Shoebox full of paper work

I have recently started up and all my clients so far have presented their bookkeeping in a decent state.  However I have just received my first shoebox of paperwork.  How much detail should I go into with sorting it all out? I believe I should  cross check all the invoices /receipts with what has gone through the bank.  Does everyone cross check like this or do you just try and post off the bank statement.    I am concerned that it is going to take me a long time to sort it out.  Also what if receipts are missing? Do I still post the payment but inform the client in writing to cover myself and advise for the future?

Any advice would be gratefully received

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Anonymous |

I like the first reply, but...

Albert Camus |
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Incomplete records

Tosie |

Give them a template ?

mikewhit |

We've all been there

skylarking |

Start with the bank...

Viv100 |

Memories

welsh_dragon |
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Some people try to make it difficult

petersaxton |
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Accounting background

Anonymous |

peanuts and monkeys

petersaxton |
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My bookkeeper manages to charge extra

The Practitioner |
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Train the client?

Andy3T |

simple set of rules

The Minion |
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Bank statements

Anonymous |

Yes....

justinelaws |
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This Worries Me Now

Anonymous |

Don't get too upset

petersaxton |
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You decide

petersaxton |
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yes peter

The Minion |
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shoeboxes..

Monsoon |
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Three Little Boxes

Vaughan Blake |

Shoe Box Angels

officestuff |

What’s the difference?

petersaxton |
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so that sorts it then

The Minion |
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Extra fees?

justinelaws |
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The joys of accountancy through the ages

welsh_dragon |
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Life moves on

justinelaws |
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Smile

petersaxton |
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Yep

justinelaws |
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Carrot and stick

petersaxton |
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Why charge less for basics?

Ken Howard |

to welsh dragon

Anonymous |

Happy memories

RebeccaBenneyworth |
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People were more honest in the "old days"...........or were they

welsh_dragon |
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Dogs and receipts

welsh_dragon |
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Jason Dormer |
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Bulk job

mikewhit |

Some clients never will have a clue

petersaxton |
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Shoebox

Anonymous |

Shoe boxes

Anonymous |

incomplete records

Anonymous |

Bags of receipts / invoices

tracybbs |
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Bag or a box it's all money in the bank

Spudsy |

bank accounts

Anonymous |

Some reality please

petersaxton |
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lost invoices

Anonymous |

What is the point?

petersaxton |
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Helpful Peter

Anonymous |

Different rules

petersaxton |
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cheque books Peter

Anonymous |