Accounting & Bookkeeping Services in UAE

Maintain Accurate Financial Records and Up-to-date Books of accounts!

Companies in the UAE must maintain their books of accounts and financial statements for at least 5 years, as prescribed by the UAE Commercial Company Law 2015 and VAT law of UAE. Additionally, various free zones in the country require companies to have their accounts audited by approved and listed audit firms in UAE, with global standards such as IFRS adding complexity to financial reporting. As a result, keeping up-to-date records is essential for businesses operating in the region to remain competitive and compliant with regulations.

What is Accounting

Financial accounting is the process of recording, classifying, and summarizing financial transactions to provide information that is useful in making business decisions. The primary purpose of financial accounting is to provide information to external stakeholders, such as investors, creditors, and regulatory agencies, about the financial performance and position of a company.
Financial statements, such as the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, are the main output of financial accounting. The balance sheet provides information about a company’s assets, liabilities, and equity at a specific point in time. The income statement provides information about a company’s revenue, expenses, and net income over a specific period. The cash flow statement provides information about a company’s inflows and outflows of cash over a specific period.
Financial accounting follows a set of rules and standards, such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the United States and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) globally, to ensure consistency and comparability of financial information. Financial accounting is performed by trained professionals, such as accountants, and is subject to independent auditing to ensure the accuracy and reliability of financial information.
Financial accounting is an important tool for making informed business decisions, evaluating performance and progress, and communicating with stakeholders. It provides essential information for decision-makers, such as investors, creditors, and managers, to assess the financial health and potential of a company.

What is Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is the process of recording financial transactions in a systematic and organized manner. It involves the recording of financial transactions such as sales, purchases, payments, and receipts in a company’s financial records. The goal of bookkeeping is to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of a company’s financial transactions. This information is used to prepare financial statements, such as the balance sheet and income statement, which provide a snapshot of a company’s financial position and performance.
Bookkeeping is an important function for any business as it provides a clear and accurate record of financial transactions. This information is used by managers to make informed decisions, by regulators to ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations, and by lenders and investors to assess the financial health of the company. Bookkeeping also helps in identifying trends and patterns in a company’s financial performance and helps in budgeting and forecasting future financial needs. The accuracy and completeness of bookkeeping records are critical for the success of a business, and as such, it is important to ensure that the bookkeeping function is performed by trained professionals and subject to regular internal and external audits.

Why Accounting and Bookkeeping is important for business?

Facilitates informed decision-making
Accurate and up-to-date financial information is essential for making informed business decisions. This information can be used by managers to identify trends and patterns in a company’s financial performance and make decisions that support the long-term success of the business.
Compliance with laws and regulations
Accurate bookkeeping and accounting records are essential for compliance with tax laws and regulations. Keeping accurate financial records helps to ensure that a company meets its tax obligations and avoids costly fines and penalties.
Assessing financial health
Financial information is used by lenders and investors to assess the financial health of a company. This information is used to determine the creditworthiness of the company and to make investment decisions.
Budgeting and forecasting
Accurate financial information is essential for effective budgeting and forecasting. Financial information provides a clear picture of a company’s financial position, which is essential for creating a budget and forecasting future financial needs.
Improved cash flow management
Accurate financial information is essential for effective budgeting and forecasting. Financial information provides a clear picture of a company’s financial position, which is essential for creating a budget and forecasting future financial needs.
Facilitates effective business planning
Accurate financial information provides a clear picture of a company’s financial position and performance, which is essential for effective business planning. This information is used to identify strengths and weaknesses and to set goals and strategies for the future.

The Process Flow of Our Accounting And Bookkeeping Services

Recording transactions

The first step in the accounting and bookkeeping process is to record financial transactions as they occur. This involves creating a record of each transaction in the company’s books.

Classifying transactions:

The next step is to classify transactions into appropriate categories, such as revenue, expenses, assets, liabilities, and equity. This helps to organize financial information for analysis and reporting.

Posting to the general ledger

The recorded transactions are then posted to the general ledger, which is the central repository for all financial information.

Preparing trial balance

he next step is to prepare a trial balance, which is a list of all accounts and their balances, to ensure that the total of all debits equals the total of all credits.

Adjusting entries

The trial balance is then used to identify and make adjusting entries, which are transactions that are recorded at the end of an accounting period to update the financial statements.

Preparing financial statements

The final step is to prepare financial statements, such as the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, which provide a snapshot of the company’s financial performance and position.

Closing the books

At the end of each accounting period, the books are closed to prepare for the next period. This involves transferring the balances of certain accounts, such as revenue and expense accounts, to the equity section of the balance sheet.
This process flow is repeated regularly, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, to ensure that the company’s financial records are up-to-date and accurate.

frequently asked questions

Accounting is the process of interpreting, classifying, and summarizing financial information for decision-making, while bookkeeping is the process of recording financial transactions in a systematic and organised manner.

The purpose of accounting and bookkeeping is to provide accurate and up-to-date financial information that can be used to make informed business decisions, comply with tax laws and regulations, assess the financial health of the company, manage cash flow, and facilitate effective business planning.

Accounting and bookkeeping functions can be performed by trained professionals, such as certified public accountants (CPAs), bookkeepers, and accounting software.
Accounting and bookkeeping records should be updated regularly, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, to ensure that the company's financial information is accurate and up to date.

Outsourcing accounting and bookkeeping functions can save time, reduce costs, and improve the accuracy and reliability of financial information. It can also allow business owners to focus on their core competencies and leave the financial management to experts.

Common mistakes in accounting and bookkeeping include errors in recording transactions, incorrect classification of transactions, incorrect posting to the general ledger, and failure to reconcile accounts.

Best practices for accounting and bookkeeping include regular updates of financial information, thorough review of financial records, segregation of duties, and periodic internal and external audits.

Why Choose ADEPTS

ADEPTS Chartered Accountants LLC is a premier accounting and bookkeeping firm in UAE, offering reliable services to manage income and expenditure, as well as helping clients to adhere to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Our team of professional financial advisors provides cost-effective solutions to meet long-term goals with exceptional accuracy and precision.
Expertise and experience
Adepts Chartered Accountants is a team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who have extensive experience in providing accounting and bookkeeping services. They have the necessary skills, training, and knowledge to ensure accurate and efficient financial management.
Customized solutions
Adepts Chartered Accountants understands that each business has unique accounting and bookkeeping needs. They work closely with clients to tailor their services to meet the specific requirements of each business.
Time Saving
By outsourcing accounting and bookkeeping functions to Adepts Chartered Accountants, business owners can save time and focus on their core competencies. This allows them to devote more time and energy to other critical areas of their business.
Cost Effective
Adepts Chartered Accountants provides cost-effective accounting and bookkeeping services that help businesses reduce their overall financial management costs.
Improved Accuracy
Adepts Chartered Accountants utilizes advanced technology and software to ensure accurate and up-to-date financial information. Their processes and procedures are designed to minimize errors and ensure that financial information is reliable.
Compliance with Regulations
Adepts Chartered Accountants stay up-to-date with the latest accounting and bookkeeping regulations to ensure that clients comply with all relevant laws and regulations. This helps to minimize the risk of legal penalties and reputational damage.
Peace of mind
By outsourcing accounting and bookkeeping functions to Adepts Chartered Accountants, business owners can have peace of mind knowing that their financial information is in safe hands. They can trust that their financial records are being handled professionally and efficiently.
Flexibility
Adepts Chartered Accountants provide flexible accounting and bookkeeping services that can be customized to meet the changing needs of clients. They are responsive to client needs and can adapt quickly to changing circumstances.