About The Practice


Exe Bookkeeping and Payroll Services is a small practice based in sunny Exmouth, Devon, owned and operated by ICB Certified Bookkeeper and CIPP Payroll Agent, Jaye Snell.

The practice was launched in April 2018, with the aim of providing outsourced bookkeeping support solutions to small businesses based in Devon, easing the administrative burden small business owners face and allowing focus to return to building your businesses success.

Prior to opening the practice, Jaye spent more than ten years providing internal accounts support to local organisations within the retail, manufacturing and construction industries gaining valuable knowledge and experience into the workings of large, medium and micro entities. She draws on this insight to create tailored support solutions for the businesses she helps, taking time to understand how each business operates and getting to know her clients needs.


Jaye helps all types of businesses with their bookkeeping and payroll support including sole traders, partnerships and small limited companies. From standard compliance tasks to self assessment, her services cover all aspects financial administration your small business may require:

  • Mandatory Record Keeping/Bookkeeping
  • Employee/Director Payroll
  • Auto Enrolment
  • Making Tax Digital (MTD)
  • VAT Returns
  • Self Assessment
  • Construction Industry Scheme for Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Cloud Accounting
  • Final Accounts Preparation (to Trial Balance)
  • Training and Support

For full details of the services provided, visit the 'Our Services' page.


Jaye has knowledge and experience in the use of several software solutions including QuickBooks Online , XeroSage  and Freeagent. Whilst always recommending adoption of solutions within the cloud due to changing VAT and Self Assessment reporting requirements, Jaye will work with you to accommodate existing software or if asked, advise on the most suitable solution for your business. There is no commission basis here, clients needs are at the heart of everything we do, so if you are happy, she's happy!

In addition to advising on accounting software, Jaye can also provide 'hands on' training as a Sage 50 Payroll Certified bookkeeper, Quickbooks Online Advanced Certified Pro Advisor, Freeagent Expert Practitioner and Xero Accounting Certified Advisor. If you also need help with migration or system set up, she is more than happy to help out here too.

Find Out More

To find out more about the support Jaye can provide for your business, call 01395 320316 or email via info@exebookkeeping.com. A free initial consultation is available and wherever possible Jaye will always try to meet clients in person to gain a better understanding of your businesses needs and your individual requirements. Please be assured that all initial meetings are without obligation.

Mission Statement

We are passionate about working with small businesses and we aim to:

Work with local business owners to forge a strong relationship built on old fashioned values whilst embracing the benefits of cloud technology.

Understand the complexities that running a local business presents and support business owners in reducing the administrative burden.

Give local business owners back the time to focus on productivity rather than paperwork and on building their businesses success.

Awards and Nominations


New Practice Of The Year Nomination 2018

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) - New Practice of the Year 2018 - Shortlisted


Exeter Living Awards - New Business of The Year 2019 - Finalist



Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) - Small Practice of the Year 2019 - Highly Commended

     Bookkeeping Firm of the

Accounting Excellence Awards  - Bookkeeping Firm of The Year 2020 - Finalist


Exe Bookkeeping and Payroll Services small practice of the year nomination

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) - Small Practice of the Year 2020 - Shortlisted