Do I need a bookkeeper or an accountant?

Lots of people ask me what the difference is between an accountant and a bookkeeper. My answer is that in most cases accountants are important for filing your accounts and tax return, and a bookkeeper is the one who supports you with running the business.

Written by BW Bookkeeping and Project Solutions - Fri 6th Nov 2020

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Our clients know that when they need to decide whether they can afford to buy equipment, we can have a chat and we can give them up to date figures to help them make a decision.

If they need a loan, their figures are up to date, ready to submit to the bank.

If they have an unexpected cost to cover, I can tell them which customers owe money so we can have a chat about who to send statements to.

At the end of the year, we can send the figures with supporting documents to the accountant, and they can work their magic for the tax man. We can answer their questions and set up the payment for the tax when the figure is finalised.

So the best plan is to have a bookkeeper supporting you throughout the year with making business decisions and an accountant to have an overview once a year and submit the right figures to Companies House and HMRC.

Contact BW Bookkeeping if you would like to chat about how we could help you.

BW Bookkeeping and Project Solutions

58 Crosslands
Caddington
Nr Dunstable
Luton
BEDS
LU1 4ER

07825 152951

jen@bwbps.co.uk

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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

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