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from £3 a month (software only)

Sage 50

from £20 a month (software only)


from £8 a month (software only)

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How we can help


Know that you and your employees will get paid correctly and on time. Faults on your payroll can be costly. Let us help take that stress away.

COS Membership

Become part of an exclusive club for bookkeepers and accountants. Benefits include: discount on training sessions, support, work experience, possible job opportunities and more.


Our bookkeeping service can be tailored to suit your business needs. We have a huge range of experience levels and an in-house support team.

Accounts Software Training

We provide accounts software training for packages such as but are not limited to Quickbooks, Xero and Sage. Plus integrations such as Pleo, Fluidly, Receipt Bank and many more.


Hi there! We’re COS Bookkeeping and we’re based in Urmston (Manchester). We specialise in simplifying those complicated terms you often find in HMRC letters that make companies start to panic. We help you to achieve organisational bliss when it comes to your accounts. We do this in a number of ways.
Maybe you need a special software like Xero, Sage 50 or Quickbooks? Maybe you need some training? Maybe you need a new member of staff? There are many ways in which we can help.

We also provide a membership scheme to support Bookkeepers and Accountants. Members receive discount on training courses, software assistance, work experience and possible work placement. Our Membership service also provides discount on training, industry updates, an exclusive networking group and much more.

Upcoming Events


27/10/2020 Xero Bank Reconciliation Webinar

Learn all about the bank rec

10/11/2020 Xero Sales Invoicing and Sales Ledger Webinar

Get your head around Xero Sales

17/11/2020 Xero Purchase Ledger and Overview Webinar

Get to grips with your Xero basics

24/11/2020 Xero Bank Reconciliation Webinar

Learn all about the bank rec

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Latest news


Oct 13 / Posted by Rebekah Vanden

BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters – Autumn 2020

Welcome to our Autumn newsletter. This quarter we interviewed a HMRC investigation expert who shared her tips with us. We also share some of our favourite software packages that can help you and your team save some time. Thanks for stopping by to read our newsletter. COS Crew News Tasnim gets her Xero Payroll certificate Congratulations […]

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Jul 13 / Posted by Rebekah Vanden

BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters – Summer 2020 ...

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter. In this quarter we interviewed COS member Joseph about how living with Asperger’s has been during lockdown. We share our top tips for saving money and improving cashflow during the pandemic. Plus we have a few celebrations and a new business venture to share. Thanks for stopping by to read our newsletter. […]

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May 19 / Posted by Rebekah Vanden

Are your finances affecting your mental health ...

5 Tips to reduce your financial anxiety One of the most awful feelings is when you know you have bills to pay and you don’t know where you are going to get the money from. Our Director, Karen, has been in this position and knows just how difficult it is. So we wanted to share […]

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Apr 6 / Posted by Rebekah Vanden

BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters – Spring 2020 ...

Welcome to our Spring newsletter. This quarter we’ll be sharing our top 5 tried and tested cloud accounting softwares. We also interviewed Rik Heap from Leonard Curtis for his advice on rescuing and recovering businesses. Plus read about our new staff achievements and meet our new apprentice. We also now have a dedicated Coronavirus support and […]

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We do both. For 1-2-1's please email For classroom please visit:

Yes, we have a range of cost effective options. Xero, Sage and FreeAgent are all affordable. Xero starts at as little as £2 a month. For more details contact

That depends on what your requirements are. We can do a free consultation and recommend an appropriate software. Contact

What people say about us

Having used Xero and Sage for many years, I’ve just taken on a client who wants to use Quickbooks. As this was my first client on the platform rather than stumble my way around, I decided to get some help with the navigation of it. As always Karen was happy to help and to share her in-depth knowledge and expertise with me. After just an hours meeting my confidence with the new platform rocketed. COS have a way of making their members feel part of a wider support/mentoring network, which in my opinion makes being self-employed less daunting and isolating. Thank you so much

“It was so, so useful!  I did a Payroll Management Diploma last year but your webinar explains things much more clearly.”

“Thank you for a really great day yesterday, I felt that I really learnt a lot and that’s down to the way you [Diane] taught us.”

“COS has been Aquacut Limited’s bookkeeper and trusted advisor for a number of years and have been a vital partner during our exciting journey as we developed our business.

When I bought the business seven years ago, COS were the bookkeepers at that time.  We wished to transition from a one-user, dated accounting system to one based ‘in the Cloud’ and COS were important in advising us of our options and holding our hands during the transition.

Our business is over four times as large as it was seven years ago.  Our company has developed into e-commerce and entered new markets.  COS has been professional advisers, with great feedback and recommendations as well as responding professionally and quickly as we explored together various systems we could adopt.  I’m confident we would have struggled without COS support as they have been there for us, every step of the way.Karen and her team are professional, but user friendly in their approach to business. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

“I have worked with COS Bookkeeping for over ten years and have always found them to be knowledgeable and efficient. They provide a great deal of support to our mutual clients not only in terms of bookkeeping but also the industry and software knowledge they use to assist clients run their businesses more efficiently.”

“COS Bookkeeping have for many years been a huge support to Allens and our clients. They provide superb service and the quality of the training is top notch. They are consistent, extremely professional and, unsurprisingly, in great demand. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen and her team, and have done many times always with the best outcome for my clients. Karen is passionate about her work as well as being a great communicator with clients on all levels. She deserves her success.”

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