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...

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.”

Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

“Pebbles have provided professional and personal approach to all our accounts needs from processing invoices to management accounts. Based in-house they have become a valuable asset to the business and have given us a more strategic and analytical approach to our finances.”


TecCre8 Ltd

“We began to relinquish our bookkeeping tasks to Pebbles Bookkeeping in September 2020, following our meeting with Diane Huxley to discuss our requirements. We signed up with Diane immediately. We have all built a quick rapport with Diane and it’s good to know that we have her support and expertise at the other end of the phone.

Pebbles Bookkeeping is a perfect fit for our company and liaises seamlessly with our accountant. It is our pleasure to work alongside them.”

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.

Nick Aldrich, Only The Brave

Only The Brave have used Pebbles Bookkeeping for a few years now and we treat them instinctively like an integral department of our business.

I have worked with Sean for over two decades in my previous businesses and when Sean and Diane went on their own it was a no brainer to get them involved with our day to day accounting.

Pebbles manage our bookkeeping, expenses, credit control and PAYE and have a keen eye for detail and help us spot important financial matters before they become issues.

Their integrity and honesty are unquestionable and as a result, Pebbles are an asset to our business and will continue to work with us for many years to come.