Coworker Projects: Brett McDonald, Somos Accounting



By Catarina King, co-founder Society1.


We love hearing about amazing projects and collaborations at Society1. There are so many different types of businesses in our community with such a range of focus. 

As part of our Coworker Projects series we caught up with Brett McDonald, Somos Accounting.

Brett has been a valuable member at Society1 for some time now, he has a Virtual Office with us and comes to work here on ad hoc days. He works from his home office most of the time but uses Society1 as a base and a place to connect with others in the community. He is always happy to help other members with guidance and support. When lockdown started he and fellow accountant Gordie offered their support and advise to other members as they navigated the COVID government support. Thanks guys!

I caught up with Brett to find out about what he has been working on recently:

Society1: Tell us a bit about you and your business?


I’m Brett from Somos Accounting.

Somos Accounting is a small and adaptable accounting business, working with other small business owners and freelancers and helping them free up their time spent on accounts. No one likes spending hours on admin and dealing with receipts. We ONLY work with clients that will use online accounting software amongst other Apps, so that leaves us best placed to help, crunch the numbers and provide you up to date business insights whilst never missing a deadline!

Somos means “we are” and “we are” working in unison with you, as part of your business.

Society1: Tell us about a project you are working on.

Brett: The latest area of focus is Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax.  In simple terms this is a government initiative to transform and digitise tax administration. It means that the small businesses and the self-employed (and landlords) will need to keep digital records and send updates to HMRC. Most businesses struggle to keep on top of admin, but we see this as a major opportunity to make things much simpler and keep things much more streamlined and organised.

There’s lots of software, Apps and tools to enable business to work digitally so we’re busy helping clients convert to the digital-era as well as implementing the correct set up to help simplify and organise our clients businesses.

It is so lovely to see businesses around us starting to open up agains, what are you looking forward to as restrictions start easing?

Brett: I’m very much looking forward to being able to meet clients, people in person, and see businesses thrive with the return to the “new” normal, hoping people show their support for small and local businesses to get them back on their feet.

One last question, we have to ask… why do you like working at Society1?

Brett: Working at Society1 for me is an alternative from the home office. The space is welcome and inviting and provides the “office” environment but without the headaches of renting premises. Not only that, but the community support is brilliant. There’s always a friendly face and it’s nice to be able to chat and share experiences with like-minded business owners.


Thank you Brett for sharing with us about you and your business. We love that you enjoy coming to Society1 and being part of our community.

If you are interested in finding out more about Somos Accounting and the services the offer visit their website or connect with Brett via the links above.

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