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The Bean Counters

Financial accounting, tax planning bookkeeping and payroll services

We are cloud accounting specialists based in Marlow adopting a technology based approach to accounting helping you to save both time and money in order to achieve your business goals.


The Bean Counters provide the traditional services you would expect from an accountant; but for us our client relationships go much further than merely compliance.

Financial Accounting

The production of financial accounts is steeped in regulation and reporting requirements. We use our expert systems and expertise to ensure financial accounts comply with all the regulations and their filing is timely and efficient.

We always keep you in the loop, and up to date.

Financial accounts are a requirement but as they are produced only once a year they are not much help with day to day business decisions. They are included with each of our solutions but most businesses need more regular reports to help to run the business.

Tax and Compliance

We will carry out a tax planning review to make sure you don’t pay a penny more in tax than you have to. Which means you can keep more money in your company, and use that cash to invest in the future or your pocket.

We will complete and submit your corporation tax self-assessment return to ensure you meet all your filing obligations to HMRC, and you need not worry about penalties.

For individuals and partnerships we will carry out an annual tax planning review, complete and submit your self-assessment tax returns, and let you know how much tax is due to be paid and when.

Technology Partners

We work with carefully selected technology partners who add real value to the Xero framework. By working with these partners we are able to provide cost-effective solutions for stock control, management reporting, and industry-specific solutions including online retailing, contractors and property companies.

We use other technology partners to provide efficient bookkeeping solutions, including Receipt Bank, which makes the unwieldy handling of paperwork for invoices and purchases a thing of the past.

As your business grows, your accounting solutions need to grow with you – and Xero can do that.

Bookkeeping, Payroll and Admin

Bookkeeping payroll and administration functions are the very bedrock of brilliant reporting systems. We can show you how to use technology in a clever way that often saves the business money.

We can help with all the back office processes so that you can concentrate on building a successful business. We will make sure that you fully comply with all the rules and regulations around VAT, payroll, bank transactions etc.

Business Financial Planning

We work with you to develop a robust business plan, designed to help you and your business get to where you want to be. Once developed, this plan is used as a benchmark so that we can measure how the business is performing throughout the year. With full transparency of profit and loss, the balance sheet and cash flow, broken down month by month with regular reports to highlight progress and key measures of performance.

Business plans need to grow and develop with the business as a living document and these need to be reviewed regularly. They form the basis against which to measure your success.

If you want an open dialogue and meaningful discussion with your accountant, we’d love to hear from you or check out our packaged pricing.

Virtual Financial Director

As businesses grow and become more complicated it becomes more important to have regular help and advice from a dedicated professional. Rather than invest in a full time Finance Director many clients use a dedicated partner as a Virtual Finance Director.

We have experience of working with a host of businesses small and large and work closely with you to bring that unique financial perspective to bear.

Whether this be as a sounding board or during regular meetings we can help to review performance and put matters into perspective – and helpful advice is always available.