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Every business owner loathes the hassle of bookkeeping. It takes time, creates a lot of paperwork and there is constant pressure to be compliant. Unfortunately, it needs to be done. And it also needs to be done in a manner thats accepted by the tax authorities… otherwise HMRC will be on your back. 

If your records are not in the prescribed format you risk penalties and fines from the tax man. Not only do you need to keep the records accurate and up to date, but it is also a legal requirement to keep financial records in a prescribed format. So you have to do it. Unfortunately, it can also be challenging if you haven’t had the relevant training or experience. You need to have an understanding of debits and credits, delve into the world of double-entry and know what must be recorded for tax purposes.

That’s why there are bookkeeping exams (such as the QuickBooks and Xero Advisor certification). Bookkeeping is one of the worst parts of running a business. You’d much rather be out there doing what you do best, running and growing your business. Afterall, you specialise in what you do!

Most business owners hate bookkeeping duties and end up shifting them to the back of the to-do list. This interrupts their evening and weekends where they find themselves scrambling to get it done.

Yet, shouldn’t evenings and weekends be family time, relaxing time or golf time?

Testimonials
  • Prodecorations LtdConstruction & Decorating
    I have been using the Shmunky team for a few years now and since I started using their service a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I always get a reminder (well in advance) for my CIS and my vat returns with helpful advice whenever I need it. My bookkeeping is always up-to-date. The team always provides me with solutions to any concerns I encounter which is invaluable. I always highly recommend their service to any business owner looking to save time and hassle.
  • William Yellop – Letchford Gardens LtdQuality - Construction Industry
    After much deliberation, I decided to start using cloud-accounting software after years of doing this on spreadsheets. Sylwia was helpful from the very beginning making the process as seamless as possible. Sylwia is precise, accurate, responsible and responds quickly to all of my requests. The team always give me helpful reminders for my CIS and vat returns and liaise directly with my accountant for any queries as well as getting my year-end sorted so I can concentrate on my construction firm. I highly recommend this service.
  • Shmunky is award-winning for a reason. We have been fortunate enough to be using their service for the past few years and in our time working together I have not once been presented with any problems. Only solutions. All of which have innovated and boosted our business. The team look after many elements of our business from bookkeeping, finances, website management, scheduling software management to events management. A full-on business support system all in one place. We are made to feel like we have a business partner by our side, every step of the way. We couldn't recommend this service highly enough.
  • We've started using Shmunky recently, and I must say that in the short amount of time we have worked together, the service has transformed the way we do our bookkeeping and the way we look at our finances. They truly are at the forefront of their game. Their communication and response time is fantastic and we feel like they are part of our team. Shmunky managed our accounting software clean-up and gave us insightful information about where we went wrong. This really gave us the edge to understanding our finances and ensuring we stay compliant. Our bookkeeping has been taken care of with helpful tips on where we can save on our business expenses, and it is one less hat to wear as we manage our own business. Shmunky has integrated a financial dashboard into our service which has been invaluable when it comes to forecasting and cash flow, as well as, a general overview of our business sales and expenses. The level of detail we obtain from this dashboard is one that we have not been able to get anywhere else as it is so intricate and unique to our business. We are now feeling a lot more confident in knowing when to make key financial decisions. I am happy to see continued support and insights from this team and regularly recommend Shmunky to any business owners.

  • Danny Miller – Human After AllHighly recommended! Digital Marketing Industry

    Shmunky were quick off the mark in helping us improve our business processes, I was immediately provided with solutions that we could implement within our team. This is especially accurate when it came to expense tracking for staff members and receipt tracking. The procedures that have been put in place now ensure that our staff members are happy with the knowledge that they will get their expenses reimbursed quickly and efficiently. This ensures that not only do we categorize each expense correctly, but we also claim back every bit of vat which helps with our cash flow. Sylwia very quickly understood our business and our everyday struggles. The amount of time and hassle that the team have saved me is truly invaluable. Highly recommended.

  • C Broadway – The Angel Therapy roomsExtremely Capable
    I am very happy with the service Shmunky is providing me with regard to my bookkeeping. Since taking on the service I have more free time to concentrate on my holiday let business. Also, knowing that I do not have to worry about my bookkeeping is a huge weight off my shoulders, with the knowledge that someone extremely capable is looking, after all, this for me. The little hints and tips provided to ensure we save money with the taxman is an added bonus! I recommend Shmunky for any business
  • O Bradford – Tollgate ElectricalShmunky are on top of their game!
    I’m an electrical contractor, not a bookkeeper. I tried to muddle through for years before I found Shmunky.
    They have freed up the time I was spending on my books, they untangled the mess I was in, leaving me time to develop my business.
    I now have confidence in my finances and can run reports I can trust.
  • Mr Conway – Caledonia LettingsFlexible and easy to deal with

    Shmunky have been efficient and proactive, particularly in meeting deadlines and their added value support on commercial issues. Shmunky strike just the right balance between being a flexible, easy to deal with, yet, having all the key strengths, attributes, and rigor necessary to support our vastly changing business. Shmunky produces a weekly/monthly management report with a detailed commentary, outlining strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for our business, in an easy to read format. The valuable information we obtain from these reports has allowed us to make value-adding decisions when we forecast. As a business owner, I would highly recommend the services they have to offer.

  • Incredible resource for our small business. Their attention to detail and outstanding customer service make them worth every penny of the reasonably priced service. I get email responses to my questions so quickly. They correspond with my accountant to get things sorted. They have made my business function so much easier by taking care of the books, with the end result of an organized accounting system. I would highly recommend the Shmunky service!

  • The work that the Shmunky team have put into our business has made a significant difference to the daily management of our business, they have been able to adapt to our ever-changing needs and work meticulously to get the job done. Our business needed a complete overhaul of procedures that were both time-consuming and costly. Shmunky helped us go digital with the aid of Xero and applications such as Receipt Bank, they continue to mentor us with value adding advice and support. They have given me great visibility of my business with dedicated customised reporting and analysis of my finances and products sold as well as a customised spreadsheet that automatically displays and tracks agent commission. I would highly recommend their service

  • "Our QuickBooks was in absolute turmoil until the Shmunky team came to our rescue! They are extremely efficient and effective at what they do. They cleaned up our messy QuickBooks ready for our HMRC audit and our VAT return, and continue to assist us on the day to day running of our bookkeeping requirements. The Shmunky team really took the time to get to know our business, we feel that they are truly part of our team and a fantastic extension of our business. They go out of their way to help where they can! Thanks Shmunky, we would highly recommend your service!"

  • I was struggling so much trying to juggle a million things with our business. I found Sylwia easily online and they were so helpful from the minute they picked up the phone! They have literally "given me my life back"-I know that Sylwia is in control of my books and that I don't always have to track everything! I can highly recommend them, they reply always and are extremely helpful! They also helped to set up a booking system on my website that I was struggling with and they help to manage that, so they are very flexible and personable to meet your needs.

  • “They make my job more efficient and less stressful.”Web Developer

    Bart Z - Web Developer - 06 May 2017

    "Great team that worked with me. They have amazing customer skills, as well as the ability to build relationships that drive business. They always went above and beyond what was expected. As a personal assistant, it is important to think 10 steps ahead so that any long and short term task is always completed at the best that it can be. They provide errands and jobs that really make my job more efficient and less stressful."

  • Ray, August 05, 2017

    "What a great team and expert help. Friendly and easy to get on with and had the knowledge to point me in the right direction. Very pleased with the help i received, would certainly recommend their services . Saved me so much time.. Thanks"

  • Lou – Kooky woodworks Construction of Buildings - Bespoke Woodwork

    KookyLou, July 18, 2017

    "The Shmunky team helped us tremendously with setting up our QuickBooks and preparing for our first VAT return. They are an incredibly bright and cheerful team who bring real expertise and meticulous attention to detail. They also helped to demystify QuickBooks Online for us so that we feel much more confident using it now. We cannot thank them enough for all of their help."

Virtual Financial Management:

It's no longer about bookkeeping...

Bookkeeping is a real inconvenience. And we can take that hassle away. However, it’s about more than that. 

It’s not just about doing the basics you need to comply with the law and keeping HMRC happy (and you definitely need to do that!). It’s not only about saving you time. Let’s look at the bigger picture. We want to help you build a phenomenal business. Hence, why we go beyond the numbers.

I am sure you would agree, when done accurately and in real-time, your financial data provides valuable and crucial financial information.

This information is critical to understand what is going right, and what is going wrong in your business. Moreover, having this information at hand could sway bank managers and potential investors in helping you achieve your goals.

Your business will benefit from this real-time information as it will help you make better decisions and ultimately lead to a more profitable and successful business.

It’s much more than bookkeeping. It’s a Virtual Financial Management service.

Premium Bookkeeping Service

This is the best option for pioneering business owners who want to establish a successful and profitable business. This is for you if you want to go beyond the data entry and get regular support and business advice from us. We help you interpret the numbers to ensure you can make valuable business decisions

Full Bookkeeping Service

Our most popular option. It’s for busy business owners who want to save time and make life easier. We go beyond the essentials and offer more value. Some of the key things you benefit from include real-time bookkeeping, completion of your VAT returns and helping you get much more from your cloud accounting system.

Entry Bookkeeping Service

This option is best for those business owners on a tight budget or smaller businesses who are simply looking to get the basic entries done, ensuring compliance with HM Revenue & Customs.

 A bizarre way to price 

Many freelance bookkeepers will quote you an hourly rate. We think that’s quite unfair. Firstly, an hourly rate means you have no clue how long the job could take and ,therefore, how much to budget for the work required. Secondly, if any mistakes were made, they may expect you to pay even more! That doesn’t seem right to us… it’s certainly not fair.

A fairer way to price 

That’s why we provide you with a choice of 3 fixed prices (this is based on your unique circumstances and what you want for your business). 

Armed with fixed rates, you are able to budget and plan. You know, with certainty eaxctly what the work is going to cost. And if, for any reason, we are slow and the work takes longer that’s our problem not yours. 

Moreover, we understand that each and every business is different. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution.  Your business is unique. We, therefore, provide you with a choice of diverse packages so you can choose the one that best meets your requirements. Additionally,  each of these packages can be further tailored so you get exactly what you want. 

We believe that this process gives you complete certainty over the price, as well as, the choices so you can build the service that best meets your needs. We will now explain those choices in detail below.

Insurance Cover – Peace of Mind

  • For your added peace of mind, we are covered up to £1,000,000 in the event that we cause loss of earnings due to any negligeable work or advice
  • We are also supervised by the HMRC money laundering regulations and have a duty to deal with your finances with due care and diligence
Fully insured Bookkeeper Colchester London Shmunky

Premium Package

What's Included
  • Essential Bookkeeping
  • Maximise your tax deductions*
  • Free Paperless receipt processing system (Receipt Bank)
  • Completion of Vat returns
  • Act as your HMRC Agent
  • Liaise with your accountant on your behalf
  • Maintain your fixed asset register
  • Your holistic cloud financial system
  • Adjusting for any foreign currency transactions
  • Unlimited email and telephone support
  • Fast Track Bookkeeping
  • Billing email management
  • Dedicated Google finance management folder
  • Sales Receipts & Statements
  • Staff Expense Tracking
  • Third party app management (Invoice retrieval)
  • Enhanced Credit Control
  • Precision accounting with accruals and prepayments
  • Advanced expense tracking and analysis
  • Supply of cloud accounting software

Full Package

What's Included
  • Essential Bookkeeping
  • Maximise your tax deductions*
  • Free Paperless receipt processing system (Receipt Bank)
  • Completion of Vat returns
  • Act as your HMRC Agent
  • Liaise with your accountant on your behalf
  • Maintain your fixed asset register
  • Your holistic cloud financial system
  • Adjusting for any foreign currency transactions
  • Unlimited email and telephone support
  • Fast Track Bookkeeping
  • Billing email management
  • Dedicated Google finance management folder
  • Sales Receipts & Statements
  • Staff Expense Tracking
  • Third party app management (Invoice retrieval)
  • Enhanced Credit Control
  • Precision accounting with accruals and prepayments
  • Advanced expense tracking and analysis
  • Discounted - Supply of cloud accounting software
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Entry Package

What's Included
  • Essential Bookkeeping
  • Maximise your tax deductions*
  • Free Paperless receipt processing system (Receipt Bank)
  • Completion of Vat returns
  • Act as your HMRC Agent
  • Liaise with your accountant on your behalf
  • Maintain your fixed asset register
  • Your holistic cloud financial system
  • Adjusting for any foreign currency transactions
  • Unlimited email and telephone support
  • Fast Track Bookkeeping
  • Billing email management
  • Dedicated Google finance management folder
  • Sales Receipts & Statements
  • Staff Expense Tracking
  • Third party app management (Invoice retrieval)
  • Enhanced Credit Control
  • Precision accounting with accruals and prepayments
  • Advanced expense tracking and analysis
  • Supply of cloud accounting software

Virtual Financial Management

Features Offered
  • Essential Bookkeeping
  • Maximise your tax deductions*
  • Paperless receipt processing system (Receipt Bank)
  • Completion of Vat returns/CIS submissions
  • Act as your HMRC Agent
  • Liaise with your accountant on your behalf
  • Maintain your fixed asset register
  • Your holistic cloud financial system
  • Adjusting for any foreign currency transactions
  • Unlimited email and telephone support
  • Fast Track Bookkeeping
  • Accounts email management
  • Dedicated Google finance management folder
  • Sales Receipts & Statements
  • Staff Expense Tracking
  • Third party app management (Invoice retrieval)
  • Enhanced Credit Control
  • Precision accounting with accruals and prepayments
  • Advanced expense tracking and analysis
  • Supply of cloud accounting software

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Entry Bookkeeping Package - How you benefit

This option is best for those business owners on a tight budget or smaller businesses who are simply looking to get the basic entries done, ensuring compliance with HM Revenue & Customs.​ For a small fixed monthly investment, you will benefit from the below:

Full Bookkeeping Package - How you benefit

Our most popular option. This package is for busy business owners who want us to save them time, have less hassle and make life easier. We go beyond the essentials and offer more value. Some of the key things you benefit from include real-time bookkeeping, completion of your VAT returns and helping you get much more from your cloud-accounting system. For a small fixed monthly investment, you will benefit from all the Essential Bookkeeping listed above as well as: