Heather Barclay MICB, trading as Thrift Bookkeeping

01771 637044 07952 330103

Professional Bookkeeping Service
ICB Practice License 20012

Thrift Bookkeeping

Why Use Thrift?



Do you struggle to find the time for all the vital tasks which keep your business financially healthy? Outsourcing this work can free you up to develop the profitable parts of your business. I can tailor Thrift's services towards the individual needs of your enterprise.  Do you need help with invoicing, reconciling your bank statements with the ledgers, producing VAT  returns, or controlling the sales and purchases ledgers? Are you worried about what Making Tax Digital means for your business? 

Have you got into a bit of a mess with your bookkeeping and now need some help to bring everything back on track? I can help you unravel your tangled transactions and restore order.

I can also post year-end  adjustments and produce the final accounts for sole traders,  partnerships and not-for-profit organisations in both manual and  computerised systems. 

Call now to see how I can help. 



 I am a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (MICB) and offer a professional bookkeeping service for small businesses, partnerships and charities. 

 I trained using Sage,  am a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor and a Certified Advisor for Xero. I also hold a Xero Migration certification in preparation for HMRC's new Making Tax Digital scheme.  

In addition to my bookkeeping qualifications, I have studied Business Management, and in 2001  graduated from  Strathclyde Graduate Business School as  a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

My career has been quite varied, and I had some adventures in business, the charity sector and local government on my journey from Zookeeper to Bookkeeper. I love finding out about what makes a business tick, and helping people grow their enterprises using sound financial records to inform their decision making.



Qualifications and Regulation



Thrift Bookkeeping is Licensed and Regulated by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Practice Number 20012.

The ICB  promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession  through the establishment of relevant qualifications and the award of  grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working  experience and competence.  They  ensure that their members are knowledgeable and  up to date with the latest legislation, mindful of their ethical  obligations, and best-placed to provide a trusted and exemplary service  to business. Members are trained to a high standard, and are well placed to help their clients' take control of their business finances.

For more information on the ICB, and to find out how and ICB qualified bookkeeper can benefit your business, visit



If you are thinking about setting up your own business as a Sole Trader, you can download our handy guide - a three-fold leaflet originally produced for an open day at Fraserburgh Enterprise Hub to give advice for people starting their own enterprises.

Thrift Bookkeeping is proud to support the Enterprise Hub at 29 School St, Fraserburgh AB43 9HT. The Hub  supports new and existing businesses in Fraserburgh and the surrounding area (up to 15 mile radius).  They offer free business advice, workshops, events, and hot-desking.  If you are thinking of starting a new business or looking to grow an existing one then do call or visit. 

I hot-desk at the Hub every Thursday afternoon from 1 - 3pm, so if you have any queries about bookkeeping you can find me there for a free, no-obligation chat.

Thrift Business Setup leaflet revised final (pdf)