A guide to bookkeeping for businesses

Bookkeeping is the process of keeping records about your business’ transactions, such as income and expenses. These records are useful when it’s time to prepare your accounts and tax returns, so HMRC can work out how much tax you owe.

Accurate and regular bookkeeping also helps you make sure that your business is in great financial shape. Good bookkeeping can help you make sure you get paid on time, and don’t overspend.

Here you can download our bookkeeping guide. It explains what bookkeeping is, and what systems you can use. It will also guide you through doing your own bookkeeping, versus outsourcing it.

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Our video guide to business bookkeeping

Learn the basics of business bookkeeping with this tutorial video, perfect for new start-ups. If you’re new to business or don’t really understand bookkeeping, then this bookkeeping video is for you.