How to get help when you’ve really messed up…

Written by: Marloes van lent

Written on: 28 October 2023

Day2Day Books Insight

How to get help when you’ve really messed up…

At Day2Day Books, we recently unveiled our groundbreaking tool, QBO Diagnostics, designed to revamp your bookkeeping experience. While we’ve detailed how this tool functions in our previous announcement, you might be wondering whether it’s the solution you’ve been searching for. In this blog, we delve into the most common bookkeeping pitfalls and financial errors that individuals and businesses often stumble into. We’ll also show you how Day2Day Books can swoop in to save the day. If any of the following 10 reasons sound familiar, it’s a clear sign that you need our professional help to steer your financial ship in the right direction.

  1. Not Using Online Accounting Software:

One of the glaring issues we encounter time and again is the reluctance to embrace online accounting software. Many small businesses still cling to manual methods, such as spreadsheets or even handwritten invoices, which are not only prone to errors but also immensely time-consuming. As big fans of QuickBooks Online, we urge you to invest in accounting software to streamline your financial operations and significantly reduce the margin for errors.

  1. Ignoring Record Keeping:

Neglecting to maintain detailed, accurate, complete, and organized records is a guaranteed recipe for inaccuracies and financial turbulence. At Day2Day Books, we advocate for the digitization of your record-keeping process. It’s not only a money-saver in terms of printing costs but also a green choice that minimizes paper usage and bids farewell to those dusty banker boxes stashed in your garage or basement.

  1. Not Choosing the Right Accounting Method:

Selecting the wrong accounting method, be it cash or accrual, can wreak havoc on your financial statements and tax obligations. Our experts are well-versed in helping you decide on the method that aligns with your business goals and financial health.

  1. Misclassifying Expenses:

Misclassifying expenses can lead to tax-related headaches and financial inaccuracies. This usually stems from having an incorrect chart of accounts and assigning transactions to the wrong categories. Our team can ensure your expenses are appropriately categorized, giving you confidence in making informed financial decisions.

  1. Failing to Reconcile Bank Statements:

Regularly reconciling your bank and credit card statements with your accounting records is a vital safeguard against errors and discrepancies. This also means keeping an eye on all your accounts. Day2Day Books has encountered countless clients who discover new accounts or loans months later, underscoring the significance of comprehensive record-keeping.

  1. Not Understanding Tax Obligations:

Neglecting or misunderstanding your tax obligations can lead to costly penalties and fines. Our experts are here to teach you how to use QuickBooks Online to stay tax-compliant and track your tax liabilities at any given moment. The CRA is a great resource for finding and ensuring proper tax obligations.

  1. Overlooking Petty Cash Transactions:

Even small expenses deserve a spot in your records. Neglecting them can result in discrepancies and financial losses. While cash transactions are less common these days, if you do withdraw cash from your business account, retain those receipts to steer clear of misclassification as personal draws.

  1. Inadequate Documentation:

Thorough documentation is non-negotiable. Ensure that every financial transaction is backed by the necessary documentation, including invoices, receipts, contracts, and other pertinent paperwork. Day2Day Books can guide you on the specific documentation required for different transactions.

  1. Not Seeking Professional Help:

If you’re not an accounting wizard, it’s wise to enlist the assistance of professionals like Day2Day Books. We can set up your accounting system correctly and offer ongoing support, ensuring your financial records are consistently in tip-top shape.

  1. Being Reactive Instead of Proactive:

Waiting until tax season or a financial crisis to address your bookkeeping is a risky gamble. Regularly updating your records and staying on top of financial matters is the key to preventing last-minute stress and costly blunders.

With our professional approach go from:


© 2022 Day2Day Books, Golden BC.