Bookkeeping and Financial Records
How we can help with your bookkeeping?
We provide book keeping services using Xero and Sage Line 50. If you have a small number of transactions we maybe able to do the book keeping required to prepare your accounts using Excel. To keep your costs down we can also supply you with an Excel spreadsheet, tailored to your own business so that you can keep your own records.
If you need a dedicated bookkeeper or haven’t chosen which package to use we can help by:
- Providing advice on different computerised book keeping packages.
- Providing training and support in certain bookkeeping packages (Sage Line 50 and Xero).
- Helping you find a bookkeeper if you don’t already have one.
If you would like a free no obligation meeting to discuss your bookkeeping requirements just get in touch
What is Bookkeeping?
Bookkeeping involves entering all of your financial transactions into a manual or computerised bookkeeping system. Bookkeepers need access to your financial records such as bank statements, purchase invoices and credit card statements. They also generate financial records such as sales invoices.
Bookkeepers can also perform a variety of other tasks such as chasing payment from customers, paying suppliers and entering other types of financial data such as the monthly payroll figures.
Efficient, accurate bookkeeping depends upon the availability of well organised financial records or paperwork. It’s much easier to enter all the purchases for a month and record which have been paid if you are given a folder that contains all the invoices purchases for the month and a complete set of bank statements and credit card statements.
A well-maintained bookkeeping system will allow you to see aspects of how your business is performing – for example the total sales in a period or the amount of money owed by customers.
A bookkeeping system forms the basis for the preparation of management accounts that will give you a clear and comprehensive picture of how your business is performing. You can read about our management accounts service here.
You may decide that you want to do your own book keeping or you may employ the services of a professional bookkeeper.
Keeping financial records / paperwork
From the moment you consider running your own business you must keep track of all financial transactions affecting your business. This starts with organising your paperwork and keeping records, whether you are doing the book-keeping yourself or giving your records to a book keeper or an accountant.
When you start a business, you need to make keeping your paper work in order a priority. The same applies if you don’t have a business but need to complete a tax return – you will still need all the relevant paper work to hand.
For a free no obligation meeting to discuss your bookkeeping requirements just get in touch