Our Bookkeepers

Bookkeeping Synergy is a Cloud Solution Bookkeeping company working from a virtual office in The Beehive, City Place, Gatwick with a team of 5 bookkeepers. 

Our core service is to produce accurate efficient bookkeeping alongside supporting services VAT Returns, Payroll, and Auto-Enrolment,  Self Assessment Tax Returns, Business Plans and Budgeting and proactive Management Information reporting. We are continually challenged to be relevant in the current workplace and to keep up to date with technology offering our clients the most efficient, time saving, interactive options available. If you’d like to know more about the cloud software and the marketplace of Add-ons we use, please click on this link xero.com. We seek to retain a place in the revolution of cloud based software, archiving and storage. We strive to uphold integrity and transparency as cornerstones of our moral code and we recognise the value and contribution of all people. We have a friendly working environment with an enthusiastic Team who have brought a variety of skills and knowledge to the business.

 

 

Administratively, our focus is on maintaining paper-light processes for document storage and archiving – a significant renewing of the mind for a profession which has historically been paper based.  Please Contact Us if you’d like to know more about how we set this up

 

We are members of The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and are regulated by them for Money Laundering Regulations Purposes. We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for Data Protection of our clients information  and committed to GDPR compliance

 

Our bookkeepers are qualified by examination and are required to show the following attributes:

 

  • A professional & business like manner
  • An Interest in and knowledge about your business sector.
  • Be reliable about presenting accounts on time and in a format that will give the best, accurate information.
  • Be experienced in handling your business in a confidential manner and in dealing with your staff respectfully
  • Be presentable in a courteous way
  • Adhere to the ICB Code of Professional Conduct

MEET THE TEAM

Margaret Crawford FIBC


Director of Bookkeeping Synergy with 40 years of bookkeeping and administration experience. I am Pitmans and ICB qualified in manual and computerised bookkeeping and believe strongly that well thought out processes and systems,  rigorously adhered to, are the success of smooth running, efficient offices!

 

SANDRA HUGHES MAAT
Sandra’s experience as an excellent bookkeeper and in particular with CIS makes her a valuable member of our Team.
SANDRA VASCONCELOS MAAT

Sandra is an experienced Bookkeeper working with Charitable Institutions.  She is a highly motivated person, hard working and has a positive ‘can do’ attitude

KATE REYNOLDS MICB PM.Dip
Kate has over 15 years’ experience working with corporate financial institutions as well as alongside small businesses.  She has an organized, analytical and dynamic approach to her work.
RICHARD HARDING MAAT

 

After 10 years working as an accountant in the computer services industry, Richard ran his own business for 25 years selling, installing, training and supporting accounting systems, to a diverse portfolio of clients across a variety of market sectors.

 

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS AND ACCOUNTANT COLLEAGUES

Bookkeeping Synergy Ltd has proved very professional and highly reliable, having taken over from the internal bookkeeper all the monthly work at two clients. We noticed a huge improvement immediately in each case. Margaret and her colleague Suzanne have been very helpful, and refreshingly, they “will give it to you straight”. You’ll notice the very welcome no nonsense approach. Download Reeves Tax Apps – what a resource!
Paul Roe

Business Service Partner , Reeves

In an industry where I am constantly dealing with so many variables, it’s invaluable to have such a simple tool to keep my finances in check. As a designer I need peace of mind in order to be able to take risks creatively with my work, not my finances. Margaret invited me over and talked me through setting up on Xero, It took one lesson as the program has a really simple interface and is incredibly intuitive. I had never done a balance sheet or profit and loss account before, constantly feared my Tax Return, and was clueless about claiming my own expenses. All of which Xero has made so simple and I’ve now really started to enjoy the business side of my practise. This service, along with Margaret’s incredibly patient telephone support, has really revolutionized the way I work. As a small, start-up creative practice I could not recommend Bookkeeping Synergy highly enough.
Katy Beveridge

Freelance Designer

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers


The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession, through the establishment of a series of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognises academic attainment, working experience and competence.

Xero – Certified Advisor


Xero describes itself as ‘beautiful accounting software’ – we agree! It has brought our work right up to date with current technology and pressing forward. Try their mobile app, daily Bank Feeds, and integrations – your former idea of bookkeeping will be turned up side down!