Tips for Organising Your Bookkeeping This Christmas
Christmas is a notoriously hectic time for retailers. With December almost upon us, now is the time to begin planning ahead to ensure a successful (and hassle-free) month of bookkeeping.
Whether you’ll be working right through or you’ll have a break over the festive period, these Christmas bookkeeping tips should help you keep your books in order – no matter how busy you get.
Keep receipts safe
Business expenses are easy to lose track off, especially if you’re not in the habit of storing receipts in one safe, secure location. Trying to track down receipts at the end of the month can quickly turn into a nightmare when you have been casually placing receipts into drawers, pockets and numerous ‘safe places’ each month.
Make life easier for yourself – choose a safe place for your receipts and make a habit of returning receipts and slips there at the end of each working day.
Try cloud accounting tools
Cloud accounting tools, like Xero, have revolutionised the way businesses manage their finances. Using the latest Cloud tools, you can handle all of your business admin using one centralised dashboard. From payroll and invoicing to reporting and expense claims – Xero can take care of it all and much, much more.
Dedicate time for admin
Administration tasks don’t rank highly on many people’s to-do list. However, in order to prevent an admin pile up it’s important to set time aside each week (or each day during the busy Christmas period) to sort through your paperwork. Not only will this save you a lot of confusion and frustration at the end of each month, you will also find you have a much clearer picture of how your business is performing on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis. This is something that is essential during busy periods.
Get professional help if you need it
Do you struggle to keep on top of the books when it’s busy? How about when it’s quiet? If you find bookkeeping a battle, why not get a little help from the experts. An experienced accountant will be able to help you save time, money, and even pay less tax too.
At UWM Accountants, we’ve been helping Leeds and UK-based businesses for more than 30 years. Our team can help you to improve your cash flow, keep up to date with invoicing, and keep financial records in check.
Contact UWM Accountants
From bookkeeping services to Cloud Accounting support, UWM Accountants is equipped to deal with the financial needs of your business. Our friendly and supportive team have helped hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses conquer their finances – and we can help you to.
Get in touch today to chat to our friendly team about bookkeeping services for your business.