Having up to date figures helps you feel less stressed so you can make good business decisions. You can use us as your bookkeeper, we will feel like part of your team. All paperwork will be up to date and filed away. You can avoid losing your evenings by handing the paperwork over to us.
With cloud based software (Quickbooks, Sage One and Xero Accounting) you can keep an eye on the figures with your own log in if you want to.
Right now you need to turn your attention to your customers! You can choose to let us help with your back office work, or get us in to help you handle a your latest project. If you have staff to pay, we can run the wages calculations for you and each employee will get a link to a secure portal - no payslips to print out. We can run the payroll for you if you are a Director or for your staff if you need to pay your team. So let us know if you need help with wages.
If you need help with sending out invoices, BW Bookkeeping will use bookkeeping software to email your invoices to customers and send statements if they don't pay on time. We can make sure the invoices go out looking professional with your logo and all the right details on. We will use a cloud accounting software such as Quickbooks and we can get this set up for you.
Every business with income of £85,000 needs to be aware of VAT. BW Bookkeeping can help you, talk through what you need to do and register for VAT when you need it.
For more information about VAT from HMRC : https://www.gov.uk/topic/business-tax/vat
We will submit the VAT return online. We recommend a cloud based software package such as Quickbooks or Xero for this. We can talk to you about what information you need to file a VAT return.
Handing over time consuming paperwork tasks will save you a headache. Whether you want a filing system set up, to chat about having employees, or a Health and Safety file put together, BW Bookkeeping can help you stay organised. If you are feeling over-loaded, getting admin support can really save you time.
This last month has seen us putting together headed paper for a couple of clients with a template that they can use to write to potential customers.
If you need a monthly chat about goal setting, the results for the year so far and what to do next BW Bookkeeping offers a monthly advisory service alongside the bookkeeping. You can receive a management report pack as well as regular discussions to keep you on track.
Some clients like to monitor average weekly sales, others like an estimate of profits every few months. We will set up reports to show you the numbers you need, so that they are helpful to you. We can talk about your payroll and see if your wages need to be reviewed.
Over the years we have trained bookkeepers in accountancy practices and trained clients who want to learn to do their own bookkeeping. Whether it is help with a particular software package or a bit of 'back to basics' training, BW Bookkeeping are happy to take on a short term contract to get you feeling more confident with updating your own books.
What is the difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper? In most cases, an accountant will help you with your year end and tax calculations, whereas a bookkeeper will help you with invoicing, payments and VAT returns during the year. Bookkeeping is more of a support role.
How much should I put aside for my tax? It is a great idea to put part of the money you get in from customers in a savings account to cover any taxes that become due. How much will depend on your level of income and whether you are VAT registered. Talk this through with us so that you can start putting money aside as it makes paying the tax a lot less stressful.
BW Bookkeeping was set up because business owners need a more flexible approach - phone calls outside of office hours, whatsapp messages rather than lenghty emails and help with a wide range of admin and payroll support on top of the number work.
We are easy to talk to about problems you are facing or plans you have for the future. It can be really helpful to talk through business issues with someone who understands.
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Excellent bookkeeping service and knowledge of the work.
Phil Bass, Dunstable
It was an experiment but BW has done my end of year tax return for 2 years now. Makes it all very easy and answers any questions. Takes all the stress out of my tax return so I can concentrate on my business.
Jaqueline Parkinson, Harpenden
I have never used a bookkeeper before so I was a bit apprehensive. Working with BW has been the best decision we have made recently. I knew we needed help with behind the scenes work and this has been a real relief.
Sam B, Cheshunt