Our aim is to offer a comprehensive bookkeeping package, to enable you to effectively run your business, without the added pressure of maintaining management accounts, dealing with Payroll & VAT etc. We understand your time is important, which is why our friendly and efficient service will assist you with all of your internal bookkeeping requirements, with minimal hassle to you.
We pride ourselves on providing clients with an exceptional bookkeeping service. Once instructed, you can be confident that the day-to-day bookkeeping of your business will be handled effectively and efficiently ensuring that you are able to concentrate on what you do best – running your business.
We are able to prepare and submit all types of Vat returns regardless of whether you are on Standard, Cash Accounting or the Flat Rate scheme, require EC sales lists or encounter Reverse Charge sales/purchases to name but a few. Let us meet your vat filing deadlines and answer any vat queries you may have.
The bookkeeping team can assist with all areas of payroll. We have a vast knowledge and experience where payroll is concerned and are therefore able to quickly and accurately process your payroll and answer any queries you may have. More recently our clients have turned to the bookkeeping team to take over payroll schemes now governed by RTI. We can produce electronic payslips via email or more traditional documents if preferred, so distance is not an issue for our clients. Contact us today.
We are happy to assist with all areas of bookkeeping and can even raise invoices and operate your credit control function. As part of a complete bookkeeping service, we are able to act as your internal accounts function to relieve the pressure that this brings. Our handling of this in addition to the services above, works well to provide you with up-to-date financial information and a reassurance that all is on track and being taken care of.
Bookkeeping is about efficiency, it's having the ability to turn a stack of client records into something meaningful. We take your records in whatever state they arrive and we deliver back to you, the client, reconciled reports and accounts so that you can take real business decisions using real data.
Too many small businesses are run on assumptions, guess work and gut instincts. With the information that we can provide the business can be run properly, efficiently and with drive. With our assistance we make the accounting process at year-end less onerous.
We primarily use…
But we can use specialist or bespoke systems if required and we can work remotely via web links or on-site.
We follow the same core Charlton Baker principles when it comes to pricing and fees:
Therefore our pricing is very straightforward, we charge £35 per hour ex VAT, with our main aim being to save our clients time and money. No matter what the job, big or small, simple or complex we charge the same. For some of our larger bookkeeping clients we agree a monthly retainer where we fix our charges and therefore we absorb any time costs over this limit. This usually comes hand in hand with full accounting and tax compliance services carried out by the Charlton Baker Limited Accounts team.
For our payroll clients we offer the same pricing charge and are happy to provide a fixed fee quote for this which takes into account the processing of the regular payroll, the year end return and the processing of any joiners or leavers in the year.
Position: Bookkeeping Manager
Karen joined Charlton Baker in 2007. She has worked in payroll and bookkeeping for over 20 years and as such has a wealth of knowledge and experience in many different areas. Karen became the bookkeeping manager in 2011 and leads a team of people who have built strong day to day working relationships with their clients. She oversees the teams in Devizes and Pewsey. She is a fellow member of the International Association of Bookkeepers.
Examples of recent work undertaken:
Justina joined Charlton Baker in 2014 as a member of the bookkeeping team. She has recently started her AAT Level 3 and is progressing well to becoming a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. She has a vast knowledge of all aspects of bookkeeping including Vat and Payroll.
Examples of recent work undertaken:
Graham previously worked as a software developer in the financial services industry but, looking to have more contact with his clients, he is now a certified bookkeeper and associate member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. He enjoys working closely with business owners, taking care of payroll, bookkeeping & accounting requirements, leaving them more time to focus on the areas of their business that are important to them.
Amanda really enjoys helping people by taking away the stresses of accounts management, allowing them to concentrate on achieving more success and helping to leave clients in a better place. Amanda became a bookkeeper in 2000 when she gained the AAT qualification. Amanda’s depth of knowledge in bookkeeping and payroll has been gained by working both in industry and in practice. After joining Charlton Baker in July 2016, Amanda has focused on supporting our music clients and has embraced the powers of accounting in the Cloud!
7 - 7c Snuff Street
1 Fordbrook House
Fordbrook Business Centre