Need a virtual finance department?
We’re more than just numbers here!

From sorting your bookkeeping and streamlining payroll to acing tax filings and financial planning, we offer a suite of seamless, integrated services—virtually—your business can rely on.
Count on us to be your virtual powerhouse for all things accounting!

What we do
A virtual finance department that delivers excellence

As a fast-growing company, we get it—you need your books of accounts in order, your taxes filed on time, management reports for your stakeholders, an efficient payroll system to keep employees happy, and overall financial planning guidance.
It’s pretty clear that handling all this internally can be overwhelming, especially if your accounting team is stretched thin or you’re just a one-person business.
You might have thought about outsourcing your accounting work.
Maybe you’ve even tried someone local. But what if we told you there’s another way?

Imagine having access to a whole team of accounting experts virtually.

It sounds almost too good to be true, right? Wrong! It’s real.
We’re a virtual finance department that prides itself on delivering top-notch services. We’ve been in this game for a long time, helping a wide range of clients—both big and small.
Plus, we’re Xero-certified and skilled in using tools like Dext, ensuring we’re the right team to manage your accounting needs efficiently. So what do you say? Want to delegate your accounting function to us virtually?

Services we can deliver as
your virtual finance department

You work so hard to build a successful business, why struggle to deliver accounting and tax functions when you can get an entire accounting firm to help you virtually?


Keep your books of accounts up-to-date, lawful and efficient for the benefit of your business. We’d love to do your


Reduce the risk of your payroll not being accurately processed and keep up with changes in legislation with our support. Get working!


We know the tried and tested ways to ensure you’ve complete control over your finances at every step of the way. Money, money, money!

Financial support

Life insurance, pension plans, inheritance tax – we’re here to provide you with trusted advice, so it never has to feel like a scary afterthought. Let’s talk about the bigger picture!

Company secretarial

Need top-notch admin support to ensure compliance and good corporate governance for your business? Look no further! We’ve got your back when it comes to staying on top of regulations.

Tax services

You want a team who lives and breathes taxation. Don’t settle for less. Our accountants are AAT-qualified and certified Xero advisors who take over your tax return preparation and management, freeing you to focus on your business.

Accounts preparation

No business flourished because of shoddy paperwork! Fix that with Golding’s accountants in the UK. Our accounts preparation services are tailored and bespoke to your business. That’s a guarantee!
Gill ShawGill Shaw
11:17 28 Jun 23
Anthony Burrell and all the lovely staff at Golding Chartered Certified Accountants have been extremely professional and helpful, nothing is to much trouble and when they say they are going to do something, they do! Awesome Company... Thank you
Charlie FordCharlie Ford
20:29 07 Dec 22
We moved to Golding from our previous account to get our accounts straight and in order as they we're completely out of whack. Ian and the team have done a superb job from the beginning and continue to do so and they're always at the end of the phone when we need any questions answered.Thanks to everyone at Golding, your hard work is very much appreciated.
Fern ThatcherFern Thatcher
13:43 18 Nov 22
I would highly recommend Golding Accounting. Anthony has always been on hand to answer all my questions no matter how silly, advise me on what’s best and with a really fast turn around time. It’s nice to know your accounts/tax return is in safe and knowledgeable hands. I’ve used a few accountants in the past and have found Golding the best.
Jayne WoolfJayne Woolf
19:15 20 Oct 22
We were transferred by our old Account when Golding Accountantcy took over a number of years ago . It’s the best thing that happened. Ian and his team are very professional and very down to earth , always make you feel comfortable and explain things in layman’s terms ! I have dealt with Ian and Anthony and cannot speak highly enough of them . Highly recommended
Sean WhitelambSean Whitelamb
16:27 20 Oct 22
I have used Golding Accountants since January 2017 for my Sole Trader accounts & Tax Returns. Initially with Ian Butler and subsequently with Anthony Burrell, both have been extremely professional in their approach.If I have any queries they are easily accessed by email or more than happy to take time out of their hectic schedule to reassure me.My Tax Returns come back to me extremely quick & easily understandable.I am more than happy to endorse them both.#TeamGolding

Why choose Golding as
your virtual finance department

We are cost-effective

Opting for our team over in-house accountants will certainly save you money. You won’t need to cover our benefits, handle our training, or equip us with office supplies. But you’ll have a complete accountancy team at your fingertips, ready to tackle any accounting or tax task you throw their way. It doesn’t get any better than this!

We don’t need big commitments

We understand that handing over your accounts to an external party can seem daunting. You might have reservations about our team’s expertise, our tech know-how, and our commitment to handling your data. Well, why not start off easy with us? Maybe kick things off with some bookkeeping. Once you see how we roll, you may be ready to delegate more.

We take data security seriously

Keeping your financial data safe is our top priority. We use cutting-edge encryption and security protocols to protect your information, strictly following UK accounting standards and regulations. We promise your data doesn’t leave the country. It stays with us, safe and sound. We’re a strategic accounting partner who is up-to-date and ahead of the curve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, for a small business like yours, hiring an accountancy practice that can virtually handle all your accounting and tax-related tasks makes a lot of sense. First off, it’s cost-effective. We understand that as a small business, your budget may be tight. When you need the expertise of skilled accountants but can’t afford to hire them full-time, outsourcing becomes a smart move. This is where the benefits of virtual accounting services really shine, making a significant difference to your business.

A virtual finance department, which in our case is the entire practice, operates remotely, using digital tools and software to manage and communicate accounting information. This contrasts with the traditional approach of conventional in-house accountants. The remote model offers greater flexibility and, often, more scalable services that help serve businesses regardless of geographic location.

Yes, Golding Accountancy can help with tax planning and filing! We use digital tools and software to ensure accurate tax calculations and compliance with current tax laws. Our team can assist you in optimising your tax position through strategic planning and identifying potential tax savings. We can also help manage your tax liabilities and prepare and file tax returns on your behalf.

Choosing the right virtual finance department involves considering several factors, which include the accountancy practice’s experience in your industry, the range of services offered, and their technology stack. Check their client testimonials. A good fit will be a practice that understands your business goals, offers sound accounting and tax advice, and communicates effectively. Looking for a virtual finance department? Contact Golding Accountancy!

Golding’s a tech-savvy
virtual accountant!

Our team works on wide-ranging software and applications in the industry, delivering you the best possible service.

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Ready to hire us as your
virtual accountant?

Your business is unique, and so are your accounting and tax needs. We offer personalised services that fit like a glove. Get in touch with us to understand how we can work together.

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