About CheapAccounting.co.uk


By delivering on line accountancy services at a cost effective price, affordable by most small businesses, CheapAccounting.co.uk supports the growth of the micro business economy in the UK.

Along with easy to understand, informative social media content CheapAccounting.co.uk takes a new and refreshing approach to the essential accounting required for start ups, contractors, freelancers and small businesses.

Our accountants are all UK based and fully qualified. That means that they are members of one of the well known UK accounting bodies such as:

  • Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT or FMAAT)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA or FCCA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ACA or FCA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (CA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA or FCMA)

As a CheapAccounting.co.uk client you will ....

  • Be allocated a named qualified accountant who is your main point of contact - no call centre operators, account managers or help desk tickets here
  • You'll be given your accountant's direct contact details - phone, email and UK address
  • If your accountant is not available for any reason, our receptionists will take a message and pass it onto the relevant accountant who will call you back as soon as they can
  • If your accountant is away they will tell you who to contact in their absence
  • There is a complaints procedure should anything go wrong , although this is little used

We have worked very hard since we launched back in 2007 to build our credibility and credentials as a firm of professional, UK based qualified accountants. This is reflected by our reputation & standing in the marketplace along with our regular appearance in the media & press - BBC Radio Four, BBC 5 Live, 378 local radio stations, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Mail and Accountancy Press.

Not only that but we are very proud to have won some awards and received some accolades.

Online and Social Influencers

Elaine Clark and CheapAccounting.co.uk have been voted 10th in the inaugural ICAEW Top Online UK Influencers and 10th in the 2016 Economia top 50 most influential sources of finance news and information in social media.

Winner - Online Accountancy Firm, British Accountancy Awards


Beating off stiff competition from rival firms, CheapAccounting.co.uk was voted the best Online Accountancy Firm at the prestigious British Accountancy Awards.

Managing director, Elaine Clark received the award from presenter, comedian, actress and producer Sandi Toksvig OBE.

Money Box Radio 4 with Paul Lewis

Elaine has become a regular contributor on Radio Four's Money Box talking about tax issues and answering questions on tax and self assessment - great recognition of the respected position Elaine holds in her specialist field of accounts and tax for small / micro businesses.

Finance News & Information

In January 2015 Elaine Clark was named as the 8th most influential source of finance news and information in social media, by economia readers and ordered by Leaderboarded and Klout.

Practice Excellence Awards

CheapAccounting.co.uk was shortlisted in the 2014 Practice Excellence Awards Innovative Firm of the Year.

Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2012

Making a debut appearance at number 34 in the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2012: The big players, Elaine was above the Head of Lloyds, The Bank of England, The Minister responsible for HMRC and the CEO of Elaine's professional body, the ICAEW.

Winner of the Woman in Finance Award, Network of Aspiring Women

Elaine Clark, Managing Director of CheapAccounting.co.uk won the Woman in Finance category of the Network of Aspiring Women Awards. She was selected from over 200 nominations; a huge achievement beating off stiff competition from some of the UK's leading women.

The Annual Awards were hosted by the Network of Aspiring Women & were organised to celebrate the successes of women nationally.

From the judging panel, Leading Business Woman Gill Fielding of Secret Millionaire fame said:

"Elaine is a deserving winner, having created an extremely focused - but different - business brand with clarity and strong intent in a very crowded accountancy market.

Furthermore she has added a franchising possibility displaying vision, confidence and creativity in the business strategy. Elaine demonstrated both personal and business strength, well done!"

Progressive Practice

In June 2010 AccountingWEB teamed up with CCH (two very well respected names in the Accounting industry) in search of the UK's most innovative practice. After a long-fought contest CheapAccounting.co.uk was awarded the title of Progressive Practice.

This was a national award open to all UK accounting practices. The top 5 were selected by AccountingWEB and CCH. The winner was voted for by the public - like an X Factor for accountants!