Bookkeeping - keeping financial records organised and up to date - is a vital part of any growing and successful business. If you don't keep records of your income and your expenses you will have no idea of how your business is doing, who owes you and who you owe. You will never know if you have enough to pay yourself, your employees or HMRC.
If you feel overwhelmed by your accounts, swamped by paperwork and being reactive rather than proactive it is definitely time to get organised.
I have been a bookkeeper for many years and know that the business owners we work with find our bookkeeping services valuable. Some businesses have been with us since the early days, others for 8 or 9 years and some have joined us in the last 18 months.
What we offer is a friendly, approachable service with a level of service which our clients need. Every business requires different support - some need weekly accounting, some monthly and some quarterly. Some businesses are VAT registered, some are not. Some sell online, others have a high street presence.
Some businesses just need to streamline their processes to make their accounting function more efficient and for some a move from a desktop software to Xero has made a significant difference to the time spent on their accounts. And that move to Xero has enabled them to have more visibility and knowledge of their finances than ever before.
Whatever the business we keep their records up to date, provide useful management reports and provide their accountant with tidy accounts to work with at the year end.
But probably one of the most important things we do for our clients is to give them peace of mind. We take away the worry and provide the solution - an accurate set of financial records, VAT returns submitted on time, and advice as and when needed. It can be lonely being a business owner and it often helps to talk and work things through with someone else who understands their finances.
Whatever stage your business is at one of our bookkeeping team can help you. Its what we love doing. So if you have a growing business which could do with having up to date accounts, better financial processes and useful management reports give us a call to see how we can help you.
And with the new tax year fast approaching if you would also like peace of mind with your payroll and auto enrolment pension we can help with that too.