Bookkeepers and Accountants

Bookkeepers and Accountants: Creating Great Value

It is easy to assume that bookkeepers and accountants are the same. Many of their services and expertise overlap, but you may be surprised that their separate and distinct roles and responsibilities often work well together.

Bookkeeping services play a big role in supporting the work of an accountant, helping support their clients with small business bookkeeping solutions on their records and finances. At Pebbles Bookkeeping Services in Manchester, we thought it was a good time in the year to discuss what a bookkeeper can do for an accountant.

Bespoke Client Support

Whilst an accountant is responsible for the tax side of their clients, a bookkeeper’s role is to fully understand the client needs, both in financial terms and company growth.

A bookkeeper’s role is a more personal one, with a bespoke tailoring of services to work around what the client needs. As accountants have a responsibility to a number of businesses, a bookkeeper can bridge between the business and the accountant for a much smoother process of delivering accurate records and tax documentation for the financial year end – helping to reduce stress and panic over deadlines.

Full Support with Existing Clients and Workload

Bookkeepers are not just a great hand with new clients that accountants take on board. They also can help accountants with their existing clients – including the troubled or tricky ones who always have issues with their records or financials.

Many small businesses struggle to make the time to conduct their financial recording and expense counting, leading to a mad New Year scramble to deep-dive into records. As capacity in January is maxed with every client, a bookkeeper can aid the accountant in helping each client streamline the process and not incur additional working hours from their accountant.

Meeting Deadlines

Bookkeeping services work to strict deadlines and conduct their work with accuracy, minimizing the back-and-forth process so that things are done correctly with no room for error ahead of submission deadlines.

A qualified bookkeeper will be on the ground doing all of the monthly and quarterly chasing to ensure everything is as stress-free as possible and smooth sailing for all parties. All reports and documents are uniformly formatted to make life and time simpler for the accountant, meaning they can concentrate on their core value to the client and not have to dip into other areas.

These are just a few ways a bookkeeper adds great value to an accountant, serving a higher value from their time and services. Whether you are an accountant or a small business, Pebbles bookkeeping services in Manchester are here to help.

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

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.

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.”

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.

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.”

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.