Bookkeeping for creatives

We get it…numbers aren’t your thing. But numbers are most definitely our thing

Bookkeeping and accounting for creative professionals

According to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Britain’s creative industries contributed £115.9billion to the economy in 2019. In just a decade, that represented an increase of 43.6% and it now means that the creative sector is now worth 6% of the value of the entire economy.

Behind those figures, many don’t see the intense physical, mental, and emotional input of the people who make up the industry whether freelance professionals or growing production houses. Being creative – coming up with something new which no-one has ever seen or heard before which leaves a positive impression with a target audience – is difficult.

The team of experienced, insightful, and friendly bookkeepers here at The Business Bookkeeper are here to help these businesses which represent an important and growing part of the UK economy.

Bookkeeping and accounting services for creatives – what creatives want

In that time, we’ve learned that what you want the most is to have more time to focus on providing top quality, original, and high-impact work to your clients.

You understand that finances are an important part of your business but, much like you’d subcontract work out to a specialist creative to help you complete a project, you want a subject matter expert like a bookkeeper to handle your day-to-day bookkeeping and financial planning.

You’d be the first to admit that, while you have a good grasp over the importance of bookkeeping, it’s not something you fully understand. In fact, you want someone to do this work for you safe in the knowledge that it’s being taken care of correctly and that your bookkeeper will give you all the information you need on the financial performance of your business.

You want to understand how well your business is using the money it earns today and how much you need in reserve for future bills and for any future expansion plans.

To speak with one of our experienced bookkeeping professionals, please contact us on 020 3137 6565 or send us a message.

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Our bookkeeping and accounting for creative professionals

We enjoy working with advertising agencies, animators, designers, filmmakers, game developers, illustrators, journalists, marketing agencies, musicians, photographers, publishers, video editors, visual effects houses and more. We can work with one person businesses as well as agencies with seven- and eight-figure turnovers.

Do you work in animated television, children’s television, films, high-end television, museum or gallery exhibitions, orchestral concerts, theatrical productions, or video games? If so, your company may be eligible for creative industry tax relief – a scheme launched by the Government to help the creative sector.

We can provide bookkeeping to production companies, studios, agencies, and contractors. We have experience in helping with the complex work involved in account management/credit control whether clients use you on an ad-hoc or contractual basis.

We’re there to help you save time and money by ensuring that handling of your payroll, receipts, and payments are as smooth as possible and, in conjunction with your accountant, ensure that you only pay the right amount in tax.

Bookkeeping and financial services for creatives

Regular & complete bookkeeping

At a time interval agreed with you, we will bring your books fully up to date – every invoice accounted for, every receipt classified, and full reconciliation with your bank.

Save hours every month

You save hours every month by working with our bookkeeping firm because we have years of experience in meeting the needs of creative services freelancers, contractors, and companies.

Minimisation of tax bills

Unlike the creative industries, accounting is a rules-based process. Use our experience and our knowledge of how the tax system works to save you paying unnecessary additional tax every year.

Easy online bookkeeping

We are certified advisors for Xero, and we use Dext to make the submission of your business paperwork easy. Simply take a photo of an invoice or receipt and we’ll deal with the rest.

Save up to pay tax well in advance

Want to know how much personal tax or company tax you have to pay as far in advance of the payment date as possible? Thanks to regular bookkeeping, we and your accountant will be able to do just that.

Speak with us anytime

Want to speak with us? Just drop us an email and we’ll arrange a time and a date normally within 24 hours of your request.

Payroll and workplace pensions

We can handle all your payroll and workplace pension requirement on your behalf.

Bookkeeping rescue

Have you found us because you’re concerned about the quality of your bookkeeping and you want help to get back on track? We specialise in bookkeeping rescue projects so please give us a call.

Full control of VAT

If you’re VAT registered, we’ll make sure that you’re on the most advantageous scheme for you. If you’re not registered yet for VAT, we’ll let you know when you should if your turnover is rising.

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Bookkeeping for creatives

To find out more about our bookkeeping services for the creative industries, please call us on 020 3137 6565 or email us to get in touch.