Archive for January, 2013

Quickbooks Bookkeeper – Pro Advisor

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

 Boogles are QuickBooks PrAdvisors. If you need advice, support, training or a bookkeeper to use your Quickbooks software Рcontact us.

Quickbooks Pro Advisor

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Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

If 2013 is the year in which you’ve decided that you no longer want to do a job you hate – hand the books over to us, as we quite enjoy it. You would be in very good company, as if you read any start-up business book, bookkeeping is always talked of in a desparaging and unencouraging way… ‘the dreaded bookkeeping’ the ‘bookkeeping nightmare’ the ‘headache’ – all terms regularly used when it comes to bookkeeping.

If its that painful and traumatic for you – the best thing you can do is to outsource it. You’ll sleep easier at night, it’ll be one less thing to have to worry about and you can spend time more constructively – i.e. working ON your business to improve it, not sweating the small stuff trying to make it balance / add up / make sense.

Good Bookkeeping

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

With all this negative talk regarding the economy, its essential to get your financial house in order in 2013. Don’t delay it. Tackle it right now. Create a budget, get your finances on track and know where you are in your business. Sieze the day!


SoliBooks Solicitors Software

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Boogles are proud to announce we’re SoliBooks Advisors. Solibooks is a Solicitors accounts software – perfect for the sole practioner / busy owner-manager solicitor.

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Friendly Bookkeepers

Saturday, January 12th, 2013


Bookkeeping need not be a scary thing. Honestly. Some of us(bookkeepers) are quite friendly.

Online Bookkeeping Software

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

It’s a common question ‘what is the best online bookkeeping software to use’?

Completely up to you. There’s plenty to choose from. Top 5 things to look for:

1. Price (obviously)… because if it’s not FREE – you’ll be paying an ongoing subscription (otherwise you’ll lose all your work) AND (not so obviously) even if it isn;t free… there’s always the possibility that that changes… and then you need to be prepared to either pay (or lose all your work)

2. Functionality … does it do what you need it to do? Some people like the email alerts, others want to be able to automatically send statements and add interest and things, and others want to use it as their office suite – to manage letters and contact details etc.,

3. Who will be using it – if you’re hoping to get a bookkeeper – make sure they’re familiar with the system. If you’re not – then just make sure you’re happy with it, and it’ll do what you want it to do.

4. Security – don’t take it for granted that your data will be safe. It probably will be, but read the small print… just like FaceBook and YouTube have started to make claims of ownership of the content YOU POST and create onto their sites, so software companies are doing the same. Plus, its the data backup servers that they use. You don’t want your data a) lost or b) hacked into. Identity theft is on the increase.

5. Reports – you want to make sure you can pull off / extract the information in a format that your accountant is happy to use, as this shoudl reduce your tax bill as you’re making the accountants job easier.

Year End Closing Procedures – 31st Dec

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

If you have a 31st Dec year-end, now is the time to be looking at your year end closing procedures. When it comes to software, there are normally closing down steps which you have to go through. All software is different, so you need to follow the manual. Some software e.g. Sage will ‘stay’ in the current financial year until you close it off. And you can’t close it off, until all your items have been entered, because once its closed, thats it. There is no going back.

This can be quite annoying in the meantime… if your system is ‘out’ of the current financial year (depending on the version of sage you have) or your software – you won’t even be able to run a financial report for Jan 1st onwards because the system won’t let you. It’s tied into the last years reports!

So, don’t delay… get on top of your books, get your transactions onto the system and close off the reporting as soon as possible. Of course, if you need help… get in a bookkeeper!

Should People Use Tax Programs Or Look For An Accountant?

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

This is the time of the year that as people, we all start thinking about our taxes. As people, we all know that when it comes down to it, a percentage of every dollar that Americans make will go to the government for taxes. Come the first of the year, many consumers find themselves faced with a question, “Should Americans look for an accountant or should these consumers use software to possibly save cash?”. The reality is, this question can only be answered by the people that are asking it. However, when it comes to taxes and money, I can give Americans a few pieces of information that may help them to make the decision.

#1: Accountants Are Accountants For A Reason – When we think about bookkeepers, we think about a professional that went to school to learn how to save consumers and businesses money on taxes. This is exactly the case. It is not easy for Americans to become CPAs. They need to take accounting classes and tests that prove that they thoroughly understand the matters that accountants are expected to deal with. Although program that acts as a bookkeeper is written in a way that helps people to become an at home accountant, the reality is, the software can’t talk to the consumers and ask questions that could lead to deductions and more cash for the consumers.

#2: We All Want To Save Money – The reality is, as consumers, we all want to save cash. It’s in our nature to save cash and use it for other things. However, let’s think about bookkeepers. When it comes down to it, accountants will generally charge between one and two hundred dollars to consumers for the preparation of a tax return. For this cash, the accountants will look for any and all deductions that will help consumers to receive a higher tax return. So, spending $200 may seem like a lot to many consumers however, if these people get $500 more on their tax return because of their CPAs, well, they made $300!

#3: The Law – Finally, let’s think about why people pay taxes in the first place. If it was up to people there would be a lot less of them paying every year. When it comes down to it, if people use software to do their taxes instead of a bookkeeper, there is a chance that the taxes may be done improperly. If this happens, the Americans may be chased by the IRS for back taxes which will now cost the Americans more cash!

The bottom line is, when Americans do their taxes, it’s best to do it with the help of an CPA!

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