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What is online accountancy?

With a lot of modern-day services and goods moving online, we have found a growing trend for online accountancy. This is a type of software used by increasing numbers of people to expedite their accounting processes and save money. While it can be tempting to take advantage of these seemingly good deals, a lot of the benefits of hiring an actual personal accountant will be lost.

Most online accountants offer a web-based software, which is filled out and updated by you, the contractor. Support is offered over email and call-centres. This does, unfortunately, have the impact of removing a lot of the personalised elements that we offer.

Tax is complicated: in order to make sure you are claiming for the correct expenses, not paying too much tax and generally feel in safe hands. The best way to ensure that is by having sustained and reliable contact with an accountant who understands you, your business and your industry. If you need support while using most online accountancy software, you may find yourself passed around a call centre, through different consultants, who will need your situation explained to them again, and again. By that time, you may find yourself wondering whether the time you spent on hold could have been spent building your business instead. By having one dedicated accountant through our service, you may actually end up saving a huge amount of time, and the lower price per month may cost you a lot more overall.

Our online accountancy service is different. Rather than throwing our clients into a generalised “one-size-fits-all” template, we provide a personalised accounting service, but online.

How Can We Help?

At Aston Black, we offer a service that places our customers right at the heart of operations. We have a vast range of experience in industries including, but not limited to:

  • Retailers
  • Builders, electricians and gardeners
  • IT contractors
  • Consultants
  • Biotechnologists
  • Performance artists
  • Online and distance selling businesses

Having this wide range of industry know-how means that our service will give you a strong insight into managing, and getting the most out of, your taxes.

For a single annual fee, not a monthly charge, we provide:

  • Online bookkeeping system to track expenses and generate invoices
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Annual accounts and corporation tax returns
  • Secure online filing of all returns to HMRC
  • Monthly payroll for owner including all returns

Moreover, our unparalleled customer support means we are able to quickly and efficiently deal with your accounts, as and when you have queries. Due to our practice’s smaller size, we are able to offer our clients a personal level of service: Each of our employees are fully qualified, and there are no call centres.

If you would like to contact us for a confidential, free and non-committal conversation, click here.