Software Training

Business owners have plenty to consider and mull over when deciding how to keep their books. One choice is hiring professional bookkeeping services in Manchester – or the other is dedicating what time you can to bookkeeping software training.

At Pebbles Bookkeeping Services, we always recommend taking an outsourced bookkeeper on board, not just because it is business for a firm like ours. A bookkeeper works so that your attention turns to the running and growth of your business – the area where your strengths should be put to work. Yes, there is an initial cost that may seem like a luxury when you first start your business, but it saves you a lot of money throughout the year and helps keep you balanced.

Dedicating Your Time

Should you decide to dedicate the time to doing your bookkeeping, there is software you can use to make it more streamlined – and the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping provides training on a variety of speciality bookkeeping software to choose from.

Of course, using this bookkeeping method will depend on what type of device you use (iMac, laptop, or desktop computer) and if it is internet-based. Consider how much it will cost you in subscriptions or required updates as the years move on. When you calculate all of the time and effort you put in that distracts you from other aspects of your work – and the costs involved – you should weigh it against the cost of small business bookkeeping solutions through an outsourced bookkeeper.

If you decide that the software is a cost-effective investment for your business, you will need to know how to use it and exactly the depth of information it provides for you.

Learning the Software

As with anything, there are different software available that do several accounting services. Understanding which software is ideal for your business can come with a bookkeeper’s knowledge. A bookkeeper does much more than manage records and invoices, they are also experts in accounting software and provide training for their clients on how to use these simple to complex software packages to better suit their business financial health.

As well as providing bookkeeping software training, our team can offer ongoing support for discussions and action plans on improving your business’s financial standing and exploring avenues for improvement.

If you would like to learn more about software packages that can improve your time, money, and business growth, contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today for small business bookkeeping solutions that help you prosper.

What our clients say…

“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.”


Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

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.

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

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