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.

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.

Our level of support is 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 and are always agreed in advance.

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.
  • 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 EQ Accounting and how it would benefit you. To discuss your requirements and find out how we can help you, contact our team today.

  • We outsourced our Payroll to EQ 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

  • We have been really pleased with how comprehensive the support from the team at EQ 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,

  • EQ 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

  • EQ and EQ 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

  • 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. EQ 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 EQ 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

  • As a busy Nursery School owner, I have used EQ 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 EQ and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

    Lorna Rasche
    Cherry Blossom Nursery School

  • Having used EQ 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 EQ Accounting Services based on the five star service we have received.

    Graeme Jarron
    Director, Ogilvy Spirits

  • We have used both EQ Accountants and EQ 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 EQ Accounting.


  • We engaged with EQ 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 EQ are very personable and always available to answer any queries. We would highly recommend EQ Accounting.

    Paul Cortese
    Commercial Director, Alpha Projects (Scotland)

  • We own a limited company and a partnership, both with a growing employee base. EQ 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

  • Our transition from in house to outsourced payroll with the EQ 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 EQ team as I can rely on them to deliver whilst focusing my time on other matters.

    Matthew Lowson
    Ramsay & Sons (Forfar) Ltd

  • EQ 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

  • We have used EQ Accounting for all aspects of our Payroll for several years now, having previously used a company down south. Our EQ 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 EQ to any future potential clients.

    Julie Philip
    Superfine Manufacturing Ltd

  • We have used EQ 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

  • We have used EQ 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 EQ team.

    J&D Wilkie Limited

  • We changed to EQ 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 EQ, 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 EQ team for your payroll needs.

    Lawers Properties

  • “EQ Accounting have been providing us with payroll & pension services now for around 2 years. We are a group of small companies who have slightly different requirements throughout the group and no question is ever too much for the team. Our payrolls are always completed well before the deadline with no issues and always adapt to our ever growing business needs. Having dedicated payroll contacts for each company also is a huge benefit to us and certainly gives that personal touch. We highly recommend EQ Accounting for any payroll & pension requirements.

    Nicole Stewart
    Management Accountant, St Andrews Innovation

  • EQ 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

  • I would highly recommend EQ 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

  • EQ 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

  • I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and EQ 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

  • EQ 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 EQ 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. EQ Accounting Services is more than just a reliable payroll and bookkeeping provider, it’s an organisation you can put your trust in.

  • We use EQ 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

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