Bookkeeping and Payroll

Bookkeeping and Payroll

Bookkeeping is difficult. Anyone that has owned a growing business will know this, but on the other hand, if you’re just starting out then naturally you might be leaning towards giving small business bookkeeping a go yourself. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes it’s not until further down the line that business owners realise their time is much better spent on what they already do best.

A bookkeeper helps keep track of business finances, they monitor the inevitable overdue invoices, ensure every penny spent is allocated to the right category and they work in conjunction with the accountant. No more trying to catch up with a year’s worth of unfiled receipts!


  • Provide a fully qualified, professional double entry bookkeeping service
  • Don’t need to meet with you in person or take up space in your office
  • Work from our own premises so our overheads are low and so are our fees
  • Can help clients based all over the country
  • Offer unlimited free email support

Your idea and your skills are the reason you started your organisation in the first place, spend your time on the business areas you are passionate about, not the necessities you’re inexperienced with.

What does a bookkeeper do

Our job is to keep your finance tracking up to date, both to keep you feeling in control of your cash flow and to help your accountant do a quicker and more accurate job for you. Double entry bookkeeping simply means that there are always two sides to a transaction, ensuring everything is reconciled. To help you we need your receipts, your invoices, your income records and your travel expense information. There are a variety of ways to send your documents and receipts over to us:

  • Via cloud storage access
  • By photographing them and submitting via a bookkeeping app
  • By traditional mail
  • By scanning or photographing and emailing
  • If you’re local to us in Chorley, we will arrange to pick them up from you

We can also assist with other financial management tasks such as payroll for small businesses, VAT returns and purchase/sales ledger control. View our service packages.

You can trust in us

We keep everything confidential and we keep your details safe. Your business finances shouldn’t be public knowledge, which is why we promise complete confidentiality.

Ihelm work flexibly and if your requirements don’t fit into one of our existing bookkeeping packages, we’ll create one for you.

Ihelm Enterprises Bookkeeping is managed by Arianna Helm who is a fully qualified bookkeeper with the ICB and a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor (desktop and online versions). We have been providing bookkeeping services to SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) since 2004. We are also very experienced in liaising with accounting teams and happy to do this directly or indirectly when needed.

Fill in the contact form if you’d like to know more and we’ll come back to you quickly.

I love my job but I hate asking people to pay me! I’d been plodding along with it for years and letting invoices go unpaid until they really mounted up because I felt so bad about chasing people. Arianna came in and just sorted it out! It was more comfortable for me to get her to email reminders than to do it myself and my clients were happy to pay the invoices that had slipped through the net. I wish I’d got Arianna to do my credit control years ago. My bank and PayPal accounts are looking really healthy now and I’d recommend Arianna to anyone in my position.

Lisa Cole

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