How we can help
Our bookkeeping service can be tailored to suit your business needs. From Management Accountants to College Students; we have a huge range of experience levels.
We provide accounts software training for a variety of packages which include but are not limited to Sage, Xero and FreeAgent.
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 Sage Business Cloud, Sage 50, or Xero? 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 70% off 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.
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Karen is the Queen of COS, she started the business way back in 1991. When she's not playing her guitar and Producing shows she's following up leads, trying new accounting packages, and being Captain to our ship.Read more
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When she's not planning her wedding or geeking out at conventions; Becky has a variety of responsibilities at COS. Whether that be tweeting, or planning events; no two days are the same.Read more
Oct 1 / Posted by Rebekah Garrattley
Welcome to our Autumn 2018 COS Newsletter – BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters! Welcome to our Autumn 2018 newsletter. In this edition we share essential things you might not know about payroll. We also get advice from Lucia and Franck at Saco Trading about staying healthy this Autumn. The COS Crew have some very special occasions to […]No Comments
Jul 30 / Posted by Rebekah Garrattley
Welcome to our Summer 2018 Edition of BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters! In this edition you can find out how to save hours of data entry. You’ll also get some wonderful tips on how to survive at work from Becky and Gemma at Go Train and Develop. Do you like cats? The Society for Abandoned Animals are […]No Comments
Apr 23 / Posted by Rebekah Garrattley
Welcome to our Spring 2018 Edition of BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters! In this edition we have a revised pet section which is now “Pet Adoption Corner”. We’ll be featuring a different animal in each edition that is in desperate need of a home. We also have a new section featuring news about the COS Crew! Plus […]No Comments
Dec 18 / Posted by Rebekah Garrattley
Ho, ho, ho, it’s nearly Christmas and our Winter Newsletter is here! BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters Welcome our winter newsletter. We have lots to share with you: from tips to help you with your self-assessment to how to make your card payments easier. You can also find our Christmas hours at the bottom. Guess Who Can […]No Comments
Oct 31 / Posted by Rebekah Garrattley
It’s time for the Autumn Edition of our Quarterly Newsletter: BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters! Thanks for stopping by to read our newsletter. In this addition we tell you how to stop bookkeeping becoming a “monster”! Stuart Sinclair from CVSL has essential advice on car leasing in our interview section. You’ll find out how much we raised […]No Comments
Oct 19 / Posted by Rebekah Garrattley
It’s Global Bookkeeping Week and we’d like to say a huge thank you to every one of our hard-working members. From those who have been with us for 15 years to those who have been with us a matter of days. You are a part of the COS family and we thank you for that. […]No Comments
We do both. For 1-2-1's please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For classroom please visit: www.cosbookkeeping.co.uk/events
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 email@example.com
That depends on what your requirements are. We can do a free consultation and recommend an appropriate software. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“I always seem to think it is in such a mess […] but it never seems to phase you and as always you breeze through sorting it out and putting things where they should be and making it easier for me moving forward. As always it’s great to see you and I am truly grateful for your help and advice.”
“As a start-up company, things are fairly manic, and as part-time FD I inherited a somewhat rough and ready set of accounts. Ann has been a great help in sorting through this and getting some sort of order around things, particularly with regard to our VAT reporting. Her knowledge of the product and ability to help work through some of our issues is impressive.”
“I found it informative, really helpful and of course delivered expertly!”
“The way you [Diane Middleton] presented and the interaction with the group was excellent, it really was a good course to attend.”
Our bookkeeping is complicated because we have three different property entities, each with its own bank account and different ownerships.
Di Middleton handles this situation with efficiency and calmness.
I receive up to date management reports after each visit.
Di Middleton comes into our office two days every month. In a previous business career with a manual bookkeeping system, I had three bookkeepers full time.
The management information was months out of date.
My office is inside the much larger office of Oakwood Corporate Services, who have 19 staff. Di Middleton provides training for the Oakwood bookkeeping staff.
I appreciate Di very much. Di has an efficient, methodical and calming influence. Long may our relationship continue.
COS gives me peace of mind—it is a great service
Karen is proof that knowledge plus enthusiasm will take you a lot further in life than just knowledge. The world is full of hugely knowledgeable folk – but if they communicate this knowledge without the all-important ingredient of enthusiasm, people simply don’t listen. I look forward to getting excited [again] by the subject of bookkeeping!!
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