small business bookkeeping

Tasks Towards Small Business Bookkeeping

When you are a small business owner, small business bookkeeping tasks require completion if you choose to do it alone and handle it yourself.

Sometimes they are done daily, sometimes weekly and other times on a quarterly or annual basis, and they can all get your head in a tizzy when they all need sorting out. Whilst many choose to utilise bookkeeping services to keep things on track and organised, many choose the trial and error route in getting into the routine of completing bookkeeping regularly.

The Sole Approach

Whilst the thought of rushing your annual accounts towards their due date is time-consuming and stressful, getting a routine set aside is important to keep on top of all sales and purchase invoices. Many people choose to keep a diary or online calendar to keep their focus on the deadlines that are due, from chasing customers to vat return dates and when reports are needed to be generated.

The work of bookkeeping services in Manchester is one of dedication to this specific area, which can get complicated very fast if you don’t know the how, why and when it all needs to be done.

Regular Activities for Bookkeeping

To differentiate the volume of small business bookkeeping requirements and the amount of time you need to do it properly, there are some areas you need to focus on chiefly.

You need to check your bank account to know how much cash as a business owner is there, helping to budget and know when payments can be made as well as uncovering what payments have and have not been made by customers. You will also have to reconcile your bank account regularly to ensure all transactions are posted correctly, which includes reconciling savings and credit cards.

Sales invoices will need to be prepared and sent following every job’s end to ensure a customer pays on time and recording every customer receipt against the sales invoice in the accounting records.

All of this is even before paying suppliers, keeping records on petty cash spends, company payroll, cashflow review and monthly reports being produced. Already many small business owners would feel overwhelmed just by reading this shortlist of tasks.

Outsource Services

This is when many business owners suddenly realise they may be out of their depth with this specific area and begin to see a dark cloud over the financial year-end and all of the work that is going to take precedence over the daily running of the business.

This is where bookkeeping services in Manchester come in, and contact with the team at Pebbles becomes the best move in keeping you on the right path. Contact us today for all bookkeeping services for your business.

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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.

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.”

Mark Gray, Taylor Made Finance Ltd

“Pebbles Bookkeeping have been doing our bookkeeping for the past 2 years. Our Accountant recommended them to us and they are very professional, approachable and knowledgeble in the work they do. We send them our paperwork electronically and manually and they process it all efficiently in a timely manner.

I would not hesitate to recommend Sean and the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping – they do a fantastic job.”
Steve Price, BWP Inspire

“We have now been working alongside you with various clients. In some cases, we have introduced you to our clients and in other cases you have worked as part of our team. Every time we have brought you in you have done a great job. We now see you as an extended part of our team. You have proved to be professional, flexible and above all competent in getting the work done. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you again, and we look forward to working with you more in the future.”

Wayne Dinning, Managing Director, SD Waste Paper Limited

Diane has been providing her services to my company for approximately 6 months now and I can honestly say that due to her assistance, my company is running a lot more smoothly than it has at any time over the previous 30 years that it has existed.

I would just like to say that I would recommend her services to any business, whatever the size, as I can only see that her services would be beneficial to any company that may choose to employ her services.