Free Excel Bookkeeping Templates

Our Free Excel Bookkeeping Templates are great if you just want to handle basic bookkeeping tasks using Microsoft Excel.

Whilst templates will never be as flexible as a fully blown accounting package, the ease of use and the simplicity in which 'what if' scenarios can be modelled means that Microsoft Excel is an extremely useful tool for any small company.

We've written a number of Excel Bookkeeping Templates to get you up and running - quickly and easily.

BAB Petty Cash template

Free Excel Bookkeeping Templates

Our free petty cash template is designed to assist in the management of your business's petty cash and save time in the reconciliation. You can list all your transactions and it will calculate your final figure.

Our Excel Bookkeeping templates have been tested and work with Microsoft Excel 2003 and 2007.

Petty Cash Guide  Petty Cash Download

Business Expenses

Free Excel Bookkeeping Templates

Most business can claim back business expenses even if you are self-employed, we have created two templates one for VAT and one non VAT. All the calculations are completed for you once the figures are posted

There is also a guide explaining what you can claim.

Expense Guide  Business Expense Download

Balance Sheet Template

A simple spreadsheet to assist you in the layout of your balance sheet. If you run a limited company then a balance sheet is a legal requirement for submitting your accounts, but your accountant will produce it for you.

Balance Sheet Template

BAB Cash Book spreadsheet

Our cash book template is designed to handle all the bookkeeping needs for a very small business. It helps you with your VAT and your year end figures for the Inland Revenue and gives you all the tools you need to manage your small company accounts. This bookkeeping template has been tested and works with Microsoft Excel 2003 and 2007.

The template is currently undergoing final beta testing and is scheduled for release.

Free Bookkeeping Software

There are a number of free bookkeeping software packages available on the internet, most of the ones we have viewed are either fairly complicated, only offer a free trial or as your business grows it will not be suitable.

Cash Book Pro

Developed by an accounting practice, it is a useful tool providing you with a simple system. It's an ideal upgrade from a paper-based system without going to the complexity of a full accounting software package.

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What are the alternatives?

There are many websites which offer free bookkeeping downloads for Microsoft templates, or you could design your own. There are many different templates to assist you in your accounting records including; balance sheet, forecasting, cash flow, sales invoices and petty cash.

Accounting software packages

Instead of limiting yourself to using Microsoft Excel, most businesses will benefit from having a proper accounting software package. Traditionally, these have been expensive and difficult to use but over the past few years, the accounting software has become cheaper and more intuitive.

Cloud accounting software - Online accounts software

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Cloud accounting software is also becoming very popular with businesses. There are a few advantages over purchasing a product.

  • No upfront costs, just a monthly fee
  • You can access you accounts from anywhere with internet access by using the cloud
  • No space required on your own computer for a software package
  • You can give other people access to the data, this may be useful for your accountant or bookkeeper
  • Companies normally provide a free trial, so you can try before you buy

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We have also written other Excel accounting templates to assist your business. These include; bank reconciliation, petty cash, balance sheet, cash receipts and a stock control record card.

Find out more about free bookkeeping software.

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