You don’t have to be a finance pro to use Sage Accounting. Our easy-to-use cloud software is perfect for freelancers, contractors and sole traders because it makes managing your finances simple, from sending and creating invoices, to reviewing cash flow and reducing admin. Use Sage Accounting to:
Yes, you can set up Sage Accounting to apply the correct VAT rate to your services. Then, you can submit an accurate VAT return to HMRC as often as required.
Sage Accounting is useful for recording income and expenses quickly, a plus for contractors and freelancers on the go. For example, if you travel to meet a client, you can snap and capture a fuel receipt into Sage Accounting. You can also sync it with your bank account using bank feeds. Before a self-assessment deadline, you can then hand over all of this information to your accountant, who can submit a self-assessment return on your behalf.
You can collaborate securely with your accountant online from anywhere on a return. Sage Accounting is trusted by thousands of accountants around the UK. We work directly with accountants to ensure our software is always up to date.
Yes, simply save your Excel file as a .CSV file. You can then upload it into Sage Accounting and match up your bank accounts and transactions. To correctly format your Excel file for different actions inside of Sage Accounting, for example VAT rates, our help resource will provide more information: https://help.accounting.sage.com/en-gb/accounting/importing/extra-quick-entry-import.html
There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:
Automate manual tasks
By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.
Spend less time on admin and more time on your work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.
Other ways to save time:
You’ve discovered what Sage Accounting can do for freelancers and contractors, now it’s time to see it in action. Check out our plans, pricing and latest deals to take the next step.