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from £5 a month (software only)

Sage 50

from £20 a month (software only)


from £8 a month (software only)

And much more...

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 Webinars

23/06/2021 Xero Purchase Ledger and Overview

An introduction to Xero - part 2

30/06/2021 Xero Bank Reconciliation

An introduction to Xero - part 3

14/07/2021 Xero Sales Invoicing and Sales Ledger

The first of our introductory Xero series

21/07/2021 Xero Purchase Ledger and Overview

Part 2 of our Introductory series

28/07/2021 Xero Bank Reconciliation

Part 3 of our introductory series

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Jun 4 / Posted by Rebekah Vanden

Summer 2021 Newsletter – BeCOS ...

Welcome to our Summer 2021 newsletter. We have tons to share in our jam-packed Summer 2021 newsletter. We interviewed Susan Leigh for her mental health advice on adjusting to life back a the office. We also cover the new RLS scheme, Google Workspace, an exciting networking relaunch and much more.  The COS Crew Find out what our […]

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Apr 12 / Posted by Rebekah Vanden

Spring 2021 Newsletter – BeCOS ...

Welcome to our Spring newsletter. This quarter we’ll be sharing our favourite lesser-known accounting tools that could really save you some time. We also interviewed Helen from Clear Day about how to prevent business burnout. Plus read about the staff member with all the puppies and our newly qualified team members. Head to the bottom for our […]

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Not all qualifications are created equal Bookkeepers often share experiences and feedback with us about qualifications they have taken. We have discovered that some feel their qualifications have been disappointing as though essential parts of their training were missed out. This has led them to feel unprepared for the working world.  Anti-money laundering (discussed further […]

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Dec 10 / Posted by Rebekah Vanden

BeCOS Bookkeeping Matters – Winter 2020 ...

Welcome to our Winter newsletter. This quarter we have a guest blog all about getting prepared for your self-assessment from the wonderful EK Williams Accountants. Our interview this quarter is with pension expert Gary Bishop who answers your FAQ’s on pensions. We also have card machine advice, an award announcement, our Christmas hours, and a […]

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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

“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.”

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.”

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