Bookkeeping

If your business is very simple, you can use a paper system to set up and maintain your books. But the majority of businesses use accounting software.

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Bookkeeping - overview

A good bookkeeping system gives you accurate information to help manage your business. We explain your basic options and what the law requires.

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Choosing accounting software

Accounting software makes your accounts quicker and easier to process - and you don't need to be a trained accountant. Our guide to choosing software.

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Set up and maintain your books

Keeping accurate books is a legal requirement, as well as essential in making informed, productive business decisions. Our guide to bookkeeping.

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Using accounting software

Good accounting software puts you in control of your business, letting you automate regular tasks, prepare forecasts and monitor business performance.

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Q&A: Bookkeeping for start-ups

Accurate bookkeeping can help you keep your business on track and will make it easier when the time comes to file your tax return.