Tailored Support Solutions
for Small Businesses.


Bookkeeping and Payroll Services

We specialise in providing services to sole traders and small limited companies based in Devon, from simple bookkeeping solutions to
fully outsourced support services, helping you to ensure your business is both Making Tax Digital ready and fully compliant.

We offer tailored solutions to suit all types of businesses, whether it's cleaning up your books,
preparing your self assessment tax return or even offering start up advice and guidance to set you on the right track for record keeping.

We also help small businesses with their complete payroll and CIS requirements from registering with HMRC as an employer, paying employees and sub-contractors, assisting with employment status assessments or fulfilling your auto enrolment duties.

We offer a free initial consultation by telephone and always like to meet our 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 Devon 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 from retailers to contractors and private individuals such as landlords.

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 business ethos, allowing us to expand our services and stay one step ahead of the ever changing landscape of business administration.

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. We are always looking for ways to improve our own services in line with our mission statement as a forward thinking practice built on old fashioned values. See how we have helped other small local businesses by reading our client testimonials.

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.
You can also find us gracing the pages of local business magazine Grow Exeter in our monthly column.

2018 #ICB100Women

ICB New Practice of the Year 2018 Finalist

ICB Practice Member

Exeter Living Awards 2019 - New Business Finalist

PQ Magazine Featured

HMRC Registered Agent

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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