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Choosing a new bookkeeper

Are you currently managing your bookkeeping via a spreadsheet? A shoebox full of receipts? It’s an unavoidable part of your business.

The Business Hut are fully licensed bookkeepers and Xero Partners. We are based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Our aim is to make life easier for you. Whether you need a few hours each month or a day per week, we’re happy to help.

Choosing a new bookkeeper is like choosing a new employee. The right people can grow with your business to become a trusted colleague that you can depend on- offering advice and guidance.

Every business, no matter how small, must keep a record of every transaction. This includes sales, expenses, salaries – in fact every movement of money into and out of your business. Bookkeeping is an essential part of your business and something you’ll want to get right as your business grows. Once you’ve decided to hire a bookkeeper – whether it’s to help organise your day-to-day finances or to assist with your VAT Returns; you’ll want to choose someone that’s experienced and capable.

What do you require from a bookkeeper?

  • How many transactions do you make weekly or monthly?
  • Which accounting software do you use?
  • Are you looking to switch to cloud accounting so you can view your figures in real time?
  • Do you require credit control, payroll, debt collection services?
  • What are your key dates? This includes payroll, year end, tax returns, scheduled Accountant meetings

Our bookkeeping services:

  • Daily/weekly/monthly Bookkeeping
  • Bank Account Reconciliation
  • Sage & Xero Accounts
  • VAT Returns – Quarterly/Monthly/Annual
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Management Accounting
  • Credit Control
  • Invoicing
  • Job Costing
  • Data Entry
  • General Admin/Filing
  • Xero Conversions
  • Xero Demonstrations & Training

Our accountancy services:

  • Self Assessment tax returns
  • Year End accounts for Sole Traders & Partnerships
  • Tax advice
  • Company Secretarial duties
  • HMRC queries

Free consultations

The Business Hut offer completely free of charge business consultations to discuss your business support requirements
and for you to establish if we are a good fit for your business. Get in touch to see how we can help you and your business.
Telephone 01858 289189 or email us at

What our clients say

Got a question?

My bookkeeper is due to go on maternity/paternity leave, do you provide temporary cover?

Of course, we can support your business with temporary cover on site or remotely to include a handover with the existing bookkeeper. It is our priority to ensure it’s ‘business as usual’ for you.

Are your services priced on an hourly basis or as a fixed price?

We can accommodate both types of pricing. Many of our clients prefer fixed monthly costs to enable them to budget. However, we do recognise that some services are better priced per hour.

I am thinking of changing my accounts software to Xero, but where do I start?

During our free consultation, we can demonstrate and discuss the benefits of switching to Xero cloud accounting software. Many of our clients have made the move with us and are delighted with the outcome. The Business Hut offer Sage to Xero conversions and full training for you and your staff.

What does “on site” and “remote” support mean?

On site support means we visit your place of work and complete bookkeeping tasks whilst there. Remote support means we complete bookkeeping tasks in our own offices once provided with relevant data either electronically or following physical collection from you.

Do you produce year end accounts?

We are licensed with the Association of Accounting Technicians to prepare year end accounts for sole traders and partnerships only. For limited companies we work closely with your chosen accountant to ensure the smooth transition of accounts data at year end.

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