5 reasons why you should use software to help with self-assessment

Feb 29, 2024 | Cloud accounting

Ah, self-assessment season – a time that either breezes by smoothly or leaves you with a paperwork-induced headache.

Whether yours went smoothly or not this year, there’s one game-changing tool you can use to improve your experience next time around: cloud accounting software.

At Simpson Wreford, we believe in making financial processes not just manageable but as easy as possible. In this article, we explore the key benefits of embracing cloud technology in time for the next self-assessment season.

A better way of working

As the dust settles on another self-assessment season, it’s time to reflect. Did you find yourself drowning in paperwork, navigating complex spreadsheets, or simply wishing there was a better way?

Enter cloud accounting software – the saviour of financial management for charities, entrepreneurs and startups alike.

Why use cloud accounting for your self-assessment?

Accessibility anytime, anywhere

Say goodbye to the days of being tethered to your office desk. Cloud accounting allows you to access your financial data securely from anywhere with an internet connection.

So whether you’re on the move or working from home, your financial world is at your fingertips. You’ll be able to stay on top of your books and ensure the accuracy of your tax returns wherever you are in the world.

Real-time collaboration

Cloud accounting fosters seamless real-time collaboration. You and your accountant can access your up-to-date financial information at the same time, making it easier to identify ways to minimise your income tax bill.

That also means you can say goodbye to headaches or delays caused by miscommunications – everyone works on the same page, literally.

Automated processes

Tedious manual data entry could be a thing of the past. Cloud accounting automates many repetitive manual tasks, saving you time and reducing the risk of record-keeping errors and mistakes in your self-assessment tax return.

Many cloud accounting packages also use automation to streamline the self-assessment process, collating relevant financial data for you.
With fewer manual tasks on your to-do list, you’ll be able to focus on tax planning and furthering your goals while the software takes care of the numbers.

Enhanced security measures

Concerned about the security of your financial data? Cloud accounting platforms often boast robust security measures, including encrypted data transmission and secure backup systems.

Scalability for growth

Startups and growing charities can benefit from the scalability of cloud accounting.

As your organisation expands, the software grows with you, accommodating increased data volumes and additional users effortlessly.


With the first phase of Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment (MTD for ITSA) just over two years away, adopting cloud accounting software is essential to ensure compliance with the new rules.

Familiarising yourself with the digital process now can make it easier to meet your obligations when the scheme begins.

Simpson Wreford: Fluent in cloud accounting

Now, here’s the important part – at Simpson Wreford, we’re not just advocates for cloud accounting; we’re fluent in it.

As cloud accounting specialists, we leverage technology to empower clients from all walks of life on their financial journeys.

Whether you’re considering making the switch to cloud accounting or you’re already on board, our expertise ensures you’re getting the most out of these innovative tools. We understand the unique needs of owner-managed businesses and property managers, tailoring our approach to suit your goals and aspirations.

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial management, embracing technology is not just a choice; it’s a strategic move towards efficiency and growth. Cloud accounting software is the bridge between the chaos of self-assessment and the tranquillity of streamlined financial processes.

We’re not just your accountants; we’re your trusted mentors on the journey to financial success. Explore the possibilities of cloud accounting with us, and let’s elevate your self-assessment experience to new heights.

Want to find out more about our cloud accounting solutions? Get in touch with us today.

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