Accounting for Creatives

Simplify your finances with our unique accountancy solution.
Experience hassle-free accounting, expert guidance, and insightful financial reports.
Say goodbye to the stress of managing your finances and focus on what you do best
– bringing your creative vision to life.

You do the Creative. We’ll do the Maths.

Accounts Packages

Manage your finances effortlessly with a seamless mix of services, software and support.
Sole Trader

Sole Trader

Annual Accounts
Genesis Tracking Report
Strategic Tax Planning
Account Manager
Self Assessment
Get Started Training
Ongoing Support
£100 plus VAT per month

Ltd Company

Ltd Company

Annual Accounts
Genesis Tracking Report
Strategic Tax Planning
Account Manager
Self Assessment + Payroll x 2
Training, Ongoing Support
Confirmation Statement
£150 plus VAT per month



Annual Accounts
Genesis Tracking Report
Strategic Tax Planning
Account Manager
Self Assessments, Payroll
Training, Ongoing Support
Confirmation Statement
POA plus VAT per month

Bookkeeping and VAT

Bookkeeping and VAT

Whether you’re short on time or simply prefer to outsource, say goodbye to data-entry headaches and lighten the load with our in-house bookkeeping service. Create client invoices, upload your bills and bank statements, and leave the rest to us.
£35 per hour plus VAT


Free up time, add software features, and increase financial insight.


Feel empowered with the freedom of the cloud as you invoice on-the-go and access real-time financial insights anywhere. FreeAgent, Clearbooks or Xero software
£30 plus VAT per month



Gain deeper financial understanding with our one-to-one coaching sessions. Gain clarity in your finances, improve your business performance, scale up, plan for growth and take your business to the next level.
£35 plus VAT per session


Save time and effort

Simplified processes save time and effort, so you can focus on what you do best.

Improved financial performance

Valuable financial insights, on profit, performance, taxes and dividends provide the clarity you need to make informed decisions to maximise profits, via Genesis Tracking Reports.

Increased tax efficiency

Tax planning throughout the year increases tax efficiency, making the most of your allowances and helping to avoid over, or under-claiming.

Save taxes as you go

Awareness of your tax liabilities allows you to save-as-you-go, so you won’t have to worry about a large tax bill at the end of the year.

Affordable, accessible, cost effective

Pay-monthly fees means you can spread the cost and you won’t have to worry about a large accountancy bill at the end of the tax year.

Designed for freelancers and creatives

A hassle-free service designed for freelancers, professionals and creatives living the digital lifestyle and managing their finances on-the-go.

Simple and effective

Our simple, comprehensive approach ensures you have everything you need to manage your finances efficiently, effectively, and effortlessly.



Genesis tracking reports
Annual accounts
Self assessments
Corporation tax returns


VAT and payroll add ons
Tax planning and advice
Bookkeeping option
Coaching option


FreeAgent Clearbooks Xero
Access anywhere 24-7
Automate bills and invoices
Military grade encryption


Personal account manager
One-to-one training
Experienced, qualified team
Ongoing advice & support


  • "Quick, helpful, clear and personal" Equation's top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Great Value “It's a shame Linked In doesn't let me choose more than three 'attributes' as I'd like to tick them all for Stephanie and her team. As a freelancer I've used umbrella companies and accountants for over a decade. In the end I've always the experience doesn't help me in the ways I want (or need) to be helped. Since Stephanie took over my accounting I no longer worry about tax, I can maximise my business' profit and when I need help, I get it quickly, helpfully, clearly and personable. Delivering my paperwork in a simple way and having someone at the end of the phone means I can concentrate on work and let her get on with what she's good at. I was introduced to Stephanie by word of mouth and I can't recommend her highly enough, for making necessary evil of my monthly accounting easy, quick and valuable. Simply put, if you need an accountant - use Stephanie and her team.

    Jason Buck Jason Buck Design
  • "One to one training improved my confidence" Equation's top qualities: Personable, Great Support, Creative “Working with Equation for a one-to-one training session on Accounting Software proved to be really beneficial. I found it vastly improved my knowledge of accounting and business finance. It also built my confidence in using the programme, including reporting, entering transactions and reconciling the bank account. The Team were very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming and I went back to my office buzzing with enthusiasm about what I had learned. I would highly recommend Equation's one to one training as the session helped me greatly in understanding the company

    Becky Winter RawXclusive
  • "Flexible, personable and highly knowledgeable" Equation's top qualities: Innovative, flexible, personable, highly knowledgeable, solid advice & support I have worked with Equation as my accountant for two and a half years and have been extremely happy with all input and advice received. The company have a genuine interest in their clients and take a very up to date approach with how they deal with people. The innovative accounting system really works well for me, as it enables me to work with flexibility and to know exactly what is happening with my business finances at any given point. Stephanie is personable and highly knowledgeable, as well as being able to convert her technical understanding to solid advice and support; provided in terms that I can easily understand. I would not hesitate in recommending this business.

    Clive Ozzard MD Lumine Development
  • "Super friendly communication, expert knowledge and fast responses"

    Can't recommend Stephanie and her team highly enough! Super friendly communication, expert knowledge and fast responses to my frequent trivial questions! Equation have given me a better understanding of my business numbers and I can rest easy knowing they're in charge of my accounts.

    Jack Bingham J House Design
  • "Lightning speed, knowledgeable and extremely helpful"

    Equation's top qualities: Professional, knowledgeable, super-fast and extremely helpful

    Stephanie came highly recommended to me when I started contracting and so I gave her a call. Two years down the line and I can honestly say it was a great decision.

    Equation Accounting take on all the stress & bother of running your own accounts and make it look effortless. In short they’re punctual, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve gone to Stephanie with a question (some of them rather trivial) and she has responded in lightning fast time with everything I needed to know.

    Aside from the usual subscribed services such as monthly reports, tax returns & self-assessments, Equation are also great with any ad hoc requests you may have. Just recently Stephanie saved the day on my mortgage application by submitting a written letter to my bank, in record timing too!

    If you’re looking for an accountant that offers a professional service and peace of mind, then look no further.

    Ed Parslow E. Parslow Limited
  • "Capable and knowledgeable with the best possible business advice"

    Equation's top qualities: Capable and knowledgeable with the best possible business advice"

    I have been lucky enough to work with Stephanie for seven years now in the capacity of accountant and mentor. Her meticulously organised working practice along with her calm demeanour, leaves her clients confident in the knowledge that their business affairs are being dealt within a professional organisation, being managed by a capable and knowledgeable director.

    Stephanie’s business acumen and knack for entrepreneurship has allowed her clients to receive the best possible advice available to their businesses. Her drive for improving not only her own business, but those of her clients too is apparent by her desire to help each business grow to its fullest potential. Stephanie is a great person to have alongside your business and i wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.

    Donna Emery Saving Grace
  • "Straight-talking accounting Super Stars who really know their stuff" Equation's top qualities: Extremely Helpful, Personable, Responsive, High Integrity, Fantastic for Start Ups! It's not often that you get to deal with a company which has a genuine interest in your business and is willing to share ideas. The Equation team are amazingly helpful, friendly, down-to-earth and most importantly know their stuff. Their client systems and help sheets make everything so much easier. They also are happy working with Clearbooks bookkeeping and accounting software we use. Their monthly accounting plans are very clearly set out and include a comprehensive set of features. It is a genuine pleasure to be working with Equation. It's such a relief to know that our accounts are in safe hands and that someone is actively looking for ways to help us improve our finances. They've really helped us whilst our business was starting up and they'll still be there helping us along as we grow. We highly recommend Equation to all of our clients. They're a sure thing; Down-to-earth, straight talking, helpful, knowledgeable accounting superstars.

    Andrew Sweeney Swanky Apple
  • "Professional, knowledgeable & reliable"

    Equation's top qualities: knowledgeable, professional & reliable

    Stephanie is very knowledgeable, and provides a reliable and professional service. She is committed to helping her clients solve problems and adopt best practices, offering valuable training when necessary.

    Gemma Hardy - MD Aspire Leadership Development

  • "I am so happy with the service, I have recommended friends and collegues"

    Equation's top qualities: Personable, Great Service, Happy!

    I am very happy having Stephanie as my accountant! So much so I have recommend my colleagues and fiancée to her who now use her services!.

    Ian Scanlon Scanlon Design Solutions
  • "Equation helped me understand my accounts" Equation's top qualities: Personable, expert, high-integrity, creative I have worked with Stephanie for a couple of years now and have found that she is not only extremely good at what she does, but she is also pleasure to work with. To say I was a luddite as far as my accounts go, is an understatement. With Stephanie's support not only has she helped me understand my accounts and helped me set up systems that help me understand but she also makes it easy for Equation to use the information as part of their on-going support during the year. Recommending Stephanie is something I do without hesitation or reservation.

    Cathy Warne Catwards Draughting


What we do


What you gain


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As an accountant, coach, and photographer, director Stephanie Pettitt brings together a unique blend of skills to help freelancers and creatives achieve financial clarity.

Our mission

Our goal is to deliver an effortless, timely and personable accounting experience, which is reliable, accessible and affordable.

Our qualified, experienced team combine their skills, knowledge, and expertise to offer responsive, reliable support, whilst our unique ‘Genesis Tracking Reports’, deliver valuable financial insight, to make informed business decisions.

Simple accounting

Follow a simple monthly process to keep on top of your finances, whilst tracking invoices, expenses, profits and taxes in real-time.

If you’re looking for an accounting service that is hassle-free and designed with freelancers, professionals and creatives in mind, we’re here to help.

Simply drop us a quick email, and we’ll arrange a convenient time to chat.

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    Location: 6 Crown Square, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3EN
    Telephone: 01202 069611


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