• Amber Accounting

    Amber Accounting offer support, via our Virtual Finance Office, to make your job as a business owner easier

Amber Accounting

At EQ, we understand that juggling the financial and operational side of your business, at the same time as actually running the business, is not easy. We believe in taking away the hassle, giving you the chance to focus on running your business. That’s why we have a dedicated department called Amber Accounting, to offer our expertise and support to your day-to-day financial controls.

We can offer a bespoke collection of services to make your job as a business owner easier. Our range of services includes the day-to-day provision of bookkeeping services, payroll, and VAT compliance to management accounting, IT training, secondment of staff to cover short-term needs (such as sick leave or maternity cover) and, for some clients, the full outsourcing of their financial record-keeping.

Think of us as your Virtual Finance Office (VFO), always looking out for your business without you ever having to worry about managing a staff member or supplying the relevant training. We can offer advice, working with you to find the best solution for your business. Whatever your requirements as a business owner, we have it covered.

We know that no two clients are the same and therefore the outsourced services we offer to each client are bespoke to them, based on their requirements.

For more information on how we can take the hassle away from your business, take a look at the areas we can help with. For any advice, or an informal discussion on how we can help you, contact one of our Amber team who will happily talk you through the options available to you.


  • We have been really pleased with how comprehensive the support from the team at Amber has been since we outsourced our payroll to them. They are very responsive to queries and nothing is ever too much hassle.

    Annie Fleming
    Chief Financial Officer,

  • I would highly recommend Amber Accounting Services for busy business owners looking for extra support with PAYE, Payroll and HR. They have a friendly efficient team, always prepared to provide just the right amount of help. Their input has freed up valuable time, allowing me to concentrate on growing my business.

    Carri Walker
    Creative Director, ESC Packaging Limited

  • Lynne, Cheryl and the rest of the Amber team provide a fantastic support service for both book keeping and payroll. They respond promptly to all enquiries and are great at explaining each point. It’s a really nice personal service which makes a nice change in these days of impersonal call centre based help lines. You feel they are a part of the team and build a good relationship. I would be happy to recommend Amber Services.

    Dorothy Chapman
    North East Veterinary Ophthalmology

  • Having used both EQ and Amber for many years we find their services invaluable. Laura and her team at Amber are highly proficient and extremely approachable. With their guidance and training we successfully and seamlessly transferred from Sage to Xero, allowing us more time to dedicate and concentrate on running our business. We highly recommend their services.

    Mary Vannet
    Walker the Jewellers

  • Amber Payroll have provided payroll cover to us for many years now. They provide an outstanding service and have a high degree of knowledge and expertise. Their customer service is first class and the level of support is excellent. They have a flexible approach to meet the needs of their clients and always deliver an efficient, accurate and compliant service. I would highly recommend their services.

    Karen Harris
    Blueprint Recruitment Ltd

  • We have used Amber Accounting for all aspects of our Payroll for several years now, having previously used a company down south. Our Amber accounting manager is very efficient and the team are always quick to respond if we have any queries. They helped us set up our Workplace Pension Scheme and what was a daunting task seemed easier with their assistance.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending Amber to any future potential clients.

    Julie Philip
    Superfine Manufacturing Ltd

  • Amber Accounting Services has been providing payroll and bookkeeping services to our charity for a few years. After an organisational-wide audit, we discovered discrepancies in our pension arrangements. We approached Amber Accounting Services to assist us in addressing the identified issues. They were very prompt to provide support, while offering discretion, advice, and guidance throughout the process. Within less than two months, the identified issues were addressed with relevant bodies notified and content with our approach and its outcome. Amber Accounting Services is more than just a reliable payroll and bookkeeping provider, it’s an organisation you can put your trust in.

  • The Xero package is ideal for small businesses and charities with little in-house knowledge of bookeeping and/or accounting proceedures. With excellent training and back-up from Amber Accounting Services, we were quickly able to throw away the old Excel spreadsheets upon which we had relied for too long. Not only are accounting entries simple to make and reconcile, but the on-line nature of the system enables anyone authorised to access the package to do so whenever they wish to, and from wherever they may be. This is a big plus for us and enables management to keep a remote eye on things and download reports whenever needed. The additional benefit is that year end information is presented to our accountants, EQ, in a form which simplifies their year-end work and reduces overall cost.

    Martin Briant-Evans
    Brechin Day Care Centre

  • Our transition from in house to outsourced payroll with the Amber team has been seamless. Our main point of contact Chloe has communicated brilliantly throughout and supported us through the process ensuring that both our weekly and monthly payroll deadlines are met. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Amber team as I can rely on them to deliver whilst focusing my time on other matters.

    Matthew Lowson
    Ramsay & Sons (Forfar) Ltd

  • As a busy Nursery School owner, I have used Amber for both monthly wages (and all that goes with it) and business accounts for over a year.

    I have always found both the service and the staff I am dealing with to be efficient, helpful and friendly. There has never been a problem to discuss / explain any concerns / queries I may have, which is so important in any relationship.

    I am very pleased I made the decision to change to Amber and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

    Lorna Rasche
    Cherry Blossom Nursery School

  • We own a limited company and a partnership, both with a growing employee base. Amber have been invaluable in navigating PAYE, pension contributions and maternity payments. They are very helpful with all our varied queries and always respond quickly. Every month they make sure we have a clear and concise payroll and provide us with reports with care and attention to detail, ensuring we can run professional and organised businesses.

    Eilidh Morgan
    Morgan Patterson Limited and Morgan Patterson t/a Fyrish

  • Following our move to EQ/Amber, we have been delighted by the advice and support provided. All our issues can be addressed by the one team, from a PAYE coding notice query to a business acquisition.

    Nick & Tony Price
    My Care (Grampian) & My Care (Tayside)

  • We have used Amber for payroll and P11d services since 2017 and are very happy with the level of service they provide. They are proactive in dealing with any queries and issues; are very flexible in their approach to working with our systems; and the level of accuracy in dealing with complex payrolls is extremely high – in fact I don’t believe they have ever made a mistake! We would very happily recommend Laura and the Amber team.

    J&D Wilkie Limited

  • I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and Amber Accounting Services, they are very professional, approachable and always willing to listen and provide valuable advice. They have also assisted us with SAGE training, PAYE and telephone help, providing the peace of mind that we are not alone.

    TG Simpson (Ninewells Garage) Ltd

  • We have used Amber accounting for our payroll and bookkeeping since 2016. They have always been on point with providing advice and updates with the complexities of accounting.

    The advice received is always done in a friendly and accurate manner. We would be lost without them!

    Richard Waddington
    Exectrek Limited

  • I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and Amber Accounting Services to any business or individual looking for a comprehensive, friendly and professional approach to tax and accountancy matters. Having taken responsibility for running my own business in 2012, their combined advice has been invaluable as part of the process.

    Robin Matthew
    Director, PPCA Ltd

  • Due to running a number of compact but diverse businesses, one's time can be spread too thinly. Amber's involvement has ensured this does not happen in relation to all financial work; including VAT/PAYE/annual accounts. I can therefore focus on managing and developing the businesses and the projects they deliver.

    Derek Souter
    Director, DJS Creative Marketing Ltd

  • We outsourced our Payroll to Amber Accounting Services almost 4 years ago and have never looked back. They provide a prompt, accurate and professional service and relieve us of the burden of staying up-to-date with ever changing Payroll legislation. I particularly appreciate having a single contact that I can contact if I have any queries and she knows our business well enough to offer much appreciated, tailored advice as required.

    Vicki Anderson
    Finance Director, Avian/Blue2

  • EQ and Amber took the time to get to know and understand how my business operates. They now deal with most of my accountancy needs, which allows me to focus on the daily running of my business. They are highly approachable, any queries I have are met with timely solutions. I couldn’t rate the professionalism highly enough and would recommend them for anyone looking for the complete package.

    Claire Bridges
    Owner, Ballinluig Services

  • We have used both EQ Accountants and Amber Accounting for many years. The staff are all approachable and very helpful and offer an excellent service. We have recently transferred our accounting over from SAGE to XERO and the whole transition was smooth and seamless. The training offered on the new XERO package was excellent and was delivered in straightforward, simple terms. We would highly recommend both EQ Accountants and Amber Accounting.


  • We engaged with Amber Accounting to undertake payroll & pension services on our behalf. The process is very efficient and has been invaluable for us in terms of reducing our administrative costs and simplifying the payroll process. In addition, the team at Amber are very personable and always available to answer any queries. We would highly recommend Amber Accounting.

    Paul Cortese
    Commercial Director, Alpha Projects (Scotland)

  • Having used Amber Accounting for years, I have found them to be most helpful and understanding to the needs of our agricultural business. A suitable accounts package for the business was recommended and after training, I certainly haven't looked back. The staff are very helpful and have no hesitation in answering any questions that I may have.

    Susan Scorgie
    Partner, W E Scorgie & Son, Agricultural Engineers

  • Amber Accounting process our payroll and the level of service is first class. What’s good about the service is that we have our own personal contact who is always available to help out with our queries and nothing is a bother to Becky.

    Martin Creegan
    Intelligent Growth Solutions

  • Amber Accounting has always provided a very friendly and professional service. The team has always been very approachable and extremely efficient at answering any queries. In particular, Becky has been incredibly helpful with all aspects of our payroll, ensuring it is processed correctly and smoothly each month. Highly recommended.

    Grant McGregor

  • Having used Amber Accounting Services for the past 8 years, Jane Black and her team go above and beyond often at short notice to assist our business with all payroll and pension related activities. I would have no hesitation in recommending Amber Accounting Services based on the five star service we have received.

    Graeme Jarron
    Director, Ogilvy Spirits

  • We changed to Amber a year or so ago for our payroll requirements, the team have been friendly and approachable throughout the process, and very quick to reply to any queries we had in the transfer process. We can’t fault the ongoing support we receive from Amber, having your own designated contact makes life a lot easier as they get to know your business and your requirements, so you don’t need to explain everything each time you make contact with them. Would highly recommend the Amber team for your payroll needs.

    Lawers Properties

  • We use Amber for our monthly payroll. The service they provide is fantastic. They are efficient, accurate and extremely knowledgeable. They answer all questions and emails quickly and provided us with advice on furlough during lockdown which was invaluable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.

    Jemma Forbes
    Innes Johnston

  • I have used the services of both EQ and Amber for a number of years now. They are very professional but approachable and always willing to listen and provide valuable advice when needed.

    Sandy McAllister
    AMCA Creative Limited

  • Amber Accountancy have been doing our payroll for 1 year now, the service we are getting from Terri Anne and the rest of the team has been fantastic over this period, very quick, efficient and professional, and they are always there when we need some additional advice.

    Colin Curran
    General Manager, Kirktown Garden Centre

  • Having outsourced our payroll for many years the task of transferring to a new provider in early 2020 seemed daunting, but it was seamless and effective. Amber offers a professional, friendly service, ensuring deadlines are met as well as offering clear and concise advice when needed. A key point for me is having a dedicated point of contact, who quickly understands the needs of your business, this continuity is vital. The service is of a constantly high standard, I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

    Jill Spittle
    Financial Director, Related Fluid Power

  • I have liaised with Amber for 4 years for all our payroll needs. Every interaction has been met with a swift resolve and professionalism. Would strongly recommend.

    Brechin Day Care

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