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Last week I wrote about checking your unpaid bills, your creditors, to see if the bills outstanding are accurate or whether there are old unpaid bills which could be duplicates or could require credit notes. This week I am going to cover debtors - the customers who owe you.  Whilst all business owners think they are on top of their unpaid invoices and know exactly who owes them and how much they are owed, often the accounts tell a different story.  …
Creditors are the suppliers you owe money to but have you ever thought to check whether the report generated from your accounts software is accurate? When we take over bookkeeping work one of the things we check is the age of the supplier invoices awaiting payment. …
March is the chosen financial year end for more than 60% of our bookkeeping clients, whether they are a sole trader or a limited company.  So in April and May we are completing March and April bookkeeping for our bookkeeping clients, completing their VAT returns and finalising their accounts to hand over to their accountant.  This year, despite the additional workload created by COVID-19,…
When keeping your accounts records you can choose whether to record your transactions on a cash or accrual basis so it is important to understand these terms when it comes to understanding your finances as they can each give a different picture of your business for the same period. Recording transactions on a cash basis means…
In their simplest form management accounts inform the business owner and managers (where appropriate) of the key numbers for their business.  Every business is different and whilst some key numbers are important in every business each business might like to keep track of a different aspect of their business.…
I have worked with Xero since 2011 and whilst it is not the only software we use it has become more popular both with our customers and our bookkeepers.  It is user friendly and is generally quicker to work with than traditional desk top softwares.Whilst there are lots of positives to using the software there are some negatives too which it is worth being aware of.…
A large number of our clients are using Xero to maintain their accounts records and as a Xero Silver Champion partner we are well placed to help them get started and use it to its best advantage for their business. So if you are already using Xero or are thinking about using it what are our top five tips for getting started.…
It has been about 5 years since one of my clients had a visit from a VAT inspector. It always comes as a bit of a shock when they do want to arrange a visit especially as I was just about to go on holiday and they wanted the visit the week I got back!  There is, of course, always concern that they have a specific reason for visiting which they are not going to tell you about until they arrive!  This VAT inspection was with a business which hasn't had a visit for almost 20 years even though it has quite a complex VAT situation.  …
Making Tax Digital for Business, now known as MTDfB, will begin in April 2019 but that doesn't mean you can forget it until then.  Now is the time to start thinking about what you need to do in your business to meet the new reporting requirements. MTDfB starts with businesses which are…
It is surprising how many emails I receive asking how much we charge for bookkeeping.  Of course that is the uppermost thought when deciding to get some outside help with something.  How much is it going to cost me? But how can I give you a price when I have no idea what you need, what your business does, whether your accounts are up to date or in a mess or whether you have a VAT return due next week. We do not have a "one price fits all" package. …
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