IRIS Outsourcing

Welcome to IRIS Outsourcing

Our dedicated accountancy specialists can increase the capacity of your practice or business by performing core accounting and payroll processes, leaving your teams to focus on added-value activities.

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Introducing our dedicated team, facilities and services

IRIS Outsourcing offers you cost-effective, secure and reliable resources.

IRIS Outsourcing helps you meet the changing needs of your business. It frees up staff time to concentrate on higher fee-earning work and client care. Our customers find our services enable them to take on additional work and reduce the turnaround time of jobs. Our high-quality service is reliable, secure and flexible, giving you complete control of the process.

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IRIS Outsourcing is our dedicated outsourcing operation

  • Established for over 20 years
  • All our accounting professionals are qualified
  • All our accounting professionals have at least 5 years’ accounting experience
  • You will have a dedicated CRO (client relationship officer)
  • We can provide accounting software for you, or
  • We can work with any accounting software you have, including non-IRIS products

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Outsourced services include:

  • Year End Accounts

    Submitting year end accounts can be stressful when trying to perform day to day tasks. We can provide cost efficient and hassle-free submission of year end accounts.

  • iXBRL Tagging

    Working with IRIS for your iXBRL compliance allows you to maintain control and visibility of your account’s preparation.

  • Payroll

    IRIS can handle every part of your payroll process, so you can rest assured that your employees are paid on time, every time. We can even prepare and file your auto-enrolment pensions.

  • Personal Tax

    Let IRIS Outsourcing take care of keeping your business compliant. With an average turnaround of just 4 working days, our personal tax return service saves you loads of time!

  • Bookkeeping

    Your record keeping and reporting is safe, secure and compliant with Making Tax Digital. Including sales ledger processing, purchase ledger processing, bank and credit card reconciliations, VAT return preparation and much more.

  • Making Tax Digital (MTD)

    Whether it is MTD for VAT or MTD for Income Tax, we will help you with the digital onboarding and preparation of the information to be submitted.

  • Virtual Finance Office

    Supporting your clients’ needs with all aspects of their business finances from bookkeeping to management reporting and year-end accounts

Resources you need. When you need it.

IRIS Outsourcing is a flexible and cost-effective means of completing routine accounts and payroll work without the costly overheads associated with additional staff. By using IRIS Outsourcing, we will become your extended team of experts.

  • Save Time

    Spend less time and money on admin, hiring and training and more time focussing on areas of your business that drive improvement and profit.

  • Improve Productivity

    Enjoy peace of mind knowing your accounting and financial responsibilities are all taken care of, freeing up your staff to concentrate on higher fee-earning work and client care.

  • Scale Up

    By using IRIS Outsourcing, you’ll be able to take on additional work, offer new services and reduce the turnaround time of jobs.

  • Save Money

    You’ll find using IRIS Outsourcing is cheaper than hiring internally, and gives you access to a team with a wider variety of skills than any one employee.

  • Access to Experts

    Get access to a team of qualified specialists who will always ensure your tasks are completed on time, accurately and are compliant with the latest regulations.

  • Attract & Retain Talent

    Attract and retain talent by giving your administrative tasks to the IRIS Outsourcing team, allowing your talent to focus on their growth.

Why IRIS Outsourcing?

Market leading supplier of best-in-class accountancy solutions


No.1 choice for Top 100

90 of the Top 100 UK Accountancy firms trust IRIS to help to run their practices

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No.1 trusted choice for UK Accountants

Over 21,000 firms choose IRIS as their key partner


High client retention

Focus on client development while delivering excellent services


Always 1st for compliance

IRIS are the largest filer of 3rd party electronic documents to the UK government

What are the benefits of a Virtual Finance Office?

Virtual Finance Office
Responsiveness Quick response, full time availability
Sickness / Holiday Cover – Continuity / Change in Workforce Team can cover each other / Team can absorb additional workload in short-term
Accounting Expertise Full range – Purchase Ledger, Cash Management Accounts, Financial Controller, Finance Director
Tax and VAT Expertise Fully conversant in compliance and advisory matters
Flexibility Fully flexible to increase / decrease services used to accommodate growth or in-house investment
Technology and Efficiency Forefront of digital revolution using Cloud accounting and associated industry add-ons to generate time and work savings
Industry Standard / Best Practice Learn from range of other clients
Need More Knowledge Wide range of expertise available in-house
Conclusion Bespoke and Cost Effective

Outsourced solution that saves you and your business time and money

IRIS Outsourcing offers different levels of VFO to support your clients with every aspect of the business finances. Depending on the service levels needed, the package includes bookkeeping; payroll; VAT Returns; Year End Accounts; Management Accounts & Reports.

You can deliver the VFO service to your clients with IRIS Outsourcing taking care of all the tasks; giving you time back to spend with the clients to support their businesses. 

Transactions & Turnover Based


  • Basic Bookkeeping


  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • VAT Returns


  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • VAT Returns
  • Year End Accounts
  • Directors SA
  • Management Accounts / Bespoke Reports

Support with Digitalisation and Making Tax Digital (MTD)

  • IRIS Outsourcing can help with the transition to fully digital processing
  • When MTD ITSA is finally rolled out, you can be assured that you will be MTD ready and compliant
  • We can support you with Digital Onboarding of clients
  • Our software is recognised by HMRC
  • We’ll help you to cope with the increased workload from MTD
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Security guaranteed at every stage

24-hour access via IRIS Outsourcing’s secure UK web portal lets you check on the status of each individual job at any time, so you always know where you are and can inform your clients of progress.

As IRIS Outsourcing is ISO9001 and 27001 certified, we work to very stringent quality, IT and security processes to ensure that your confidential data is protected and kept secure.

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What is IRIS Outsourcing?

IRIS Outsourcing helps you meet the changing needs of your business. We offer a range of services that frees up your employee’s time to concentrate on higher fee-earning work and client care. Our clients have found our services invaluable in taking on additional work and reducing the turnaround time of jobs. Our high-quality service is reliable, secure and flexible, giving you complete control of the process.

What services do you offer?

We offer IRIS Outsourcing for:

  • Year End Accounts
  • iXBRL Tagging
  • Payroll
  • Personal Tax
  • Bookkeeping
  • VAT Returns
  • CIS
  • Virtual Finance Office (VFO)
  • and much more
Who is IRIS Outsourcing for?

IRIS Outsourcing is a great for solution for any size of accountancy firm or small business:

  • An overworked practice owner or bookkeeper with too many elementary but important outstanding tasks who can’t afford to hire new staff
  • A practice struggling to hire suitable employees
  • A firm that needs temporary help e.g. end-of-year reporting
  • A small business that doesn’t need a full-time in-house accountant
  • A growing company that wants to scale up its accounting or financial abilities 
Is IRIS Outsourcing Making Tax Digital (MTD) compliant?

IRIS is and will continue to be fully MTD compliant, enabling your business to be ahead with MTD changes encouraging business growth.