benefits of a bookkeeper

Do You Run a Small Business and Not Know the Benefits of a Bookkeeper?

No one is going to argue that running a small to medium business in the 2020s is hard, but some will argue that you make running it harder than it needs to be. One area that many business owners are feeling they are gaining a lot is by doing their accounting and bookkeeping.

Whilst the thinking may be that you are saving yourself money, it is more often a false economy because you are losing considerable time in every other area whilst you are dedicated to just one.

Granted, handing over the financial aspects of your company is a big trust hurdle to get over, especially if your business is on the ropes. Spending a little bit of your time talking with other business owners who use bookkeeping services to aid with their business financial aspects may open your eyes to how much easier your work can be. Find out more benefits of a bookkeeper…

Time is a Commodity

A qualified bookkeeper saves small businesses time by keeping track of a business’s finances and preparing accurate financial reports. In doing this, the business owner finds their time freed up to concentrate on growing the business with the help of a genuine financial roadmap.

This not only frees up more time to concentrate on marketing and sales – the key areas that a business needs to reach new clients – but also provides peace of mind that everything is running as it should with your financial side of the business.

Saving Money

Bookkeeping services are just as qualified as accountants to handle all of your business accounts, which is why accountants partner up with bookkeepers to get a more accurate financial forecast for their clients.

The benefits of a bookkeeper is that they help small businesses save money, by ensuring that the company is claiming all of the deductions and tax credits that it is entitled to, as well as being able to help negotiate better terms with suppliers and lenders. Bookkeepers can also identify what you are unnecessarily spending money on, such as expired licences and areas that can be reduced with better packages.

Expertise and Guidance

When small businesses want to get to the next stage and grow to medium, it is a time when they don’t realise how essential their bookkeeping is to the process. Experienced bookkeepers bring valuable expertise and guidance to ensure that your business has a solid financial footing for growth.

This expertise helps your overall business plan, financial goals and projections and is essential for securing funds from investors, showcasing that you have everything in order financially and tremendous organisation of where your money goes and how it is documented.

If you own a small business, bookkeeping services in Manchester are the avenue that you need to grow. Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today.

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

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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.