Durham, County Durham
BOOKKEEPING | SELF ASSESSMENT | CLOUD ACCOUNTING
A friendly, personalised service for the self employed and small business owners. Keeping track of the money in your business so you feel in control.
My name is Elizabeth Pears and, well as being a qualified ICB bookkeeper, I’m an experienced business owner and administrator. As your bookkeeper I’ll make it my business to get to know your business, and provide you with the financial information you need, so that you can use it to achieve your goals.
Your first meeting with me is free of charge so that I can find out all about your business and what you need, and you can find out about me and my services. I’m upfront about cost and I will tailor my services to suit your needs and your budget.
I’m based in Newton Hall, Durham and serve the surrounding area of County Durham and Sunderland. I use cloud accounting software so I can also work with you remotely if you live further afield.
A monthly or weekly bookkeeping service to get your paperwork in order and keep your financial records up to date by recording your income and expenses, bill payments and customer invoices then checking it all against your bank statements.
This service is about more than just keeping records. I will be monitoring your debtors, creditors and expenses, keeping you informed of tax and payment deadlines, giving you monthly profit reports and be available for you to get in touch whenever you need support or information.
Other services available are invoicing, credit control, stock recording and VAT returns. If a service you are looking for is not mentioned here please get in touch as I may be able to help.
If you have an accountant, I can liaise with them and pass your records on when needed.
If you’re self employed and you’ve kept your own records during the year, but need help with your Self Assessment return, then I can offer that as a stand-alone service. This will include providing you with your end of year accounts.
If you need help with a backlog of bookkeeping before your Self Assessment return can be completed, I can do that too.
I like to use QuickBooks Online for bookkeeping because it offers so many useful features to help you keep track of your business. You can access your account any time to see a picture of your profits and business activity.
It’ll mean you’ll be ready for the changes that HMRC are making to the way you report information to them through Making Tax Digital.
QuickBooks Training and Support
Do you prefer to do your own bookkeeping and need some help getting started with cloud accounting? I can set you up with a QuickBooks account and provide you with training and support. If you prefer to use different software I can help you with that too.
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Pears Bookkeeping Q&A
What kind of accounting services do you provide?
I provide bookkeeping services for the self employed and small businesses as well as a VAT and Self Assessment service and final accounts for sole traders and partnerships. I also offer cloud accounting services with QuickBooks Online or your preferred accounting software.
Why is it so important for businesses to hire a great accountant?
When you have your own business it is so important to keep track of the money going in and out of the business. It's not just about keeping HMRC happy, if you keep on top of the numbers it helps you to make better decisions for your business. A good bookkeeper or accountant can help you to do this and give you advice and information about things like expenses and tax deadlines. This frees you up to do what you do best - running your business.
What do you love most about your job?
I love getting to know my clients and their businesses. I also love numbers and problem solving - so trying to get the figures to balance is fun for me!
What inspired you to start your own business?
I have previously run my own publishing business which I sold on when it grew. I spent some time studying and doing voluntary work whilst looking for my next business idea and I decided, since I love numbers and I'm interested in business, that bookkeeping would be the ideal business for me.
Why should our clients choose you?
I make it my business to get to know and understand your business so that I can provide the services that you need. I'm licenced by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and I only take on work that I'm qualified to do.