Switcha's top picks

Crunch Online Accounting

Monthly Cost
from £29.50 per month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Yes

For freelancers, contractors and small business owners.

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Cheap Accounting

Monthly Cost
from £19.99
Self Assessment
£149+VAT
Portal
Xero

CheapAccounting.co.uk was voted the best Online Accountancy Firm at the prestigious British Accountancy Awards in 2014.

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KPMG Small Business Accounting

Monthly Cost
from £145 per Month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Xero

A global brand who recently won the SME award for Accounting Solution of the Year 2016.

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Aardvark Accounting

Monthly Cost
from £69 per Month
Self Assessment
from £99+VAT
Portal
FreeAgent

Alongside the personal service, you'll have access to market leading software - FreeAgent. This will mean that you have everything you'll need at your fingertips, which you can even complete on the move with their handy mobile App.

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Cloudbook Accountants

Monthly Cost
from £20 per Month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Wave, Xero, Kashflow, Quickbooks, Sage, FreeAgent

Cloudbook are happy to work with Wave, Xero, Kashflow, Quickbooks, Sage and FreeAgent.

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Linton Online Accountants

Monthly Cost
from £125 per Month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Xero

Xero Partner and ICAEW Chartered Accountants.

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My Accountant Friend

Monthly Cost
from £85 per Month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Xero, FreeAgent

MAF were a finalist in the British Accountancy Awards in 2015. Xero Certified Advisor and FreeAgent Premium Partner.

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Magic Accounts

Monthly Cost
from £35 per Month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Yes

A member of the Professional Contractors Group.

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My Accountant Online

Monthly Cost
from £60 per Month
Self Assessment
from £130+VAT
Portal
No
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Rymer Associates Online Accountants

Monthly Cost
from £18 per Month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Yes

ICAEW Chartered Accountants with an online focus.

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Clever Accounts

Monthly Cost
from £75 per Month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Yes

A modern accountancy service for freelancers, contractors and small businesses.

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Boox Online Accountants

Monthly Cost
from £25 per Month
Self Assessment
from £100+VAT
Portal
Yes

Ranked #1 for Accounting on TrustPilot in 2016

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Crunch Online Accounting

Monthly Cost
from £29.50 per month
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Yes

For freelancers, contractors and small business owners.

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Square Mile Accounting

Monthly Cost
Quote Only
Self Assessment
Yes
Portal
Xero

Real-time accounting, advice and forecasting designed to help ambitious businesses grow

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Should I use an online accountant?

If you are running a small business and don't have a huge requirement for complex management accounts, you should consider using an online accountant to manage your finances. They will be able to set you up with an online portal through which you will be able to submit invoices and receipts so you can quickly and easily keep your accounts up to date.

With the modern world becoming increasingly digital, online accounting has become a real asset to small businesses and sole traders. Most providers will let you simply take a picture of your receipt or invoice on your phone and upload it to a portal where you can then manage your finances online. 

You’re likely to be assigned a client manager to assist with any queries and to give proactive advice on managing your accounts. Having an online accountant allows you to keep up to date with your finances and monitor how much tax you owe. When it comes to submitting your year-end accounts, you will have everything already on file, making it a less stressful experience to submitting your paperwork.  

Signing up to an online accountant means that you will have access to your accounts 24/7 from anywhere in the world and on any device. Depending on which package you choose you could also get payroll, taxation and management accounting services. As well as through your online portal, you will have access to an accountant by telephone or email during office hours.

Running a business is stressful enough without having to worry about the state of your accounts. Take a look at the options available through Switcha to find the best provider for your individual business requirements. 

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