The Business Bookkeeper is a small and friendly bookkeeping practice based in Norbury, London, owned by Selina Orleans-Foli, a qualified bookkeeper with over 20 years of bookkeeping experience gained within commercial organisations, the public sector and charities. Please contact us to see how we may help you.

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The Business Bookkeeper

The Business Bookkeeper in Norbury, London specialises in working with self-employed individuals and small and medium sized businesses. We can take care of all phases of your bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and tax return completion, allowing you to focus on growing your business. We strive to provide the best quality work at very competitive prices, and are confident we can save you money on accountants fees.

We Can Help Your Business

We work to provide our clients with a tailor-made professional bookkeeping service. Whether you are a startup that needs some guidance, an existing business behind with your bookkeeping, or a company with books that simply need maintaining, then we can help. Our fees are generally agreed with our clients in advance, based on requirements. And we can work on agreed monthly fees or by hourly rate if clients prefer.

Trust In Our Work

The Business Bookkeeper in Norbury is regulated by the International Association of Bookkeepers, holding a certificate of compliance, practice license number 1895. We hold professional indemnity insurance through Zurich, are fully compliant with Money Laundering Regulations, and as a London bookkeeper in Norbury we are also registered with HMRC as a VAT and Self Assessment Tax Return agent.

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Working With Clients - Both Local And Further Afield

Local Client Areas

Clients in the following local surrounding areas alongside Norbury can take advantage of our on-site and collection/delivery services.

  • Mitcham
  • Streatham
  • Thornton Heath
  • Wimbledon
  • Tooting
  • Croydon
  • Clapham Junction
  • Colliers Wood
  • Balham
  • Earlsfield

Working On-Site

Also for clients local to our office we can visit your premises and use your systems as and when required, offering you the benefit of accounts staff on-site, without the commitment and expense of employing a member of staff on a regular basis. This is especially helpful when dealing with sensitive or confidential client data.

Free Collection And Delivery

Again for local clients, we offer a free collection and delivery service whereby we collect from your premises all your financial papers, ledgers, statements, receipts, invoices and other related documents. We prepare the books and then deliver the documents together with the management reports back to you within an agreed timeframe.

For Clients Further Afield
Send us all your receipts weekly or monthly by email, fax or post. We even provide prepaid envelopes to make posting easier.

For Clients Further Afield
We process all the documents and record all of the business transactions into an accounts system, preparing your books.

For Clients Further Afield
Once completed we post or email your reports to you, or you can view them online. Original documents are also returned to you.

Your location is not a problem - Using our “Three Simple Steps” service, The Business Bookkeeper in South London, Norbury has the ability to work with clients throughout the whole of the UK. Even the most remote UK businesses can benefit from our professional bookkeeping service - at our cost effective rates. New clients receive welcome packs that include pre-paid envelopes to make posting to us even easier.

Our South London Bookkeeping Services

Preparation Of Books

The Business Bookkeeper can prepare your accounts to trial balance and produce Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet reports ready for submission to either your Accountant or HMRC at year end. We enter all data into accounting systems such as Quickbooks, Sage, VT transaction+, plus online bookkeeping software packages.


Our business bookkeeping service in South London can provide you with a clear picture of your company's financial / cash flow position. We take into account all of your foreseeable transactions and anticipate your future cash flow requirements. And we immediately highlight specific areas of concern, giving clients vital time to react.

VAT Returns

The Business Bookkeeper in Norbury can take care of all your VAT requirements including registration, calculation and the submission of your returns online to HM Revenue & Customs. Once you have sent us the necessary information you can sit back and relax in the knowledge that your VAT Return will be completed accurately and promptly.

Virtual Accounts Department

The Business Bookkeeper can create a virtual accounts department, giving your clients the impression that your accounts are managed in house. We achieve this by working under your banner and giving your customers an accounts point of contact.

Bank Reconciliations

The Business Bookkeeper can check all items on your bank statements to make sure that every transaction paid in and paid out is as expected. We can make you aware of any unexpected transactions or anticipated cash shortages.

Suppliers And Creditors

As a South London Bookkeeping service in Norbury, The Business Bookkeeper can help improve your cash flow by providing you with regular aged debtors and creditors reports. We can follow up any outstanding debtors and ensure timely payment of your creditors.

Online Bookkeeping

The Business Bookkeeper offers online services for clients that prefer to work over the internet, through the use of online bookkeeping software packages such as Xero, Kashflow, and Freeagent. Our clients can access their up to date financial data through any internet connected device - be it PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone - from anywhere at any time of the day. The security of online bookkeeping is on par with online banking. And all data is stored on secure servers and backed up regularly.

Invoicing And Credit Control

As a South London bookkeeper, we know how stressful it can be to chase clients for payment. We can help by:

  • Keeping your sales ledger up to date.
  • Reconciling your ledger / control account.
  • Producing statements for your customers.
  • Producing an aged debtors report.
  • Chasing / allocating payments.
  • Recommending to clients when legal enforcement is necessary.
  • Providing up-to-date details on processes and situations.

Management Reports

With regular reporting The Business Bookkeeper in South London arms clients with the information to help them make key financial decisions. Timely and accurate management reports are important for banks and finance providers, but most importantly for clients themselves. They help businesses keep track of progress through time plus highlighting when adjustments are necessary. Popular management reports include Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Aged Creditors, Aged Debtors and Cash Flow Forecasts.

The Business Bookkeeper Payroll Service

Paying Staff On Time

As a qualified bookkeeping service in South London, we understannd the importance of making sure your staff is paid on time with the correct pay and deductions. It is not only a legal requirement but also a necessity as far as staff relations are concerned.

100% Confidential

The Business Bookkeeper payroll services are fully comprehensive and 100% confidential, and are for companies with up to 50 employees. All reports and payslips are forwarded electronically or by post marked “private & confidential”.

Fixed Fees

Our payroll services can be offered on a fixed fee basis and fees depend on the number of staff and whether you run weekly or monthly payrolls. Following an initial low cost set up fee, the service costs from as little as £2.50 per employee, each time they are paid.

  • Setting up a payroll system.
  • Filing of in year forms P45 and P46.
  • Pension schemes.
  • Administration of bonuses, incentive schemes and termination payments.
  • Registering new employees with HMRC.
  • Payslips and month end payroll reports.
  • PAYE, NI, SMP, SPP, SSP, and SAP.
  • Prepare a monthly P32 and advise of monthly PAYE/NI payable to HMRC.
  • Net wages calculations.
  • Starters / leavers / employee records.
  • End of year returns P14 / P35 / P60.
  • Manage statutory deductions (attachment of earnings / student loans).

The Business Bookkeeper Payroll Service

The Business Bookkeeper VAT Service

Which VAT Scheme Is Best

The Business Bookkeeper in Norbury, South London can produce and submit your VAT returns to ensure you fulfill your obligations to HM Revenue & Customs. As part of our service we can advise which VAT scheme is best for your business, whether that be flat rate, standard, cash or annual accounting.

Assist You With Registering

If you are a VAT registered UK business we can complete your calculations for your VAT returns, from your own records or from bookkeeping records we maintain on your behalf. If you are approaching the registration threshold we can advise on your obligations and assist you with registering.

Submitting VAT Returns

The Business Bookkeeper can ensure your VAT returns are prepared and submitted to HMRC within required timescales, ensuring that you’ll never get hit with expensive fines for late filing. And by choosing our monthly bookkeeping services, you will avoid any panic when VAT returns become due.

The Business Bookkeeper Self Assessment Service

Self Assessments

Some people attempt to complete their self assessment tax returns themselves but because they may have little or no knowledge or experience of the complex tax laws, they usually end up either paying more tax than they need to, or having the form rejected by HM Revenue & Customs.

Help With Your Tax Return

At The Business Bookkeeper in Norbury we help take away the burden of completing your Tax Return. We can calculate your tax liabilities for you to ensure that you do not pay more tax than you need to. We also work with you to make sure it is submitted on time to avoid unnecessary late fines.

Limited Companies

If you are a limited company, we can arrange for your year-end accounts and corporation tax return to be completed at a competitive rate. The Business Bookkeeper works alongside many established reputable Accountants. If you need help in choosing a suitable Accountant, we can help.

From Start Ups To Working With Accountants

New Business Start Ups

If you are thinking of starting a new business then The Business Bookkeeper in London can help you to either register as self-employed or as a limited company. When starting a new business wise decisions and business plan revisions are only possible when accurate numbers are available. Having all your financial data organised and accurate is an essential part of the process. It will also save time come year-end.

Compliance With HMRC

As a new business it is vitally important you get your bookkeeping systems right. Neglecting them may cause serious issues later on. The Business Bookkeeper in Norbury can help you keep your records in good order from the very start to ensure that you comply with HMRC. We take the worry of the compliance and bookkeeping off your hands allowing you to concentrate on building your business at this crucial stage.

Working With Accountants

The Business Bookkeeper in South London provides bookkeeping services for Accountants. Whether it be the need to free up time from bookkeeping tasks to focus more on your accounting services, a wish to add bookkeeping to your portfolio of services, or a requirement for a more professional and dedicated bookkeeping service over your current solution, The Business Bookkeeper in South London can help.

Contact The Business Bookkeeper

To contact The Business Bookkeeper in Norbury, London, please either submit the online form below or use the other contact methods listed. We endeavor to respond to all enquiries within one working day.

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The Business Bookkeeper

22 Burley Close, London, SW16 4QQ.
Tel: 020 3137 6565

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