About Us Cloud accountants here to elevate your business

Need an accountant you can trust? We’re able to fill that role for any sole trader or limited company in the UK, combining digital solutions with a 1-to-1 way of working.

The benefits to you

Cloud accounting is on the rise. We’re there at its summit, guiding you around the stumbling blocks of managing your finances with support that’s tailored to your business.

Our packages are designed to make accounting simple. Pick from a selection of features, including:

  • Annual accounts
  • Corporation tax returns
  • Self Assessment checks and submissions
  • VAT tax returns
  • Management accounts
  • And more…

We go way beyond ticking the boxes, working with you to take the burden out of financial management.

  • Dedicated support By joining us, you’ll receive your own personal accountant, who will be your point of contact via email, over the phone, or face-to-face.
  • Xero software Bright Ideas add Xero accounting software to our packages as standard, so you have the right tools to keep on top of your finances.
  • Helping you grow Better visibility, along with accurate number-crunching, will help your business to meet and exceed growth targets.
  • Reliable advice Whether it’s payroll duties, invoicing, bookkeeping or completing a tax return, we have an answer to your concerns.

Accounting advice to suit any pocket

Start thinking about what you need from us, and we’ll help you find the perfect solution.


Why are we different?

Bright Ideas began life as a solution for time-strapped contractors and freelancers, many of whom were overcharged by their accountants. Through our work with them, we saw that the same pressures were afflicting the wider business community - muddled finances, poor dialogue, and lack of visibility for what’s ahead. We wanted to make a difference, drawing on our experience and bringing in experts who could roll out our services to startups, SMEs and larger organisations. In doing so, we decided that Xero would be the ideal fit for our business clients. Through cloud software, we have the ability to sync account information with you, 24/7, on any device. But digital isn’t everything. We also know that a human touch is key to understanding the facts. That’s why our Manchester accountants are always happy to arrange a catch up when you want to drill down into your finances and lay the route forward.

Tell us what you require

We’re full of bright ideas. Get in touch to take your business to the next level.

Call us on 0161 669 4221 or email


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Kind words from our happy clients

  • Bright Ideas Accountancy have been breath of fresh air, since there appointment they have helped our company implement cloud accounting which has saved both time and tax. Would highly recommend them and the efficiency that they bring

    Robert Nicholson
    Acorn Property & Investments Ltd
  • Having gone from using spreadsheets Bright Ideas have given me more time to spend bringing in new clients and doing the work I love, rather than spending all day bookkeeping. Xero has helped us gain a clear view of our finances.

    John Read
    The Ultimate Marketing Co Ltd


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