Bookkeeping describes the processes for recording financial transactions, including:
Bookkeeping is one of the most important processes your company will carry out, because all other processes depend on it, including:
Most accountancy systems will only produce accurate accounts if there is a solid and reliable bookkeeping process underpinning them.
There are no specific penalties for bookkeeping, but, if you do not keep adequate records for your business, you may end up with a fine of up to £3,000 for poor record-keeping.
If your bookkeeping is inadequate, you could end up with other errors in your records.
For example, if you reclaim 20 per cent for an invoice that is not actually tax allowable, this would show up on your VAT return.
That could then mean you having to pay a fine from HMRC for reporting your VAT inaccurately.
The same applies to other taxes and returns.
This is something you can do yourself, but outsourcing it will save you a vast amount of time. It also ensures items are accurate, while optimising your tax returns.
By doing your bookkeeping for you, we can maximise your tax relief, and make sure you avoid any fines for poor record-keeping.
If HMRC ever did inspect your accounts, you would then have carefully formulated records.
The right bookkeeping software can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to get purchase invoices and receipts into your accountancy system.
Using software is also a great way of keeping your records safe.
At Venn Accounts, we use Receipt Bank and Hubdoc to streamline bookkeeping processes.
We’ll set you up with the appropriate software, ensuring your accounting is regular, and fed through to us for ongoing analysis and processing.
This way, we keep everything you do clear and up to date.
As a Xero subscriber, you get Hubdoc included free as part of your package.
Our advice is that you should be performing bookkeeping for your small business as regular as possible. If you’re only doing it monthly, quarterly or even annually, it can create several issues and problems, including:
Our online bookkeeping service provides the cornerstone for your business accounting, giving you regular reports on all your transactions and balances when you need them.
This gives you a firm base to operate on financially, and gives you the opportunity to take advantage of our other services, including:
We keep things straightforward, streamlined and simple for you.
Any small business or startup investing in any of the above accounting services will receive Amnual accounts discounted rate after choosing Venn Accounts as your bookkeeping accountant.
Operating from our London head office, Venn Accounts a traditional accounting firm. We are committed to ensuring all our clients are completely clear about what we can do for them, while fully supporting them every step of the way.
Contact us and speak to a member of our team about our annual account service.