As businesses looked under the hood of their businesses during the pandemic, a pioneering Gloucestershire company that has been helping managers succeed for 26 years has seen demand for its service increase.

BookCheck was founded in 1994 and has been providing services through what we now call “the cloud” since 2003, helping businesses better understand their finances through the intelligent use of Sage and Xero accounting software – but that’s not it. not a tech company.

“We are also not an accounting firm, although we have nine qualified accountants in our business,” said Anthony Pilkington, managing director and founder of a company that now has 60 employees and is ISO 9001 accredited. :2015.

“We solve three problems: accounting, management accounts and payroll.

“We take the hassle out of the way and produce quality, up-to-date management information to empower owners to make decisions with confidence. One of the main advantages is that it saves management time and hassle. ‘

Its fully modeled link to flexible Excel format avoids errors, entry time and technical issues. If it appears in the accounting system, it can be declared as required.

The company encourages its customers to go for Xero accounting and supports it with what it calls add-ons migration and development (MAD).

BookCheck recently helped migrate the production control system of a famous Gloucestershire sports equipment manufacturer and exporter from an expensive version of Sage to Xero.

The migration went smoothly, only took a week, and allowed the customer to cope with a massive increase in orders due to the pandemic.

Whether a business has a turnover of £ 250,000 or £ 20million, whether it’s located in Gloucestershire or elsewhere in the UK, BookCheck offers a one-page initial report to show businesses the benefits of ‘she can bring.

“Our job is to provide clients with clear management information that they can use – either themselves, with their accountant or CFO,” said Mr. Pilkington.

“We score their accounting system and issue a 30-point checklist coded in red, orange and green along with detailed notes. By the time we have settled in, everything on this list will be green.

For more information or to get an initial one-page report, visit

By Andrew Merrell

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Thursday, September 16, 2021