Quick pop quiz! Do you know how often you should be doing your small business bookkeeping?
(A) Every week?
(B) Every month? Or
(C) Once a year in a panic when your accountant asks about it at tax time?
Now, hopefully, you already know it’s not C 😉 (even if that’s the way it may happen for you most years!)
The answer is (B), every month! (At the bare minimum)
But … do you know exactly which bookkeeping tasks need to be done … and when?
For example, some bookkeeping tasks only need to be done every quarter – and others should be done every week or every day!
In case you’re curious, here’s a quick checklist summary of what you should be doing and when:
📆 DAILY – Check your bank account
📆 WEEKLY – File receipts, review and pay vendors, prepare and send invoices to clients
📆 MONTHLY – Reconcile your bank accounts, review past due invoices, review financial reports
📆 QUARTERLY – Review quarterly payroll reports, make quarterly sales tax payments
📆 ANNUALLY – Fill out IRS forms W-2 and 1099-MISC, review + file annual federal tax return
So – what about you? How often do you sit down and take care of your bookkeeping for your small business?
It looks like a lot all laid out like this! But once you get into a rhythm and schedule your bookkeeping time + tasks, I promise, it will take less time than you think.
But, of course, if bookkeeping to-do lists just aren’t your jam, and you don’t want to worry about tracking all of the weekly, monthly + quarterly things to do …!
Then just reach out ❤️
Every bit of this is exactly what we handle for our clients on a daily (weekly, monthly + quarterly!) basis – and of course, we’d love to help you, too!
Just schedule a free consultation call today to get started!