About Us

The Society of Law Accountants in Scotland

By the Books Accounting Assistance Limited was established on 1st September 2012 by Lynne Moffatt, SLA.

Deborah Tough joined By the Books in January 2016.


The practice continues to grow as it supports several Scottish law firms with various aspects of cashroom and accounting guidance and support as well as holiday/absence cover for their in-house legal cashiers.

We are extremely IT literate and use this ability to help our clients extract the information they need from their accounts system, in the easiest and quickest way for them – empowering clients to run their business well.

By the Books enjoys a challenge but deal with these in the most simplistic and transparent way from the client’s perspective.  When a client is comfortable – we do not rest on our laurels, we strive to review and streamline systems to ensure efficiency and speed.

We have several testimonials to account of our effectiveness in this area – please take a look.

Please also feel free to review our Profiles here.