Accounting For Interior Designers

Crafting the Perfect Financial Palette for Your Interior Design Business

In the aesthetically driven world of interior design, where creating the right feel and ambience is paramount, managing finances should complement, not complicate, your creative process. At [Your Brand], we specialise in accountancy services for interior designers, understanding the unique financial challenges and opportunities of your industry. Whether you’re running a bustling design agency or a solo venture, our aim is to provide financial clarity and control, freeing you to focus on your artistic vision and client projects.

Specialised Accounting Services for Interior Designers:

  • Bespoke Financial Management: Tailoring our services to fit the unique needs of interior designers, from freelancers to larger design firms.
  • Expense Guidance: Navigating the complexities of allowable expenses, ensuring you claim what you’re entitled to and stay compliant.
  • Seasonal Cashflow Planning: Managing the ebb and flow of your business, particularly important in sectors like wedding and event design.
  • Software Solutions: Advising on the best accounting software for your business size, from FreeAgent for smaller operations to Xero for larger studios.

As specialists in accounting for interior designers, we recognise that your financial needs are as unique as your creative touch. Our approach is to provide personalised financial guidance, ensuring that every aspect of your accounting process is aligned with the specific demands of your profession. From navigating tax efficiencies to managing day-to-day financial operations, we are committed to empowering you with financial clarity and confidence. This allows you to focus more on your passion for interior design and less on financial complexities.

Why Choose Swan Books?

With over a 16 years of experience in providing accounting services to small businesses in Essex, Swan Books understands the specific financial challenges and opportunities within this industry. Our clients have consistently praised our approachable, thorough, and tailored services. Our commitment to your success is reflected in our client testimonials and our consistent high ratings.

There’s a reason we have nothing but 5 star reviews on Google.

Lily Burford
Lily Burford
3 July 2024
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Amazing service. Really efficient, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend for anyone needing guidance with business finance.
Cara Johnston
Cara Johnston
28 June 2024
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Lovely and personal and very understanding.
James Marvell
James Marvell
27 June 2024
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Very helpful. Thanks
Lauren Millington
Lauren Millington
25 June 2024
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I’ve been working with stacey for a few years now and recommend her to anyone who is looking for an accountant, she is so down to earth and answers absolutely any questions I have no matter how big or small!
Refine Design
Refine Design
24 June 2024
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Stacey is a wonderful lady! She makes the mind boggling process of accounts an absolute breeze! She's professional and speedy at what she does! I'm so glad I found her!
Official SleepWelness
Official SleepWelness
28 May 2024
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So accepting, easy going, clear, transparent & easy to talk to. She takes the weight off your shoulders
Zoe Vango
Zoe Vango
24 May 2024
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Stacey is the best in the business, always gives the best advice and is 100% there when you need her! Xx
Susan Webb
Susan Webb
24 May 2024
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Wonderful service. Recommended to my friends.
Helen Clarke
Helen Clarke
24 May 2024
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Stacey has been amazing to work with. She has been able to explain everything in a language I understand and is calm, consistent and always communicative. Stacey came highly recommended and I feel in the safest hands. Thank you Stacey and team Swan Brooks! 🙏
Jackie Kelly
Jackie Kelly
24 May 2024
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Excellent. Very knowledgeable and confident. Stacey has sorted our family business out with minimum fuss. A pleasure to deal with and highly recommended.
Refine Design
Refine Design
24 June 2024
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Stacey is a wonderful lady! She makes the mind boggling process of accounts an absolute breeze! She's professional and speedy at what she does! I'm so glad I found her!
Vicki Daws
Vicki Daws
28 February 2024
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Stacey has been amazing with me, as a first time business owner without a clue how to do my accounts, she's been so patient and understanding helping steer me correctly, relieving so much stress and pressure! She genuinely cares and has belief in my business which helps me have belief too! I highly recommend.
Stevie-May Cole
Stevie-May Cole
27 November 2023
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Stacey has been great from start to finish. She has explained everything helping me understand and put my mind at ease throughout the process. I highly recommend Swan Books for anyone looking for an efficient local accountant 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Georgia Billie Anthony
Georgia Billie Anthony
24 October 2023
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Amazing at putting your mind at ease and extremely patient ! Could not recommend stacey enough 5 ⭐️ all round x
Shiralee Swan Photography LSWPP, LNPS
Shiralee Swan Photography LSWPP, LNPS
2 August 2023
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I took the big step in 2020 to start my own business. Stacey handles the numbers side of things for me, she very friendly and super helpful, and she never makes me feel like I have a silly little question. I, 100% recommend Stacey
Olivia Charles
Olivia Charles
20 July 2023
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Stacey has been fantastic with my accounts. She went through everything and was very helpful with any questions I had. Brilliantly responsive and got everything together in no time at all. I would highly recommend her!
Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
2 February 2023
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Stacey has been fantastic, she does all my bookkeeping and submits all my tax returns. She has given me advise and is always there to answer my questions and provide support. Stacey has given me one less thing to worry about so I can focus on with running my business. 100% recommend Stacey!
Ross Cook
Ross Cook
9 January 2023
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Friendly and extremely helpful. We had many questions about sole trading and Stacey was more than happy to help, even at 8pm in the evening!
Sharon Groves
Sharon Groves
1 December 2022
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Stacey has been amazing in getting my books in order and submitting my tax returns. She has given invaluable advise and is always on hand to answer any questions and provide support. Stacey has been a god send and given me one less thing to worry about so I can get on with running my business. Thoroughly recommend Stacey!
Natalie Wooden
Natalie Wooden
24 November 2022
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Stacey was so friendly and eager to help me from the start. Nothing was a problem. We did everything step by step and everything was taken care of for me. I’m so glad I found you Stacey! Thank you for your help and professionalism.

Our Process

Initial Consultation

Understand your business, your challenges, and your aspirations.

Onboarding

Seamless integration with your existing systems, training provided if necessary.

Tailored Solutions

We propose a bookkeeping solution adapted to your unique needs.

Regular Check-ins

Periodic reviews to ensure your financials are on track and to address any concerns.

Year-End Finalisation

Ensure everything is aligned, compliant, and ready for HMRC submissions.

Solutions We Use

We leverage cutting-edge accounting software to provide seamless financial management and reporting:

  • Xero: For real-time financial tracking and insights, ideal for small businesses that value accessibility and efficiency.
  • QuickBooks: Offering an intuitive platform for bookkeeping and financial management, perfect for keeping small businesses informed.
  • Sage: Known for its comprehensive features that cater to more complex small business needs, from payroll to inventory management.
  • Dext: Streamlining document management and expense tracking, ensuring that every financial transaction is captured accurately.

What Can Small Businesses Expense?

Effective expense management is crucial for maintaining profitability. We guide small businesses through the maze of allowable expenses:

Design Tools and Materials

  • Digital Design Software: Costs for software used in design projects like AutoCAD or SketchUp.
  • Reference Books and Trade Journals: Expenses for books and subscriptions used for research and industry knowledge.
  • Productivity Software: Fees for software used for invoicing, expense tracking, and project management.

Studio and Operational Costs

  • Office Supplies: Including items like stationery, printer ink, and office furniture.
  • Inventory & Samples: Costs for maintaining a stock of design materials or samples.
  • Contracted Help and Creative Assistance: Fees for freelancers or other professionals like photographers or graphic designers assisting in your projects.

Marketing and Client Engagement

  • Advertising and Marketing: Expenses for promoting your services, both online and offline.
  • Website & Hosting Fees: Costs associated with maintaining a professional web presence.

Travel and Transportation

  • Travel Expenses: Costs for visiting clients, suppliers, or attending industry events.
  • Parking and Tolls: Expenses incurred during work-related travel.
  • Vehicle Costs: Including purchase, maintenance, and insurance for business-related travel.

Client Project Management

  • Project-Specific Costs: Such as renting spaces for shoots or staging.
  • Client Entertaining: Costs for business meals and meetings with clients or collaborators.

Home Office Expenses

  • Home Office Furniture and Utilities: Costs for furniture and a portion of utility bills if you work from home.
  • Property Insurance: A portion of home insurance if your home doubles as your office.
  • Wi-Fi and Phone Bills: Partial costs if used for business purposes.
Stacey has been amazing in getting my books in order and submitting my tax returns. She has given invaluable advice and is always on hand to answer any questions and provide support. Stacey has been a god send and given me one less thing to worry about so I can get on with running my business. Thoroughly recommend Stacey!
Sharon Groves

Our Pricing

At Swan Books, we tailor our pricing to fit your business’s specific needs. Our bookkeeping services ensure that your business finances stay up-to-date using leading cloud accounting software like Quickbooks or Xero. Whether you prefer monthly or quarterly updates, we keep you informed about your business profits consistently. We cover all areas of bookkeeping, ensuring thoroughness and precision.

The pricing for our bookkeeping services varies based on the volume of transactions each month. For a customised quote and a detailed breakdown, please contact us.

Registration

£ 45
00
  • Registration of you and your business self employment with HMRC.

Self Assessment Tax Returns

£ 250
00
Prices From
  • Preparation of tax calculation, preparation and submission to HMRC and financial statements
  • Prices may vary based on your business records. Please get in contact for a free consultation.

Bookkeeping

varies
  • Keeping your business finances up to date with cloud accounting software Quickbooks or Xero. Monthly or Quarterly updates providing you updates of business profits. All areas of bookkeeping undertaken.
  • Prices vary permitting to volume of transactions each month.

Books Clean Up

varies
  • If your accounts are in need of a tidy up and you want to upgrade your internal procedures for easier processes, you have come to the right place!
  • Prices vary client by client, please get in touch to discuss further.

VAT Returns

£ 175
00
Prices From
  • Quarterly VAT returns prepared and submitted with Making Tax Digital compliant software with all deadlines met.
  • Prices start from £175.00 per quarter

Power Hour

£ 65
00
Prices From
  • One to one power hour discussing your business accounting and how to make improvements to make your finances run more efficiently within the cloud software of your business alongside training on how to get the best of your software.

Payroll

£ 20
00
Per Payroll
  • All aspects of payroll processes ensuring all tasks are carried out by all deadlines and RTI compliant.
    - Weekly or monthly payrolls
    - Pension administration completed
    - RTI compliant with HMRC
    - Payroll year end service and reporting

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