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The Aligned Way Committed to your success

Running a business can be stressful. As you worry about increasing sales, managing cash flow, identifying growth opportunities and keeping your clients happy, whilst making time for your family and loved ones, the last thing you need is the added pressure of knowing that your books are not in order, that you are missing vital tax deductions or claiming too many expenses. At Aligned Accounting, I’m here to get your business in order so that you focus on what truly matters. Together, we’ll help you to understand your finances, reduce worry and stress, and gain the insight you need to reach your goals.

A Little Bit About Me Hi, I'm Karen!

Having worked in the accounting and bookkeeping industry for over 15 years, I am qualified, fully licensed and regulated with expertise that spans all aspects of business management. Dedicated to supporting small businesses, sole traders, partnerships and start-ups across diverse industries.

A Bespoke Approach Supporting You & Your Business

Whether you need a few hours of support to reduce your stress and ensure compliance, or a full financial and business management solution that covers all bases for total peace of mind, let me help you to get your finances into alignment. With my uniquely personalised approach tailored to suit your exact requirements, you can receive as much or as little help as you need. You’ll benefit from cost-effective hourly or monthly pricing, free from the constraints of set packages with features you don’t need, and enjoy total flexibility to add or remove services as your business evolves.

Accounting for Sole Traders Limited Companies & Partnerships

Even for the most organised business owner, getting your accounts in order can be an exhausting task. With a personal approach and expertise that spans everything from initial advice to full accounts preparation, my accounting services are tailored to your unique requirements. I’ll keep your accounts precisely aligned, not just crunching the numbers, but helping you to understand the bigger picture with jargon-free insights that can help you to make more informed business decisions.

Experience a bespoke accounting service designed just for you:

  • Preparing detailed year-end accounts & submitting to HMRC/Companies House
  • Identifying opportunities for tax relief and planning for tax efficiency
  • Helping you to understand your performance throughout the year
  • All-inclusive packages

Bookkeeping Services

Did you know that, on average, a business owner can spend up to a quarter of their time on bookkeeping? At Aligned Accounting, I offer an expert bookkeeping service for both sole traders and partnerships, helping you to improve your cash flow, keep track of expenses, maximise tax deductions and organise your business finances. Whether you’d like one-off support to realign your neglected books, or a regular monthly service, I’m here to help.

My comprehensive bookkeeping services include:

  • Setting up digital bookkeeping software, invoice templates & bank feeds
  • Systemising and classifying your receipts with digital solutions
  • Accurately categorising purchases made and goods and services sold
  • Reconciling your business bank accounts with your accounting system
  • Completing your monthly VAT reconciliation
  • Creating and maintaining your fixed asset register

VAT & Making Tax Digital Services

If your business generates a taxable turnover over £85,000, you’ll most likely need to navigate the complex world of VAT, charging VAT on what you sell, and reclaiming it back from your eligible purchases. I’m here to help you minimise the cost of VAT to your business, take the stress of paperwork away, and ensure you remain fully compliant with ever-changing legislation.

My services are tailored to your needs, but can include:

  • Fully managed VAT return services 
  • Assistance with VAT registration
  • Helping you to choose the most beneficial and tax-efficient VAT scheme
  • Setting you up on an online accounting system for Making Tax Digital
  • Aiding with HMCR VAT inspections and audits
  • General VAT support and advice for planning and administration
  • Provision of bookkeeping services for accurate VAT tracking

Complete Business Management

With my complete business management service, you’ll get the experience of having your own financial department at a fraction of the cost, helping your business to grow and prosper and leaving you to focus on generating more revenue. You’ll enjoy total peace of mind that your finances are in expert hands, taking the pressure off of your day-to-day working life.

My bespoke business management packages can comprise:

  • Preparing monthly management reports and year-end reports
  • Day-to-day bookkeeping for a real-time overview of performance
  • Managing your credit control strategy and invoicing your clients
  • Calculating and submitting accurate VAT returns
  • Creating financial projections, budgets and forecasts
  • Managing your payroll and dealing with employee documentation

Payroll Services

By outsourcing your payroll to me, I can help free you from the administrative burden of keeping up with the latest legislation, and ensure your payroll is calculated accurately and on time, every time.

My tailor-made payroll services include:

  • Processing and calculating hourly, weekly or salaried payroll
  • Assessing your pension responsibilities & preparing payment schedules
  • Handling and processing documentation for leavers and starters
  • Calculating statutory entitlements including SSP, SMP and SPP
  • Assisting with sickness, absence and holiday calculations
  • Providing year-end employee summary P60s and P11D returns

Support, Mentoring & Advice for Start-Ups

If you’re thinking of starting your own business, making sure you’re all set up from the get-go is invaluable in ensuring a healthy financial future. From a one-off Power Hour to regular or monthly support, I’m on hand to make your entrepreneurial journey as worry-free as possible – every step of the way.

I can help you with:

  • Deciding on the right company structure for your business
  • Submitting your company for incorporation to Companies House
  • Registering for self-assessment, payroll, CIS, VAT, pensions & other taxes
  • Setting up business bank up accounts
  • Accounting, bookkeeping & VAT return services and more!

Credit Control & Invoicing

Have you been having trouble controlling your cash flow? Are unpaid or late payments from customers costing you time and money? My credit control services are designed to help your business thrive, improving the health of your cash flow with proactive methods and effective ledger management.

My services will enable you to:

  • Regain the time spent making and chasing invoices 
  • Get paid faster and improve your cash flow
  • Plan for the future and budget more effectively
  • Gain total peace of mind that your customer relations are preserved

General Bookkeeping & Accounting Support

Would you like to do your bookkeeping or accounting yourself, but need a little help from an expert? Or are you in a bit of a pickle with your paperwork and want some one-off help to get you back on track? I can provide mentoring and support for all things finance, giving you confidence to run your business, make sense of the numbers, and determine your financial performance.

Together, we’ll simplify and demystify your numbers to help you accurately track your income and expenses, manage your money and understand financial reports, laying down the knowledge you’ll need to succeed.

Book your free consultation Bring your finances into alignment

Whether you are just starting out, or an established business, you need a numbers specialist that gets what you’re trying to achieve. And, most importantly, can help you get there! Get in touch with Aligned Accounting today and take the first step to achieving financial clarity, with a free consultation exploring your needs and goals.