Accountants for small business

Do you feel the following?

Struggling to keep on top of your business finances?

Worried about cash?

Unsure what you owe the tax man?

We can help

As specialist small business accountants we know your pain points and can provide the solutions you’re after.

Imagine of two small business workers looking at business papers

Helping you focus on what you do best

We specialise in supporting small businesses in a range of sectors, from construction and trade, eCommerce, professional service-based industries and owner-run companies looking for expert tax advice.

We also support high earners and landlords with self-assessment tax returns and tax advice.

Our small business accountancy services are designed for business owners – whether you’re leading a HR firm or running your own marketing agency we have the skills and expertise to support you.

We understand that running a small business is all about spinning plates (in fact we get it all too well, being a small business ourselves!) – we’re here to save you time and money. Why not talk to us today?

More than compliance

Of course we keep you compliant but our accountancy services also include a range of advisory services for small business owners. These include;

  • Management accounts
  • Business plans 
  • Profit and cashflow forecasting
  • Credit control
  • Invoicing
  • Accounts software training
  • Tax advisory and keeping you tax efficient

Our wide offering means we can support you as your limited company grows.

Tax planning tailored for small businesses

We also offer our own tax planning service which aims to save your small business money by ensuring it is tax efficient.

We take advantage of HMRC’s legal benefits and tax incentives for a limited company like yours to help you maximise your profits and minimise your tax liability.

Our expert accountants ensure tax efficiency by seeking out tax saving opportunities in your business.

Each year we then give you a tax saving summary that shows you what we’ve saved across the year and whether the benefit will be a one-off or an ongoing saving.

Why choose Raw as your small business accountants


We have first hand experience working with small businesses. We understand the pressures of running a business, the common pain-points small businesses come up against and the importance of finding an accountant you can rely on.

The right tools

We work with cloud accounting software, including Xero and QuickBooks. We prioritise streamlining and automating processes to make things as pain-free as possible!

Go the extra mile

We do more than just keep you compliant - we provide management accounts and cash flow forecasts along with key insights so you have a real time view of how your business is performing.


Our expert tax accountants have seen it all before - whether it's VAT, CIS, corporation tax or something else, our experienced team are on hand to support you.

Your finance team

We provide you with a dedicated finance team which includes a bookkeeper, accountant, and payroll manager who know your business inside out.

Save you time & money

We work hard to save you time and money through tax planning and offering proactive advice to your business.

Small business services

What our customers say about us

Peter LoverdosPeter Loverdos
07:44 17 Oct 23
I’ve been working with Luke and the team at RAW for nearly 2 years now and I’d highly recommend them to any SME business owner looking for an accountancy practice to proactively manage their bookkeeping, payroll and accounting functions. RAW seem to have a different approach that focuses on accuracy, high levels of communication and sage advice - what Luke doesn’t know about tax probably hasn’t been thought of yet! Not only are they highly professional, but they're great people too.
Rishi VermaRishi Verma
09:28 14 Oct 23
Superlative service. This is a seriously professional outfit. I accept that I am a demanding client. I work long hours so need an adviser who is going to take the stress away and put simply, get things done. Luke Fletcher is that man. Worth every penny.
Disk OnotDisk Onot
08:02 14 Oct 23
I've been using Raw Accounting's services for a couple of years now and have been very impressed with the level of engagement and understanding they have. Always available at short notice, very quick to respond and deal with any issue and probably most importantly know their subject matter extremely well. They have sorted out a few tax issues I have had without too much involvement from me, process was simple and the portal very easy to use.
Jane BJane B
17:53 13 Oct 23
What a great accountancy service! Helpful, quick replies and resolutions. Raw Accounting will give you peace of mind that all of your tax needs will be taken care of quickly and efficiently.
Toby TowardToby Toward
17:35 04 Aug 23
Luke and the team at RAW have been excellent to work with.Since setting up a small biotech consultancy at the end 2022, they have been a source of great support in getting the accountacy basics correctly put in place. From establishing the initial paper work to help get the LTD off the ground, through to quarterly MTD VAT returns, personal / company tax filings, corporation tax and PAYE. Perhaps more importantly for me though, they have provided clear, strategic and pragmatic guidance to help tax-efficently shape the buisness for the near- medium-long term and in line with my future goals. They have been attentive, personable and at times patient with my questions - proposing alternative ways to solve a problem if they can. Ultimately, with their support, I can focus on the day-to-day business, knowing that the acounacy side of things is in good hands.
Ryan BirseRyan Birse
10:39 25 Aug 22
Raw Accounting have been amazing! I've been working closely with Luke and he has helped with the transition to being self-employed, and clarified how everything could work should the business grow in the future. He's taken the stress out of everything finance related when it comes to working for yourself—from TAX returns to assistance with registering for VAT, as well as countless other bits of advice along the way. Very responsive and understanding of the requirements linked to the industry that I work in. Luke was passed on as a recommendation and I would highly recommend him to others as well. Thanks Luke!
Luke is amazing! As a US-based startup, he provided expert guidance in navigating VAT and ultimately saved us thousands of dollars in unnecessary filing costs. I highly recommend Luke and his team at RAW Accounting.
Matthew RuddyMatthew Ruddy
12:12 24 Jun 22
Raw Accounting are fantastic. I stumbled across Luke whilst looking to avoid the "one size fits all", impersonal accounting solutions that other practices provide. From the beginning Luke has proven to be professional, prompt and incredibly approachable. Getting setup for both corporate and income tax have been absolutely painless. The software they provide is far better than other solutions available, and costs are very respectable. I would not hesitate to recommend Raw Accounting to anyone. If you're an SME looking for a charter accountant, do yourself a favour and give them a call.
Greg DallamoreGreg Dallamore
11:40 03 Feb 22
I was recommended Luke by a friend when I had mentioned I was looking for an accountant to help me with a new business venture, and am very glad that I followed that recommendation. Luke has been a fantastic source of support and advice and has made the accounts side of our business very simple for us. We receive regular updates that are easy to understand and Luke has a broad understanding of modern day accountancy systems which has a been a real asset. I would not hesitate to recommend Luke and Raw Accounting to anyone looking for a new accountant, whether a new or established business. Thanks Luke!
Kapila MKapila M
19:05 02 Feb 22
Luke managed to setup a Limited Company and the accounting software within a week. He provided professional advice to setup the company and help me with the annual tax return swiftly.He is very approachable, professional and friendly.I highly recommend Raw Accounting...!
Carole MowattCarole Mowatt
13:48 01 Feb 22
Very professional and thorough. Accounts done promptly. Fees charged comparable to last accounting practice. A pleasure to communicate with. Luke Fletcher is very experienced and up to date and can advise on all aspects of your business.
Leon McCarronLeon McCarron
08:14 28 Jan 22
Really helpful, responsive and clear. Friendly and makes the process simple to work through.
Nicholas RossNicholas Ross
15:55 01 Nov 21
I have been super impressed with Luke and his team; so responsive to my endless requests and nothing is ever too much trouble. The quality of his advice is first class; I wish I had found him sooner
Daniel DaveyDaniel Davey
15:57 27 Oct 21
After recently making the leap from full-time employment to self-employment, I needed to clear up a plethora of queries. Luke was incredibly responsive and explained the start-up process via Microsoft Teams. The explanation was crystal clear and thorough. Would definitely recommend.
Adam KingAdam King
12:24 15 Oct 21
I came to Luke with a very tricky tax situation and in a bit of a panic. Right from the outset he made me feel reassured and confident we would get to the bottom of my problem. In the end he saved me a lot of money and did so in a very short time period. He is clearly highly skilled and had an answer for all my questions.Thank you!
Izza RexIzza Rex
13:46 18 May 21
Luke was amazing help for me. As a finance novice, Luke was so generous with his time and expertise. He is very knowledgeable and took the time to hear about and understand my business and then explain the relevant tax rules as well as discuss my finance plan going forward. I really appreciate his advice and will be going to him in the future!
Paula NicklinsonPaula Nicklinson
14:08 08 May 21
Constructive consultation. Multiple option advice discussed which would broaden the business opportunities without compromising the ability to stay focused and deliver the services to be provided. Additional information given in terms of specifically relevant websites and regional authorities to be followed up. Became confident that despite having only given the the company the briefest outline of the proposed business and the areas I required them to cover, they had carried out sound preparatory work prior to the consultation to maximise the effectiveness of the discussion. Would definitely recommend.
Hannah McMillanHannah McMillan
18:52 05 May 21
Luke completed my personal tax return. He was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout and everything was completed quickly. He was great at keeping us informed of what was going on and the options available to us. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him and Raw Accounting. A super friendly service!

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Accountants for small business - FAQs

Is it worth getting an accountant for small business?

Of course, we’re biased and we’re going to say YES but we have many reasons to back this up. Having an accountant for your small business benefits you in the following ways;

  • Frees up your time and money
  • Keeps you compliant
  • Provides you with real-time financial insight

How much does it cost to hire an accountant for a small business UK?

We can’t speak for other accountants but at Raw we like you find out a little bit about you/your business before providing a quote. If you’d like a quote the first step is to book a discovery call with one of our qualified Chartered accountants. Off the back of this call we can provide a same-day quote tailored to your specific requirements. 

Our quotes have no hidden costs meaning you know exactly how much you’ll pay each month.

What accounting services does a small business need?

The most common accounting services that small businesses need from an accountancy firm are monthly bookkeeping and accounting, VAT return preparation, annual accounts preparation, cash flow forecasting, assistance with HMRC and companies house, and operational support with tax liabilities.

How do I find an accountant for small business UK?

To find the right accountant for you, here are our top tips of things to look for:

  • Professional expertise – as a very minimum you need your accountant to keep your small business compliant so make sure they know their stuff and have the necessary qualifications. You’ll want to look for a Chartered accountant, which means they’ve received professional accreditation, have undergone industry training and are a member of a professional body. This information should be easily visible on their website.
  • First-hand experience – find an accountant who’s already working with businesses like yours. They’ll be better placed to provide you with relatable insights to benefit your small business.
  • Focus on automation and integration – paperless accounting is the way-forward. Find a modern-firm embracing technology.
  • The right attitude built on trust – you’ll want to find an accountant you get on with. You want to be able to pick up the phone to your accountant when you need to, so make sure you choose someone you’ve got rapport with. The best way to find this out is to book a discovery call.

What accounting services do you provide?

At Raw, we provide you with your own dedicated finance team including a accountant, bookkeeper and payroll manager. Your team will be able to support you with all your accounting needs, end-of-year accounts, bookkeeping, payroll and tax advice. We’ll get you set up with online accounting software, manage your accounts and keep your business tax efficient. See our services for more information.

What will a small business accountant do for my business?

At Raw, you’ll have a dedicated accountant who will support you and your business with a range of areas, including business accounts, business taxes, personal tax returns, VAT returns and everything else your business needs. This ensures your business is not only compliant but also tax efficient. We also help to keep the running of your business straight forward helping you to save time.

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Simple accounting

We’ll have a short introductory chat, get to know your business and give you a fixed fee quote.

Expert accounting

If you want to go ahead, we do all the legwork and contact your previous accountant for you allowing you to get on and run your business.

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