UK Ecommerce Accountants
Finance Equation Ltd are specialist Ecommerce accountants providing specialist tax and bookkeeping services to small to medium sized businesses in the UK.
Ecommerce is taking over the world as the internet has given rise to huge opportunities for entrepreneurs wishing to set up an online business. Any transaction that can be completed online is e-commerce, and most likely you will have used it several times a day with your phone or laptop.
With access to the multi-millions of potential customers, a business can grow and scale quickly. It is therefore important for tax and financial requirements to be managed effectively in order to create efficiencies in processing transactions.
Every business, no matter the size or type needs financial support and eCommerce businesses are no exception. With the amount of money that can be made online, it’s essential to have a good team on board to manage your finances while you take care of business. Whether you only have an online presence or have a shop front and are looking to go online we can help you to set up in a way that works best for you. Research has highlighted UK retail eCommerce sales will account for 27.5% of total retail sales in 2020. This highlights the importance of managing your business well to take advantage of a growing market.
Listed below are the services that we provide to our clients:
- Identify the accounting and tax implications for Intellectual property
- Capital allowances & income recognition
- Research tax credits
- Incorporation of a business
- Cloud and online services
- Monthly management reporting
- Payment processors/gateways
Our Ecommerce Accounting Expertise
At Finance Equation, our team translate books into submissions at the end of the year. We manage all financial information required by law. This information includes the balance sheet and profit and loss report. We offer unlimited advice and our team provide a professional service and are always available for you to ask questions.
Bookkeeping is an essential part of any business. It can often be a challenge for a business to keep up with the books if they sell on multiple platforms. There might be a need to track reports from Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Wix, and others all at once.
This is where our specialist bookkeeping experts can help. At Finance Equation we analyse your business needs and keep track of your sales data and financial information. We also report on your financial position to ensure that all the necessary requirements are in place for your business.
Ecommerce Sales Tax
Online sales tax in the UK is the same as it is for a physical business and needs to be paid based on the sale of goods and services. This includes income made worldwide for UK taxpayers or residents. It also covers income that has been made in the UK if the person or company is not a resident.
Ensuring that taxes are managed effectively can help a business to save money. Our experts manage the process to calculate, apply, and track sales and payments. We have a good understanding of ecommerce laws and how they will apply to your businesses.
If you have employees, it is important to have a team to manage your payroll and keep track of pensions. We offer advice on deciding on salaries, putting together pension plans and advising on the use of the best payroll software. We can help teach you how to handle the payroll yourself or if preferred, manage the process for you.
Accounting Software Management
There are several accounting software packages that can help a business to function efficiently. We partner with many of the key players such as Xero and Quickbooks and implement these into your business easily. It can help you to carry out work more efficiently as you will have access to your financial information 24/7. A key benefit of this is that you can manage your business from any location and it facilitates a good relationship with your accountant.
Part-Time Finance Director Services
Businesses that are in the development or growing phase very often do not have the resources or money to have a full-time Finance Director in their team. Financial guidance is critical in today’s climate. Our team can act as a part-time FD for your business. The guidance provided will give you the confidence to steer your business in the right direction for success. Our advice covers everything from business growth planning to tax advice and management.
A key benefit of an online business is that it is easy to go global. Many of these businesses are global by default as people from all over the world have access to online platforms. However, working across multiple countries requires strict management as the international tax process is often a challenge. Our experts have the knowledge and experience required to manage this process.
Ecommerce Accounting Compliance
There are several laws and regulations that an online business needs to be aware of. As well as managing your business in the most efficient way to save you money, we offer advice and guide you through the process to ensure you understand the processes we are undertaking.
If you are based in EU it is important to adhere to the GDPR framework. This was initiated to protect the privacy of users and personal data. Selling online can involve numerous daily transactions with access to your customer’s personal data and it is important to ensure your business is GDPR compliant. We review your processes to ensure that you are compliant with GDPR, and other compliance laws.
eBay and Amazon Seller Accounting
Accounting for eBay and Amazon sellers is similar to offline businesses but there are a few differences. The use of cloud and bookkeeping services and the submission of data to HMRC and Companies House is still required.
Where eBay and Amazon seller accounting are different is as that they usually have an international customer base. This means that they would be subject to the sales tax laws of the country they are based or are operating in. Our team of experts will analyse your business to assess the most efficient methods to manage your sales tax.
Analytics and Dashboard Management
As a business owner, it is important to have all the relevant information to hand when making a decision. The best way to access your financial data is to have a robust analytics and management reporting solution in place. We use the latest technology and will go through all reports with you to give you the essential information in easy-to-digest reports that you can turn into smart decisions.
Speak to Our Ecommerce Accountants
These are only some of the services that our team can provide. It’s important to find a good ecommerce specialist accountant to manage the setup and management of the financial aspect of your e-commerce business.
Our team of experts are passionate about helping our clients grow their businesses and keep more of their money. We can help you manage your overall tax position and ensure that you comply with the complexities of operating your business. Get in touch to see how our we can help you and your business.