Experts on

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


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 software assistance, work experience and possible work placement. Members also gain access to our VIP online portal full of useful resources, plus many other benefits.

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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Both. For 1-2-1's please make an appointment with Karen by visiting: For webinars please visit:

Yes, Xero and Quickbooks online are both examples of affordable solutions. Xero starts at as little as £5 a month. For more details contact or book an online meeting by following this link

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. Book a meeting with Karen here

What people say about us

“Always been hugely impressed by the level of service of your team and feel like I can count on them as an extension of my own.”

“Steph is a real credit to your team. She ALWAYS goes above and beyond and is so helpful. She is simply brilliant. A real keeper.”

“I just want to say how absolutely ACE Steph is. She’s an absolute legend.”

“Having had little to no experience in bookkeeping and having learnt on the job there have been many challenging moment, so knowing that the support service at COS is only a phone call / email away has been so reassuring. For me their support has been invaluable.

If I have a query; and I have had many, I have always had a response, if not immediately on the phone, within 24 hours.

Everyone I have had the pleasure of speaking to / communicating with have been very patient and always provide a clear response / solution to my query.”

“We have been using COS for around two years and frankly I don’t know where we would be without them. Mike is a fabulous ‘remote’ member of the team and has been enormously helpful in both sorting our accounting system (and accounts) for us, as well as providing valuable mentoring for our Financial Controller. Highly recommended.”

The webinar hosted by Karen was, as always, very informative and whilst Karen presents in a very friendly manner she is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend COS.”

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