Why You Should Always Keep Your Bookkeeping Updated

When you are running a business, it is important to keep your bookkeeping regularly updated. To do this, you can hire a professional bookkeeper. Choose one who is well-versed in your field so that your financial transactions will be completely organized and tracked efficiently.

Failing to organize your bookkeeping can cause a lot of issues in the future. Here are some reasons why keeping your bookkeeping up-to-date will make your life a lot easier:

Expense management

No one wants to waste time sifting through a bunch of paperwork or scrolling through pages of data on their computers. Managing your expenses will allow you to know what you’ve earned as well as what you have spent. Having dates and times, and other pertinent transaction information easily accessible will help if in the event of an issue.

Budgeting

Staying on top of your business transactions and expenses is quite important. Making a plan for everything you earn will be very beneficial to you and your team. If you don’t have a realistic idea of what you’ve spent over a certain period of time, you will not have a baseline with which to create your budget. It’s not pragmatic to spend money without a plan.

When your finances are in order, you can use real numbers to help you make smart business plans and better choices for your company going forward. Knowing where every dollar is coming from and going to will give you greater insight and help you better your company.

Forecasting

If you want to plan for the future success of your business you need to look at your past performance. Looking ahead to the future is an important part of crafting a good plan.

Having a clear sense of what lies ahead will give you greater flexibility when making business decisions such as  hiring, moving, and training, and spending money on any other things you might need in the future.

Tax season

Everybody gets stressed during tax season, particularly business owners. Having your expenses organized and taken care of by a professional CPA can make tax season a lot less stressful for you. With an expert, you will be able to file your taxes correctly and on time. Not having to count everything yourself, or worry about making mistakes in the process will lighten your burden. Mistakes on your tax files can cost you money, so when you have a professional organizing your finances for you, you can rest assured that you will not be stressed when tax season comes.

If your bookkeeper has kept everything organized, your accountant’s job becomes a lot easier too, meaning they won’t be as stressed either. An CPA will also be able to tell you if there are any ways that you can save money during tax season. Since they’re familiar with tax laws as they apply to businesses, they will be able to look out for you.

Totally Booked offers bookkeeping by QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisors based out of NYC. Get in touch today to see how we can help!

Alejandro Tavera