find a local bookkeeper

How to Find a Local Bookkeeper

Do I require a bookkeeper? – it is a question that everyone who runs a small to medium business is going to ask when someone asks if someone does their books. Looking at essential parts of a business, when you find a local bookkeeper or accountant, they are a crucial part of the overall package.

Not only does a bookkeeper keep a track of your business financials – the blood of your business – but they play a pivotal role in the sorting out of your taxes and taking care of your financial ins and outs. To achieve all of this, they take a very active interest in you and your business as both a sounding board and a confidant in exploring where your business is going wrong as well as where it can go right.

When your bookkeeper is local to yourself, you have a bit of more bespoke and personal advice on hand that will be very beneficial to you.


If you choose the right bookkeeper, you have help in countless ways, freeing you up to concentrate on the running of your day to day operations. They also help you to save money through invaluable advice, such as what your business can claim back on and how to do it.

To do this, a bookkeeper can use a variety of readily available tools and expertise to pull your business through any tough period. A bookkeeper will keep a balance sheet to provide details of revenue and expenses at particular points of time, keeping you up to date on them as they go. They will also maintain purchase ledgers, looking after your accounts payable and maintaining accounts for your suppliers – whilst also giving you income statements to highlight your revenue against expenses and where you stand on profits over losses.

By providing you with cash flow statements, bookkeeping services let you know how much money is leaving and coming into the business, helping you to strategies regularly to help avoid losses.


On top of information relating to your business, a bookkeeper also can provide information to aid your business such as changes in equity which showcase changes in retained earnings and share capital.

They can also use your records to complete and submit tax returns on your behalf, or work with your accountant in submitting them with all available knowledge and documentation for a more accurate submission.

Go Local

Having local bookkeeping services in Manchester means it is easier to work together, having regular face to face meetings that can be done over a coffee or simply drop in. This makes it much easier to work together,

Find a local bookkeeper today and contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping for your friendly local bookkeeping services in Manchester.

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.”

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.”
James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

Pebbles Bookkeeping took over our bookkeeping when a full-time member of staff left the business.  Our accounts are relatively complex for a business our size because of the number of different suppliers and products we deal with, but Pebbles were able to get quickly up to speed.  We have significantly reduced our costs spent on bookkeeping activity as a result. They have also helped us move to a new accounting system (Xero), which we are already seeing the benefit of, and we’re looking forward to working with Pebbles in the future to automate more of our back-office processes.

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.

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.”