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Regular Bookkeeping

Take the stress out of tax time as well as day-to-day decisions by having your books kept up to date all the time.

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Regular Bookkeeping

What’s included?

  • Weekly or monthly bookkeeping and reports, as appropriate for your business.
  • Your questions answered as they arise.
  • I’ll analyse the financial impacts of scenarios you’re considering, and explain the impact in straightforward terms.
  • Entering invoices, receipts, and sales.
  • Performing bank reconciliations (to ensure all transactions have been accounted for, avoiding shocks).
  • Monthly or quarterly meetings to go through your figures together.

Digital Receipt Management

So that we can work together 100% online, I will set up a system for capturing receipts that’s quick and easy for you to use. You’ll just snap a photo and send it to me.

Your receipts will be available right where they’re needed in your cloud accountancy software, and also in a cloud file storage system, so you’ll always have it, even if you change accounting software.

When all your transactions are recorded correctly, from the receipts, you can:

  • be sure you’re paying the right amount of tax.
  • see more clearly what your expenses are. Whether you need to cut back on outgoings, or need to see what impact changing a supplier will have, it starts with having reliable information to start.

Regular Bookkeeping

Depending on what’s best for you and your business, I will complete your bookkeeping on a weekly or monthly basis:

  • I will log all your sales, from all sources, so you can see in one place at the click of a button your total revenue.
  • I will log all your expenses, coding them appropriately so that you can get meaningful data.
  • I will work out whether it makes sense to code your income and expenses by project and/or sales platform and/or market, etc. If so, you’ll be able to tell if a certain market stall was profitable (and by how much) once all your expenses are accounted for, not just guessing from revenue.
  • I will make sure you’re only claiming allowable business expenses, keeping you compliant with the regulations.

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Why Sara-Jayne?

More than Numbers

I love to create: I sew, I play the clarinet, I’ve just gotten a pyrography kit to start on, I enjoy making cards occasionally. It’s not a strong enough suit for me to make a living at it, but I know what it is to create.

I’m a mathematician, a qualified bookkeeper, and generally very gifted at spotting connections. These are my biggest strengths, and I want to use it to help you excel at your strengths.

I want numbers to be available to inform every business owner, even the brand new sole trader. But I know that there is more to life than numbers, and I will prompt you to do what feels right to you, rather than blindly following the numbers.

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What my clients say

I worked with Sara-Jayne on creating new initiatives for improving the on-line structure of a charity organisation. I’ve been more than impressed by her ability to quickly understand a problem and create easily achievable answers. She is approachable at any stage of the design process, quickly producing prototypes which are close or ready for production.

David Gibbons MBACP Liber8 Counselling Services Ltd
David Gibbons MBACP

Her expertise and ability to demonstrate her scale of knowledge in order that the customer would understand was invaluable. She encouraged and patiently ensured that our workforce could get on board with new applications. She could explain our new support system with such ease and in easy to understand terminology.

Rosey Bennett Counsellor
Rosey Bennett

I worked with Sara-Jayne for several months on a project for a charity, and I was extremely impressed both by her technical skills, and by her ability to understand the issues behind a question. Several times, I asked her if A or B might be possible, and I always received really helpful, insightful responses, which often went beyond the original question and showed deep understanding of what was actually needed. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Sara-Jayne – she is brilliant.

Nick Rosenthal Salford Translations Ltd
Nick Rosenthal

I worked with Sara-Jayne for over a year with a small charity with which I had been involved for over 6 years, to say she brought clarity and calmness to the mess they were in is a massive understatement. Sara-Jayne was always available to help and made sure everything made sense. Sara-Jayne implemented new ways to get important information in like invoices, she simplified a very outdated and time-consuming process that was in place before she set her genius to work on it. Sara-Jayne is one of the most professional and understanding people I have worked with. I have worked as a counsellor for over 13 years so I can recognise an empathetic and genuine person when I meet one and Sara-Jayne is certainly this and much more. I wholeheartedly recommend her work and I look forward to any future contact with Sara-Jayne, if I need her services in the future I will definitely be contacting her to put her particular brand of knowledge, understanding and empathy into action for me.

Michelle Keifer Counsellor
Michelle Keifer

Sara-Jayne is impressively competent and professional. She takes the time to explain your options and will organise your books like a dream. Invaluable. Can’t recommend enough.

Dr Emma Fowler 
Dr Emma Fowler

Packages

Different business owners have different needs and wants. We’ll talk through your needs, wants, and goals, and find the right combination of services for you, mixing and matching only what you need. To give you an idea, below are some example packages.

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Your review meeting

 

At your monthly or quarterly review meeting, we’ll discuss:

  • Your profits and losses.
  • What’s gone well and what hasn’t: what to do more of and what to avoid!
  • Your plans and goals for the next month, quarter, and year, and how to get you there.
  • Any specific questions you have about your business.

This is your chance to speak in confidence with someone about the nitty-gritty details of your business, bounce ideas around, and come away empowered to make the most out of your business.

If you are already signed up to a regular bookkeeping package and are ready to book your monthly or quarterly review meeting:

Free Resources

I’m passionate about helping makers thrive no matter what your budget or where you are on their business journey, so I’ve created several free resources to help you. Please check them out.

Save Yourself Time

Read my guide to 5 mistakes you’re making with your bookkeeping – save yourself time, money, and energy!

Facebook group

Join a community of makers & artisans who get what you’re going through – and get bookkeeping tips, too!

More free resources

There are training videos, a blog, calculators, and more to help you become more profitable doing what you love.

Other ways to work with me

Done-For-You Regular Bookkeeping won’t be the right fit for everyone at every time.

You might not quite be ready to outsource, in which case my Done-With-You App Education packages will suit you better.

Let’s work together – the right way for you – so that your business can thrive when you understand your numbers and what they can do for you!

App Education

This Done-With-You service offers one-to-one help getting started with accounting software like QuickBooks or Xero, setting you up for success.

From £60/mo.

Power Hour

Are you stuck on something? Need a hand with the tech for your bookkeeping? Want some quick help understanding your reports? Then this is for you.

Only £99.

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For when you're ready to do more than Get By

How Can I Help You Thrive?

Amethyst Raccoon: Accounts for Artisans

Sara-Jayne Slocombe
0145 777 9111
info@amethystraccoon.co.uk