Accounts and book-keeping

Catalyst Collective can prepare your accounts to the financial standards required by law (mainly FRS102/1A). We do not provide a full audit service, but can do a lay audit if the co-op would find this helpful.

With book-keeping we prefer to work by training you to do your own books, so you can save money and gain more understanding of your finances by doing as much of the work as possible yourself. Though we do take on book-keeping contracts, to take over some of the mundane administration, if you find this helpful.

We are happy to provide training in finance basics and in using GnuCash, a Free Software for bookkeeping to keep your finances straightforward and in order.

Preparing accounts is highly variable in costs, depending on how well prepared your books are. Most of our recent work has cost co-ops less than £300. We charge a minimum of £175 which includes up to seven hours of work, after that we charge only for the time we spend supporting you and preparing accounts. This should ensure you should always be getting good value for the work done.

We recommend you give us at least two months before your filing deadline, to make sure we can complete in good time.

Training elements of accounts work can be done remotely through Jitsi, a Free Software alternative to Skype.

If you have any questions about accounts and book-keeping contact