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Bookkeeping enables any business to keep track of finances and gauge the efficiency of its ability to profit from the ability, knowledge, experience and marketing savvy that it has. It can help a business to maintain financial control and to ensure the security and effectiveness of its working capital.
The basics of bookkeeping start with the organization of paperwork and documentation that is then recorded in ledgers, either manually or in digital form. While it is possible to do all these transactions on your own, larger businesses may find it easier to appoint professionals for bookkeeping and they will almost certainly need the services of a tax accountant for filing the required statutory returns for taxes.
Traditionally, accounts are maintained by hand in ledgers. The modern trend is to use software to maintain the required accounts in the same format, digitally. When you need to buy software for bookkeeping it is essential that the bookkeeping requirements of the particular business be kept in view. Bookkeeping basics need you to account for all cash transactions by performing a reconciliation with the accounts in the bank. Every transaction must be recorded in the account books and must tally with the entries in a bank statement. The amounts that will not appear in bank statements are those that have not cleared or not been presented by parties to whom they are made, and the ledger must accurately spot the difference so that it reflects the actual financial status of the business. It is also essential that petty cash in cash boxes is also regularly counted to know the actual state of affairs. Bookkeeping can also need the tallying of stocks on shelves and must take care of samples, spoilage, quality defects and returns. These figures must be represented in financial statements and can affect bottom line figures.
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