Sandra Silk brings a sensitive intuition to her business, something I find lacking in many businesses. She blends kindness with professionalism, making a client feel at ease when discussing the highly confidential subject of our financial matters. She is a great enhancement to our company having removed the stress previously associated with our books and replacing it with a sense of confidence. I greatly respect and admire her work ethic.
Sandra Silk Bookkeeping and Business Services
Sandra Silk Bookkeeping and Business Services was established in 2003 to provide reliable, efficient and flexible bookkeeping and payroll support to businesses in Wiltshire. We now work with businesses in the surrounding counties of Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset too.
We are very proud to have been awarded Investors in People which sets a standard for the management of people within the business and achievement of it recognises a good employer and an outperforming place to work. Read more about why we chose to do this.
Based near Salisbury Sandra Silk Bookkeeping and Business Services use their expertise and experience to support small businesses by providing bookkeeping, payroll and auto enrolment services as well as management accounts, VAT and software training.
Our team is made up of five qualified, experienced and award winning bookkeepers and payroll administrators who are able to provide the high standard of work Sandra Silk Bookkeeping and Business Services is recognised for. All our bookkeepers use Sage Accounts and Xero. The sixth member of our team, Karen, is our Pension Auto Enrolment specialist. Find out more about our team below.
We are a great team!
Why choose us?
We provide a professional and reliable bookkeeping and payroll service enabling businesses to meet their legal obligations as well as keeping their accounting records up to date to provide relevant financial information.
With a team of experienced and qualified bookkeepers and payroll administrators Sandra Silk Bookkeeping & Business Services are able to provide knowledgeable professional staff who will take responsibility for your accounts and ensure your deadlines are met.
Our pension auto enrolment administration service ensures your Staging Date deadline is met and if you choose to use our payroll service too you will have complete peace of mind.
Our HR and Health and Safety Services will provide you with peace of mind knowing that your documentation is up to date and there is someone to call on when you need advice. Click here to meet our Associates.
Sandra Silk - Managing Director
Sandra has won a number of awards in the Bookkeeping & Payroll industry. In 2008 she was awarded "Payroll Professional of the Year" and in 2010 "Bookkeeper of the Year" at the IAB Business Enterprise Awards.
Sandra's real passion is business - meeting business owners and entrepreneurs who have chosen to set up a business is fascinating. Its amazing the different skills people have and therefore the different types of business they start. Each of those businesses has potential for growth and with the right support and the knowledge and experience gained from working with a multitude of businesses Sandra's key goal is to help them succeed. That not only includes ensuring that their accounts are accurate with regular management accounts but also by providing suggestions and contacts who might help with a particular aspect of their business. Enabling businesses to develop is the best reward!
Sandra works with businesses in various sectors including equestrian, property, retail, manufacturing and distribution providing day to day bookkeeping, detailed management accounts and business support. She has many years of experience with Sage, particularly with foreign currency and factoring, and provides external Sage accounts training for businesses. Sandra is a Xero Certified Adviser and supports businesses with set up, training and support. In addition Sandra uses Kashflow, Khaos and Mamut accounts software.
Sandra provides consultancy services to businesses who need a review of their accounts or accounting processes, and deals with HMRC on behalf of clients in relation to VAT inspections and payroll issues.
Jan Romer-Lee - Payroll Supervisor and Bookkeeper
Jan joined the business in 2008 and is our payroll expert. She is responsible for the smooth running of our payroll bureau.
Jan provides bookkeeping support to a variety of businesses and has lots of experience working with retail accounts.
Jan was awarded "Payroll Professional of the Year 2010" at the IAB Business Enterprise Awards.
Sarah Wallis AATQB- Senior Bookkeeper
Sarah joined us in October 2014 and brings with her several years of experience working for an international company in Europe as part of an accounts team. As a Team Leader in several different roles she is used to being organised and setting up efficient processes. Sarah is Level 4 AAT qualified.
Sarah uses a variety of accounts software including Sage, Sage One, Xero, Quickbooks Online and Merlin for business ranging from high street to online retail and the arts to service industries.
Sarah is a Xero Certified Advisor and is our expert in Xero inventory control. She is also a Quickbooks Online Advanced Certified ProAdvisor.
Ruth Parkes MICB - Bookkeeper
Ruth joined us in March 2015 part way through her ICB qualifications and has achieved her Level 4 Bookkeeping and Advanced Accounting qualification with a Distinction.
Ruth works with a very wide range of businesses from equestrian to retail, from clothing to design. She uses Sage and Xero and is experienced with using different VAT Schemes having converted several from one Scheme to another.
Ruth is a Xero Certified Advisor and a Quickbooks Online Certified ProAdvisor.
Karen Reynolds - Client & Payroll Administrator
Karen joined us in May 2015 and is responsible for maintaining our client compliance records and for setting up our Pension Auto Enrolment Administration Service which was launched to our clients in July 2015.
Karen has set up a number of pension schemes for employers with The People's Pension, NOW Pensions and NEST and her experience with these means it is smooth sailing for employers. She sets us schemes for our own payroll clients as well as employers just needing help with set up.
Karen has studied for and achieved her IAB Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications since she has been with us and is now responsible for processing payrolls for employers.
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