Abacus Jack is an ethical and values led business offering affordable, jargon-free bookkeeping and accountancy services for small businesses, contractors, and self employed.

As HMRC agents for Accountancy Service Provision, we can act on your behalf for the preparation and submission of personal and company tax returns, small business accounts, VAT, and payroll.


Simple, affordable, and built for digital.

Abacus Jack is a Bookkeeping and Accountancy practice based in Durham in the North East.  We serve both local and national businesses across the UK. We are a small team of dedicated and experienced professionals who enjoy what we do and share strong values of honesty, transparency, respect and energy. 


Our business model is very simple

Combine an outstanding personal service with the very best digital bookkeeping facilities, allowing clients to run their businesses efficiently, digitally, and in complete compliance with UK tax law.


Every business is different

We work with you as an individual, so we don’t offer a one size fits all approach.  If you would like to deal with the same dedicated person, who is only ever an email or phone call away, and who understands your business and your ambitions, then Abacus Jack might be for you. 

Your bookkeeping requirements will depend on your budget and how busy your accounts are.  We manage bookkeeping for clients who range from self employed dog walkers right through to £1m+ turnover companies.  Client references are always available and we encourage new customers to speak to our existing clients.

We believe in simplicity and transparency in terms of prices and publish all our fees on our services page.


Services we provide

We provide all the traditional bookkeeping services you would expect.  Our fee structure is simple and transparent. Clients can change services at any time, and we don't tie you into contracts. You can cancel services at any time.

  • Small business start up services for Self Employed or Limited Companies, including Company Formation
  • Full or partial bookkeeping service including Bank Reconciliation, Client Invoicing, Expenses and Payments
  • Payroll services, including support for pensions.
  • VAT registration, preparation and submission
  • End of Year Accounts and Corporation Tax returns (for small businesses)
  • Self Assessment Personal Tax returns

All our services are compliant with UK tax law and HMRC legislation, including the up and coming Making Tax Digital proposals, which will affect all small businesses. Read more about Making Tax Digital here.


What benefits will you see?

  • Your business will be compliant with HMRC legislation, including the up and coming Making Tax Digital initiatives, which HMRC will begin to implement from 2017.
  • Your will always know how much money is coming in and going out of your business - your online account connects directly to your bank account and shows you a real time view of your income, expenditure, and profit / loss.
  • You will know which taxes are due, how much, and when - your online account shows you a tax timeline and with our support we will ensure you never miss tax deadlines.
  • Smarter invoicing. Start invoicing customers electronically, including the ability for your customers to pay you online, by card, or by direct debit, ensuring you receive payments more quickly.
  • Use your online account to manage your client database and your projects.
  • Record expenses and mileage on the go, including scanning and uploading receipts from your phone.
  • Manage pay and dividends across your business.
  • Remove the worry and burden HMRC compliance with our support services for VAT, Payroll, and end of year accounting.

Ethics and Values

We work to strong values of honesty, simplicity, and transparency. All our costs are published on our pricing page and we will always agree the cost of any services in advance. Monthly services can be changed or cancelled at any time – we don’t believe in contracts. All your business data is owned by you and accessible to you even if you cease to be a client – it is your data after all!

We really enjoy the work we do and want clients to feel they get the very best service.  We think we’ve achieved this and therefore are happy to provide references to all out clients.


5 Star Service

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Call or Email today to discuss your requirements in more detail

TELEPHONE: 0191 486 2126