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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"We know choosing the right bookkeeper is important. Browse our FAQs to learn more about our services and how we can help your business thrive."

  • What is the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant?
    Bookkeepers handle the day-to-day recording of financial transactions. Accountants analyse that data, offer strategic financial advice, and handle complex tax preparation.
  • Why is bookkeeping important for my business?
    Accurate bookkeeping gives you a clear picture of your business's financial health. It helps you make informed decisions, stay organized for tax season, and identify opportunities for growth.
  • What are the common mistakes small businesses make with their bookkeeping?
    Common mistakes include mixing business and personal accounts, not tracking expenses carefully, falling behind on reconciliation, and trying to manage complex tax matters without professional help.
  • How often should I reconcile my bank accounts?
    Ideally, you should reconcile bank accounts monthly. This ensures your records are accurate, helps you catch errors quickly, and can prevent fraud.
  • What is MTD (Making Tax Digital) and how can a bookkeeper help me stay compliant?
    MTD (Making Tax Digital) is a government initiative to digitise the UK tax system. As part of this, VAT-registered businesses must now keep digital records and submit returns using MTD-compatible software. A bookkeeper can ensure you use the right software, manage your records correctly, and submit your returns on time to stay compliant.
  • I'm worried about HMRC audits. How can bookkeeping protect my business?
    Accurate, well-maintained bookkeeping records are your best defense against an HMRC audit. If an audit does occur, having detailed records demonstrates transparency and greatly reduces the risk of issues or penalties.
  • Can bookkeeping help me plan for tax and avoid surprises?
    Yes! With up-to-date bookkeeping, you won't be scrambling at tax time. You'll have a clear picture of your income and expenses throughout the year, allowing you to estimate your tax liability and plan your payments accordingly.
  • How does accurate bookkeeping help me secure business loans or investments?
    Potential lenders and investors want to see organised financial records before committing funds. Clear bookkeeping demonstrates that your business is well-managed, making it a more attractive prospect for loans or investments.
  • What bookkeeping software do you work with?
    We are proficient in Sage Line 50, Sage Cloud Accounts, Xero, and QuickBooks. This ensures we can integrate seamlessly with your existing systems.
  • Do you offer payroll services?
    Yes! We offer a full range of payroll services. You can find more details and our pricing structure on our Payroll Pricing page. Payroll-Pricing.
  • Can you help with VAT returns?
    Absolutely. We utilise MTD (Making Tax Digital) compliant software to manage your VAT returns accurately and efficiently.
  • What are your fees and pricing structures?
    Our standard rate for day-to-day bookkeeping services is £22 per hour. For payroll services, please refer to our Payroll Pricing page, for detailed pricing information.
  • How do I get started with your bookkeeping services?
    It's easy! You can reach out to us via email, phone, or by filling out the form on our Get In Touch page. We'll then discuss your needs and tailor a plan for you.
  • How secure is my financial information with you?
    We take data security very seriously. We protect your information through 2-stage authentication and by using Google Workspace, a platform with robust security features, for emails, file sharing, and storage.
  • Do I need to be located in a specific area to work with you?
    No, thanks to the power of digital accounting software, we can work with clients regardless of location.
  • What kind of support do you offer your clients?
    We pride ourselves on being responsive and supportive. You can expect timely communication, clear guidance, and assistance whenever you need it within our working hours.
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