People raise their eyebrows when the topic turns to bookkeeping and other financial issues. It’s considered “unsexy”. We think it’s strange when you consider how money is portrayed in the media. How many films and TV dramas centre onmoney? Not that our own bookkeeping offices in Balby, Doncaster are that dramatic! Yet what we do know is that bookkeeping may seem mundane but watch the business world fall apart should all bookkeepers down tools.
Yes, you have more important things to consider. But that’s exactly the point. Weeks roll by and that “sort invoices” on your ‘to do’ list keeps migrating to the following week without getting done. You are too busy and anyway it takes ages to keep an accurate set of books and financial records. So wouldn’t you like to have the peace of mind that your responsibilities are being met every month and you can skip the panic at year end?
There are solutions to make your business life easier
Imagine if you could simply snap your invoices and receipts on your phone and hand them over for someone else to manage? Sound good doesn’t it? Think how many more things you could actually achieve for your business with additional time. What would happen if you outsourced payroll and even credit control?
We should learn to play to our strengths and not try to manage everything
The thing is sometimes your passion for garden design, hat making, cake decorating or childcare leads you into the business world. We might be incredibly talented at what we do but can we manage our business finances? The answer is: not always. Why should you suddenly become conversant with bookkeeping, VAT, end of years etc.??
What you find easy others find difficult and vice versa
Therefore we say: why struggle with something when there are professionals on hand to take away your pain? What you find easy others find difficult and there’s no shame in admitting bookkeeping isn’t a strong point. Help is here. Just call for a bookkeeper and your problem is magically solved – well, more or less.
Bookkeeping shouldn’t be an optional extra because business finance underpins everything you are working towards. In fact, by compiling accurate records you will save accountants fees as they need good quality records from which to compile annual accounts.
How might a bookkeeper work for your business?
Every business is different and inevitably their needs differ. You might be flat out running or building a business and you simply don’t have the time to complete your books accurately or regularly. You might wish to have a bookkeeper visit your office premises but think you simply can’t afford that type of service. Some bookkeepers offer an onsite service that offers tremendous flexibility. and may be more economical than you might imagine. You may feel daunted by the range of accounting software packages. Zenza offers training packages and can also manage Sage, Xero, Quickbooks, Clearbooks and VT Transactions to name just a few.
You may be in a position where your business has grown and you now need to hand over your books to a bookkeeping service that offers payroll services and even credit control. This can be a daunting step but you can talk through how this might be achieved over a cup of tea. We have experience of helping businesses to recruit the appropriate staff members, to putting systems and procedures in place. We can even offer an on-going professional support package to include cover for annual leave, sickness and maternity, in addition to interim quality checks.
If you’d like to pursue your own bookkeeping skills we also offer accredited bookkeeping training. This training is nationally accredited by the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)
Finally, what we are saying is don’t be afraid of bookkeeping. There are many solutions to fit your specific business need and we are more than happy to help you find the one to suit you. Contact us now and tick ‘bookkeeping’ off your worry list.