Small business bookkeeping & accounting

Hi All

 

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a Big 4 in 2006, and since then have worked in corporate finance advisory at Big 4 and boutique practices. I would like to take on some bookkeeping, accounts prep and tax work for small clients, part time initially but with a view to potentially setting up a small practice in time. Whilst I'm very comfortable with all the theory behind accounting etc, I've never actually had to do it myself before. My clients have always been large organisations using SAP or Sage, and I have just been auditing the TB etc.

 

Anyway, I imagine it sounds like an odd question, but could anyone advise me of any resources I could use to learn how to actually do bookkeeping and accounting in practice??

 

Thanks very much in advance for any help!

 

Louise

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I think that Mercia run

Sarah K Dunks |

Approach to bookkeeping

Sarah K Dunks |

Useful

louise12345 |

Fixed Price Book-keeping

Moonbeam |
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Retrain

BigBadWolf |
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I'm with big bad wolf - go to

kladski |

Thanks BigBadWolf and Kladski

louise12345 |

Don't be put off

Paul Scholes |
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You Can Do It

Moonbeam |
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Personally I don't feel it is

kladski |

small

listerramjet |
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tax updates

foxtrot |

My tuppence ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Thanks very much!

louise12345 |

OK ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Collaborate

Eightoaks |
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excellent

listerramjet |
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Differentiation

andy.partridge |
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Another Surrey firm

youngloch |

similar to me

lme |
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I would learn Sage.

sarah douglas |

book-keeping

philfromleeds |

International Association of Book-keepers

suerenaut |

IAB/Sage

fionab24 |

Don't overlook the need to have a Practicing Certificate!

youngloch |

Why not set up a boutique firm ?

zarathustra |
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Louise - we have a host of

Mike Sturgess |
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Very costly for us sole practitioners

Moonbeam |
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louise12345 |

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louise12345 |

Huge thanks..

louise12345 |

Be positive

financialdirection |

Small business bookkeeping and Accounting

danilo |
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Very costly for us sole practitioners

Mike Sturgess |
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Networking

caroline@abalymm.com |

bookkeeping for small client

bsp yii |

BankLink Streamlined Accounting

kat.bond |