The special accounting system I have for general release is called Job Bag 6.
Job Bag 6 is a job costing package for anyone who charges for their time
as well as external costs. Further details are available
here. They can be modified to meet your needs or I can write a new system
from scratch just for you.
The art of getting forms filled in
The point about special accounting systems is that they don't just do the accounts.
They help you to run your operation and in doing so collect data for the accounts.
It is a perennial problem for accountants to find out what is actually going on
in a business and it is also a chore to input accounts data.
My systems are useful to the people running the operation. Job bag helps the production
department organise their work flow and place purchase orders. They can record production
time so they know who worked on a particular job and what they did. Sales can raise
quotations and bill for the work using real cost data.
Be nice to your book keeper
Once this is done the book keeping consists of entering purchases that can be validated
from purchase orders and entering cash book transactions. The system even takes
care of the work-in-progress.
Look after your shillings
Such systems are valuable to a business for the efficiencies they create and are
not as expensive as you might think. This can make them cost effective for quite
small businesses. Call me to discuss your needs and I can give you a price.