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The Ipswich bookkeepers who put you, the customer, first.

AT Dales Bookkeeping, here in Ipswich, we are proud of our service and values.

Proud because our motto has always been to put the customer first.

Based in Ipswich, at Dales Bookkeeping, we go out of our way to not only help you with your bookkeeping, but help you with a lot more than that, including PC services.



Dales Bookkeeping offer a FREE consultation and tailor our services to your requirements.

Fully qualified and regulated by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, we work with many small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals, offering our highly professional and first-class service.

We are bookkeepers of tradition and good practice.

You will find our bookkeeping services are set to a very high standard

A true Best of Ipswich bookkeeping business, offering the very best of services, including PC Support services

If you are looking for a bookkeeper, then look no further.



Dales Bookkeeping, Ipswich:-

We can provide the following bookkeeping services:-

  • Manual or computerised bookkeeping
  • Payroll Management
  • VAT returns/CIS returns
  • Credit control
  • Sage training and guidance
  • Year-end accounts for sole traders, partnerships, charities and clubs
  • Bookkeeping advice
  • Purchase & sales ledger management
  • Discounts available on MYOB Accounting software
  • Software installation (SAGE or MYOB)
  • Cash-flow forecasts
  • Relief during staff holidays and sickness

Proprietor : Roy Clements MICB CB.Dip PM.Dip

  • ICB qualified in manual,computerised bookkeeping & payroll
  • Experienced in use of SAGE LINE 50 & MYOB
  • Sub-contracted work from accountants
  • MYOB / MAMUT Professional Partner
  • Authorised MYOB & MAMUT re-seller (generous discounts available)
  • Free 1 hour consultation
  • We can work on your premises or ours



Roy's useful bookkeeping hints and tips


Which if followed, could save business owners a great deal of stress and money.

Most of the principles mentioned here should be applied whether you are a sole trader, partnership or limited company :-


• Make sure that you have a business bank account and separate business transactions from personal ones. Using the business account for household groceries just makes life more difficult when compiling the accounts.

• Ensure that you have paperwork to support any transactions, apart from the obvious ones such as bank charges and interest. Any other entry on a bank statement should be accompanied by an invoice or receipt with an explanation of what the expense or receipt was for.

• When paying an invoice, it is good practice to write the date paid and method used. If paid by cheque, write the cheque number on the invoice and complete the cheque stub.

• For loose till receipts, a good practice is to fix them to A4 paper as you receive them. If you hire a bookkeeper or accountant, they then simply have to process them rather than spending hours sorting them first.

• Make sure you record when cheques are paid into the bank and the paying-in slip number if available. There is nothing worse than trying to work out transactions from a deposit on a bank statement if you don’t know how many payments were received.

• If your business is relatively small, you may be able to record your accounts on paper but it is important that you seek help if you’re unsure of what can be claimed as business expenses.

• Once your business reaches a certain size, you may need to keep computerised accounts but don’t be fooled into thinking you need the most feature rich product on the market. You may not have cause to use many of the features such as stock control or you simply don’t have the resource to use them correctly.

• Monitor your turnover carefully. For most businesses, once your turnover in a 12 month period reaches £67,000 you must register for VAT. If you register late, you are likely to be fined and charged interest on the late payment.

• There are a number of VAT schemes in operation to certain types of businesses. Seek advice as to the most suitable one for you. Once you are VAT registered, it is definitely advisable to use a computerised accounts package as this saves a great deal of time and money.

• A computerised system is also the most efficient way ensuring that suppliers are paid on time and keeping track of who owes you money.

• Regular bookkeeping is also the key to knowing the state of your business. It’s no use waiting until after year-end to find that you’ve made a loss, over-spent your advertising budget for the year or finding out that you’ve paid an invoice twice.


At Dales Bookkeeping, we have a range of clients who we see on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis to take the pain out of the tasks mentioned here and to allow business owners to do what they do best. We offer a free 1 hour consultation and will do our best to help you achieve success.



We can also offer the following PC support services:-

  • Search engine optimisation
  • Wireless router set-up and security
  • Assistance with installing a new PC
  • Computer tuition for beginners in your own home
  • PC security advice
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Free advice on buying a new PC
  • Note: There is no association between our PC support services and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.



A bookkeeping service in Ipswich, you can trust to work for, and with, you

Dales Bookkeeping, Ipswich . . . the professional bookkeepers

If you would like to know more about how Dales Bookkeeping can help your business, contact us on our numbers here on the Best of Ipswich, or go to our website



When you contact Dales Bookkeeping, Ipswich, tell them you saw their feature here on the Best of Ipswich

latest reviews

In February 2014, said about Dales Bookkeeping

Without doubt, Dales Book-keeping has been my saviour! I finally feel the book-keeping that I manage is now up to date and in a good state. I have Roy to thank for this. Patience and ongoing support among the piles of paperwork has meant I have maintained my sanity - thank you Roy!

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In December 2010, said about Dales Bookkeeping

We have been using Dales Bookkeeping for over a year now and highly recommend the service provided. Thorough, reliable and trustworthy. With fantastic attention to detail, you can rest assured that your business is in very capable hands!

5/ 5stars
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In September 2010, said about Dales Bookkeeping

We have been using Dales Bookkeeping for our business and we are very pleased with the service they offer. They are always prompt, very helpful and thorough. Would definitely recommend them to other businesses who are looking for a reliable bookkeeper.

4/ 5stars
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In February 2010, said about Dales Bookkeeping

Dales book keeping have assisted me with my business for almost a year and i can highly recomend them for their professional approach to all aspects of their service. R Keough

4/ 5stars
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In July 2009, said about Dales Bookkeeping

I have been using Dales Book keeping for almost a year and I feel it has been the best business move I have made in a long time. Dales are prompt, trustworthy and very helpful. I know things are going to be completed on time and without fuss. I have found how much time I can now put to better use.

4/ 5stars
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In October 2008, said about Dales Bookkeeping

Dales Bookkeeping has assisted me and a number of my clients, and I have been delighted with the quality of service supplied. Dales Bookkeeping offers a highly professional service through its fully qualified team, and I have been impressed by the high level of their technical expertise and attention to detail. I can wholeheartedly recommend Dales Bookkeeping.

4/ 5stars
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  • Contact Us

    36 Dales Road
    IP1 4JE
    T: 01473 463741
    M: 07742 146011

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