what is a bookkeeper

How External Bookkeeping Helps to Eliminate Stress

The running of a business presents plenty of challenges both seen and unseen, and one of the most common unseen is the amount of stress business let build up with so much to do.

Constantly looking over parts of the business, as well as organising and daily tasks is enough for any small business. With an eye on growing the business being a key goal and certain tools are required to stay on course and stop pressure from building up as you move.

Not every business owner is adept at bookkeeping skills or preparing their accounts, and this is why small businesses tend to turn to professional bookkeeping services to handle their financial side.

Is Bookkeeping a Pivotal Area

Bookkeeping is the recording, storing and retrieving of your company financial transactions.

Business owners are well aware of their inability to spin so many plates at once and their financial records have the habit of rapidly spindling into a mess due to having to focus more on various aspects of growing their business on top of managing the company. This in turn leads to a period at the financial year-end where sleep will be lost, stress will be high and your books will be the biggest nightmare you will face.

Therefore, business owners entrust the important area of bookkeeping to an external company that specialises in bookkeeping services in Manchester.

I Have an Accountant. Isn’t That the Same?

Potentially your accountant can do bookkeeping for your company, but chances are they would choose to stick to accounts as the main focus and have a bookkeeping partnership in place.

Otherwise, they choose to work with external bookkeepers that the company choose to employ, and they find them to be solid business relationships in working together. One aspect is that they are able to better evaluate your books and accounts with two sets of eyes, able to spot any inconsistencies or problems in order to better protect the financial goals of your business. Accountants could be willing to do your bookkeeping but it is not the best use of their services and can be much more expensive by the hour than a bookkeeper service.

Extra Help to Help You Concentrate

Having clear accounts sure does help you sleep better at night and not feel like you are walking into a financial maze every morning you head into the workplace.

By providing clear and concise breakdowns and reports on your books, a bookkeeper presents ways for your business to save money, save time and have an unbiased and professional opinion on hand to better structure your future goals.

Running your business is a much less stressful experience with the work of bookkeeping services in Manchester. Contact the team today.

Don't just take our word for it...

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.

Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips Builders

“Sean and the team at Pebbles provide bookkeeping services and do everything from processing invoices to payroll and then final accounts to trial balance.  They have put processes and systems in place that have helped the company track our projects and see if they are profitable and to help us generate better profitability and cash flow.  I highly recommend Pebbles Bookkeeping and often pass their details onto my contacts.”

Sarah Rekia, Site Welfare

“In bringing Pebbles onboard, it has made me wonder why we decided to try and do our own bookkeeping at all. Pebbles came in and sorted 18 months worth of mess we had unwittingly created, and we cannot be more grateful. I wish I had been told about them years ago and I hope every business out there struggling would give them a call to fully see the benefits they are missing out on.”

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

I just wanted to thank you both for the help you’ve given me thus far in setting up my new cloud-based bookkeeping system ‘Clearbooks’.

Having used Microsoft Excel for more years than I care to admit, I had more than a few reservations when considering changing the way I managed my books, yet understood that I had to make the change sooner or later.

After an intense training session with Sean, (where I probably asked 101 questions), my fears quickly dissipated and I can honestly say that although it’s likely to take me a little while to really get to grips with the new interface, I’ve no doubt that this simple system will save me so much time and hassle in future.

And less time spent doing my books, almost certainly means more time with the family and an end to rushing around like a mad woman at quarter-end!

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to working with you again soon.