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.”

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.”

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.”


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.

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.