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...

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.

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.”

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.

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 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.”