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Powerful accounting and bookkeeping software for accountants

The platform for your success

It takes more than software to reach your full practice potential. Achieve your goals with Sage for Accountants - a customisable platform offering human support, as well as game-changing accounting, bookkeeping and payroll software tools. Its purpose? To make your life easier and your clients even happier.

Not sure how to prepare for MTD for ITSA?  Visit the accountants and bookkeepers MTD hub to learn more. 

Smart, flexible and intuitive software for accountants

It's time to say goodbye to tricky challenges. Sage for Accountants was built to help you thrive.

"We need to make more money"


“We want clients to value us more”

“We need to improve efficiency”

Sage for Accountants: more than just software

With one platform you can build the perfect space to manage practice and client work. Sign up and get an accounting, bookkeeping & payroll for accountants starter kit with the tools and support you need to get going – all free. Add optional solutions to manage everything from client relationships to tax with our dynamic and easy-to-use software.

Complimentary for your practice

To help you get off to the best start, it’s free to sign up for Sage for Accountants and we give you a kit of tools and support, which includes:

Free licences for your practice

  • Sage Accounting Plus
  • Sage Payroll for up to 50 employees

Client Management

Manage client details and tasks from one place.

Final Accounts & Tax

Free for every client. Manage year end Final Accounts, Personal Tax and Corporation Tax.

Sage members

Join the community and access free training, talks, and articles

Award winning support

Get support from Sage product experts for both you and your clients. Work with a dedicated practice success manager

Access to Sage Points

Start adding tools, earn Sage Points, and grow your discounts. The more you add, the more you save

Customise our software for accountants to reach your full potential

You’ve taken advantage of your free starter kit. Now it’s time to add the tools that help your practice tick. Get additional functionality and access exclusive plans and pricing for each tool.

Add tools for your clients to the Sage for Accountants platform: 

Accounting - Digital record keeping & bookkeeping: Use Sage Accounting to save time managing practice and client accounts. Includes the new Individual plans for clients with simple tax needs

Final Accounts & Tax: Manage year end with free Final Accounts, Personal Tax and Corporation Tax tools for every client

Payroll software: Breeze through payroll management with a simple 4-step process 

ReportingGet better insights into everything from profits to department cost comparisons

Additional tools that give your practice that little bit extra:

GoProposal by Sage Create clear proposals, get paid profitably, and minimise risk.

OverSuite by Sage: Reduce your risk and meet the highest compliance standards with smart engagement letters.

AutoEntry by Sage: Capture, automatically categorise, and publish receipts and invoices. Integrates with Sage Accounting.

Futrli by Sage: Run 3-year rolling forecasts, predict trends, conduct scenario modelling, and report on client data. Integrates with Sage Accounting.

Get started with Sage for Accountants

Sign up

Sign up to Sage for Accountants and start to manage your clients at no cost.

Add client tools

After you sign up, add accounting, payroll and additional tools for your clients, only pay for what you add.

Unlock discounts

Grow your discounts with Sage Points. The more you buy for clients, the bigger the discounts.
Currently using Partner edition ? Learn about your upgrade to Sage for Accountants.
Offering outsourced financial accounting, client advisory or full virtual CFO services to mid-sized clients? Join our partner network

Accountants discuss Sage for Accountants

"This is really exciting from Sage. It's going to revolutionise the way I work with my clients... it's brilliant!"

Kerry Herbert
Crook and Herbert Accountants Limited

Sage for Accountants FAQs

There's no cost to sign up for Sage for Accountants and you'll benefit from a free starter kit and free subscriptions. You can get Sage Accounting and Sage Payroll for your practice, as well as for your client books.

It’s quick, easy, and free to sign up for Sage for Accountants. And once you’ve signed up, you can unlock all the tools you need to boost productivity at your practice, from accounting to payroll. Learn more about Sage for Accountants and what’s included here.

Once you’ve signed up to Sage for Accountants you’ll automatically have access to exclusive member benefits and be part of the Sage community with great software, support and insight to help your practice grow.

Member benefits include:

  • Access to learning resources and certifications
  • Get product help from a community of industry peers
  • Tap into talks and articles from world leading experts
  • Begin your 4-step practice success plan
Practice management software like Sage for Accountants makes it easier for bookkeepers and accountants to save time and improve client service. Manage workflows, client information, automate your admin, and get access to free support from expert MTD guidance to online courses for your entire team.
This includes Client Management and a Sage Accounting Plus and Sage Payroll subscription (up to 50 employees) for use within your own practice.

There are three solutions included that connect to help you manage tax and stay compliant – Final Accounts, Personal Tax, and Corporation Tax. All are completely free.

Final Accounts

Stay secure, avoid errors, and make preparing for year-end accounts easier.

  • Create accounts efficiently by auto-populating key data from Companies House
  • Prepare and file accounts for sole traders, partnerships, micro and small limited companies, and LLPs including abridged and filleted accounts
  • Get full integration with our Personal Tax and Corporation Tax products for a single submission process

Personal Tax

Manage tax for your clients with ease.

  • Provide a view of real-time personal tax data held by HMRC to validate income sources
  • Get integration with final accounts pre-populates self-employment data
  • Prepare and file SA100 tax returns and supplementary pages with built-in HMRC tax calculation and online filing validations

Corporation Tax

Meet corporation tax requirements efficiently.

  • Automatically create tax returns based on final accounts data
  • Prepare and file CT600 tax returns, supplementary pages and iXBRL computations
  • Easily file a combined corporation tax return with HMRC automatically, including iXBRL from final accounts
We have started upgrading practices from Partner Edition to Sage for Accountants. For more information, please check out this dedicated page. In the meantime, keep using Partner Edition as normal. 
Each time you add a new client with a new subscription, you’ll collect Sage Points. As you collect more points, discounts will continue to grow.

Sage gives you expert advice and access to learning pathways that help you expand on your skillset and keep constantly up to date on the latest legislation to help you support clients. And you can choose a way that works for you: 

With our accountant's practice software, you get one connected experience with a suite of solutions that cover everything from data capture, all the way to submitting taxes – and everything in between.

  • AutoEntry by Sage: Clients can snap and upload documents like receipts and invoices which auto-populate in Sage Accounting.
  • Accounting: Manage cash flow, invoices, foreign accounts, and use secure bank feeds. Share real-time reports with clients and view full transaction histories. Our NEW Individual plans are ideal for clients with simple tax, income and expenditure needs.
  • Payroll: Let clients serve themselves and pay people in four simple steps.
  • Compliance: Use our final accounts and tax solutions to manage one set of digital records to help stay compliant with MTD, minimise data entry, and view the latest client data and reporting from HMRC.

Practice management software should give you:

  • One clear way to manage tax, accounting, and payroll for you and your clients
  • Online training and expert compliance guidance
  • Automation for every step of your work from data capture to tax submission
  • MTD and compliance support
  • Rewards and discounts 
Yes. Leveraging Sage Intacct, our Managed Services Programme supports firms with mid-sized clients, whether you offer, or are planning to offer, outsourced financial accounting, client advisory or full virtual CFO.

Find out more about our programme

We have a helpline dedicated to Sage for Accountants.

Call us on 0191 479 5999* where our team of experts is ready to help you with:

  • Product Support
  • Contract Subscription and Renewal Enquiries or making a payment
  • Buying or Upgrading software

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30 to 18:00. To contact us out of hours please call 0191 479 5911.

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Accountants and Bookkeepers webinars

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Guide: Elevate your digital practice

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