Do I need an accounts package?

As Transactor Desktop is very good at doing your sales invoicing (per job or as a summary), statements, payment allocations and controlling your debtors, you only need to provide the transaction totals to your bookkeeper/accountant for entry into your main accounts.  

OPTION 1

Once a month email or print the Manager's Financial Report from Transactor Desktop for your accountant/book-keeper. (Report menu > Accounting > Managers Financial Report).

Record your expenses on a spreadsheet or your book-keeper's recommended application, and ask your book-keeper to give you access to your accounts. These may be in paper form but more likely your book-keeper/accountant will be using an accounts program like Sage.

Let your book-keeper/accountant know that in addition to the Manager's Financial Report, Transactor Desktop can export to several formats. See the Commercial Module.

OPTION 2

You don't have a 'close contact' book-keeper/accountant and wish to record your transactions yourself and just hand these over to an accountant for the end of year stuff.

Once a month email or print the Manager's Financial Report from Transactor Desktop. (Report menu > Accounting > Managers Financial Report). Enter the sales totals into your favourite spreadsheet or paper-work.

Track your expenses using one of many free applications or simple spreadsheets. Also consider a low-cost commercial accounting program.  

Expense managers for Android devices
Expense managers on Google Play store   

Spreadsheets
Search Google for free expenses spreadsheet uk

Accounting Programs
These only need to be small low-cost applications as you don't have to enter a large amount of transactions. Since Transactor Desktop handles all your jobs and individual invoices, you only need to enter the monthly totals into your accounts (use Report menu > Customers > Summary Invoice Monthly). Ask a book-keeper to help you set this up. Let your book-keeper/accountant know that in addition to the Manager's Financial Report, Transactor Desktop can export to several pre-defined CSV formats. See the Commercial Module. In short, you don't need to export to a financial accounts package but if you do then many major formats are currently supported.  Ask Transactor Support if you require another format.


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