do I need a bookkeeper

What Businesses Need Bookkeeping?

If you have landed on this blog post and asking yourself, do I need a bookkeeper?, the answer is that every business requires at least some form of basic bookkeeping – but outsourced bookkeeping services do not limit themselves to the large companies with multiple employees.

All bookkeepers offer small business bookkeeping solutions for small to medium businesses, and they are the companies that need them the most to grow exponentially over the years.

Vary by Industry

Whist all businesses large and small use bookkeeping services in Manchester for basic financial record-keeping, smaller businesses benefit greater by allowing the owner to concentrate on more meaningful tasks to increase business.

Larger businesses tend to have very complex bookkeeping and accounting procedures and may require several dozen bookkeepers to handle all the various aspects, but smaller companies can have one bookkeeper handle the majority of their needs to get a more accurate financial stance and forecast for the future – something every small business needs to make smarter decisions moving ahead.

How Does it Differ From Accounting

Bookkeeping is the process of recording the financial data of a business in a specified manner, basically making it clerical.

Where accounting comes in is usually where your bookkeeping ends. Your accountant will prepare and interpret your tax reports, financial statements and other reports, which will be aided by the work that your bookkeeper has done to give more accurate and detailed reports of your company financials.

Some accountants may offer bookkeeping services as part of their service, but they tend to charge a lot more as it is something that is not the main focus of the business. Bookkeepers for small businesses can perform tasks like preparing taxes and reports that accountants usually perform also. They work as well apart as they do together, it all comes down to whatever is more cost-effective on your business to go with.

Under the Hat of a Bookkeeper

Basic roles of a bookkeeper for smaller businesses include maintaining accounting records from expenditures to accounts receivable and payable, calculating profits and losses and producing financial statements over various reporting periods, from receiving receipts to calculating payroll.

Most bookkeepers bring specialised accounting software, spreadsheets, databases and so forth to benefit your business – as well as all the up-to-date information on this area of business to help support your business growth.

Still asking yourself, do I need a bookkeeper? Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping and HR today to discuss your business needs.

Don't just take our word for it...

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.

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.”

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.”
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.

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.