Keeping records up to date,
and stress levels low.

Qualified, experienced...
And completely personal!

At Helpful Bookkeeping, we offer a professional yet friendly and welcoming service to all of our clients.

We all know how scary bookkeeping can be, and finding someone to handle it all for you can be daunting. With that in mind we have systems in place to make the process easy. There is no ‘one size fits all’. We will be there with you, every step of the way, ensuring you understand and are in control of the whole process but also allowing to take a back seat- giving you the time to focus on your business.

We offer free no obligation appointments meaning you will face no upfront costs for any initial advice… and you might even get to meet Bruno the office dog!


We can assist with anything related to bookkeeping and accounts, but here are the core services we offer:


Whether on spreadsheets or computerised systems including: Xero, Quickbooks, Sage and Wave. Weekly, Monthly, quarterly or annually, depending on your needs.


From 1 to 100 employees. You email us the payroll information for the week/month. We then process the information. e-mail the payslips/payroll reports to you and submit the RTI to HMRC.

Vat Returns

If you are VAT registered we will advise, compile and submit your quarterly VAT returns on your behalf from your accounts. If you’re a thriving business, but don’t yet exceed the VAT threshold we can help advise on the best course of action.

CIS return and rebates

If you are in the building industry, there is no escaping CIS tax returns. However, one of the pitfalls of the CIS tax returns is that if you make a mistake when filing, you can end up paying much more than you should.

Self Assessment Tax

If you keep everything in one place and need someone to take the stress of organising the receipts, making a profit & loss account from the information and submission of self assessment tax return.

Meet The Team

Rachel Fox

Owner of Helpful Bookkeeping

I have been working in finance for over 20 years and have studied AAT to level 4. I really do provide very helpful solutions by taking the stress away from businesses that really need a professional to take on their paperwork.

Amy-Mai Fox

Accounts assistant

Amy has been working with us for over a year now and in that time she has passed her AAT level 2 and is Quickly moving onto level 3. Fully competent in all things Xero and is a spreadsheet queen. Amy is definitely the best bookkeeper and accounts assistant in the team!

Safety First

The security of our client’s data is absolutely paramount to us. We do everything in our control to adhere to GDPR regulations, along with having HMRC supervision for Anti Money Laundering.

If you have any questions on our use and storage of data, please contact us.

Why Choose Helpful Bookkeeping?

There are so many accountants to choose from…why go with us? 

A Wealth of Knowledge

We are seasoned professionals, able to draw on years of experience in order to guide you. The wisdom we are able to impart continues to regularly save our clients thousands of pounds!

Outstanding Service

Our success relies on the success of our clients, and this understanding is at the forefront of everything we do. We're not happy until our clients are happy, and we will do everything possible to make that reality.

Great Value

As a small, highly specialised business, we have minimal overheads. This allows us to offer a service of extremely high caliber...for far less than larger companies must charge.

What Our Clients Say

The relationships we build with our clients make for testimonials we can’t help but share!

‘Rachel was fantastic. Having some bookkeeping experience I was contemplating doing my own self assessment but knew I would have procrastinated and worried it wouldn’t have been right. At such a reasonable price I’m so glad I opted to have that pressure taken off. A professional and speedy service. Would highly recommend’
Annette Ewing

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