when to hire a bookkeeper

Is March the Right Time to Hire That Bookkeeper?

You know your business, but do you know when to hire a bookkeeper for your small business bookkeeping solutions? It may be something you are willing to continue doing on your own, but as we enter March – there are signs to look out for that indicate it’s time to hand off that workload to someone better equipped.

Time is of the Essence

The main fuel for needing a bookkeeper is your time management. You only have so many hours in a day to dedicate to stuff as your business either grows or stalls around you.

The more time you are spending balancing those books, managing the payroll, tracking your income, paying the bills and everything else that needs attention – the more your business is missing you where it needs you the most. If you calculate how much time you are spending working on your books, you then look at how much time your business has lost from growth. Welcome to the area of needing a professional bookkeeper to give that time back.

This adds even more time if those books of yours have not been updated in a long, long time. Not only will a bookkeeper fix up everything that has fallen way behind, but they will be able to keep your expenses up to date so it never happens again – giving you full insight into how your business stands financially up to the minute and not taking a month off to play catch up.

Less Stress On Your Accountant at Tax Season

Your accountant is no doubt very qualified to do your bookkeeping, but it is not what they are trained for or focused on in your relationship.

Your accountant is more focused on analyzing your business finances, not keeping tabs on them. If they do have to do it then their rates will no doubt increase as a result – much more than the cost of professional bookkeeping services in Manchester.

Taxes are confusing enough as it is, and a bookkeeper makes sure all the statements are prepared to alleviate a bit of stress on your accountant. A bookkeeper can even manage to get you more deductions come tax season by keeping on top of your monthly records.

If you are facing some of these problems and losing or spending vast amounts of time and money as a result, bookkeeping services is the perfect partnership this March to get you straight whilst there is plenty of time.

Know when to hire a bookkeeper may be difficult as you have been doing it on you own. But it may be time to pass your small business bookkeeping solutions over to a professional.

Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today for all your bookkeeping and payroll needs.

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

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.”

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.”

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.

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.”