Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping services are available at Gilligan Sheppard. There are many reasons to use a bookkeeper – but why use us? Our bookkeeping service was instigated after witnessing our clients suffer from losses and additional expenses due to inefficient bookkeeping.

We are able to articulate complex ideas in simple terms and ask proactive questions to establish better for you and your business. We are transparent with what we do and why. Our knowledge and expertise are up to date to maximise compliancy. And we have great relationships within our business to liaise with accountants, tax specialities and advisors to ensure you are free to do what you do well – develop your business.

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Outsourcing bookkeeping

Outsourcing your bookkeeping makes taking care of annual financials easier, because any internal operating issues or taxation considerations, are taken care of as they happen. Fringe Benefit Tax, GST queries, what can and can’t be written of as an expense, having correct coding within your accounting software, etc. By having an expert take care of your books, details are achieved quickly – saving time and money.

For example, we were able to help a client restructure their accounting procedures to allow their whole team to work seamlessly across different countries. By outsourcing their books to Gilligan Sheppard, we developed various solutions which enabled them to minimise costs and maximise efficiencies, as well as pay correct tax in various countries and not end up with any surprises.

The bookkeepers also provide training to internal accounts teams, providing guidance with deadlines, producing high standards within their own books, nullifying additional time and cost required during end of year auditing and compliance requirements.

The difference is that we offer a personal touch. It’s about a business relationship that takes care of your concerns and makes your business better. It’s based on trust, transparency and honesty.

Our bookkeeping services

  • Xero set up, training and on-going support
  • Reconcile bank accounts and credit card statements
  • Reconcile sales and purchases
  • Lodge GST with the IRD
  • Set up and maintain fixed assets
  • Internal accounting procedures set up and reviews
  • Payroll set up and training
  • Health check of your payroll and knowledge updates
  • Payroll processing and PAYE management
  • Management reporting
  • Back office support

On top of the above bookkeeping services, we also provide virtual accounts manager services to help our clients manage and oversee the daily operation of their accounting department, including:

  • Month and end-year process
  • General ledgers
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Variance and expenditure variance analysis
  • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, and principles
  • Coordinating with annual audits

Reasons to use a Bookkeeper

If you’re needing a reason to outsource your bookkeeping, here are three really good ones:

  1. Save time
    For business owners, time is the greatest value. By handing over your bookkeeping to us, you can focus on doing what you are good at, so your business can be successful.
  2. Reduce errors
    Our experts use systems and efficiencies daily, and they love what they do. When you only jump in and do something irregularly, it can increase errors and overlook details.
  3. Save money
    As well as ensuring your bills and taxes are filed correctly and on time, you will be able to spot trends in your spending, catch duplicate or unnecessary charges and maximise tax benefits.

If you are interested in starting the journey to outsourcing your bookkeeping, let’s have a chat and see if we are a good fit.