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Why You Need a Bookkeeper

  • December 9, 2022

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As a new business owner you may not be aware of the amount of support you actually need until things start ramping up and you suddenly start having to make payments that you weren't expecting. You started your business because you are good at the thing that you know, but what if the thing that you know isn't money? 

Some businesses are fine to be run by just one person who understands the way that money works, but you don't actually have to do things this way if you don't want to. You can easily choose to run your business in a way that supports you having somebody working your money for you and that could be a reason that you need to have a bookkeeper. Why would your business need a bookkeeper? Having a bookkeeper with good accounting knowledge on your team will help you to budget your income for your business and prepare all of your tax returns. Is also going to help you to manage all of your money while you are busy doing what you know how to do best; Running your business. 

So, if you hadn't thought about having one before perhaps the reasons below would give you cause to believe that it's a good idea to have a bookkeeper on your side.

  • You will always be prepared for tax time. Even if you're not a business owner, tax time is a difficult time of the year. Trying to remember where you've hidden all over your own receipts and which documents you're supposed to file is not always easy. You live a busy life, so why not allow somebody else to do it for you, somebody who already has the know-how that's necessary at tax time? A bookkeeper is exactly what you need, and they are going to be an integral part of your accounting team if you have one.
  • You will always have an accurate budget. A big part of your business is going to be in ensuring that you are able to follow your budget, without over spending your money. It's not the easiest thing to do because as a business owner you may already know how important it is to line that budget up to make sure everything is working the way that it should. Instead of trying to manage this yourself, having a bookkeeper keeping your budget on track is going to help you and take that off your plate. You need as many people as possible taking the heavy lifting off of your plate so that you can concentrate on the things that really do matter.
  • Saving you both time and money. With having a bookkeeper you are absolutely tackling two birds with one stone. You'll be saving time when it comes to organization in your business and you'll save money by knowing exactly every single expense and credit that comes through your doors. Your bookkeeper can keep a close eye on all of your income and outgoings and this will help you to ensure that you have exactly what you need to keep your business moving.