CIS

Full CIS management whether you’re a contactor, sub-contractor, or both.

Virtual Accounts Office

All the benefits of an in-house accounts department without the price tag.

How we help our wonderful clients

Online bookkeeping

We take advantage of the latest online bookkeeping platform to save you the time involved in data entry, bank reconciliation, mileage claims, expense reclaims and more.

Payroll

We take care of everything from registering new employees, auto enrolment, P45 & P46 administration and statutory pay calculations to ensure you always get your payroll right.

Reconciliation

Bank reconciliation is important. So let us make sure that everything matches up as it should as well as inform you of unexpected transactions or cash shortages.

Year Ends/Corp Tax

We prepare your Self Assessment and your business year end information using the bookkeeping records we’ve kept up to date throughout the entire year.

VAT Returns

When you work with the Business Bookkeeper, we keep all of your trading records constantly up to date meaning you never have to calculate a VAT bill again.

Business Reports

Better business information leads to better business decisions, and we can instantly produce a wide range of reports and help you interpret them.

Advice & Support

We’re a phone call, Zoom call, or email away if your need any support – let us know the questions you have and we’ll share with you the answers you need.

Invoice & Credit Control

Work with us to improve your business cash flow, to get paid faster by your clients, and to better understand your company’s financial health.

Virtual Accounts Team

If you want your customers to believe that all of your accounts are managed in-house, ask us about our outsourced virtual accounts department.

Part-time bookkeeper service for London

Trustworthy

Our team has provided bookkeeping services to London businesses of all sizes for 25+ years

Accurate and comprehensive bookkeeping

We’re here to make sure that you & your accountant have the most accurate figures to work from

Understand your business better than before

We provide advice, insight, and support on all aspects of finance, tax, and business growth

We're ready for Making Tax Digital

Ready for Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was the biggest change in the way tax has been reported and collected for a generation.

The Business Bookkeeper is an absolute asset to our company. A positive ‘can do’ approach to managing our invoicing, accounts, clients and tutors with intelligence, empathy and professionalism. The calm one in a storm and first to mention a new app or system that might help speed up our processes and keep us competitive.

Caroline Butler, Director, Dulwich Tutors

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The main job of a bookkeeper is to make sure that a company’s financial transaction records are up to date and up-to-date. Previously, this used to be done on paper or on spreadsheet although, nowadays, this is done on platforms like Xero.

Whereas many bookkeepers work for a single employer, a freelance bookkeeper (sometimes called a self-employed bookkeeper) will often work for numerous clients on a part-time basis.

We are a team of freelance bookkeepers and we work with businesses across London.

The role of a bookkeeper is wide but it normally includes (but is not limited to) producing invoices, monitoring purchase orders, calculating interest, managing business repayments, chasing debtors, paying suppliers and creditors, and more.

However, we see our role as more than bookkeeping. 

We make sure that you have the access to accurate and up-to-date information on which you can base decisions for the future of your business.

There’s a lot of confusion in the mind of the general public about what a bookkeeper does and what an accountant does. There is a lot of crossover but, to do their jobs to the best of their abilities, accountants rely on the work that business bookkeepers carry out.

We do your bookkeeping weekly, fortnight, or monthly meaning that your accountant has the accurate figures they need to minimise both your personal and business tax liabilities at year end.

Whereas your accountant may only periodically check your business’s performance, it’s part of your bookkeeper’s job to make sure that your records are continuously and accurately updated. This gives your bookkeeper a much greater insight into your business, how well it’s performing, and any issues which you might need to address sooner or later.

It’s a well-known fact too that businesses whose owners and senior managers work from the very latest information are better at making decisions. So a bookkeeper actually does a lot more than input data onto a spreadsheet or an online accounting platform. 

We’re here to help you at all stages of your business journey.

We simplify bookkeeping for our clients by taking on the vast majority of the work involved ourselves.

Keeping your books up to date yourself takes time out of your day that you could be using to be productive – finding new clients, looking after existing customers, managing staff and more.

Let us do the work for you.

We know London business and we love London businesses.

Running a business in the capital is different from running a business elsewhere in the UK – there’s a lot more competition for customers, a lot more competition for staff, and the costs of trading are much higher.

Because we know the reality of commercial life for London business owners, you’ll find out input and our insights to be far more actionable and relevant than an online bookkeeper located elsewhere in the country who doesn’t know London like you and we do.

Yes – we offer a sole trader bookkeeping service for companies in London as well as bookkeeping for partnerships.

To appoint us as your part-time bookkeeper, please get in touch with us first for a consultation.

The relationship between a business owner and bookkeeper is one of the most significant commercial relationships you’ll have.

It’s important that we both feel that we understand each other and that we can work together too.

To get in touch with us, please call 020 3137 6565 or email us.

The average bookkeeper salary is £35,045 according to Adzuna. That’s approximately how much it would cost you to employ a bookkeeper full-time so it’s not cheap.

By working with our outsourced London bookkeepers, you’ll enjoy a very similar level of service with added business insights for around one tenth of the cost.

And the money you’ll save on tax and the money you’ll earn through our insights and advice will likely be much greater than the fees you pay us.

In the best and most sustainable business relationships, both sides see value and both sides win. This is what we offer our clients.