Simple, smart and easy to use

Our technology partnerships will automate your admin, saving you time and money

Our firm is run like a start-up. Our cloud-based tech reflects that. Easy to use, fast, reliable and smart software that will make it simpler to run your business, grow and make plans. We give you access to software that makes your life easier, eliminating laborious tasks and automating admin.

We’ll set you up with two cloud-based software packages that we use ourselves – Xero and Dext (previously Receipt Bank). We’ll customise the software for your business, train you in how to use it and provide technical support.

The software is easy to operate, connects your accounts directly to us, and gives you a live view of your financials.

With our help you are left free to concentrate on more important things ‒  increasing your profits and growing your business.

Gold Partner

More than two million small businesses around the world use Xero’s online accounting software.

It has all the time-saving tools you need to grow your business, including importing bank transactions, sending invoice reminders and running payroll.

Xero automatically handles tasks so you can get your accounting done faster.

With Xero’s help, we take care of everything for you, so you can get on with what you’re good at.

Xero’s software is compatible with your smartphone and tablet devices, so you can access it from anywhere.

(previously Receipt Bank)
Gold Partner

This software lets you capture, store and  track your business receipts, bills, invoices and bank statements. Expense more, pay less tax and fast-track your admin.

It makes claiming expenses simple – just take a snap of each receipt with the app and you’re done.

It reduces your paperwork. As soon as you’ve  logged your invoices and receipts, you can shred them.

And it keeps HMRC happy by creating a clear audit trail for your VAT and company accounts. It’s fully integrated with Xero.

You can add your entire team to Dext at no additional cost.

Starling Bank

The UK’s first mobile bank with 24/7 support and no monthly fee.

We are one of the first accounting partners for Starling Bank, an online bank that integrates directly into Xero.

The bank’s features include:  

  • No monthly account fees
  • Apply for a business account in minutes through the app
  • 24/7 UK customer support
  • Real-time payment alerts to help you track spending
  • FSCS protection. Starling Bank are a fully registered bank and eligible customers are protected up to £85,000
  • Use the Current Account Switch Service (CASS) to make Starling your main business bank in just seven working days

Clients who’ve found Accounting Zen


Barnes & Scott is supporting and advising innovative home fitness app provider Fiit, as it accelerates into a new phase of growth.

The Forge Photographic Services

How Barnes & Scott helped a post-production company save time and money by automating its accounts.

Hit the ground running

Speak to Tasnim, our Founder Director

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By visiting, you accept our use of cookies.