Entries by Kim Deere

5 Ways to add value as a bookkeeper vs Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Bookkeeping, the task that most business owners hate, find painful, boring and time consuming.  In my experience, they try saving money getting it done by trying to manage it themselves, usually unsuccessfully, or they think their sisters, brothers, mothers, aunties or teenage children can do it rather than hiring a professional bookkeeper!  I believe that the reason […]

Bookkeeping Myths

Bookkeeping Myths Bookkeeping can be a confusing trade and can be hard to tackle for businesses trying to run every aspect of their operations by themselves. Some people even think that bookkeepers are jargon-spouting number crunchers that overcomplicate finances and charge extortionate rates for a superfluous service. These negative stereotypes of bookkeeping stand to the […]

Month End Checklist

Good Morning! So Monday morning is here and I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I wanted to share some tips of what should happen every month to ensure you get the best information from your systems.  This may be what your bookkeeper would do anyway, but it is worth knowing so you can […]

Introducing The Cloud

Introducing ‘The Cloud’ When accounting systems first became popular, the business would require a server, someone to manage the server and all related IT and infrastructure functions, backups and end user support. This was very costly and often businesses would lose months of work because the backups were failing and no one had noticed, or […]

Receipt Bank – the benefits

Owning a small business is exciting. You get to do what you love, day in, day out. But traditionally, small business accounting isn’t exciting. So how can we change this stereotype and make accounting fun and easy?

Making Tax Digital – are you ready?

Owning a small business is exciting. You get to do what you love, day in, day out. But traditionally, small business accounting isn’t exciting. So how can we change this stereotype and make accounting fun and easy?

The challenge of Mobile and Smartphone growth

Why business owners need to face up to the challenge of Mobile and Smartphone growth The business landscape is not simply evolving; it’s changing dramatically, thanks to mobile technology. Back in 1992 a 22-year-old test engineer sent the world’s first text message. Today, more than 8 trillion texts are sent each year and in October […]

When Should You Hire an Accountant?

I get asked this question a lot. I hope you find this useful. If you do decide to go for Xero, please sign up for your free trial here and then get in touch so we can assist you to make the most of this solution. We also offer bookkeeping services if you need them!  If you […]