Does exactly what we need it to do

BW Michael Grande – St Andrew’s Chesterton Cambridge

We have used Paxton software for our church accounts for the last six years and it does exactly what we want it to do. In particular, it copes well with our large number of “funds”, around twenty, and I can always find out where the money is.

The gift aid reports are extremely helpful, and others can be set up to be downloaded. As a non book keeper by trade, I find it intuitive and it doesn’t “hide” money where I cant find it. We have found the support very accessible and helpful, always there to guide us through a difficulty. 

Huge time-saver

John Nutkins, Treasurer – Love Your Labrador

We are a small charity and were using a Microsoft Money program which was adequate for the needs of the organisation at that time. It did however have two shortcomings and that was in the recording of Gift Aid (couldn’t be done) and production of Annual Accounts for the Charity Commission.

Paxton Software provided the answers. First only needing to enter donations once and as a result the monthly return to HMRC takes 5 – 10 mins per month as opposed to 90 mins per month on average. Secondly, the Annual Accounts are produced in the correct format with the touch of a button as opposed to a couple of days work.

In addition the team at Paxton are always at the end of the telephone to give help and support using non-technical language.

Software written especially for charities

Frank – Full of Life KC


For years I used a system for our accounts that I built up using Microsoft Excel, this was fine in the beginning but as we went on and got busier the system took up lots of time, I am not an accountant  so I  was hesitant moving to a new designated accounts system, with excel I could see what was taking place when I made any changes but with software packages calculations took place behind the scenes.

Armed with the information I had from my excel system I set out to find a software system that would do what I needed. I looked at many of the large company software packages but there was nothing specifically for charities, many of the packages could be adapted and were very expensive. I then in my search came across Paxton’s, their software was written specifically for charities it gave me everything I needed for my accounts. 

I decided to give Paxton’s a try, I was hesitant because I had never used an accounts software package before and I was worried about making the change. Supported by an outstanding support team at Paxton’s I made the change. I was surprised at how easy to use the system is and also at the amount of time it saved me, when I compared it with my old system. Also you are never alone using this system as Paxton’s have an outstanding support team available to answer any questions you may have. 

I have no hesitation in recommending Paxton’s Software to any charitable organisation in the market for such a system.


Exactly what we need!

As a small charity, what Paxton Charities Accounting Software provides is exactly what we need for day-to-day, year end and all points in between!  The programme is simple and easy to use and whenever, I as the user, have got confused I have found the support to be readily available, cheerful and always helpful.  I have no hesitation in recommending Paxton’s and in fact, have done so several times!

Sheila Taylor / The Hope Trust

Simple but comprehensive

We have used Paxton Charity Accounting package for a number of years. Being a small charity we needed a simple but comprehensive programme that was easy to follow and would provide us with information required in real time but also provide all necessary information/accounts required by the charity Commission at the end of the year. This they do admirably. In addition, on the very rare occasion we have required technical help, the assistance and advice has been prompt and very helpful. I would certainly recommend this accounting package to any one looking for a comprehensive, easy to use package.

Bob / Imperial Charity

Helpful and friendly

The support team is helpful and friendly and actually solve the queries we raise.

The reports available are exactly what we need and for the last 6 years that we’ve used the software, we have not had a request from our auditors for a report from Paxton that we haven’t been able to provide.

I have no hesitation in recommending the Paxton accounting software .

Peter Addai-Boateng / The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity


I am not an accountant by training and have found the Paxton software invaluable in helping me set up and run our charity’s accounts in a way which provides outputs in the required formats. In addition, the staff who operate the helpline are friendly and have helped me sort out the problems which inevitably occur from time to time, without making me feel foolish!

Paxton provides sound and robust software, with comprehensive analysis and reporting potential, with considerable flexibility to tailor to one’s own needs:  and above all, its customer service is absolutely superb. 

Enabled us to provide a detailed record of our accounting for use in grant applications – thank you Paxton!