Bookkeeping Tips

Who accounts for all the transactions of a company?
You may have guessed a bookkeeper and you would be right.
A bookkeeper can provide financial reports, manage customer receipts, provide tax information to the government among a multitude of other tasks.

Let’s think about a hotel for example. It takes several key components and key players to make a hotel run smoothly. Booking agents are needed to manage the reservations. Maintenance crews help to repair any damage done to a hotel while janitorial staff helps the hotel to look clean and pristine. If a restaurant sits inside of a hotel, there is also staff to help cook the food and serve guests. These components are all front facing but what about behind the scenes? Who accounts for all the transactions of a company?

You may have guessed a bookkeeper and you would be right.

A bookkeeper can provide financial reports, manage customer receipts, provide tax information to the government among a multitude of other tasks. Keep reading for more detail of what bookkeeping entails and planning strategies for your small business.

Separate Personal Accounts from Business Accounts

Waiting until your business becomes really popular to set up business accounts can be a nightmare. Immediately set up your business accounts and make sure that all transactions are being properly processed through these accounts. Otherwise, trying to sort out what transactions derived from your personal accounts versus your businesses’ bank accounts will be a tough task to tackle.

Make Your Books a Priority

Your business is your baby. It’s easy to get carried away in how you will actually run your business. Bookkeeping should not be pushed to the side because it can hurt you in the long run. having a place for all of your paperwork will save you time and frustration, especially when it comes to tax time. If you find that accounting for all of your business’ transactions is overwhelming, hire a bookkeeper that can help you.

Anticipate Major Spending

While any business owner hopes that a crisis never happens, it can. It is important to have extra money prepared due to emergencies. A contingency plan is also advised in order to prepare for needing extra inventory, supplies and also maintenance and repair for any equipment that can break down.

Utilize Backup Software

Systems such as Quickbooks or Quickbooks online can be useful for you to not only backup any transactional records but have an understanding of your business as a whole financially. Quickbooks, however, is not the only system recommended. There is Xero, Sage, NetSuite, Zoho, and many other systems. PL Consulting will adapt to the needs of your small business.

PL Consulting Can Help You Plan Your Budget!

PL Consulting offers a diverse range of bookkeeping and other financial services. Each of our services is customized to fit the needs of our client and his or her business plan. Our team can help you with each step of your business from organization, to budget, to financial maintenance.  We are located in Pikesville at 119 Old Court Rd Baltimore, MD 21208. Contact us at 410.764.3731 or info@plcfo.com so that we can assist you with your bookkeeping needs. Remember to stay up to date with everything PL Consulting by following us on our social media platforms via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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