Smart Bookkeeping Solutions
for Small Businesses


Bookkeeping and Payroll Services

We specialise in providing tailored support to sole traders, partnerships and small limited companies based in Exeter and East Devon.

From simple bookkeeping support on a monthly or quarterly basis, preparation of your self assessment tax return or start up advice and guidance; we ensure your business is Making Tax Digital compliant and ready to meet it's record keeping obligations from day one.

We also help small businesses with all areas of payroll and CIS requirements including registering with HMRC as an employer, paying employees and sub-contractors, employment status assessments (IR35) and full auto enrolment administration.

We offer a free initial consultation and always like to meet new clients in person so we can get to know more about you and your business and provide a support solution that is centred around your businesses individual needs.

For more information or a bespoke quotation, contact us on 01395 320316 or via our contact form.

Fully Qualified, Licensed and HMRC Approved.

ICB Certified Bookkeeper, CIPP Associate Member and HMRC Authorised Agent.

Cloud Software Solutions

We work with a number of software partners including QuickBooksXero, Sage and FreeAgent to provide the best cloud accounting solution to match your businesses needs, that is both HMRC compliant and ready for Making Tax Digital.

If you don't know where to turn for information we can assist, providing product demos and talking you through the various options available, undertaking software migration from your existing provider to a new cloud based system and
answering your general software queries.

Perhaps it's better time management and solutions to cut down on the data entry your looking for, we'll point you in the right direction drawing on our partnerships with leading data capture software providers Autoentry and Hubdoc.

Providing Support for the Sales and Purchase Ledger, Completion of Bank Reconciliations, Credit Control, Cash Flow Forecasts, Month End Processing, Management Reports, Draft Final Accounts for Limited Companies and Fixed Asset Register Maintenance.

Support for the Standard, Annual, Cash, Flat Rate and VAT MOSS accounting schemes including record keeping, submission of returns and provision of EC sales list.


Final Year End Accounts for the Self Employed including Landlords and providers of Furnished Holiday Lets. Our service includes Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet Reports, Full Tax Calculation, and Submission to HMRC on your behalf.

Providing Full Payroll Support Including Weekly, Fortnightly, Four Weekly and Monthly Pay Runs, Provision of Statutory Deductions, P11Ds, CIS and Year End Processing

Full Auto Enrolment Scheme Support and Administration including Assessment of Employees, Calculation of Deductions, Issue of Statutory Correspondence and Re-enrolment planning.


Supporting Contractors and Subcontractors with Scheme Registration, Invoicing, Monthly Returns, Payment and Deduction Statements and Year End Processes.


Cloud Accounting Software solutions to suit your small businesses needs, including Assistance With Migration and Software Set Up which are both HMRC and Making Tax Digital (MTD) Compliant.


In addition to helping you get to grips with everything from Bookkeeping to Pension Administration. We also assist small businesses with full software training and ongoing support.

Training and Support Services

If you are looking for some training so you can keep your own books, we can help.

As Quickbooks Gold , Xero Bronze and Freeagent Certified Advisors we can walk you through your new software at a pace to suit you covering the basics from raising invoices, paying suppliers and reconciling the bank to more advanced report processing for year end preparation.

We offer unlimited telephone and email support, regular face-to-face meetings and sound business advice, providing you with the tools you really need to build your businesses success.

We Offer Competitive Pricing and Bespoke Quotations.

Contact Us on 01395 320316 to Discuss Your Businesses Individual Requirements.

Championing Small Businesses

Launched in April 2018, Exe Bookkeeping and Payroll Services was created with the specific goal of supporting Devon's small businesses. Based in the coastal town of Exmouth and being Devon born and bred, we thrive on helping other local businesses stay on the right side of the compliance fence and with over ten years experience within such sectors as the retail, manufacturing and service industries,we can help many types of businesses including contractors and private individuals.

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) qualified and Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) affiliate members, we ensure our knowledge and understanding is of the highest quality and standard with continuing professional development central to our core ethos, allowing us to stay one step ahead of ever changing legislation.

We go the extra mile and help to support your business with more than just the numbers, doing all we can to help you succeed even in the toughest of times. Our strong ethics and professionalism has been recognised through our various bookkeeping award Nominations including as a three time ICB Luca Award Shortlisted Practice, Exeter Living Awards 2019 Nominee and Accounting Excellence Awards Finalists 2020. We've also been featured bookkeeper in accounting publication PQ Magazine and selected as an #ICB100Women.

ICB Small Practice of the Year 2020 Finalist

ICB New Practice of the Year 2018 Finalist

ICB Small Practice of the Year 2019 Finalist

Exeter Living Awards 2019 - New Business Finalist

Bookkeeping Firm of The Year Finalist 2020

2018 #ICB100Women

Latest Blog Posts

Bookkeeping Firm of the Year - Finalist - IG

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"Few have heard of Fra Luca Pacioli, the inventor of double-entry bookkeeping; but he has probably had much more influence on human life than has Dante or Michelangelo"- Herbert J. Muller