Why do electricians and plumbers choose Xero bookkeeping?

August 10, 2023

As a plumber or electrician, your skills are with your hands, working with people’s pipes and wiring. That’s what you’re good at, after all, and we’re certainly thankful for that!

What you might not be as good at however is the administrative side of your business. That is to say, the bookkeeping and financial side.

Make no mistake, bookkeeping is essential for your plumbing or electrical business, and it is so important that you get it right.

At the same time, we know that it might not be your favourite thing in the world – we’re not all born with a head for numbers, after all!

Trust us when we say that we understand that for many sole traders and small business owners, bookkeeping is a task they dread. Inputting data, double-checking numbers… it can get tedious quickly, and can be risky if you lack the skill to do it right the first time.

So what are you to do if you want to reclaim your evenings?

Outsource your bookkeeping, of course!

If you’re looking for a hassle free way of small business bookkeeping, Maximum Business Solutions has the answer for you!

Say hello to Xero bookkeeping!

Xero bookkeeping

What is Xero bookkeeping?

Do you find the prospect of going over your books daunting? Do you wish there was a way for you to get all your bookkeeping out of the way so you can just get back to doing what you do best, or taking time off?

Xero is the world’s premier cloud-based accounting software, tailored for the needs of small and medium-sized businesses worldwide.  Its features and tools are comprehensive: from payroll, to bank reconciliations, to invoices, to inventory and even more, Xero bookkeeping covers all your bases!

And if you’re an electrician or plumber in need of affordable and effective bookkeeping software, Xero will become your new best friend!

For those of you who might not be too keen on bookkeeping, Xero is the perfect solution to your problem.  For the past several years, Maximum Business Solutions has worked with Xero and we can’t even begin to list all of the great things about it:

Xero bookkeeping is automated

One of the defining features of the coming years will be automation. Almost everything is shaping up to be done by computers or machines in the coming decades.

And while this presents wide-reaching consequences for our economy and society, there is an upside for plumbers and electricians: at least you won’t have to worry about having to manually input and update data on your bookkeeping ledger any more!

In addition, software like Xero also eliminates the possibility of human error and miscalculation. Not all of us have a head for numbers, after all, an two of the most important things your financial information should be is reliable and accurate.

This shift is already well-underway in the bookkeeping world. So if you’re looking for ways to save more time, talk to one of our professionals about setting you up with Xero that does all the work for you.

In this article, our small business bookkeepers in Melbourne recommend these 4 Xero add-ons that can be useful to your business bookkeeping.

Access anytime and anywhere: cloud bookkeeping is here to stay

Cloud computing has really taken off in the past couple of years. And honestly, why wouldn’t it? The ability to access your programs from anywhere with an internet connection is a very powerful draw.

Yes, most of us have gotten very used to the ability to access our emails and files wherever we go on any device.

Why should your accounting software be any different?

Cloud-based accounting software like Xero lets you access a real-time snapshot of your business’s finances whenever you need them. Simple as that.

Through Xero’s intuitive interface, you won’t have a difficult time accessing and keeping track of the following:

  • Payments
  • Invoices
  • Bills
  • Data
  • Finances
  • And so much more…

Safe and sound

Your financial records are valuable pieces of information. So naturally, you’ll want to make sure it’s all securely stored under lock and key. But how can you be sure?

In our experience, cloud-based systems are a great option for plumbers and sparkies looking to keep their financial information safe and secure. With a cloud-based system, there’s no need to worry about losing a USB, throwing out the wrong papers or having your laptop fail on you.

But what if the servers get hacked?

Hacking is a common concern when it comes to keeping sensitive information in the cloud. Fortunately, Xero’s servers and firewall are protected multiple layers of security, protecting your data from external access 24/7.

Xero bookkeeping for tradies

Looking for a Xero bookkeeper for your electrical or plumbing business in Melbourne?

Choose Xero partner Maximum Business Solutions!

Your time is valuable, so we don’t blame you for wanting to spend as little of it as possible performing routine bookkeeping tasks.

If you are an electrical or plumbing contractor in search of an easy and flexible solution to your bookkeeping requirements, Maximum Business Solutions can help you!

As a Melbourne-based Xero partner, we can set you up with easy-to-use software that gives you your times back.

Rather outsource your bookkeeping? We’d be happy to take it off your hands: talk to our team of experts today.  From reconciliations to complete account management, we’ll create the right solutions for your business needs…and your business budget.

Maximum Business Solutions also offers specialised Xero training and other accounting software training recommended for electricians and plumbers.

Want to learn how Maximum Business Solutions can help make your business bookkeeping easier? Let’s catch up for coffee, otherwise, give us a call on (03) 9589 0128 – we’d love to chat!