A bookkeeper can be an invaluable part of your business

  • 26th October 2015
  • News
  • Stewart Hindley

When running any kind of business, it is crucial to keep a close eye on your financial incomings and outgoings. There will be many different financial matters to think about when you are running a bed and breakfast or hotel, and it can be difficult to keep track of everything on your own, particularly if you have a large business which employs several staff and includes elements such as a restaurant. For these reasons, it is always advisable to consider the service of a professional bookkeeper.

Many people avoid using bookkeepers as they see it as an unnecessary expenditure, but in terms of the time and stress saved, the investment will usually be well worth it. They will prepare your accounts and keep you fully informed and up to date about the progress of your business. If there are any issues with your finances, you need to know as soon as possible so you can take immediate action; using a bookkeeper will enable you to do this, as you are unlikely to be able to stay so up to date with everything if you are dealing with it all on your own.

The service your bookkeeper provides will depend on the size and nature of your business. If you are running a large hotel, daily trading accounts will need to be produced, but a weekly or monthly report is likely to be sufficient for a small guest house or B&B. These reports will take all your incomings and outgoings into account, including earnings, taxes, insurance, utility bills and many others, setting this against your total profits so you can ensure your business is performing as it should be.

You want to give your B&B or hotel every chance of success, and by hiring a bookkeeper, you are making a valuable investment in its future. We can offer bookkeeping support to your hospitality business, helping you to stay up to speed with your finances and aiding organisation. Contact us now for a quote or to find out about the various different accounting services we can offer.

Stewart Hindley

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