hourly rate on manual bookkeeping

mahdi87
mahdi87 Registered Posts: 121 ? ? ?
Hi everyone,

I started on saturday doing manual bookkeeping for 1 client on temp basis for 9 months covering maternity lady. but i havent mentioned my rate!! how much should i quote him?

many thanks

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  • Anne Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn Registered Posts: 196 ? ? ?
    Isn't it a bit late to quote for work that you have already started? I can't believe that money wasn't mentioned by either of you at the meeting/interview stage. I think you should clear this up before you go much further in case they are thinking of a much lower fee than you are.

    I charge between £17 and £20/hour for bookkeeping (I'm in Suffolk).
  • mahdi87
    mahdi87 Registered Posts: 121 ? ? ?
    Well I am in london and I quoted roughly £15/hr I even thought is too high!!! silly me...... £15 is ok?
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    http://justanothermip.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/accountant-what-to-charge/

    Monsoon did a lot of research and polls recently in the forum trying to clear it up as well. She wrote a blog about it (see above) and if you do a search, I'm sure you would be able to find quite a lot of interesting posts about it.

    Have a search and a read and I'm quite sure you will find some helpful information that way!
  • clegganator
    clegganator Registered Posts: 184 ? ? ?
    Rinske wrote: »
    Monsoon did a lot of research and polls recently in the forum trying to clear it up as well. She wrote a blog about it

    Monsoon is a she!? :O Makes the fact her interests include 'pole dancing' more understandable I suppose...

    £15ph sounds reasonable and I think that it what someone we subcontracted to charged us.
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    Monsoon is a she!?

    You thought I was a bloke?! :ohmy: :lol:

    Funniest thing I've heard all day! :D
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    Back on topic, Rinske, thanks for the repost of my blog :)

    £15 is the lowest I'd consider charging...
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    Monsoon wrote: »
    Back on topic, Rinske, thanks for the repost of my blog :)

    No worries, I'll send you the invoice in the post! :lol:
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809
    Monsoon is a she!?

    Her picture should have given you a clue..

    A very experienced bookkeeper I know charges £44 per hour (South East London). That's about the highest I have seen, apart from accountancy firms charging in-house.
  • clegganator
    clegganator Registered Posts: 184 ? ? ?
    Her picture should have given you a clue..

    Thought he had a thing for pin-up girls from the 50's!
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    Thought he had a thing for pin-up girls from the 50's!
    I do! I'm just not a he :001_tt2:
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    Thought he had a thing for pin-up girls from the 50's!
    Monsoon wrote: »
    I do! I'm just not a he :001_tt2:

    Nothing wrong with pin-up girls from the 50's :D
  • clegganator
    clegganator Registered Posts: 184 ? ? ?
    Rinske wrote: »
    Nothing wrong with pin-up girls from the 50's :D

    Nothing at all ;)
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809
    Well..

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRUdsRsjQjLTlBxJPALl5KteQpnf3E8uuNJlIq6jzzzizz4dQbQ
  • clegganator
    clegganator Registered Posts: 184 ? ? ?
    Well..

    And on that bombshell...
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    I think Elizabeth is cute. So there.
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9h_2Uf909o-NJJWM0o49VoP-FdtKpZT-kD0tKzN6RmKydBixOPw
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    That one is actually quite cute...
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