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We help people find bookkeeping and accounting services to help ensure that your tax affairs are in order and that you don’t have to spend valuable time filling out tax returns and forms yourself.

A great bookkeeper will handle your day-to-day financial transactions, so you can focus on what’s really important for your business to succeed. It’s never too soon to hire a great bookkeeper for your business, and we’ll help you find one.

From making sure new employees file the right payroll paperwork, to submitting invoices, paying bills and more – we’ll contact our extensive network of financial professionals to find the perfect bookkeeper for your business needs.

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How do I check the Accountant’s credentials?

As with any business, recommendations and testimonials will help you to establish whether or not an accountant is worth doing business with. However, there are qualifications and regulatory bodies that can help you check whether a bookkeeping business is worth working with.

In the USA, it is pretty standard to have the certified bookkeeper credential, which is issued by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. This requires four exams and two years of experience to be granted to a bookkeeping service.

Much of the rest of the world uses the IAB bookkeeping qualification. Bookkeeping firms will usually promote the qualifications their staff have, and their membership of the IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers) on their website.

What do Bookkeepers and Accountants do?

You may know that accountants handle taxes, but they can handle a lot of other aspects of business affairs and finances, too. A full list of accounting and bookkeeping services would be impossible to collate, but some examples are below. Which services you take advantage of is down to you to discuss with a bookkeeping firm.

Accounts receivable and payable

This includes the money you owe to people, and the money other businesses owe to you. An accountant may take on managing invoices, both for the services you offer and for the services you employ. They can make sure you pay and get paid on time.


This is one of the most popular bookkeeping services for small businesses. It includes paying your staff and working out any deductions from their pay for tax reasons. Many business owners do not understand payroll fully and need the help of accounting services.

Data and reporting

This is particularly useful among bigger businesses. It includes recording and analyzing business and finance data from month-to-month and allowing for strategic planning.

Bookkeepers are also often responsible for collecting data and ensuring it is accurate, cross-referencing with invoices, bank statements, and other financial records.

Filing taxes

This is another role bookkeeping firms take on, and it can take a weight off the shoulders of business owners. An accounting firm can work out taxes and even handle the filing, leaving you free to focus on other aspects of your business. Along with this, you might be able to request an end of year report to help with analysis.

Advice and consulting

There may be ways to pay your taxes that are beneficial to a business. For example, a bookkeeping firm might advise on the best time to buy new assets, and buying in one financial year might be a better option for your finances. There may be legal and legitimate tax schemes and employment schemes you can take advantage of. The best accountants might be able to advise.

Can I use an online bookkeeping service?

There are a number of virtual bookkeeping services that use apps and rely on you uploading your financial data to be processed. These are growing in popularity, but there are pros and cons compared to using a local bookkeeping service.

Online services don’t tend to provide personal advice on how you could be saving money or tax benefits you can take advantage of. Plus, it helps if you have a bit of prior tax knowledge when using them. If you find a bookkeeper nearby they might be able to give you a more tailored approach to accounting.
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JLM Bookkeeping

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

At JLM, we understand running a small business isn't always easy and we're here to help you run yours efficiently. We help our clients to achieve their goals and dreams and provide quality bookkeeping, accountancy and business advisory services as well as Xero cloud conversions, ongoing support and consultancy. Your business is unique so we offer tailored services and packages to suit your needs and budget. We have a small passionate team committed to delivering a high standard of work along with an exceptional level of customer service. We believe in good, clear communication so you'll receive personal attention and quick replies to calls and emails. We're here to help you so please give us a call today, and if you have similar values to us, then we can provide you with a free profit diagnostic review.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love the challenges that the job has been offering. It thrills me seeing messy books and having to clean them. Plus, seeing clients smile at the end of the day, seeing their books clean and having to understand their business even better, makes it all worth it too.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Accounting and bookkeeping have always been my passion ever since I was younger. Seeing myself unravel the puzzle that every books have or the bookkeeping in general, especially dealing with clients in different industries, it gives me pleasure solving them and turning messy accounts to clean ones.

Why should our clients choose you?

JLM Bookkeeping is always striving to perfection. We always make sure that the services we offer are top-notched and are beyond the value of money they pay. Plus, we also discuss and give reports to clients so they can have a grasp of their business cashflow even better.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

Since we are using a cloud software like Xero, Quickbooks, Sage, etc, we can work remotely with the books anytime and anywhere, giving you a peace of mind to focus on your business.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

Meet-ups and hand overs are all done via zoom, google meets or teams, whichever the client is comfortable. They would be able to contact me anytime since I always make sure to provide them my contact details in case they needed reports, or questions about their books. If they are comfortable enough to meet up personally, I always make a schedule and be there on-time.

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based on 101,402 reviews

Very professional helped me a lot will definitely be coming back thank you jade

23 Apr 2024

Was really happy with the result from working with SAK accountants. I know very little about doing a tax return but they were really helpful in sorting out my confusion and return extremely quickly, can recommend them, will be bk next year. Thanks again 10/10

23 Apr 2024

Jade has been helping me with my accounts for 5 years and she is always giving me a reminder about my accounts before they are due. And if I need any advice she is only a phone call away. 5

20 Apr 2024

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