Bookkeeping in Essex

Unlock the potential of your business with expert bookkeeping tailored to your needs.

Accurate Financial Record-Keeping That Doesn’t Break the Bank

Navigating the complexities of business finances shouldn’t hinder your growth. At Swan Books, we combine certified software with the human touch to deliver bookkeeping services that not only comply with regulations but also propel your business forward. Here’s what makes our service distinct:

Why Choose Swan Books?

Swan Books brings over 16 years of trusted accounting experience in Essex. We don’t just see numbers; we see local businesses thriving and communities growing. Our clients often commend our friendly, professional, and approachable style. Beyond mere testimonials, our track record of success and our commitment to ensuring businesses flourish stands as our proud testament. Discover the Swan Books difference today.

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

 
Vanessa Vieira
Vanessa Vieira
1 November 2023
Accounting done in THE most effective and efficient way. The technicalities that come with filing my accounts were daunting and overwhelming. When Stacey stepped in she was persistant, sendings me the continuous reminders and promtos that I needed to get things sort. She is also very felxible with communication using a cohintation of Whats App, SMS and calls. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
John Marling
John Marling
28 October 2023
I had some issues processing my Self Assessment Tax Return, and Stacey stepped right in knowing exactly what to do. Swan Books provides a secure web portal to allow me to upload all relevant documentation that Stacey needs to complete the process. I had some queries on the Summary and Calculation, which Stacey explained simply. I would 100% recommend Stacey and Swan Books, and will be using Stacey again in the future.
Nicole Dryden
Nicole Dryden
25 October 2023
Would highly recommend Stacey. She was super friendly in our initial chat and throughout my experience, put me at ease and answered any questions I had with quick response times. Will be using her services going forward without any worries!
Lottie Millington
Lottie Millington
14 September 2023
Stacey is absolutely incredible! Stacey has been handling my accounts for three years now, I’ve had many issues with the HMRC and stacey has handled everything for me with ease. Everything is done quickly and efficiently. I’m so grateful for Stacey how she’s taken a massive stress away from running my business and helping me grow my business and finances. I couldn’t recommend her enough
Liz Slade
Liz Slade
30 August 2023
Stacey @ Swan Books is really friendly, approachable and extremely efficient. She explains everything in an easy to understand way. I would 100% recommend Stacey to anyone in need of a great accountant!
Jordan Drummond
Jordan Drummond
30 August 2023
Very flexible and informative. Made everything very easy and straight forward for myself and made my tax situation a lot less stressful! Would recommend 😀
Lourdes Walsh
Lourdes Walsh
29 August 2023
Stacey did my books last tax year and I’m going to be using her every time! Professional, communicative & swift, while also explaining everything (numbers are not my forte). I’d recommend her again and again.
Emma Cook
Emma Cook
25 August 2023
Stacey is the best accountant we have would definitely recommend her to anyone, she’s so friendly and very helpful and always there to help us . Thank you for your hard work
Roxanne Hydes
Roxanne Hydes
7 August 2023
Stacey has been an absolute gem when it comes to providing advice on self-employment and tax. I had so many unanswered questions that needed detailed explaining, and she went above and beyond to make sure I got the correct information and that I understood everything. I would highly recommend Stacey to help you with all your accounting needs.
Anthony Fitzsimmons
Anthony Fitzsimmons
3 August 2023
Knows her stuff 👍
Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
2023-02-02
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
2023-01-09
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
2022-12-01
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
2022-11-24
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.
Looking Tidy
Looking Tidy
2022-07-20
Glad I found Swan Books! Stacey is super helpful and friendly, has helped me where needed and provided valuable advice. I'd have no hesitation recommending and will be back for all my book keeping in the future.
Emma Cook
Emma Cook
2022-07-20
We would definitely recommend Stacey she’s a lovely girl and very helpful and knows how to do her job very well , we are very happy 😃
Paula Buck
Paula Buck
2022-07-13
I was looking for a friendly yet professional accountant to help with my tax returns, Stacey is and did just that! Always at the end of the phone to help answer my “silly” questions. Politely chased me so i didn’t fall behind and made my life a lot easier and stress free. Highly recommend her.
Jodie Mckinnon
Jodie Mckinnon
2022-06-24
Thank you for being our accountant, highly recommended!
Istrate Adrian
Istrate Adrian
2022-06-24
I’ve been working with Stacey and she is extremely responsive , organised and efficient . I would recommend her services to anyone. Thank you for your support!!
Danny Newson
Danny Newson
2022-06-23
Brilliant So helpful with getting self assessment done and forming new company Would recommend swan books to everyone

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

At Swan Books, we understand the importance of leveraging the right tools to streamline your bookkeeping and financial management processes. That’s why we’ve carefully selected a suite of accounting software solutions to enhance our services. Here’s an overview of the tools we use and how they benefit your business:

Dext

Dext focuses on making the collection, storage, and retrieval of financial documents as easy as possible. Ideal for managing receipts, invoices, and other financial documents, Dext simplifies data entry and provides real-time insights into your finances. This tool is perfect for businesses looking to minimize manual bookkeeping tasks and enhance financial reporting accuracy.
 

Sage

Sage is renowned for its comprehensive accounting features, offering solutions that cater to businesses of all sizes. From payroll management to invoicing and financial reporting, Sage delivers a robust platform for managing your entire financial workflow. Its user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities make it a preferred choice for businesses seeking scalability and efficiency.
 

QuickBooks

QuickBooks is a powerhouse in cloud accounting, offering intuitive and dynamic solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. With features like automatic bank feeds, invoicing, expense tracking, and detailed financial reporting, QuickBooks helps keep your finances organized and accessible. It’s an excellent tool for businesses aiming for real-time financial oversight and streamlined accounting processes.
 

Xero

Xero stands out for its ease of use, flexibility, and powerful integrations. Designed to keep you connected to your business finances anytime, anywhere, Xero offers features such as online invoicing, payroll, bank reconciliation, and comprehensive financial reporting. It’s an ideal solution for interior designers who value collaboration and need a reliable platform for managing their financial operations.

Why These Solutions Matter

Choosing the right accounting software is crucial for efficient financial management. At Swan Books, we not only recommend and implement these solutions but also provide ongoing support and training to ensure you get the most out of your chosen system. Whether you’re a sole trader or a growing business, our expertise in Dext, Sage, QuickBooks, and Xero allows us to tailor our services to meet your specific needs, ensuring that your financial management is as seamless and effective as your designs.

Our commitment to using the best tools in the industry is just one of the reasons Swan Books is a leading choice for accountancy services in Essex. By integrating these solutions into our work, we help you maintain accurate financial records, gain valuable insights into your business performance, and ultimately, make informed decisions that drive growth and profitability.

Ready to streamline your bookkeeping and embrace modern financial management? Contact Swan Books today, and let’s discuss how our expertise and the right software solutions can transform your business finances.

Areas We Cover

As one of the highest rated accountants in Essex, we cover all major areas including, but not limited to:

  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Colchester
  • Chelmsford
  • Basildon
  • Braintree
  • Rayleigh/South Benfleet/Thundersley
  • Harlow
  • Grays
  • Brentwood
  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Loughton
  • Rayleigh
  • And more.
Swan Bookkeeping has revolutionized our commercial painting and decorating company. Their meticulous organization of our financial records has made our operations more efficient, while their expertise in chasing aged debts has improved our cash flow significantly. Their commitment to accuracy and exceptional support provides us with peace of mind. We highly recommend Swan Bookkeeping as a reliable partner for financial success.
Christopher Bull
Director - Pembroke & Bull

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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