Accountants for Sole Traders

The #1 Choice for Sole Trader Accounting

A Comprehensive Sole Trader Accountancy Service

Put simply, there are many advantages of Sole Trader proprietorship. Whether you work as a contractor, freelancer, locum, social media influencer or anything in between, one of the main Sole Trader advantages is being your own boss and having complete control over your business. Working for yourself is one of life’s greatest but most challenging pleasures, and Gorilla Accounting is here to make your journey as financially simple as possible.

Working for yourself as a Sole Trader means that you are the business. For those with little or no accounting experience, keeping on top of your accounting and finances can be both challenging and time-consuming, especially when juggling it with your day to day. In a world of ever-increasing accounting compliance and regulation, not to mention penalties, it’s crucial your books and accounts are up-to-date and accurate, and your tax submissions are correct and on time.

Although compliance requirements and regulations for Sole Traders are less than for limited companies, they are still relatively complex and can be a huge drain on your time. Accountants can play a key role in helping Sole Traders successfully navigate this area.

Gorilla Accounting are the Sole Trader accounting experts. We bust the jargon by offering a comprehensive, real-time, hassle-free accounting solution that’s specifically tailored for Sole Traders across all industries and sectors.

You’ll receive unlimited support and advice from your own personal Sole Trader accountant who will work with you to ensure that your business finances, tax returns, bills, invoices and everything else in between are up-to-date and accurate.

Unlike many other accountants for Sole Traders, we offer a fixed fee service with no hidden surprises. Our Sole Trader accounting package is just £55 +VAT per month. You get your own dedicated accountant with direct dial, plus inclusive access to industry-leading bookkeeping software, FreeAgent, and all your accounting needs expertly taken care of. Gorilla Accounting has got your Sole Trader accounting needs covered!
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Here’s what’s included in our Sole Trader Accounting package:

  • Access to FreeAgent, an MTD compatible cloud accounting software for Sole Traders which is free to all Gorilla clients
  • Quarterly reviews of your bookkeeping data
  • Preparation & Submission of quarterly VAT Returns
  • Preparation & Submission of monthly Payroll (for up to 2 employees)
  • Preparation & Submission of your Self-Assessment Tax Return
  • Assistance with HMRC records checks
  • Reminder service for all deadlines and payments
  •  Ongoing tax payment reminders
  • Unlimited support and guidance from your own dedicated accountant
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Your Own Dedicated Accountant

Once you appoint Gorilla Accounting, we’ll introduce you to your own personal Sole Trader accountant. They will provide unlimited support and advice and help you with everything from initial set-up steps and FreeAgent onboarding to advice on complex financial accountancy and tax issues, including improving your tax efficiency to maximise your take home pay.

We understand that running a business as a Sole Trader is demanding enough without having the extra worry of staying on top of your bookkeeping, missing a tax deadline, making sure your tax submission is accurate and maximising your tax allowances. Choosing the right Sole Trader accountant is important to ensure you have all the support you need so that your business is financially healthy.

Your Sole Trader accountant will not only provide guidance on raising invoices, gathering paperwork, documents and receipts, but will ensure that you’re always up to date with tax return deadlines, VAT bills, outstanding invoices and more.

Unlike other online accountants for Sole Traders, with Gorilla Accounting you’ll have a direct dial telephone number for your personal accountant meaning that you’ll only ever be a phone call away from unlimited expert help, support and advice. You can also reach your accountant via email, video call or face to face meeting – whichever is the most convenient for you.

We keep a close eye on our client to accountant ratio to ensure you get the best possible service and that your business is always closely taken care of. You get to know your Sole Trader accountant on a first name basis – we wouldn’t have it any other way.

FreeAgent Making-Tax-Digital (MTD) Accounting Software for Sole Traders

At Gorilla we’re huge advocates of utilising technology for the benefit of our clients and ourselves which is why we provide FreeAgent to all our clients. FreeAgent is a multi-award-winning cloud bookkeeping tool designed for Sole Traders like you. As a Gorilla Accounting client, full FreeAgent access is included free in your great value monthly fee.

FreeAgent is fully MTD-compliant and gives you a real-time 24/7 view of your accounts across all devices from anywhere that you have an internet connection. It’s trusted by over 100,000 Sole Traders and small business owners and will enable you to significantly improve efficiency through comprehensive automation and quick and simple functions that make admin a breeze. This will free up more of your time to focus on core business activities.

Key FreeAgent features include:
  • Mobile app to manage your business finances from anywhere
  • Automated sending of invoices and payment reminders to help avoid payment backlogs
  • Easy tracking of costs, expenses and mileage while you’re on the go
  • Create and send professional looking estimates in minutes
  • Time-tracking functionality enables you to invoice accurately
  • Online payment gateway integration so clients can quickly and easily pay you
  • Easy bank reconciliation with automated feed imports and categorisation
  • Insightful reporting to give you a real-time picture of the financial health of your business

Your accountant at Gorilla also has access to your accounts in FreeAgent so you don’t need to worry about forwarding any correspondence or information to them, which saves time for you both. This means your accountant can spend more time providing expert tailored advice and a personal service to help increase your tax-efficiency and grow your business.

Your accountant will onboard you with FreeAgent in no time to make sure that you take full advantage of all the great features it offers.

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Exceptional Customer Service

At Gorilla Accounting, we’ve built a fantastic team of talented, proactive, qualified accountants who are experts in Sole Trader accounting. They will always go the extra mile to provide you with the highest level of service and ensure your accounting obligations are met and any financial issues and queries are solved promptly and accurately.

If you’ve been frustrated by slow response times with your current accountant, that will never be a problem with Gorilla. Our Client Service Guarantee means that if you contact us with a query before 3pm on any working day, we’ll respond the same day or we’ll issue you with a £50 compensation payment.

Our Reviews Speak For Themselves

We’re firm believers that you’re only as good as your last review so we work tirelessly to deliver the highest service levels for our clients to ensure that our Trustpilot and Feefo reviews are exemplary.

Take a look at our fantastic reviews for yourself. The best way to choose the right Sole Trader accountant is to read first-hand reviews and recommendations from their clients about their experience of the service they’ve received.

Switching To Gorilla Accounting

One of the disadvantages of Sole Trader proprietorship is that you can be very busy and therefore might stay with your current accountant even if you’re receiving a poor standard of service or overpaying. It might seem like you’re too busy to change accountants but it’s sensible to frequently review your relationship with your accountant as well as any other advisors.

We know time is a precious commodity when you run a Sole Trader business. This is why switching to Gorilla couldn’t be any easier. We will take care of everything on your behalf and you’ll be up and running and enjoying the benefits of the Gorilla Accounting service and FreeAgent in no time thanks to our efficient, streamlined switching and onboarding process. We can even liaise with your previous accountant on your behalf to obtain the required accounting records and information.

The No.1 Accountant For Sole Traders

We make Sole Trader accounting easy. For just £55 +VAT per month with no hidden fees or surprises, all your accounting needs and business finances will be expertly taken care of. Your own dedicated accountant will provide unlimited support and advice including help to maximise your take-home pay and support long term growth. If you decide to incorporate in the future, we offer an expert Company Formation Service and can then offer tax planning advice to help you leverage the extra tax efficiency and financial protection that incorporation offers.

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