Outsourced accounting services

Spend time on your business, not your books.

Managing a growing business is a full-time job. But it also depends on accurate, up-to-date management accounting  information. If you want your decisions to be based on fact, you may need to consider outsourcing some or all of your business accounting tasks.

Our approach is simple and cost effective.  We take away the stress and worry of your bookkeeping and payroll obligations by gaining a strong knowledge of your business.  Our team has many years' experience in helping a wide range of businesses with their accounting outsourcing needs.

For more information on outsourcing, please contact us.

Our outsourced accounting services include:

  • Bookkeeping services

    Timely and accurate bookkeeping and accounting provides you with useful management information as well as helping with the production of year end business accounts.

    Our specialist team are able to assist with all aspects of your business accounting and bookkeeping, including:

    • Data entry and reconciliations
    • Payments processing
    • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
    • Credit and ledger controls
  • Management accounts

    We can help with the preparation of your business management accounts, enabling you to understand how the business is performing as well as identifying potential cost savings or areas of concern.

    Reliable management accounts are also useful if you are looking to raise external finance.

  • Credit control

    Better credit control management will help to improve your cash flow, resulting in lower finance charges as well as reducing the risk of bad debts.

    We are happy to simply provide advice, or we can provide full credit control services including chasing payment of debts.

  • Secondments

    There may be occasions when you require a regular addition to your accounting and finance team but on a temporary basis, for example to cover sickness or holidays.

    We are able to provide a fully trained member of our team for whatever duration suits you and always ensure that we deliver a service which meets your requirements.

  • Payroll including auto-enrolement

    The payroll function has changed dramatically in recent years, firstly with the introduction of Real Time Information and more recently with the introduction of pension Automatic Enrolment. These changes in legislation have placed significant additional burdens on businesses, in terms of both time and cost.

    We operate a dedicated payroll service which has significant experience in processing payrolls for several hundred clients, ranging in size from 1 to over 400 employees.  We process payrolls at whatever frequency suits you - this includes weekly, four-weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.

    Our team has experience of a wide range of payroll services software, particularly Sage and Superpay. For employers already using Sage payroll, data can be imported directly into our system from a back-up file.  Alternatively we would be happy to carry out the payroll process at your premises.

    As well as the actual payroll processing, we are also able to deal with the issuing of payslips, paying employees via BACS and making all necessary submissions to HMRC.

    A number of our clients have already been through the staging process for automatic enrolment purposes, which means we are able to guide you through the complex and time consuming requirements.

    If you would like to consider outsourcing your payroll service to us please contact our PAYE specialists:

    keith.davies@larking-gowen.co.uk - 01603 624181

    neil.bottomley@larking-gowen.co.uk - 01328 863121


  • Software and systems training

    Our team has considerable experience in using both on-line and desktop versions of various accounting packages.

    The use of online bookeeping and accounting software in particular has increased significantly in recent times, and we expect this growth to continue.

    The main advantage of online accounting software is that it can be accessed from anywhere in the world, all you need is an internet connection.  This flexibility means that we can remotely access the accounting data at the same time as you, ensuring that any problems are resolved at the earliest opportunity.

    We have significant experience of working with several of the leading online accounting software providers, and we are both a Sage Business Partner and a Quickbooks Online Certified ProAdvisor.

    We are able to provide a tailored accounting software solution for your needs, to ensure that your requirements are met.  Alternatively we would be happy to visit your premises to provide training to your staff.