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Are you a small business needing help with your accounts?

Accountability Services are small business accountants in Reading, Berkshire. We run a small business ourselves so understand the needs of small businesses. We can help you get your accounts in order and will explain everything in a clear, non-accounting way. We cover Reading, Newbury, Oxford and the surrounding areas.

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Reading, Newbury, Oxford Accountants - Accountability

As well as all aspects of day-to-day accounting functions, we also offer the following:

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Making Tax Digital begins on the 1st of April 2019 for VAT registered businesses above the threshold of 85K. From that day, all businesses above the VAT threshold will have to keep digital records, and submit their VAT returns using HMRC compatible software for MTD. We offer a FREE consultation to explain how all this works to ensure your business is ready and compliant. Call us on: 01189 415 341

Payroll Services

Payroll is much more than just calculating tax and National Insurance for your employees, there’s a whole host of payroll legislations that now have to be adhered to, submitting all information to HM Revenue and Customs as RTI (real-time information). This is very time consuming, so free up your time and let us take the burden away from you. We have over 25 years’ payroll management experience so you can be assured that all your payroll requirements will be expertly taken care of.

Statutory Sick Pay
Maternity Pay


Don’t wait until year-end to complete your books, allow us to manage your day-to-day accounts and keep you up to date with your business finances. Even if your receipts and invoices are delivered in a shoe box or a carrier bag, we will work our magic and turn these into the finished products required by HMRC.

We can be involved from the start, or we can put the finishing touches to the records you already have. For FREE professional advice call us on: 01189 415 341


Are you in the construction industry, a contractor or sub-contractor? If so, we can help you with your CIS Tax obligations (the Construction Industry Scheme). We can help you register for CIS, submit your monthly returns if applicable, pay the correct CIS deductions etc. as well as managing your book keeping. Don’t struggle with CIS, leave it to us and you can concentrate on making money.

FREE initial no obligation consultation. Hourly rate basis, no hidden extras!

Tax & VAT Returns

If you are subject to taxation then chances are you will need help submitting your TAX or VAT returns. Self-assessment can be a real headache; HMRC will impose penalties for submitting late or incorrect returns. We can take the pressure away from you; no need to panic anymore.

Contact us for advice on all tax services - self-assessment, HMRC disputes, VAT returns, corporation tax or any other taxation matters, we’re here to help.

Individual and Sole Traders
Limited Companies

Credit Control

A vital part of any business is the cash-flow and this needs to be monitored and controlled effectively. We have a wealth of experience with credit control - chasing outstanding invoice payments, reducing debtor days, investigating and resolving non-payment queries, maintaining cash-flow. There’s no need for you to waste your time chasing payments any more, we can do this for you and it’s what we’re good at.

For free professional advice call us on: 01189 415 341

Auto Enrolment Government Pension Scheme

The law on workplace pensions has changed. Each employer in the UK must enrol eligible staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’. Even if you only employ one person, you must enrol them in a pension scheme, this is a legal duty. If you as an employer fail to comply, government enforcement action and/or a penalty may be issued.

No need for you to worry, we offer a full payroll and pension service for your requirements, whether you have one or fifty employees, and will be pleased to discuss your requirements with you.

Accounting Software Training

Do you have staff that need additional training on accounting software?

These days most of the major software companies only offer ‘on-line’ training, which in many cases is difficult to follow and understand. In our experience, it is easier if the training is on a ‘one-to-one’ basis. That way, the training can be tailored to suit individual company needs. Unfortunately, this can be very expensive for small companies as a day’s training can be in excess of £1000. We specialise in small company accounting and understand that such fees are out of range of most small companies.

We offer bespoke training for reasonable fees and will be pleased to discuss your requirements.


We are particularly good at troubleshooting, give us an accounting problem and we will solve it for you. We can liaise directly with HMRC and fight your corner with any taxation issues or disputes, we can chase debtors for you etc. but ultimately we can save you money!

Now isn’t that worth a phone call? 01189 415 341

About Us

We are small business accountants with over 25 years’ experience in payroll management and all aspects of accounting.

We offer a personalised, friendly service to all small businesses. We work with builders, contractors, garages, shop owners, designers, therapists, landscape gardeners etc. and have a proven track record for maximising profitability. We will take away your accounting headaches, free up your time and allow you to concentrate on your business.

Accountants based in Reading we are ideally positioned to serve Oxford, Thatcham, Newbury and the surrounding areas, but can also work remotely.

We use all the main accounting software - Sage, Xero, QuickBooks, Opera, MYOB and can provide staff training on these packages.

We work with all main accounting software

We are driven by results, no challenge is too great. Affordable, reliable, smart … that’s Accountability!

Client Testimonials

What people are saying about Accountability Services

“Olivia is completely reliable, takes a real interest in our business and gives good advice – and all for a fraction of the cost charged by other accountants.”

- Chris Bale, Tyler Bale Limited

“Although Olivia has only been doing my accounts a short period of time, her knowledge, advice and overall support has been priceless. She is extremely responsive and efficient, and at a fair cost. I cannot recommend her enough and will continue to use in the future.”

- Liam Corrigan, Heating Services

“Olivia has been a Godsend to our business. She has a fighting will to determine what's fair for the business. Olivia is always prompt to arrive ontime, and well presented. She does not stop working from the time she gets in the door. Olivia has a bubbly personality, and knows her business inside out, if there are queries, she will not hesitate to get the answer. She was able to save us a lot of money. We would not hesitate to recommend Olivia to take care of your accounts.”

- Rose Kelly, GR Swimming Schools

“Olivia has worked with Bigga Fish for many years now and seems to have an endless amount of patience! Although we’re a small company, things are never as straight forward as they should be, but nothing seems to be too much trouble for Olivia as she takes everything in her stride. Being able to keep all these plates spinning as well as bringing a sense of humour to the workplace is something rarely found in the stereotypical “accountant” so Olivia really is worth her weight in Gold!”

- Kellie Thomas, Operations Manager – Bigga Fish Limited

“We have been using Olivia for the many years and I don’t think we could cope without her. Nothing is ever a problem and she always has plenty of time to help if needed. With the new pensions scheme coming in she has been a God send. Oliva is always very professional and knows her business inside and out.”

- Tony Lees & Sons

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Accountability for your accountancy needs. The professionalism and attention to detail was second to none. All deadlines were met with ease and in a timely manner. Olivia was very proactive in her approach and made the onerous financial declarations seem very easy. I felt that Olivia really cared about my affairs whether it was by phone or email nothing was too much trouble for her.”

- Brian Allen

“I would recommend Olivia without hesitation! Having had a bad experience with a previous accountant, Olivia has taken the time to explain everything to me until I understand - which can take a while! Nothing is a problem and she is always quick to answer.”

- Bridgette Ramsey, Salon 56 Hairdressers

FREE initial no obligation consultation. Hourly rate basis, no hidden extras. or call us today on: 01189 415 341