It’s Time to Find That Bookkeeper!

Christmas time is here but it is another week forward towards the end of the financial year, and although you just want to enjoy the festivities – there is that financial cloud hanging over your head.

Critical Month

December is a critical month after all, and nowhere more than in your bookkeeping areas. Many small business owners don’t find adequate time for their financial records over the Christmas period and tend to put things back to the new year when things settle down. This makes things much harder and short of time.

There is a lot to be done before the year-end books are signed off on and you need to be focused. Small business owners have a December focus on hitting goals, assessing the budget and getting everything for the festive season – both professionally and personally.

Bookkeeper Aid

December is a time when bookkeeping services can come aboard and comb through your bookkeeping and make sure everything is in order. This includes pouring through your assets and liabilities.

December is the best time to have a bookkeeper do these end-of-year procedures and checks shortly before the end of the calendar year – especially if you have done little to no bookkeeping over the business year.

Information You Will Need Compiling

The last thing you want to be faced with as soon as you enter the new year is beginning to compile all required information for your accountant for January 31st. It is also the last position you want to find yourself in because your accountant will be extremely busy with all clients and won’t have as much time to help as you may need.

This is where bookkeeping services in Manchester come to your aid. Whether you operate as a sole trader or a limited company, many of the records required will be fairly similar. You will need all of your business income and expenses so that the business profit can be calculated.

The areas a bookkeeper can help you collate and get prepared are your petty cash records, bank statements for business accounts, chequebooks, stock value, purchase invoices and receipts, sales income records and payroll records.

A bookkeeper will also help with credit card statements, finance agreements, loan statements and any other expenditure that wasn’t paid directly through the business. As well as these, your bookkeeper will help keep on top of assets and equipment purchases over the year – or assets that were scrapped, sold or disposed of – copies of VAT returns submitted, mileage records and dividends paid to shareholders or drawings paid.

Year-End Help

It may come down to not requiring all of the above documents, but a bookkeeper will help you to understand and collate all the information required so that your accountant is not chasing back and forth to get the information for you.

If you need help with your bookkeeping, contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today to make sure everything is in line for your financial year’s end.

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.

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.”
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.”

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.

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.”