accounting and bookkeeping

Do Accountants Outsource To Bookkeepers?

One question we at Pebbles Bookkeeping seem to hear a lot from people unsure of the difference is – is accounting and bookkeeping are the same thing. The answer is yes and no.

The truth is there are a lot of things that can cross over, but both tend to do their best work when working together for a client due to their specific specialities. This is why an accountant will either have an in-house bookkeeper with their firm or will form a relationship with an external bookkeeper – such as one their client is already working with.

Busy Bodies

Accountants are very busy through various parts of the year with many clients – especially during tax season. This is where the taking to updating your books will take up valuable time best served to file every client’s tax returns.

When pushed for time, mistakes can happen which is why it is best to have bookkeeping services ready to take the task as their specialist focus for the client. A bookkeeper can focus all of their attention on ensuring a client’s numbers are up-to-date and accurate so that the accountant can file the tax return without worry, and that helps the client’s growth.

Outsourcing to bookkeeping services in Manchester, therefore, frees up the accountant’s time to solely focus on their area of expertise, safe in the knowledge that their clients will be in safe hands.

Key Outsourcing Benefits – accounting and bookkeeping

An accountant outsourcing the bookkeeping to a professional is not because they don’t care about keeping their client’s books up to date, it is a practical move so that they and their team can keep on top of the core area of their service to the clients instead of doing bookkeeping as an extra.

It also helps to save money for their client as time becomes very stretched towards the end of the year, and getting their staff to do bookkeeping on top would result in overtime hours you would be billed for. A bookkeeper can do that work in a smaller amount of time (as it is their sole focus) and they bill only for that time used – much better than hiring additional staff to focus solely on this matter.

As an added benefit, a bookkeeper provides a higher advisory level when it comes to your business financials, including helping you identify key areas where your business can save money, adding a lot of real value that you may miss out on with your accountant.

Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today to create a perfect partnership for your business’s financial health.

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

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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.