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, Xero 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 and do all we can to help you succeed. Our strong ethics and professionalism has been recognised through our ICB New Practice of the Year 2018 nomination, Exeter Living Awards 2019 New Business nomination, as a featured bookkeeper in accounting publication PQ Magazine and as an #ICB100Women.

2018 #ICB100Women

ICB New Practice of the Year 2018 Finalist

ICB Small Practice of the Year 2019 Finalist

ICB Practice Member

Exeter Living Awards 2019 - New Business Finalist

PQ Magazine Featured

HMRC Registered Agent

Latest Blog Posts


Practice Announcement – Coronavirus Update

Following the latest government advice on Coronavirus we understand there may be concerns about the continuation of  support we provide to many small businesses. We are currently in the process


The Spring Budget – A Guide for Small Businesses

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Minimum Wage Updates

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Key Changes Affecting Small Businesses in 2020

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Happy Christmas!

The Exe Bookkeeping and Payroll Services office will close on Tuesday 24th December 2019 at midday, reopening on Thursday 2nd January 2020. We would like to wish all clients past


Self-Assessment Season Has Begun

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Office Closure Notice

Our offices will be closed on Monday 25th November and Tuesday 26th November 2019 as we attend the ICB #BookkeepersSummit to keep up to date with the latest industry updates.


A Great Success for Exe Bookkeeping at the SWB Expo!!

This year we attended our first South West Business Expo at Westpoint, Exeter and what a day it was! We were very excited to meet local businesses and we had


Global Bookkeeeping Week 2019

The most important event in any bookkeeper's diary, Global Bookkeeping Week shines a light on the bookkeeping profession as a whole and celebrates the important role bookkeepers play in supporting


We’re Exhibiting at the South West Business Expo!

On Wednesday 20th November at 9.30am we'll be ready and waiting on Stand 42, to meet and greet thousands of attendees at the South West's largest business expo! Taking place

The Luca Awards Are Calling….

We are very excited to announce we have been shortlisted for the Small Practice of the Year 2019 at this years ICB Luca Awards! The Luca Awards are the much


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Delay to CIS Reverse Charge VAT

Earlier this month HMRC announced a delay to the new VAT regime for the Construction Industry. The major change to VAT legislation within the sector was due to come into


National Payroll Week 2019

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We Have Moved!

Here at Exe Bookkeeping and Payroll Services we are very excited to announce we have moved into a shiny new office space in the centre of Exmouth! Our new home


Fighting the Fear of Results Day

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Off Payroll Working – The Death of the Consultant?

IR35 as it is more commonly known, came in to force in April 2000 as a means of cracking down on unscrupulous intermediaries who were abusing the tax system, in


The Wheels of the New VAT Regime Keep Turning

..and this time it’s the Construction Industry that’s firmly in HMRC’s sights. On 1st October 2019 a new VAT regime will be implemented within the building and construction industry. This


How can FinTech help your Small Business?

FinTech, or Financial Technology to give it it’s full name, is big news in the bookkeeping industry. Huge growth and innovation in this area has prompted software providers to develop


Office Closure

The Exe Bookkeeping and Payroll Services office will be closed from Monday 10th June until Friday 14th June 2019 as we take annual leave. Please do continue to email us

"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