My name is Andrew Carrie. I live in Tideswell, part of the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park, a few pictures of which appear around this website. I studied Environmental Sciences to post-graduate level at the University of East Anglia but after a 30 year career in IT both employed and self-employed, I have qualified as a certified bookkeeper and hold a practice licence with The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

I plan to bring my extensive knowledge of managing complex financial data with IT systems together with the understanding gained from running my own business to my new role as a bookkeeper specialising in cloud based accounting solutions.

Why do you need a bookkeeper?

If you have made it as far as this page then you are probably looking for help with an accounting problem or guidance on how better to manage your business. But what can a bookkeeper do for you?

A bookkeeper can do far more for you than simply posting sales and purchase invoices to the relevant ledgers and completing monthly bank reconciliations. A good bookkeeper will help you understand how your business is performing and assist with anticipating problems before they arise. They will monitor exposure to your debtors and creditors, your cash flow and your tax obligations.

Most people start a business because they have an idea or a passion they want to transform into a successful, profitable enterprise. They generally do not start a business in order that thay can spend time recording and managing the finances; something which can be challenging and time consuming. A bookkeeper will free you to concentrate on those things which you do the best and enjoy the most.

Digital Bookkeeping

Despite the name, the days of bookkeepers meticulously logging business transactions in carefully indexed, bound ledgers is a thing of the past. Initially, paper based recording was largely replaced by office based software packages and more recently there has been a significant shift to cloud based solutions in which both the accounting packages and data reside on internet servers.

The accounting industry is now facing another sea change with the advent of the government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative with a move to quarterly online tax returns and mandatory digital record keeping. A pilot project is already underway and between April 2018 and April 2020, different categories of business will cutover to providing HMRC with quarterly digital updates of income and expenditure information.

Our aim is to provide clients with the latest advice during this important change and to assist in the cutover process itself.