How to Know Who to Choose for your Bookkeeping

As your business grows, so too does your dependence on someone to handle your accounts records. Realising that keeping on track with your bookkeeping is a struggle is a point where you need to outsource this particular branch of your business operations.

You could call on someone you know, but the realistic and protected option would be calling on bookkeeping services to handle the bloodline of your business. Google will offer up plenty of options locally and nationally, but understanding exactly what you are looking to achieve with the relationship saves a lot of searching.

Knowing your Needs

You may be a business owner who knows how to be very hands-on with your accounts who has to spread it out to someone due to lack of time. Otherwise, you could be a business owner who admits that accounts are just not the right exercise for your time and effort.

In both scenarios, you are sure someone is better equipped to handle it, but probably unsure as to who and to what level. Only you know how much support and accuracy is required from the individual, and if that person is better suited to your geographical area or comfortable working at a distance. Maybe you only want to deal with them once a month, or have virtual meetings – or maybe they can be of help on a more regular basis.

Whoever you choose must fall in line with your levels of comfort and their ability to deliver on the service you require – so be sure to do some homework.

How to Approach

It is okay not to know exactly what you require from bookkeeping services in Manchester, but it helps to understand where you currently find yourself to find the right person.

Writing down all the problems you face and where you currently are, as well as the concerns you have before meeting a bookkeeper gives you pretty much the fuel to find the right person. Having a small document of what you ideally want help with will provide better insight as to whether the bookkeeper is the right fit for you – especially in communication.

The bookkeeper then can inform you of ways they can help and provide you with insight into their experience in working in this area with similar businesses as a speciality.

Working Together

Checking out reviews and client testimonials on bookkeeping services in your area helps you to gain a better understanding of their levels of commitment and professionalism, and understanding that a bookkeeper is there to help you make money – not spend your money.

Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today for all bookkeeping requirements.

What our clients say…

“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.”

Steve Price, BWP Inspire

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.

James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

“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.”

Sarah Rekia, Site Welfare

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