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XERO THE HERO

Xero Hero

 

BY  PADDY GAHAN        XERO ACCOUNTANT

At Gahan.ie , we realise that providing great accountancy is about more than just crunching the numbers. That is why we’ve created a genuinely proactive Xero Accountancy service especially for small businesses.
As well as online accounting, you’ll also get:
1. Proper Tax Planning prior to your Year End (we won’t leave it until after your Year End, when it is too late!).
2. No surprise bills. Call or email your Xero Accountant at any time and you won’t get billed for it.
3. A genuinely proactive service. Getting you thinking about your business and where you are heading.
4. We make your life easy. When it comes to your accounts, we keep things simple and take away the hassle for you.
5. We’ll get you connected and help you to utilise the cloud.

Here’s how we can help you with Xero:
Free trial – If you’d like a free trial with Xero, get in touch and we’ll get you set up.
Xero demo – If you’d like a demonstration of how Xero could work for you, let us know when you’re free and we’ll show you the ropes via a screen link.
Transfer to Xero – If you are not currently using Xero and would like to, we can assist in the transfer from your old system.
Xero training – We love training people on Xero. To find out about all the cool things we can train you on,

So if you want to find out more please call Paddy Gahan at 01 6684411

Can Outsourced Bookkeeping Ease the Pain ?

Bookkeeping Causes Pain

Can Outsourced Bookkeeping Ease The Pain?? by Paddy Gahan

For many businesses their bookkeeping causes a lot of pain. However, when handled correctly there are many pains that proper bookkeeping can remedy. Common reasons that bookkeeping causes pain are: it is intimidating, people don’t like it, and it’s often way behind because it gets pushed to the back burner. A solid bookkeeping system that is handled properly can solve many of the common pains below.

When you start talking bookkeeping and taxes with many business owners you often trigger a worried look. Bookkeeping can cause a lot of anxiety and worry for the small business owner, but for us as outsourced bookkeepers it creates an opportunity. When we take over books from previous bookkeepers sometimes they are clean with a good system in place, but most of the time they are a mess and full of mistakes. Creating the proper bookkeeping system and giving a business owner a set of books that adds value will reduce their anxiety and worry when it comes to their business finances. Quite often the key is accurately updating the books on a regular basis.

Another pain that bookkeeping can create is a lack of access to updated information. New clients often complain that the books are behind and inaccurate. Business owners complain to me that they don’t get reports from their bookkeeper often enough and when they do they don’t contain accurate or relevant information. In order to run a business you need updated and accurate financial information that can aid you in making business decisions.
A good bookkeeping system can and should give a business owner access to regularly updated financial information that is accurate. The major trends in the accounting industry right now are a movement to cloud based solutions and the need for more regularly updated information. You should set expectations with your bookkeeper on how often you would like to see the books updated. Also, be sure that you have access to your bookkeeping system and financial reports anytime you want them and from where ever you are.

So If you want to find out how outsourced bookkeeping can help your business please call us at 01 6684411.

Old School Accounting V Real Time Accounting

Old Style Accountant

 

Old School Accounting !!

Annual financial statements often 6 to 9 months after year end

Once a year meeting or phone call

Never visits you  and no proactive advice

Never calls you unless there is a problem

Never available when you need help

 

Real Time Accounting !!

Free xero accounting software

Annual financial statements at year end

Regular management accounts

Regular review meetings

Unlimited telephone support when you need it

Fixed fees paid monthly

 

 

Banish Bookkeeping With Receipt Bank and Xero

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Is your bookkeeping still in the  “olden days” of when the accountant (or bookkeeper) took care of everything and the client had no access to the books at all. In a lot of  cases our clients have decided that they’d rather not be doing the bookkeeping at all and would rather leave this to us.

A question I am always asked is.

“How do you provide bookkeeping services when you are not at the client’s location?”

How We Do It

1.  We give all our clients free access to Xero online accounts. Xero is available 24/7 via internet connection.

2.  Our clients  usually raise and issue all sales invoices via email on Xero.

3. All other accounting records ( purchase invoices, receipts, etc. )  are scanned and emailed to Receipt Bank.

4. Receipt Bank then process and enter all these items on Xero.

5. Our clients, of course,  have access to all this information online anytime anywhere.

In my own business, I’ve been working with clients 100% virtually since 2010.  So if you want to streamline your bookkeeping and accounting please call us at 6684411 for further details.

Xero Powered Accounting

Paddy Gahan

Xero  Powered Accounting

 

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Our business accounting package is designed to make meeting your annual compliance requirements as easy as possible, whilst getting the most from Xero Accounting Software for day to day financial management.

Your dedicated Xero Accountant will help you optimise Xero for your business. In no time at all you will be using Xero to invoice your clients, monitor your expenses, submit your VAT returns and tracking your financial performance. Xero can be accessed from your laptop,  iPad or  even iPhone.

Because all your financial data is stored within your Xero account in the cloud, our Cloud Accountants can see all your financial information in real time. When it comes time to prepare your year end returns we can get on with them with no disruption to your business as the information we require is already available.

Call me at 01 6684411 to get a free test drive.

Death Of The Bookkeeper

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2014 will mark the demise of Bookkeepers and Bookkeeping as we know it – or knew it. The simple fact is for many small businesses the old way of doing Bookkeeping just doesn’t work. Mary the Bookkeeper coming into the office once a week or once a month processing information on some software that no-one else knows how to use is pointless and expensive. Rightly so, people expect more, want more and would like to pay less than they did.

With easy-to-use online accounting software such as Xero and   Receipt Bank that most business owners can find their way around in a matter of minutes, expectation levels have risen – when you log-in you want to see real time information, not wait for Mary the Bookkeeper to come in later in the month.

In practical terms, when you want to know ‘Have I been paid?’, ‘Have we billed this client?’, ‘What was that invoice for?’ – you know – at the click of a button. With simple reporting, you can see if you can afford another member of staff, a larger office, a faster car. You don’t need to be a financial whizz….and you don’t need a Bookkeeper.

Then there’s the cost consideration. Xero + Receipt Bank is obviously a lot cheaper than paying Brenda the Bookkeeper a day a week. All you really need is someone to be there to talk to about your finances on a daily/weekly/monthly basis (which we can help with!)

If you’re reading this Mary, we’re sorry, it’s not personal but times are changing….

 

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Webinar | Become paperless with Xero

We hope you enjoy our XERO webinar. We tried to keep it short and to the point (no more than 15 minutes in length).

Any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Enjoy.

Cash Is King How Xero Can Improve Your Cashflow !!

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As a small business owner, life will be a lot less stressful if your customers pay you faster.

Here are some  tips to speed up the process of getting paid – which can dramatically improve your Cashflow.  First Get a good online accounts app like Xero.

  1. Invoice immediately
  2. Email your invoices
  3. Write detailed descriptions on your invoices
  4. Set your own payment terms
  5. Encourage direct payments to your bank account
  6. Use your mobile phone to access your accounting system during the day
  7. Have someone else call your debtors
  8. Send statements
  9. Use your Accounts Receivable reports

If you would like to test drive Xero please contact me at 01 6684411

 

 

5 Ways Cloud Accountng Can Help Your Business

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  • You have have a clear overview of your current financial position, in real-time.
  • Multi-user access makes it easy to collaborate online with your team
    and advisors.
  • Worry-free maintenance means you can spend more time doing what you love.
  • Everything is run online, so there’s nothing to install and everything is backed up automatically. Updates are free and instantly available.
  • Upfront business costs are reduced – version upgrades, maintenance, system administration costs and server failures are no longer issues. Instead, they are managed by the cloud service provider.

 

 

 

Virtual Bookkeeping: Working With Clients Remotely

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Is your bookkeeping still in the  “olden days” of when the accountant (or bookkeeper) took care of everything and the client had no access to the books at all. In a lot of  cases, clients have decided that they’d rather not be doing the bookkeeping at all and would rather leave this to us.

A question I am always asked is.

“How do you provide bookkeeping services when you are not at the client’s location?”

How We Do It

1.  We give all our clients free access to Xero online accounts. Xero is available 24/7 via internet connection.

2.  Our clients  usually raise and issue all sales invoices on Xero.

3. All other accounting records ( purchase invoices, receipts, bank statements etc.)  are scanned and emailed to us.

4. We then process and enter all these items on Xero.

5. Our clients, of course,  have access to all this information online anytime anywhere.

In my own business, I’ve been working with clients 100% virtually since 2010.  So if you want to streamline your bookkeeping and accounting please call us at 6684411 for further details.