Online Bookkeeping

Online Bookkeeping

Online bookkeeping also known as ‘cloud’ accounting software is increasingly replacing PC based accounting packages. 

The benefits our clients are seeing with a cloud based accounts package include:

  • No need to run annual updates on the software or invest in the costly IT hardware, it’s done automatically by the cloud software provider and monthly charges to customers are very modest.
  • Data is secure and backed up in the cloud.
  • Various time saving, automated features can be added such as:
    • Automatic bank feeds straight into your accounts software.
    • The ability to manage your accounts anytime, anywhere from virtually any web enabled device such as using your smart phone or tablet to capture photos of purchase invoices and expenses receipts and post them directly into the accounts software.
    • Allowing your accountant access to live accounting information so that amendments can be made real time without the need to email backups of software to and forth with your accountant.
    • Automated sales invoices or estimates, in your design and format, raised and emailed to clients with automated reminders if they haven’t paid within the agreed terms.

Furthermore the government’s proposal to require small businesses to file quarterly digital accounts from 2018 will, in all likelihood, require businesses to operate a cloud like accounts system that has the ability to upload data to HMRC. Making the move to a cloud based accounts package sooner rather than later could help manage the transition and ensure that the government proposals don’t cause unwanted disruption in the future.

We have a great deal of experience in cloud accounting and can help you pick the right package, assist in setting up the system and assist you with ad hoc queries throughout the year. We are familiar with a multitude of the cloud offerings and have particular expertise with leading providers QuickBooksOnline and Xero.


If you would like to discuss our services in more detail please contact our SME team on 00 44 161 832 4901 or email

Our locations

St George's House
215-219 Chester Road
Manchester M15 4JE

T: 00 44 161 832 4901


 Central Buildings
 Richmond Terrace
 Blackburn BB1 7AP

 T: 00 44 1254 686 600


The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham B4 6AT

T: 00 44 203 478 8400



  15 Bunhill Row
  London EC1Y 8LP

  T: 00 44 203 478 8400


We are registered to carry on audit work in the UK and regulated for a range of investment activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Charles MacMillan is licensed to act as an Insolvency Practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our audit registration can be viewed at for the UK (reference number 5386251). Our statutory audit work is subject to the Audit Regulations and Guidance issued by ICAEW, International Standards on Auditing (UK) and the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards promulgated by the Financial Reporting Council of Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN.

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