Posted on September 7th, 2021 by Diane Dos Santos in Business Support Services

The Importance of Bookkeeping for Your Business

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Starting a business can be a stressful time for business owners with many tasks to sort through from accounting, marketing, hiring employees, and general operations – each of these tasks are important and influence the success of your business.

Bookkeeping usually ends up low on the priority list, as does the bookkeeping system that is utilized.  Often the year-end reporting is due and you find your shoebox or drawer is full of receipts, and then it becomes both daunting and overwhelming to deal with.  Creating a bookkeeping system early on can make the difference between a successful business and a failure.

A solid bookkeeping method, in conjunction with a bookkeeping system, can make it easier for you to manage your books.  Not only will this save you time, but money as well, leaving you time to work on the business.

Finding the right accounting program is just as important as finding the right accountant or lawyer.  Online accounting software such as QuickBooks and Xero can offer you the ability to run accurate and real-time reports.  The better the setup, the more meaningful the reports.

Bookkeeping is an essential part of any business and when done correctly can offer many benefits.  This task should be done as often as possible to ensure accuracy.   If time is constrained, you may want to look at outsourcing your bookkeeping to a professional. Outsourcing can reduce error and be very cost-effective.

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About the Author

Diane Dos SantosSenior Manager | CPB

Diane joined DJB’s Burlington office in 2005 providing business support services to owner-managed businesses within Hamilton and Halton region.
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