Barlow Andrews

Cloud Accounting

Cloud (or Online) accounting software is fast replacing traditional desktop versions for small to medium sized businesses. In addition to the benefits it offers, the government are mandating the use of digital accounting records, and will eventually require quarterly returns for all but the very smallest businesses.

"We are partners with the leading suppliers of Xero, Quickbooks Online and Sage Business Cloud."

This type of software can offer a significant number of benefits including;

Greater collaboration with us, your accountant
As the information is online in the cloud, we can access your software in real-time to give you advice, solve accounting queries or review information prior to submitting a VAT return (or other future Making Tax Digital requirements) without making data backups to transfer data to us. It also enables us to easily take away from you some, or all, of the burden of bookkeeping. For instance, you can raise sales invoices, but we could manage the purchases and expenses, releasing you to do the important job of running your business.

Monthly subscription and always up to date
The software is always up to date, with no annual upgrades to be purchased. There are regular improvements made out of normal working hours, which are communicated to you in bite sized pieces, allowing you to take full advantage of them. The data is backed up for security by the software provider, and is all taken care of in an easy monthly subscription.

Easy to use
Although some of the suppliers have traditional desktop software, all the online software has been designed for use online and to be accessed via different devices, such as phones and tablets on the go (email a customer an invoice whilst you are with them!), as well as pc’s and laptops. They are very user friendly and are simple and engaging to users.

Gone are the days of entering bank transactions into your software. You can save time by importing transactions directly from your bank, meaning fewer errors due to mistyping, or missing transactions. The software also remembers your recurring payments and receipts and will suggest the correct category to use.

Are you fed up with paper filing? If you want to, you could scan your paperwork (or even take a photo on your smartphone) and attach it to the transaction in your software. No hunting for lost information months later. Clever technology using add-on’s to the software, such as Receiptbank, will even recognise all the details on your invoices and till receipts and can enter them onto the software for you.


You can even transfer two years of data from a previous desktop software. Contact us today for more information and to discuss which software provider would suit you.


We work with you to understand and build a plan to achieve your business and financial goals, providing tailored advice and support services as you grow.


Through planning, we aim to support high growth and minimise the tax burden while adopting a right-first-time, on-time approach with accounts, audit and other compliance services.


We work with you when exiting the business through sale or succession to realise the wealth you have created tax-efficiently, together with planning for you and your family’s future.


Whether you operate as a company, partnership, sole trader or charity you need to prepare annual accounts. Barlow Andrews will take the stress and headaches associated with this process away from you.



Running a small or medium-sized business, you may be looking for ways to fill gaps in skills or to reduce your administrative burden and save costs. Our team at Beech Business support services can step in to help.



As an essential part of our role to understand your business and your financial goals, our partners take time to build relationships and come to understand and help you formulate and realise the ambition for your business.



We act for a large number of clients in the voluntary sector and advise their trustees, directors and managers on all the financial aspects of running effective charities, CIC’s, CIO’s and other not-for-profit organisations.



By taking the time to build a relationship with you and understand the nature of your business, we are able to help you achieve maximum tax efficiency – retaining and realising wealth.



Cloud accounting software is fast replacing traditional desktop versions for small to medium sized businesses. In addition to the benefits it offers, the government are mandating the use of digital records.


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