We know that dealing with payroll, pensions and all practical issues associated with employing staff is one of the most complex areas of owning a business. Ensuring that everyone employed is paid on time, receives the correct amount, and has appropriate deductions made, is vital.

In our opinion, dealing with the payment of wages and salaries of client staff are perhaps the most important services we deliver to our clients. Starting with a team of two payroll administrators, we now operate a team of seven and our client base has more than tripled in recent years.

Our expanding team of knowledgeable specialists are there to support our clients in dealing with all the everyday issues associated with employing staff. Think of them as your Virtual Finance Office (VFO), taking away the burden of everything payroll related so you can use your time more profitably and concentrate on your business.

As of January 2019, we deal with 274 payrolls for 2,446 employees, with our levels of support tailored to your business as we understand that every company is different. Our VFO can deal with payroll for one person (perhaps a director of a limited company) or payrolls for larger employers.

Not only can they save you time, but they can often save you money as most businesses can often reduce costs by outsourcing their payroll function. Our costs are extremely competitive, always agreed in advance and the average monthly cost per employee can be as low as £3.

What can we do for you?

We can fully manage your payroll function and give you a dedicated account handler who will be able to answer any questions you may have. You will have constant communication and flexibility when you need it, as we understand the pressures of time in your business.

Our extremely knowledgeable VFO are best placed to deal with your needs and can help in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Supporting and assisting your current in-house arrangements.
  • Prioritising payment period deadlines and ensuring compliance with HM Revenue & Customs rules and regulations.
  • Undertake all of your payroll functions including Auto-Enrolment and RTI administration.
  • Arrange payments to your employees, HMRC and pension providers.
  • Arrange for payslips to be provided to your employees electronically or manually security sealed.
  • Provide emergency payroll cover as well as offer on-site training to your staff in payroll systems.
  • Dealing with payroll taxes, taxable benefits, pension arrangements, redundancy, P11D expenses and benefits and the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

We are an approved bacs bureau which allows us to liase with your bank in processing payments directly to employees’ bank accounts. Changes are managed efficiently and all clients receive full reports for their records.





Whether you process your payroll in-house or externally, we can offer a personal, tailored alternative, at a time that suits you. One of our VFO can talk you through the ease of changing to Amber Accounting and how it would benefit you. To discuss your requirements and find out how we can help you, contact our team today.

  • “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

  • 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

  • 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 payroll and bookkeeping services have helped massively during our first 2 years business. Without their monthly support, we would not nearly be as efficient.

    William Garnock
    Incharvie Spirits

  • 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 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)

  • Amber have now been doing our payroll since the early part of 2018 and I have been thoroughly impressed by their super-efficient service. The people at Amber are always completely up to date with all aspects of payroll legislation and everyone at Amber are a pleasure to deal with.

    Stuart MacDonald
    Managing Director, Balmoral Asset Management Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Amber Accounting has given me peace of mind when it comes to the minefield of payroll!!! I can now relax with this area of my business and turn my attention to other things. They have been extremely professional and very helpful in guiding my business through the complexities of Payroll.

    I could now not work without them. Many thanks for all their support.

    Andy Johnston
    AJ Swimming Ltd

  • “Amber Accounting provide an extremely efficient and cost effective service across the three company payrolls they look after on our behalf. Eilidh who deals with us is at all times professional, helpful, knowledgeable and most pleasant.”

    Angela Tyre

  • 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 use Amber Accounting for our payroll and we have always found them to be efficient and helpful. The staff are really approachable and always on hand to answer any queries no matter how small. We would highly recommend their service to others.


  • 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.

    Roger McGill
    J&D Wilkie Limited

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