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How do you manage finances and bookkeeping?

Discussion in 'Accounting and Legal' started by eitstuff, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. eitstuff

    eitstuff New Member

    Hello everyone,
    I was wondering how do you manage your finances and your bookkeeping.
    Do you have a "normal" bank account and manage the bookkeeping by yourself (or with the help of a professional), or do you use some online service to automate or help with that?

    Thank you very much
  2. deepgc

    deepgc New Member


    As an accountant here, it would depend on a few things really:
    - The size of your business, i.e. do you employ, do you have a large turnover with lots of small transactions, are you business transactions "complex"
    - The nature of the business, is it a simple services business or more complex such as buying / selling a product?
    - Do you need strong financial control, i.e. to keep track of debtors / creditors?
    - Your personal expertise with IT software

    If it's a simple business, I would recommend you open a separate bank account to keep your business transactions separate to your personal transactions, this makes analysis much easier.

    Simple bookkeeping can also be done in Excel, although for bigger businesses which require a more sophisticated system to manage payments - Sage Line 50 may be more appropriate.

    Have a look online, you'll find accounting spreadsheet templates here and there, and as long as you're consistent with what you do, and also record the main details (date, cost, nature of transaction, description), you can't go wrong :)

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