These days it is so easy for anyone to set up a web site and offer accountancy services to the whole of the country or even the world. So it is essential that you know just who you are dealing with.
We want to make sure that you know who we are and how we work.
All of our accountants are:
You will always be allocated to a named accountant and they will be your main point of contact.
We will give you their direct contact details - phone, email and UK address.
If they are away they will tell you who to contact in their absence.
And if anything were to go wrong we do have a complaints procedure, although this is little used.
We have worked hard since we formed in 2007 to build our credibility and credentials as a firm of professional, UK based qualified accountants.
Read about us .....
By delivering accountancy services via innovative online systems at a cost effective price, affordable by most small businesses, CheapAccounting.co.uk supports the growth of entrepreneurship.
Along with easy to understand, informative social media content CheapAccounting.co.uk takes a new and refreshing approach to the essential accounting required for start up and small businesses.
The CheapAccounting.co.uk franchise totally eliminates the business development and marketing that many accountants setting up their own business fear.
It allows them to concentrate on delivering accountancy to the clients within a framework of mentoring and support. The Start Up practitioner need never feel lonely again!
Having over 20 years of accounting and IT experience, in 2007 Chartered Accountant Elaine gave up her blue chip past to launch CheapAccounting.co.uk
In 2009 Elaine capitalised on the rapid growth of the brand and developed the franchise arm of the business.
She is described as a 'thought leader within the industry and a trusted adviser' and is widely recognised as a trail blazer in the use of social media within Accountancy.
Her success is echoed by other firms that are now emulating her business model.
Money Box Radio 4 with Paul Lewis
Elaine has twice been invited onto Radio Four's Money Box to talk about Tax Avoidance and answer questions on tax and self assessment - great recognition of the respected position Elaine holds in her specialist field of accounts and tax for small / micro businesses.
Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2012
Making a debut appearance at number 34 in the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2012: The big players, Elaine was above the Head of Lloyds, The Bank of England, The Minister responsible for HMRC and the CEO of Elaine's professional body, the ICAEW.
The full list can be seen at the Accountancy Age web site - click here to go to the list.
Winner of the Woman in Finance Award, Network of Aspiring Women
Elaine Clark, Managing Director of CheapAccounting.co.uk has won the Woman in Finance category of the Network of Aspiring Women Awards. Selected from over 200 nominations, it is a huge achievement beating off stiff competition from some of the UK's leading women.
The Annual Awards hosted by the Network of Aspiring Women have been organised to celebrate the successes of women nationally. The event itself is all about helping women connect to do business together and inspire them to go higher in their chosen profession.
From the judging panel, Leading Business Woman Gill Fielding of Secret Millionaire fame said:
"Elaine is a deserving winner, having created an extremely focused - but different - business brand with clarity and strong intent in a very crowded accountancy market.
Furthermore she has added a franchising possibility displaying vision, confidence and creativity in the business strategy. Elaine demonstrated both personal and business strength, well done!"
In June 2010 AccountingWEB teamed up with CCH (two very well respected names in the Accounting industry) in search of the UK's most innovative practice. After a long-fought contest CheapAccounting.co.uk was awarded the title of Progressive Practice.
This was a national award open to all UK accounting practices. The top 5 were selected by AccountingWEB and CCH. The winner was voted for by the public - like an X Factor for accountants!
The CheapAccounting Blog receives nearly 60,000- hits per month.
The @cheapaccounting has nearly 3,000 twitter followers.
The web site receives 450,000 hits per month from 13,500 unique sites.
Elaine provides accounting and tax advice on
UK Business Forums
UK Business Forumswith over 12,000 posts and 2,600 thanks.
Elaine's articles are regularly published on a plethora of sites including Accountancy Age, Start up Donut, WiRE, Accounting Web, ICAEW and Business Zone.