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Hi, I'm Steph Jones

I love helping small business owners understand their financial requirements and make what can feel like a stressful and overwhelming task easy and uncomplicated. I believe in keeping it simple and easy to update so it doesn't feel like a tedious task.

I love a challenge and won't give up until I have found a solution. Nothing is more satisfying than finding a good solution to a problem.

Soul Purpose

My Reason

I set up Simplefficient Bookkeeping in 2018 for the sole purpose of helping small businesses navigate the ever-changing complexity of accounts and the requirements for keeping records.

Whether businesses outsource the task or want to do it themselves, my passion is to help make this task more manageable and less stressful to understand and do.

Experience and Knowledge

Having spent 17 years bookkeeping in various industries and studied various bookkeeping and finance courses. I’ve gained a great understanding of running a successful business's day-to-day operations and why companies struggle. I’ve spent hours developing systems and processes that make the task more efficient and accurate. I’ve embraced technology and spent hours learning software and automation, making the job easier.

I love passing and applying this knowledge to my clients to make their lives easier and see them thrive in their businesses as a result. This is the greatest reward. 

About Me

You can usually find me engaged in a creative project when I'm not solving bookkeeping problems. My favourites are photography, art and sewing. I love travelling, exploring nature and wildlife, and learning and experiencing different things.

I moved to England in 2008, having grown up in South Africa. I am privileged to have gained experience in bookkeeping in 2 countries. I am currently enrolled at The Open University studying BA (Hons) in Business Management – Accounting. I am going at my own pace and enjoying the learning journey.

I truly believe simple and efficient is the best. If it doesn't need to be complex, don't make it complex.

Partner Certifications

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Dext Pro Certified
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Testimonials

I have worked with Steph since November 2018. Up to that point I was using an accountancy firm who I have since realised created more work for me as I was on a very dated system. My company is now fully digital which Steph has helped me through. Any queries or problems I had were sorted very quickly with either a phone call or email. It's a big step for most companies changing their accounts to a new provider but Steph is very personable and professional.

Andrew Moulds
Soar Valley Heating

I have known Steph Jones for 15 years, initially as an employee of Better IT and now as a client of hers through Simplefficient Bookkeeping. She is very thorough, efficient and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend the services she offers for those wishing to have more time on the promoting/running of their business with either once off switchover OR letting Simplefficient Bookkeeping run your accounts with any information available to you at any time.

David Nicholls
Better-IT Limited

It used to take me, what I thought was half an hour a month, but actually, it took me a whole night, so three or four hours a month doing my accounts on a spreadsheet each month. Simplefficient Bookkeeping has made my accounts the easiest thing I have to deal with now. And I don't even deal with it anymore; Steph at Simplefficient does it all. It's the most impactful service that I have paid for. Outsourcing my bookkeeping has made scaling up easier.

Diane Cockburn
Dainty Rocks Jewellery

I really enjoyed working with Steph. Her suggestions on which Xero package would be best as well as what to link it to in order for me to automate certain functions was spot on. She went through training that was specific to my business needs. Would absolutely recommend her whether you need someone to do the work for you or you want to learn to do it yourself, she has the answers!

Charmaine Mill
Inspired VA

Steph has been a massive help and reduced so much stress. I became VAT registered and was suddenly faced with much more in depth accounts and having to work out Xero and Greenback. After looking at it all, I decided to utilise Steph's skills in bookkeeping and accounts and it took a huge pressure off of me!

Ali G

Before working with Steph, I felt very worried and stressed about our recent VAT registration and what was required of me in our bookkeeping for marketplace sales. Now that Steph is onboard, I feel completely stress-free and confident that the bookkeeping and VAT returns are taken care of properly. Steph also handles the monthly payroll to make everything smooth and efficient. If I ever have any questions, or something doesn't make sense to me, Steph takes the time to explain everything in detail and put my worries at ease. I would highly recommend hiring Steph for all of your book-keeping/VAT/payroll needs! Thank you Steph!

Chloe G

Working with Steph has allowed me to focus more on the tasks that generate revenue for my business. By taking away the concern of accuracy, I am able to offer better service to my clients and can see a better picture of how the business is performing at any given moment in time.

Paul I

Steph is extremely supportive, understanding and prompt. She has be creative and efficient setting up new processes that really work for us. All with patience and understanding.

Jocelyn L.

Before working with Steph, I tried to managed my accounts by using a spreadsheet. I felt like a novice and had no idea what I was doing. I didn't just want to hand everything over to an accountant, or anyone else in the financial services industry, as I didn't feel that their values would align with those of my business. Steph has done far more than helping me to organise my accounts. She has made me feel like I am finally in control of the financial side of my business, a side I had been ignoring because I was lost, confused and quite frankly scared to face. She has helped me to put systems in place so that I can easily manage my accounts without overwhelm or confusion, and stay in control of my business finances. I love her energy and the fact that she understands my values as a spiritual business owner. With her ongoing support, I now have someone I can turn to for advice and answers when faced with something I don't understand. She truly is a unique soul who is going to help so many others in business to finally feel in control of the financial side of their businesses so that they too can flourish and grow.

Karen G

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