account bookkeeping

Time to Get Those Books in Order

Can you believe we are in October already? This year certainly has flown by and has been both a challenging and rewarding one for businesses getting back into the swing of things. With that in mind, it means it is time to pause and ponder how good your account bookkeeping is at this point in the year.

After all, the end of the year is looming and that dark cloud of having to do your business year financials is getting closer and closer each day. Many businesses may be leaving it until the last minute to get their books in order, so now may be that perfect moment to get things for smooth sailing at year-end.

Getting Books in Order

For starters, let’s take a look at what getting your books in order means and why it is important to do it right now.

Your year-end accounting is performed to ensure that all of your financial transactions are up to date and recorded correctly. It is balancing and then closing your books for 12 months, allowing you to run accurate reports and financial statements for your business. The bookkeeping aspect helps you identify and correct any errors in your books so that they don’t become a headache at tax time.

Granted, when November and December through to January come along, an accountant would get tied up with every client they have to do their tax returns – so time becomes precious. The ability to provide your accountant with fully up-to-date records before that period goes a long way to avoid getting held up in the queue – and bookkeeping services are the best way to achieve that right now.

What Do Your Books Look Like?

Like many businesses we see, not every company is adept at keeping their financial records and all documentation organised. Sometimes it can be massed in a carrier bag full of papers for a later date – and many times that is the case.

Other times, business owners just shun their recording to catch up at a later date that never seems to come, resulting in a mad year-end scramble to get things up to date. This can all be done today with bookkeeping services in Manchester which can come in and get your business looking like it should.

Not only do bookkeepers help to make sense of your books, but they also help to point out where things are costing you money. It is not only about compiling all of your business expense receipts, it is about chasing your invoices in and out of the company and identifying expenditure that you may not realise is no longer in need of paying.

Contact Professionals

If you have fallen behind on recording and categorizing your expenses through account bookkeeping, October is the best time to catch up for smooth sailing into the tax season. Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today.

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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.

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.”

 

Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips Builders

“Sean and the team at Pebbles provide bookkeeping services and do everything from processing invoices to payroll and then final accounts to trial balance.  They have put processes and systems in place that have helped the company track our projects and see if they are profitable and to help us generate better profitability and cash flow.  I highly recommend Pebbles Bookkeeping and often pass their details onto my contacts.”

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.

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.”