Switch to cloud accounting

Melanie Richardson


Are you finding your bookkeeping difficult to manage?

Were you in a rush to submit your accounts and tax return this year? The additional stress of deadlines and penalties on top of everyday life and work can be a real worry. Here’s how cloud accounting can help…



What is cloud accounting software?


Cloud accounting (or online accounting) has all the same functionality as desktop accounting, but moves the whole process to the cloud and expands upon it. There’s no desktop application – you log in to an always-up-to-date online solution and all data is safely stored on a cloud server.


Aren’t there lots of online accounting options?


Yes, Xero, Kashflow, Sage and many more options are out there, we have partnered with QuickBooks as we believe it is the best option for our clients. We can also work with you if you have a different package and want to switch over to us though.


What can QuickBooks do?


QuickBooks is describes itself as a powerful financial tool and partner for your business.  It can give you real time business updates and dramatically reduce your administration burden. On top of that it can:


  • Create invoices and estimates
  • Monitor sales and expenses
  • Connect you your online banking
  • PC, Mac and mobile compatible
  • Manage supplier bills
  • Prepare budgets
  • Create purchase orders
  • Manage stock levels


And many more…


The benefits of cloud accounting


We live in a world where things change minute by minute. Being able to have an instant view of your business anywhere, any time is invaluable. Aside from this, other benefits include:


Low fixed costs


Lower fixed costs allow you to manage your business more easily, knowing when payments are needed is essential.  Our low cost monthly packages also allow you to spread the cost of your package over the year aiding cashflow.


Always available, anywhere


Need a quick view of your business? Want to know what your tax bill is?  You can log into the app and see all of your business information in a few taps…anywhere you might be. In a meeting and need to know figures?  Log straight in and be confident in your numbers.


Choice of packages to suit you and your business:


We have a range of fixed cost packages that will suit you and your business.  These include tax return filing, accounting support, VAT submissions review and monthly payroll submission…and with the fixed costs spread over the year there are no big bills to pay so you can manage your cashflow with ease.







Quick and easy setup


We provide training and setup of your cloud package so you’re confident in using it from the get go. Why not speak to one of our cloud advisors and see whether this is the choice for you?


Closer to your business


Get closer to your business when you have day to day understanding of the financial nuts and bolts of your business, you begin to see it in a new light. We’ve had clients who have changed their business models and reduced costs directly as a result of switching to cloud accounting.



Manage your accounts from anywhere, whilst reducing time spent on administration. Swindells has partnered with QuickBooks to provide our clients with a simple, cost effective solution to accounting. We can also support other software suppliers like Xero & Kashflow.

If you’re interested in switching to cloud accounting do get in touch with your partner or view our packages here:



Cloud Accounting

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