Do I Need A Bookkeeper If I Have An Accountant?

The roles of accountants and bookkeepers are very different, although there are times when there is a certain amount of crossover.
Your accountant is the person who will formally present your finalised accounts to HMRC (aka The Tax Man).

We’re not here to replace your accountant; we leave the auditing and taxation to them. A bookkeeper can make the accountant’s life easier by getting the accounting records to a good stage.

In any business we believe having proper books is the key to success and longevity. Every business transaction needs to be recorded and be recorded in the right way and in the right place. The books are where a business owner goes to answer questions; they show the financial health of the business.

Some businesses do not take this role as seriously as they could and then can be unaware of the effect that bad accounting records are having on the business.

As Bookkeepers we can undertake your regular day-to-day bookkeeping and payroll requirements, we fill the void that is usually taken up by the business owner or by an employee of the business.

As your bookkeeper we’re the ones that capture and record all your day to day transactions and presents a very neat set of data to your accountant so that he can prepare the final Accounts for the tax man. But that is only the tip of the iceberg…
Our bookkeeping service incorporates everything up to trial balance, including bank reconciliations, VAT returns, payroll journals and other general bookkeeping functions.
Essentially a bookkeeper is there to help the business owner by giving him or her more time to run their business and by doing so, allows the owner to focus on being more profitable.