Your Business With James Caan 2017 - 75
The IAB celebrated
its 40th anniversary
of small businesses that use
a qualified bookkeeper think
they deliver more benefits than
a non-qualified one
of small businesses who use
one think a fully qualified
bookkeeper is important
in helping a business
of small businesses that use
a qualified bookkeeper are
happy to pay more for them
over an unqualified one
BENEFITS OF HIRING
Enjoy the reassurance of knowing your
business finances are on track and being
closely monitored, allowing you to spend
more time on other areas of the business.
Get additional support to keep
your cashflow up to date and be made
aware as soon as any issues arise.
Bookkeepers' fees are often lower
than those of accountants, so why
pay more money to an accountant
for doing your bookkeeping?
Statistics, YouGov 2016
Businesses that use a qualified
bookkeeper are 73% more
likely to say they're more
up to date with current
legislation compared with
small businesses that use an
as complexity of the records required, regularity
of support and location.
Bookkeepers are also perfectly placed to
understand the challenges and pressures
unique to small businesses, as many are
business owners themselves, including sole
traders. They understand the importance of
taking away uncertainty and risk, and being a
reliable partner and friend to small businesses.
How IAB can help
The International Association of Bookkeepers
(IAB) has led the UK and international
bookkeeping profession for more than
40 years, raising the professionalism of its
members through regulated qualifications,
and aiming to ensure that those starting or
running a small business have access to the
financial skills that are critical for success.
IAB members are professionally qualified
and frequently updated on changes in
legislation or guidance from the likes of
A bookkeeper will
often be the first
to spot signs that a
company is heading
Malcolm Trotter, IAB chief executive
HMRC, ensuring they are always equipped to
offer the best help and advice to their clients.
Their skills are relevant for the modern world,
and cover cashflow, VAT, tax and payroll - many
of the things an accountant can do.
"Qualified, professional bookkeepers have a
crucial role to play in the health of the country's
small businesses," said IAB chief executive
Malcolm Trotter. "A bookkeeper will often be the
first to spot signs that a company is heading into
difficulties by flagging up late-paying debtors
and cashflow issues. If they are a member of
the IAB, they'll be up to date with legislation
changes, which they can brief and advise their
clients on, putting those clients a step or two
ahead of the game. In short, a good bookkeeper
will become a vital and trusted adviser for the
small business owner."
FIND A BOOKKEEPER
All UK IAB members who provide services
to firms are listed on the IAB website.