Why would I use a bookkeeper if I already have an accountant?

This is a question you may find yourself considering. You are running a small business and you have an accountant but somehow you still feel like you need more help...

Written by BW Bookkeeping and Project Solutions Ltd - Thu 26th Jan 2023

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One of our clients had an accountant but when they crossed the VAT threshold they didn't notice and their accountant didn't work on the books until so many months later they ended up with a fine.

One of our clients said he comes out of his accountant's office once a year feeling more confused than he was before the meeting.  He doesn't doubt his accountant is doing a good job but he came to us because he wanted to be able to discuss the business with someone he would understand.  Our team is able to find a way to explain the issues in straightforward language so that no one leaves feeling more confused than when they started.

We often see our clients at their place of business, so that they don't have that 'dentist waiting room' feeling like the one they experience when they go to their accountant.

Sometimes we also hear about accountants insisting on software that the client doesn't understand or find it easy to use.  We offer support for Quickbooks, Xero, Business Central, Clearbooks and we would happily use another type if that is what the client needed.

If you want the hand holding, day to day support and someone easy to talk to, there is no doubt that you need a bookkeeper as well as the accountant to work on the year end.

BW Bookkeeping and Project Solutions Ltd.

6 Keats Court,
Eaton Ford,
St Neots,
PE19 7LX

07825 152951


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Outstanding! BWBPS sorted out my books then provided me with the support and training I needed to get everything up to date and back on track. Friendly, professional service which I would highly recommend.
Cake Company St Neots

I learned more about how to direct my business in 20 minutes talking to Jen at BW Bookkeeping than in 4 years of meetings with my accountant.
Rob L, Aston Clinton

BW Bookkeeping is a breath of fresh air in the accounting sector. Supporting our businesses with skill and focus. Allowing management to to run the day to day projects and not be snowed under with delivery notes , wages and tax. The suggestions and input Jen and the team have implemented over our company are simple but brilliant as all the best ideas are. We love collaboration with BW Bookkeeping to support us in, not only running the day to day company but also building our buisness.
Joseph Walsh, St Neots

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