About Me

Lee Chapman MICB PM Dip

After a successful career in business banking spanning over 20 years I decided it was time to run my own business and follow the words of wisdom I had been previously dispensing.

I had enjoyed working closely with small businesses from start-ups through to those with several million turnover and I wanted to continue this association but in a way that was more fulfilling. I had seen many businesses struggle due to poor cash-flow which was often a result of minimal time being spent working on the business because the owner was too busy at the rock face. More and more financial information was being sought by lenders and for compliance and in a timelier manner than a historical set of annual figures.  

I knew that the best way to move forward would be to build upon my years of experience. As a full member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers I am able to bring the perfect match of practical business experience and professional organised bookkeeping. 

I now work with a varied range of business sectors including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, business services and the trades. My clients vary in size from a simple sole trader through to partnerships & limited companies. I tailor my approach to each businesses sectors needs and importantly the business owner’s specific requirements. Since launching in 2012 I haven’t looked back.

Qualifications

Practice Licence Number: 12900

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 relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence.

My Qualifications

•  FCIB Fellowship of the ICB Awarded February 2018

• MICB Full Member Status Awarded August 2014 

• Diploma in Self-Assessment Tax Returns Awarded January 2013 

• PM Cert. Diploma in Payroll Management Awarded January 2013 

• AICB Associate ICB status Awarded September 2012

QuickBooks

Cloud Based Solutions

Real-time dashboards

See how your business is doing at a glance

Customisable invoices

Track expenses

Manage VAT

Run payroll

Automatic bank downloads

Accept payments

Connect to your accountant

Receipt Bank Certified Partner

As a certified Receipt Bank partner, I can bring the latest data capture technology to my clients. From simply snapping a photo of a receipt to easy email forwarding of invoices clients can quickly submit their information to me saving everyone time and money whilst allowing the most up to date picture of business performance to be prepared.

I predict

The need for a bookkeeper will not disappear any time soon.Whilst the demands and type of work may change with growing technology such as cloud-based solutions the need to keep up to date and continually compliant, grows with these solutions. In recent years we have seen RTI & AutoEnrolment thrust upon the small business by the Government. Making tax digital(VAT) and eventually MTD for all will continue as HMRC drives towards real time taxation. Bookkeepers and Accountants will remain in demand providing they move with the changes and keep their clients on the front foot delivering added value all the time. Embracing growing automation in the profession to deliver this value whilst keeping ever closer to the pulse of business performance is a must.

Testimonials  

"Lee has enabled me to put all my effort into the things that I am good at whilst knowing that my accounts and tax return are in safe and honest hands"

TIM - DETECTIVE PROJECT WESSEX

“His attention to detail is first class. He doesn't just 'do the books', he uses his vast experience to offer advice and is a great sounding board to that effect”

PAUL - ESTATE AGENCY

"A more conscientious and knowledgeable person around accounts you’d be hard pressed to find. Lee cuts through right to the heart of the matter and just gets the job done with little fuss"

JAMIE - WEBSITE DESIGNER

“Getting Lee in to look after my books gave me time back which let me focus on generating more income for my business”

DAVID - INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISOR

"Thank you for all your hard work, I am very pleased with how things are going with the books. You are a star"

GILES - ENGINEER

"Things are so much simpler with you doing the books"

PETE - TREASURER

"I was so impressed with the speed and presentation I have already recommended Lee to a client”

JACKIE - PROFESSIONAL LANDLADY

For any further information or to discuss your future plans
Tel: 07530 256 725     info@leesbookkeeping.co.uk
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