Why A Small Business Needs To Outsource Their Bookkeeping

When you’re running a small business it’s easy to let financial admin slip while you’re busy with the day-to-day tasks of growing your business. Having a clear picture of your business finances is imperative in order for you to make informed and accurate decisions.


The Upside of Delegating Your Bookkeeping

As a small business owner, it is vital that you are able to monitor the performance of your business. However when you are also the Marketing Manager, Financial Director, Social Media Manager, Production Manager, Logistics Manager and so much more it is difficult to keep the constant focus that all those roles require.

Many business owners find it difficult to let go and delegate the role of managing key business functions to someone else. It’s not an easy mindset to change but if you want your business to grow it won’t happen if all your time is spent stuck chasing invoice payments. One research study showed that 53% of business owners believe that they can grow their business by more than 20% by delegating only 10% of their workload to someone else. That’s a significant increase. Rather than spending your weekend doing the books, you can enjoy some downtime, which will help you be more productive when you’re back at work.


Tasks To Delegate

Many business owners shy away from outsourcing their bookkeeping because they think they’re saving money by doing it themselves. Time spent coding projects is time that could be spent bringing in new business and developing sales. Most owners don’t have the time, desire or expertise to painstakingly keep track of their accounts – particularly if a business is growing rapidly. By outsourcing it to a professional, who will be able to do it quicker and better than you, it will free up your time to develop sales leads and grow your business.

Company invoicing

Sending out quotes

Chasing payments

Setting up online accounting software, such as Xero and QuickBooks

Generate profitability reports

Clear and accurate project costs

Sales teams reports

Keeping track of everything makes submitting your tax return a lot easier at the end of the tax year. You can be sure that everything will be in order

As your business grows, you can scale up your bookkeeping or cut back if you required

Bank and credit reconciliations

Purchase order management

Expense claims


An Outsourced Bookkeeper

A dedicated Buy Time bookkeeper can work wherever and whenever they are needed. They work as an integral part of your team to support your business or household. They are able to flex with your  requirements, providing more or less hours as is necessary and therefore reducing the financial strain whilst supporting your business grow. We are also able to provide holiday cover etc. so your business is never without support.

Our focus is our client. We therefore offer a flexible and transparent pricing structure. With no contract, subscription charges or minimum usage requirement, there are no real overheads to consider. Simply ‘buy time’ as it’s needed. We support businesses and individuals starting out on their journey as well as more established organisations. Many clients have been with us for years: our long-term relationships have benefited from this approach for well over a decade.

If you would like to have an informal chat about how a dedicated bookkeeper can help you and your business, please do get in touch at or 0203 292 0566.



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