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...

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.

James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

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.

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.”


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.”

Wayne Dinning, Managing Director, SD Waste Paper Limited

Diane has been providing her services to my company for approximately 6 months now and I can honestly say that due to her assistance, my company is running a lot more smoothly than it has at any time over the previous 30 years that it has existed.

I would just like to say that I would recommend her services to any business, whatever the size, as I can only see that her services would be beneficial to any company that may choose to employ her services.