Whether you’re just starting out or a well-established business ensuring you’re up to date with your bookkeeping is essential. Our chartered accountants can help manage your bookkeeping so you can effectively grow your business.

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What are bookkeeping services?

Bookkeeping can provide you with an accurate, real-time picture of your business, as long as it is done right. Good bookkeeping will help you to see where your finances are up to so you can keep track of a number of things, like how much you have in the bank, who you owe money to and whether there are any invoices overdue. Good bookkeeping will give you the right information so that you can bring in money sooner to improve your cashflow and ensure you’re always on time with paying suppliers within their payment terms. All this can be easily managed through software like Xero.


Why is bookkeeping important?

Bookkeeping is important as it helps give you peace of mind when it comes to accuracy in important documents like VAT returns. You will also be able to see whether your business is struggling or thriving which can lead to you identifying potential issues and areas for improvement. Lastly, consistent bookkeeping allows you to estimate tax bills and budget effectively for these, which will be extremely helpful in the long term.  

Our experienced accountants understand bookkeeping inside and out. They will get to know your business and help you manage these tasks as smoothly and accurately as possible.

What’s the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?

They sound pretty similar which often leads to confusion, but both bookkeeping and accounting services can be handled by a professional accountant like our team.

Thanks to cloud bookkeeping using software like Xero, it is much easier for accountants to offer bookkeeping as a service.

We can combine regular bookkeeping and end of year accounts to provide the highest standard of service to our clients. Through our monthly bookkeeping, we can find opportunities or potential problems early and offer advice ahead of the end of the accounting year and support you in developing your business.

How we can help you

If you’ve been wondering ‘where can I find bookkeeping services near me?’ don’t worry. Jan McDermott Chartered Accountants specialise in all areas of accounting, tax and support for businesses including detailed bookkeeping services. If you need help keeping on top of your financial records, our friendly team of accountants are here to support you and take the stress of bookkeeping off your shoulders.  

Not only will this save you time and energy to put into running your business, but it will also give you assurance that your financial information is in the best possible hands and is being used to help you achieve your business goals.  Our years of experience can even save you money by reducing the chance of human error and missed payments, and keep you on the right side of HMRC.  

Get in touch with our specialists today to take control of your business  bookkeeping needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any type of business including limited companies, partnerships, and self-employed individuals can all benefit from efficient bookkeeping services.  This service is crucial for VAT registered businesses as you will  have ongoing reporting obligations.

Jan McDermott Chartered Accountants are specialists in Xero accounting software.  As a Xero Champion, we will act as your outsourced bookkeepers making sure that all transactions are recorded correctly and in the right period.  Alternatively, we can provide training for you and your team.

Alan Robson

They provide us with a fully outsourced finance function so that our own team can focus on our business. They implemented Xero software from day one of the company meaning that we have real-time visibility of our business at all times, The monthly management accounts meetings we have with Jan really add value to decision-making and strategic planning and we wouldn’t be without them.

Peter Broxton

Their professionalism, expertise and client care are outstanding and they have supported our growing business no end. They look after everything from our bookkeeping, VAT, annual accounts, as well as claiming Research & Development tax relief, preparing budgets and forecasts and assisting with grant claims. The whole team are always responsive, friendly and reliable and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy and efficient firm to look after their business finance requirements.

Scott Hackett

I moved my accounts over to Jan at the beginning of the year and have been extremely impressed with her attention to detail and precision. She’s made it easy for me to understand and manage all the key aspects of my accountancy, as well as offering useful suggestions of ways to improve and make things work more efficiently for me and my business. I’d highly recommend Jan and her team to anyone looking for professional, friendly, and reliable accountants that truly get to know you and offer a tailored service.”

Alistair Evans

Jan McDermott & Co have been our accountants for over 15 years and have not only ensured our accounting records are accurate and legal, but also provided us with first class advice to help us grow. They recommended our move to Xero accounting software which has revolutionised our business, allowing us to create predictable income through the use of Go Cardless Direct Debits, and streamlining our day to day accounting operations. Jan and her team are friendly,  easy to work with and take time to understand a particular problem or situation. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any business that wants an accountancy firm they can grow with and depend on.