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Why find a bookkeeper near you through Airtasker?

Looking for a bookkeeper near you? Keeping good financial records is a necessary part of doing business, but it’s a task that many business owners struggle with. So, if you’ve got behind on your bookkeeping and it’s become overwhelming, you don’t have to do it all yourself or pay an accountant’s fees to do it. Instead, find a bookkeeper near you to help you stay on top of your bookkeeping and finances so you can get paid, track your expenses, and manage your tax obligations on time.

Whether you need help to clear a backlog of financial tasks or you want to get a partner on board to manage invoicing and payroll, Airtasker has the local bookkeeper for you? Don’t spend hours trying to find the right fit - get offers from qualified bookkeepers near you within minutes of posting your task.

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Top Bookkeeping related questions

What exactly does a bookkeeper do?

A bookkeeper takes on a wide range of financial tasks within a business. This includes bank account and credit card reconciliation, accounts payable and receivable, preparing and submitting business activity statements (BAS), payroll, and superannuation payments. Your bookkeeper helps keep your records in order so they’re ready for your accountant at tax time.

What is the difference between accounting and bookkeeping?

A bookkeeper manages a business’ transactions and record keeping, whereas accounting focuses on preparing financial information for tax purposes and business improvement. You can hire your accountant to do bookkeeping, but they’ll charge a much higher rate.

Why should I hire a bookkeeper instead of doing my bookkeeping myself?

You might think that trying to do the books yourself will save money, but a bookkeeper will use proper accounting methods to record transactions and get it done in half the time (with 100% accuracy). Your bookkeeper will also minimise your risk by keeping you compliant with reporting and payment obligations like BAS, IAS, superannuation, and payroll.

What software do bookkeepers use?

The most popular accounting software programs used by bookkeepers are Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks. All these systems work in a similar way, so most bookkeepers will easily adapt to your preferred system.

How often should I get help with my bookkeeping?

Depending on the size of your business, you might engage a local bookkeeper for help each week, month, quarter, or year. If you’re registered for GST, a bookkeeper who is also a certified BAS agent can prepare and lodge your regular business activity statement with the tax office (usually each quarter).

How much does bookkeeping cost?

The cost of bookkeeping is usually between $60-$200 on Airtasker, but this will depend on your agreement and services you need. Most bookkeepers will charge you an hourly rate for the time spent managing your financial transactions, while others may charge a weekly, monthly, or quarterly retainer fee that pays for ongoing help with specific tasks.

What does a bookkeeping service include?

A qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable bookkeeper can provide valuable advice and support to your business. With accurate and up-to-date financial reports, you can build projections or review historical information that supports business improvement. Your bookkeeper can work with you on-site or remotely, and you’ll always have access to your transactions with the help of cloud computing. Here are some ways your bookkeeper can help:

Record and reconcile transactions
Whether you use cash or accrual accounting, a bookkeeper can reconcile transactions quickly so you’re always aware of your cash flow and finances. Using bank feeds, invoices, and receipts, they’ll use your accounting software like Xero and MYOB to match transactions with the correct accounting codes to ensure accuracy in future reporting.

Prepare activity statements

A bookkeeper with additional formal qualifications and experience can become a certified BAS agent. This allows them to prepare and lodge your BAS (GST) and IAS (Income Tax) with the tax office so you meet your reporting and payment obligations. As a BAS agent, your bookkeeper is bound by a code of conduct and required to undertake an ongoing study to maintain their certification.

Accounts payable & receivable

Managing accounts payable and receivable effectively is a key aspect of ensuring a healthy cash flow for your business. When you hire a bookkeeper near you, you’ll have someone on hand to invoice clients and manage debts if they become overdue, while ensuring your suppliers get paid on time.

Payroll and superannuation

A bookkeeper is adept at managing payroll and superannuation and will make sure your staff are getting their entitlements. From tax declarations at onboarding, through to payment summaries and early termination payments, your bookkeeper has the knowledge to ensure payments are calculated correctly every time. Payroll and superannuation are subject to constant change - it’s not something everyday business owners can feasibly keep up with. Your bookkeeper will be aware of changes that impact your business and ensure your processes and systems are updated so you continue to meet your obligations.


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Lewisham, Greater London

9th Nov 2020

I’m looking someone who can tabulate my expense for my records



Central Parade, Greater London

22nd Jul 2019

I'm doing some bookkeeping and need another person to get through it quickly. This is going entail spreadsheets and paperwork. You should be able to type fast, peruse documents, and use excel walthamstow

Matthew did a great job, he paid attention to detail and helped me to finish the backlog of work in my office.



Gunnersbury, Greater London, W4

24th Apr 2019

Looking for a casual bookkeeper to maintain the xero accounts across three business, one in the UK and two in Hong Kong. (Foreign companies to be no more complex in maintaining than the UK). Ideally once a month balancing/meeting.

Bookkeeping + Accounts Assistant


Manchester, Greater Manchester

12th Apr 2019

I need someone to work on some accounts for various clients. Mainly working from excel sheets. A day or two every month. The role involves calculating incomes from revenue sheets and deducting expenses and fees and presenting information in a clear way. Must be someone who is good with numbers and is willing to sign a non disclosure agreement to guarantee confidentiality.

Bookkeeping required


Middle Park, Greater London

19th Jan 2019

Looking for a casual book keeper to post invoices onto software and reconcile the accounts currently using Xero but will migrate to Pandle, must have experience of book keeping or will not be considered.



Moffat, Dumfries

23rd Nov 2018

I run a small limited company, and own it through another limited company and need to start doing the book keeping on this. I have everything hooked up to Xero but I need it set up properly so everything makes sense. There are about 200-250 pcs to reconcile as well as some planning to do, which I would like to pretty ASAP get back up to date so it can be done more continuously. I would prefer to work with a freelancer for a more personal approach than a company, please get back to me. I would be happy to give you continuous work if we work well together.

Personal Assistant/ Book keeping


Maze Hill, Greater London

28th Aug 2018

I'm looking for someone to assist me for 8 hours with some book keeping work and to document the process. Experience with process document is preferred otherwise someone with good eye for details and written english would be acceptable.

Virtual Part-Time QuickBooks Bookkeeper


Thornton Heath, Greater London

6th Mar 2020

I need a South London based book-keeper to maintain accounts on QuickBooks for multiple small-medium-sized projects over the next 6 months. Data entry every 2-3 weeks but averaging 10 hours a month. Monthly face-to-face meeting TAKS RESPONSIBILITIES Full daily accounting responsibilities, including AP, AR, Reconciliations, Cash Flow Monitoring, etc. Maintaining electronic copy files using DropBox Standard financial reporting including VAT Monthly expenses reporting JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a full-charge Bookkeeper required Strong proficiency in QuickBooks Online is a must Previous accounting experience in the construction industries is strongly preferred Must be detailed and organized Need to be an excellent and proactive communicator

Book keeping, filing


College Park, Greater London

17th Jul 2019

i need someone who files and sorts my business papers, receipts, statements etc for my accountant. and brings all other files in order so things are easy to find etc. you need approx 30 hours for it.

Booker (bookkeeping) for Service Apartments


Belgravia, Greater London

24th Apr 2019

The Residences Group is looking for a booker to come and organise our receipts and payments before submitting tax return. The candidate must have experience in accounts. Please do get in touch ASAP!. Best regards,

Experienced Bookkeeper in Central Manchester


Manchester, Greater Manchester

7th Apr 2019

Looking for an experienced bookkeeper to help me with some messy startup accounts.



The Borough, Greater London

9th Jan 2019

Need experienced bookkeeper to come to my house and bring all my accounts up to date (about 6 months) to give to my accountant. I'm newly self employed so not loads of transactions. Probably a half day. Includes VAT. Ask me if you need more details. Need asap.

Anca was great! She knows what she's doing and did it quickly and efficiently. She was prompt and very professional. Will hire her again when I need more accounting work done. Thank you Anca.

Assistant / bookkeeper


Charing Cross, Greater London

31st Oct 2018

Fast growing small non profit organisation needs help with admin and basic accounts/bookkeeping. Part remote part in office when required. Fun company, working with content related to culture, hosting exhibitions, talks and the like. 8 hours per week initially but may vary.

I need bookkeeping


Whitefield, Greater Manchester

10th Mar 2021

1 to 1.5 days a week over 2 sites. WHITEFIELD and Manchester busy dental practice, preparation of monthly accounts and payment of invoices and staff. Bank reconciliations and stock audits . communication with practice accountants further details available on request

Office manager with bookkeeping experience


North Kensington, Greater London, W10

12th Aug 2019

I am looking for an freelance office manager available 1 or 2 a week for an interior designer based in Ladbroke Grove. Italian language is a huge advantage. Tasks: Expenses posting on Xero Payment reconciliation Client account management General office management Translation English/ Italian Request invoices from suppliers Send invoices to clients The person has to be available 1 or 2 times a week to come to the office.

Book keeping 1 day per week


Tottenham Hale, Greater London, N17

30th May 2019

Hi I need a book keep 1 or 1.5 days per week. You would have to work at least partly from the office in Tottenham Hale. Part could be done from home

I need bookkeeping


Charing Cross, Greater London

17th Apr 2019

We require a bookkeeper for three entities. This will primarily consist of managing Xero and processing transactions (10 per entity per day). We'd anticipate an 20 hours a month some of which will be done face to face.

I need bookkeeping/Xero training


Troy, West Yorkshire

31st Mar 2019

We are new to Xero, 2 of us based in Leeds West Yorkshire, neither have bookkeeping or Xero experience. We would like on-site one days training at our site in Horsforth Leeds using our Xero account.

I need bookkeeping


Westminster, Greater London, SW1A

21st Dec 2018

We are a family business that designs and manufacturers church furnishings. Looking for someone to help us on a weekly basis to review figures including margin, cost of manufacturing and checking that the correct procedures have been followed. We use [Content Moderated] as our accounting software (experience in Brightpearl not compulsory)

Personal Assistant/ Book keeping (11 Sept 18)


Maze Hill, Greater London

28th Aug 2018

I'm looking for someone to assist me for 8 hours with some book keeping work and to document the process. Experience with process document is preferred otherwise someone with good eye for details and written english would be acceptable.