Cloud Accounting Packages

At Sence we work with a variety of cloud-based accounting packages, we don’t specialise in just one. Being a pro-active firm, our team keeps themselves up to date with the latest developments with each accounting package so that you as clients are using the right package for your business.  We consider the individuals features of each product before making a recommendation to you.

All the packages are paid for by a monthly subscription and some have tiered packages offering different modules with them such as payroll for example.

In most cases you will own the license subscription and be responsible for the monthly payment of this.  Occasionally Sence will do this for you.  Talk to us.

We offer bespoke training Cloud Accounting, see our page for more details.

IRIS Openspace

At Sence you have your own secure online client portal that enables us both to exchange documents & obtain approvals, providing you with full access at any time to view important information on IRIS Openspace.


Sence have been working with Xero for 3 years now and our Technical Team are all Xero and Xero Payroll certified.  Xero is at the forefront of digital accounting and has an easy to navigate interface making it simple to navigate around.  It can process payroll, CIS & expenses as well as integrating with many other industry-based app’s to make running your business easier.  Anna, Kira and Jane especially love Xero are our Xero Champions.


FreeAgent was purchased by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2018 & was the first package Sence worked with back in 2013.  Natwest bank have partnered up with FreeAgent to offer their business current account customers access to this software free of charge so if you are a customer of either of these banks then you can be making use of this product.  Again, this is simple to use product, easy enough to navigate around and provides a payroll & CIS function too.  Amy absolutely loves FreeAgent and is therefore our FreeAgent Champion.


Kashflow is an easy to use accounting software which takes the hassle out of your business accounts.  Kashflow is owned by Iris Software, these being the market leaders in Accounting Software.  Kashflow was the 2nd cloud package Sence worked with and Anna knows this product well and can be your go to person if you need help with this.


Quickbooks is a good market player and is owned by Intuit.  It is geared towards small self-employed sole trader businesses hosting a range of packages that can suit up to the medium sized business.  It boasts automatic bank feeds as do the others along with the ability also to prepare payroll and Vat returns if needed.  Jane and Adam are regular users of Quickbooks and therefore our designated Quickbooks Champions.


Sage is long standing accounting software supporting businesses with all their accountancy needs.  It was built by accountants for accountants and can be seen to not so easy to navigate round compared to the other products.  However; those of you who are avid Sage users we very rarely take a dislike to it.  Sage have developed their cloud version of the package too, making this easier to access.  This boasts an array of reports and is usually adopted by larger businesses and those need full inventory systems too.  Anna, Craig, Jane and Amy are our Sage Champions.

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“Sence Accounting came highly recommended to us and have proved why they have such a good reputation. Anna and the team have always been very helpful and guided us through anything we were not sure of. Amy comes to our office to carry out bookkeeping duties and is always professional and fits in well with our team. I would recommend Sence every time.”

Mr KMCNovember 2019

“My business has changed considerably since joining Sence, during this period they have guided and supported us throughout this growth, critically advising us as our needs have changed. From tax planning, variance analysis and external payroll services there is a wealth of advice and support that we have used and will continue to draw upon.
We can't fault the professionalism and personal touch that Sence provides a business like ours and can highly recommend them to any business no matter how big or small they are.”

Mr XAugust 2019

"One of the biggest positives for me about working with Sence is that I can trust them to do what’s right for me. I’m only a small business but they have my best interests at heart, nothing is too much trouble & there are no silly questions. I know that my accounts & self-assessment tax return will be filed in plenty of time. It is very clear that Anna & her team have a passion for helping businesses all shapes & sizes."

Mrs LVMay 2020