Of Equal Importance

accountant and bookkeeper

Have you ever responded to the question ‘Do you have a bookkeeper?’ with ‘I already have an accountant, thanks?’ If you have, you are not alone – many people tend to get the impression that an accountant and bookkeeper are the same. It can be easy to make that assumption, too! After all, they have a lot of areas of service that cross each other.

However, when you look into it a bit further, you understand that having bookkeeping services working alongside your accountant is of equal importance – and they help each other to be better for you – the client.

Business Health

In the work of finance and numbers, small business bookkeeping solutions play a pivotal role that all too often goes underestimated. They play an integral part in your business health as your accountant does.

Bookkeepers are the architects of your financial records, meticulously documenting every transaction and expense for the solid foundation your accountant needs to do their job efficiently. Bookkeepers work on accuracy with your daily financial data, keeping you compliant at all times with tax regulations to avoid costly fines for accounting errors.

More Money Spent

Yes, bookkeepers are an expense for your company as much as having an accountant is. However, hiring skilled bookkeeping services in Manchester is often more cost-effective than relying solely on your accountant.

An accountant’s main focus is on more complex financial analysis for your business. Their focus is not on handling routine tasks for your business – that will come at an additional charge in most cases for taking them away from their core duties. A bookkeeper is more cost-effective in releasing those burdens from the accountant’s workload.

The timely reports that a bookkeeper generates will also help the accountants with the data they need to make informed decisions, especially around tax season and any audits.

Better Organization

Bookkeeping services are much more than simply making your financial records easier for your accountant to assess your company’s health – they also provide many strategic insights.

If your records have any discrepancies, a bookkeeper will identify them very early and help you avoid the financial risks, potential fraud, and financial mismanagement you have unknowingly forced upon yourself. As you want to grow your business, you will need financial stability and transparency to scale your operations – and make informed decisions.

An accountant can do many things that bookkeeping services provide, but they also need bookkeepers on their side to help them do their job more effectively. Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today for small business bookkeeping solutions tailored to your business.

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

“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.”
Mark Gray, Taylor Made Finance Ltd

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.

James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

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