Dull for you? Essential for us.
We love bookkeeping. It’s the bedrock of a good set of financial statements, for getting your KPIs right or having a clean bill of health for your VAT return, which is why we have enjoyed helping our clients with it for so long. In fact, some of our most successful relationships have been where clients have left the books to us.
Bookkeeping is also time consuming, as well as maybe a little dull to most people. And whilst it may seem simple, there is still an underlying knowledge around double-entry, how the P&L and balance sheet works and accounting principles that means there is a lot to know. So it prompts the question – would you rather work through the bank statement on a Saturday morning trying to get it right, or rather be doing something fun with the family, or plotting how to take your business forward?
Leave the books to us with our simple process.
The advent of cloud accounting now means a remote bookkeeper is very easy to implement, with almost immediate results. You don’t need to invite them to your home and keep serving the tea anymore. We work on your books remotely and all that is needed from you is a little bit of input.
The first thing we will do is make sure you are truly tech-ready. That is ensuring you are using an established cloud accounting platform (we use both Xero and QuickBooks), synced to your bank account. We then link this to ReceiptBank, which is a fantastic companion for the business owner and bookkeeper and scans, reads and publishes receipts direct to your accounting system. We will give you some very simple training, personalised credentials and set in place a simple process that means bookkeeping becomes a breeze.
All you then need to do is send the receipts. Using ReceiptBank, that’s as easy as forwarding invoices to a dedicated email address or snapping a picture of your receipt with your phone. That then makes its way to us where we take care of the rest.
How often we check in as well is completely up to you. For some, bookkeeping can be dealt with every month, whilst others who want the latest information might benefit from a weekly, or even daily update.
You can feel at ease your records are being looked after and you’ll get your free time back. And to top it off, we’ll even give you a discount on other services such as VAT returns, accounts production and sole trader returns too, because we’ll have been looking after your records, we’ll be as confident as we can be with them.
Still using paper and spreadsheets?
If Cloud technology isn’t your thing yet, or you are still working off spreadsheets and paper, that’s no problem, get in touch. We’ll always encourage you down the digital route for the many benefits and time savings it offers and we can help you do that with our digital boot camp.
Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
If you’ re involved in the CIS, find out how we can help, whether you are a contractor, administering the scheme, or a subcontractor with deductions being made from your pay.
Ready to start the journey?
To get help with your accounts and start freeing up your time to focus on growth, talk to the Mayflower team today.