Experts on
Xero

from £5 a month (software only)

Sage 50

from £20 a month (software only)

Quickbooks Online

from £8 a month (software only)

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How we can help

Support

We are here to support bookkeepers, accountants and business owners alike. Whether that be for software support, payroll guidance, bookkeeping processes, or financial understanding; we’re on hand to alleviate the worries.

Training

Let us help empower you to understand and be efficient with your business finances, with our quality training.  Virtual and in-person training available in a range of subjects from accounting software to bookkeeping theory.

Payroll

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.

Bookkeeping

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.

ABOUT US

We specialise in putting businesses in control of their bookkeeping. Our aim is to empower companies and sole traders to feel confident in making financial business decisions knowing that the bookkeeping is correct and has been done efficiently.

We provide bookkeeping and accounts training, bookkeeping support, payroll, credit control, and other financial services. Our expert Consultants can do a full assessment of your bookkeeping practices and advise on software and provide training.  

We are proficient with a number of softwares including, but not limited to, QuickBooks Online, Xero, Sage 50, Dext, Pleo, Hubdoc, and Futrli.

Our support team are there to guide and train you and be a helping hand on your business journey. Our support services stretch further than just companies. Our peers in the industry (other bookkeepers and accountants) can use our support services when they need help whether that be a complicated query they haven’t encountered before or training on a new software.

Software Specialisms

Xero Modern, Sleek and Anti-jargon

Our staff are well trained in this widely used and ever popular cloud accounting platform with many of our team accredited in Xero.

Quickbooks Online Versatile, Detailed and Well-known

Our staff are keen to stay up to speed with this comprehensive software that is a favourite of clients, bookkeepers and accountants.

Sage 50 A Classic and Prevalent Desktop Package

Sage was one of the first systems COS trained in, and is still used today, with some staff members having over 30 years' experience under their belt.

Dext Prepare Your purchases, sorted

Centered around automatically importing purchase invoices (bills) into your accounting software, our team regularly use Dext Prepare.

Dext Commerce E-commerce sales, sorted

Bringing your e-commerce sales and your accounting software together, our team are excited to be using this new product.

Pleo The clever card company

The effortless top up card for managing purchases and employee expenses that speaks to your accounting software. Our staff regularly use Pleo cards for COS purchases.

Hubdoc Resourcefully importing purchases

Free of charge to Xero users, it has become an attractive tool to clients to import their purchase invoices (bills).

Futrli Accurate Forecasting

For detailed cashflow forecasting, together with forecasted profit and loss and balance sheet, that inform those important business decisions. Futrli helps us to help you with your future.

Plus more! We can help you to implement these into your business. Get in touch below.

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FAQ

That depends on what your requirements are. One software does not fit all and this is why we have multiple software partnerships. We can do a free consultation and recommend an appropriate software based on your circumstances. Please visit our contact us page and book a meeting to organise an assessment.

Cloud Accounting is a way to store all of your accounts in a safe place on the internet. You can access your accounts anywhere with an internet connection. This doesn't mean just anyone can access them, they are password protected and are not publically accessible. "The Cloud" is a term that is used to describe the internet, particularly when talking about storing things. Essentially it's like being able to carry all the files in your office in a giant safe and being able to look at them whenever you like. It not only helps the environment (because you don't have to print nearly as much) but it helps you to forecast easier, pay people easier and much more. You can read more about this in our blog. To find out more contact: software@cosbookkeeping.co.uk.

Bookkeepers very much have their finger on the pulse when it comes to the day-to-day running of the company’s finances. They ensure paperwork such as receipts; time sheets; invoices; bank statements; and other important documents, are gathered and processed in the correct way. Bookkeepers also tend to do payroll; Accountants generally prefer not to. Accountants tend to focus on the bigger picture tasks. They do auditing, tax returns, and ensure everything is submitted to HMRC as it should be. They’re often experts in tax and so can provide clients with tax planning services. We have a full article on the differences here: https://www.cosbookkeeping.co.uk/do-i-need-a-bookkeeper-or-an-accountant/

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