Whatever the size of your business and whichever service you choose from our list of main services below, you can rest assured that your accounts will be in safe hands. We can fully support your accounting requirements, whether your books are up-to-date, or you have a bag full of receipts that need sorting and filing, or need help to clear a backlog.

Bookkeeping Services

We offer various levels of professional bookkeeping services and you can choose whether you require our help on a day-to-day, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or annually basis.

Our Bookkeeping services include raising sales invoices, dealing with purchase invoices, credit control and organizing receipts and payments. If your accounts need the help of an expert, we can balance and reconcile your books and can produce accounts to trial balance, ready for your accountant at year end. Also, if you need to keep your accounts on a computer to meet HMRC’s digital requirements, we’re used to using leading software, including: Sage, Xero, Quickbooks, Clearbooks, Freeagent, Kashflow, Solar, and Moneysoft.

We are also an Acredited Advisor for Xero software and a member of the Sage Accountants Club.

Management Accounts

We can provide you with a set of computerised Management Accounts, whether you need them
monthly or quarterly.

Your Management Accounts will be fully supported with a Profit & Loss report and a Balance Sheet, if required, and can also include any additional information that you would like to monitor in more detail.

Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Traders

Just give the word and CEM Bookkeeping will take the worry out of preparing your Final Accounts, if you are a Sole Trader. We can also complete your Self Assessment Tax Returns for you, either by the traditional method of filling out a form or electronically on a computer.


No matter how many employees you have, CEM Bookkeeping Limited can take away the stress of preparing your weekly, fortnightly or monthly payroll for you.

As fully qualified payroll experts, we have our own software, which is specially designed to email or post payslips for you In addition, we can prepare for you timely reports on your full payroll costs and provide you with the relevant information to help you comply with RTI deadlines.

VAT Returns

With our help, you will never miss a VAT submission deadline, if you are VAT registered. You can give us permission to file your VAT return quarterly on your behalf, and at the same time we can calculate any VAT that may be due.

Forecasting and Cash Flow

As any successful business owner knows, forecasting for the future is an important part of growing your business. We can help you set up key performance indicators to help you run your business more effectively and in order to give you the figures/handy tools you need to be able to assess your profit and loss and judge whether it is time to review your spending and prices.

Many of our clients find that the cash flow forecast we provide for them is useful as it helps them to keep an eye on their credit control and bank balance, ensuring suppliers are paid on time.

Construction Industry Scheme

Karen Cain, the founder of CEM Bookkeeping Limited has 25 years experience working for organisations in the Construction Industry, so she knows how to help you fulfil any obligations you may have if your business falls within the Construction Industry Scheme.

We know how to validate your sub contractors for you, to ensure your returns are submitted to the HMRC on time. CEM Bookkeeping Limited can also issue your payment certificates / deduction statements, email them for you and supply you with a summary showing your total expenditure for each period under the scheme.

Independent Examiner

Before you need to submit your accounts, you can gain peace of mind by commissioning us to cast an expert eye over them and carry out an independent assessment of your records.


No administration job is too large or too small for us and CEM Bookkeeping are happy to consider any bespoke administration projects. Feel free to contact us to discuss us about any possible requirements you may have.

Our fees are initially based on an agreed hourly rate for the first 3 to 6 months, but most of our clients prefer to move on to fixed fees for their bespoke packages.