Accounting services for journalists

Tax and accounting advice for journalists


When you’re a freelance journalist, stories can come in at the last minute, which means tight deadlines and not much time to sit down and do your bookkeeping. At Alchemy, we’re experts in working with media professionals and journalists, ensuring your accounts are up-to-date and in order.

As a journalist, there’s a lot to think about – and your inbox is always full. From reading press pitches to actually getting a story published, there isn’t a lot of breathing space in between. It’s so important to have an accountant who can help you manage your expenses and invoices, so you’re actually paid for all your hard work.

For many journalists, projects can come in all at once – or not at all, which is why budget planning is so important. At Alchemy, we can help you manage this process, transparently and with confidence.

Whether you’re a freelance journalist, or a small media publication, we have the right options for accounting software. FreeAgent allows freelancers to easily manage and view their accounts, without being overwhelmed – and Xero is great for growing teams.

Through your accounting software, we’ll help you manage your expenses, from equipment to software, as well as travel expenses, when you need to be everywhere at once.

We’re transparent in all our processes, from ensuring you’re operating under the right trading entity and keeping tax low, so you can have peace of mind and get on with writing hard-hitting stories.

We advise on…

  • Cloud accounting
  • Business expenses
  • Annual accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax planning
  • VAT returns
  • IR35

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