Up to date?

September 8, 2020
I like to think of myself as an up to date Bookkeeper, or at least as up to date as I can be. I use up to date software, I keep myself up to date with all the latest developments that are useful for my clients and I keep my clients compliant with HMRC and I try not to charge them too much for my efforts.

What I am not is a Bookkeeper who asks her clients to scan every single receipt and invoice to an app on their phone and then upload it to their accounts software where they can do most of the work. They don't have the time and probably wouldn't want to do it anyway. That's my job. All I ask is for their receipts if they can dig them out of their offices, pockets and wallets for me on a regular basis together with all the other information I need to do their accounts and VAT returns accurately and on time. 

I don't charge a fixed monthly fee - I charge for the time it takes me to do the work. This can vary from month to month depending on how busy my client is. I don't think I overcharge for what I do. I am quite surprised by what some Bookkeepers charge for what are simple tasks that don't take very long to do. Some Bookkeepers charge their clients for the software they use to do the work for them. Why? It's part of my "tool kit" to do the job and I expect to pay for it. 

If you need someone to get on and do your accounts and leave you with the time to do what you do best and build your business, give me a call and let's talk over what I can do to help you to do that. I'm good at what I do, I get it done and I keep you you up to date with what you need to know to keep your business on track. 

Take care. 
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6 months in...

August 27, 2020
Its now 6 months since I started working totally from my home office, and I have to say I like it! Yes, I miss seeing my clients in their offices and out and about, but it works well and I am happy that it does. However, I could not have done it without the help of clients who brought me their paperwork and left it in my special Paperwork Box  outside my gate. Also the clients who have posted stuff to me. We have all kept each other going and have adapted to the times. To all of them a very b...
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It's still Ok not to be OK

July 7, 2020

I’m not having a good day today. No reason really, just that the past few months are beginning to catch up with me I think. I work from home most of the time anyway but since the outbreak of Covid-19 I haven’t been to see the clients where I work in their offices, and I haven’t been anywhere else either! I thought I was Ok with it, sitting here at my desk day after day trying to scrape enough work together to pay the bills while my clients struggle to keep going. And it’s been fine, b...


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Turn a hobby into an opportunity

July 7, 2020
If the events of the past weeks have left you uncertain of your future, and of your present job, perhaps now might be the time to take the bull by the horns and think about starting up your own business doing something unique to you. It may be something that has always been just a hobby but with a bit of time and effort could turn into a new business and way of life.
If you need help to set up the day to day requirements to be self employed and keeping on the right side of HMRC, give me a call...
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Covid-19 2 months in

May 29, 2020
Here we are at the end of May and we are seeing a glimpse of what the "new normal" is going to be like. So many restrictions  to keep ourselves and others safe. For many people it has been, and will continue to be, hard to keep going. Hard to keep positive despite all the inspirational stories we hear. You may feel you can't compete with these wonderful people! All the success stories, all the winners. 


Just remember those people are like you - they worry and cry about the future for themselve...
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Lock down

April 26, 2020
What a month April was! It doesn't look like things are going to change for a while yet, so many people are having to change the way they work, live their lives, and run their businesses. 

I am so lucky to live in beautiful Somerset, with lots of fresh air and space and as I already work from home most of the time, things have not been so different for me work wise. I have been very happy to help my clients keep things going, and as the claims for furloughed staff have started to come through ...
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DIY Bookkeeping or not?

February 21, 2020

I haven’t done a blog for a while mainly because Bookkeeping isn’t one of the “sexy” occupations that everyone wants to hear about. There’s only so much you can say about Tax and VAT etc etc.

 A lot is made these days in adverts and social media etc about the joys of doing your own accounts and running your whole business from your mobile phone or tablet including VAT returns and Payrolls. If you can do that then good on you if you are confident enough to do it then that’s fin...


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Looking for a Bookkeeper?

July 26, 2019

Following a recent reorganization I am delighted to say I now have the capacity to help more new clients in the Somerset area. If you are a sole trader, small business, need Payroll services or need to do VAT or CIS returns please contact me for a chat. I have been running my business since 2011 and have been working in the accounts sector for more years than I care to remember!



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Jane Franklin Accounts and Payroll services for Small - Medium Businesses, Sole Traders and Partnerships.

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