January 2014

It's taken us 20 years to work this one out............


Since we started BookCheck in 1994, so hey it's our 20th birthday, we've always handled all the bookkeeping (apart from the sales side) as the basis for producing Management Accounts. But recently we realised that we haven't properly described the two as combined, we've showed them as two distinct services on our menus, our email signatures, our cards - everywhere. So at long last we have rebranded throughout BookCheck to "Bookkeeping with Management Accounts". It's subtle but important that we are clear.

So not just Bookkeeping and not just Management Accounts but the two together. What differentiates us from a firm of bookkeepers or a firm of accountants is our guarantee that all our Management Accounts are both thoroughly checked and issued personally by a qualified accountant.

So before you reach 20, or even if you have, it's worth checking that you really do explain clearly what your business does. Being clear to you is not enough.

Take a peep at our website and see if you think we have 'done the job' - we would very much appreciate your comments.

Anthony Pilkington, Managing Director, BookCheck Ltd

January is always a good month for our business, I wonder why.....

Looking at our historical figures, January is usually a buoyant month for enquiries and this year is no exception. In one day alone we had three red hot prospects - in Derby, London and Bristol. So we wonder why, also whether it would apply to other businesses.

The reasons for the three enquiries might help to explain. The first is very poor quality bookkeeping and that from a firm quite well known by some. We were shocked by the lack of reconciliations and whole bits missing. The part time FD quite rightly demanded quality, hence a change. The second is a care home under bank 'scrutiny' having reverted some years ago to handling the bookkeeping themselves, now of course without any Management Accounts. The third is a children's nursery, expanding to more sites, needing essential Management Accounts for control.

So where might January fit? Perhaps because it gives a bit of quiet time to think, to review, to consider a change. Now how do we replicate that every month?

In our 'quiet' time we have revamped our website. At last after 20 years we clearly explain, we hope you agree, what we do and where we fit. Take a peep here to see how we integrate Bookkeeping with Management Accounts in both Sage and Xero www.bookcheck.co.uk

Have a great 2014 in your business      

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