The Essex Bookkeeping Firm that goes beyond Bookkeeping.

We are an Essex Bookkeeping and Accounting Firm that goes beyond bookkeeping. We have a tailor made package to suit any size business. We do all your Bookkeeping and Management Accounting, including VAT and Payroll, plus we prepare your year end Accounts and Tax Returns, all in one place.

You get all the benefits of cloud based accounting software included and Unlimited Accounting and Business advice, all this included in a fixed monthly fee starting at just £99 per month.

All our clients benefit from having more time available, better quality data , live accounting information, less stress knowing that things like Tax, VAT, Payroll and Pensions are all taken care of efficiently and effectively. See our testimonials below all our clients love us.

We know what your challenges are and provide you with real solutions, leaving you to focus on running your business.

Everyday Challenges For Business Owners

Inaccurate Infomation

You have limited or inaccurate  information about how your business is performing and you're not able to drill down to find out the root cause.

Late Collections

Late collection of debts leads to additional pressures in meeting your payroll costs, supplier payments or bank loan repayments.

Out of Date Information

You are unable to take advantage of opportunities or deal with potential threats due to out-of-date information.


You do not have the knowledge to deal with HMRC on complex tax and governance issues.

Valuable Time

You spend to much time managing or dealing with all the book-keeping and accounting tasks, wouldn't your valuable time be better spent growing and developing your business.

Under utilized

Your current accounting arrangements are either under utilized and not efficient OR over stretched and unable to deal with more senior issues when they arise.

Limited Access

Having limited access to a qualified and experienced chartered management accountant and tax professional who can make a positive impact on your business.

The Solution

Better Insight

Providing you with better insight into your finances using our live dash-boards, as a result you will make better decisions and it will open up new opportunities for growth.

Debt Management

Effective debt management allows you to pro-actively manage your working capital. This stops the firefighting and highlights if there really is a problem or it is just a temporary gap in funds.

Live information

Delivery is really important to us, we always aim to provide information as close to live as possible. Due to our experience and technology we can generally provide information within minutes.

Your Agent

We will deal directly with HMRC as your Agent regarding all your tax and governance issues.


We use the most up-to-date technologies such as cloud based software, which provides a whole host of benefits, for example being able to access all invoices, accounting information and reports, on any device, whenever and wherever you need them.


On hand when you need us, we are experts in accounting, payroll, VAT & tax. With us you can build your own virtual finance department based on your requirements, with no more under utilisation you only pay for what you need.

Budgeting & Forecasting

We don’t stop there… we can also cover all your budgeting & forecasting needs. We will provide you with variance analysis against budgets or last years performance.

Fidelity Mortgages Ltd

Simon and the team at Sifar Ltd have been immensely helpful assisting me in setting up my business and looking after my accounts.  They are reliable, fast, efficient and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for these guys. I have no hesitation in recommending them, you will not be disappointed.

Lorraine Hornsby CeMap

Fast Signs (Chelmsford)

I have come to depend on the expert knowledge of Simon and his team since becoming our company accountant. We found them to be very professional, timely and approachable. Myself and the team at Fastsigns have direct access to both the MD and his staff. Sifar Ltd offered me a total solution package that catered for all my accounting needs geared towards maximising efficiencies and cost savings. They helped us to implement online holiday booking and tracking system which has helped make our lives a lot easier.

Roselyn Itopa

Council For Licensed Conveyancers

In my tenure at the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, the owner of SIFAR LTD, Simon Faraway has been professional, commercial and refreshingly energetic in his approach. He has saved the CLC money and improved the accounting and reporting by adding a suite of information, analysis and dashboards. ​

We now have the right information presented in the appropriate way for the Management, the Audit Committee and the Council to make timely, quantitative decisions. Simon continues to add strategic value across all areas of the CLC which is why I would not hesitate to recommend SIFAR LTD to anyone!

Peter Rowley

South East Coaches Ltd

Since being introduced to SIFAR I have not looked back!  My accounts for South East Coaches year on year had become more complex and time consuming due to the businesses rapid growth.  From what started as simple book keeping started to quickly become a much more complicated task involving a much greater quantity of information and record keeping.  Systems that were okay for a small business had become obsolete and the display and keeping of this information needed updating quickly!  Enter SIFAR.  Simon and his team helped bring years’ worth of accounts up to date accurately and efficiently whist providing expert advice every step of the way.  Nothing is too much trouble to be undertaken and is always dealt with great professionalism helping to make my business even more efficient.

I decided to opt for the monthly fixed fee accounting service after discussing options with Simon and benefit from the live book keeping on Xero.  The system being based on Xero is hugely helpful and keeps all bookings, income and expense records in one secure, easy to manage location available at any time.  Simon and his team are just as much available and are always on hand to answer any questions or queries I have in a friendly and personal manner.

In connection with the accounting of income/expense, SIFAR also run South East Coaches payroll and VAT.  And, recently helped me in changing the company’s legal status to a LTD company.  A process which was very involved and complex due to the amount of various information to be transferred and I can safely say it was a task that I simply would not have been able to complete without the help from SIFAR.

Thank you for all your continued assistance.

Graeme Farrington

Rayvac Airtemps Ltd

A big thank you to Simon and his team.

We moved our business accounting over to Sifar recently, Simon and the team have already sorted out all the outstanding issues that had not previously been addressed with our accounts.

Simon moved our accounting platform from Sage to Xero, this process was completely hassle free and with limited involvement from me and my team, allowing us to get on with running our business.

Simon showed us all the benefits of using Xero and how user friendly it is.

Since Sifar has been taking care of our accounting, it’s the first time that I have been able to look at my businesses accounts and know exactly what my financial position is in real time.

Simon and his team are very approachable and helpful, making it an enjoyable experience to work with them.

Thanks again

Ian Corderoy

Next Steps...

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