About me

I’m a highly experienced bookkeeper totally committed to my clients and helping them succeed. I have been a bookkeeper for more than 20 years. At first I worked in a chartered accountancy practice where I gained a lot of commercial experience. After that, I branched out on my own. I really enjoy what I do and am a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). I’m based in London Colney, near St Albans in Hertfordshire.

In the past few years, the power of cloud-based accounting software has transformed how quickly I can get the job done and the financial insights I’m able to provide that help my clients’ businesses. I work with most of the popular accounts packages such as Xero, QuickBooks, Sage and Freeagent.

Karen Simmons, Karen the Bookkeeper

You get me!

I am Karen, Karen the Bookkeeper. With me, you know who you are dealing with. I’m not a member of staff, not someone allocated to you by a bookkeeping firm (who always seem to be “looking to recruit experienced bookkeepers”), but me, the founder and owner. I’m independent, not an extra revenue stream for a firm of accountants.

Bookkeeper Accreditations

In the past few years, the power of cloud-based accounting software has transformed how quickly I can get the job done and the financial insights I’m able to provide that help my clients’ businesses. I work with most of the popular accounts packages such as Sage, QuickBooks, Xero and Freeagent.

A proven approach

I give every client a personal, professional and responsive service. To be able to do this, I limit the number of clients I work with and tend to ensure they are no more than a 30-minute drive away. However, I’ve been working more and more with clients remotely, even before COVID-19. So, the drive time is less of an issue these days.

I understand how important it is for organisations to have efficient, well thought-out bookkeeping systems. Helping companies organise their finances is part and parcel of what I do.

I like to get to know clients – to understand their aims. Most are business owners who want to grow their company. I’m used to this and able to help them on their journey. The services I provide are tailored to suit.

Close liaison with your accountant

Even small businesses often have several financial experts working with them. As well as a bookkeeper, there is the accountant, financial adviser and possibly an insurance broker and mortgage advisor. While I take care of all the essential bookkeeping tasks, liaison with others, especially your accountant is really important. Keeping the books needs to be joined-up and seamless. I get on with accountants and know what they need. Believe me, I am married to one!

While I take care of the bookkeeping, freeing you up to focus on your business, the best results are achieved by working collaboratively in partnership. So, I keep customers in the picture and am keen to hear about any new needs. Clients say I am friendly and approachable. Working this way ensures the best possible results. I always deliver the best I can, on time with integrity.

Find out how I could help your business.

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