Business Check Registers
I’ve always had organizational issues keeping track of checkbook transactions when things get busy. For years I would drive my accountant crazy because it took me four ever to retrace my steps or find the various pieces of papers on which I hastily wrote my transaction notes. When I got my first business checkbook folder that came with an additional book called the register.
My new accountant sat me down and demonstrated to me the proper procedure for filling out my transaction records. He explained that business check registers allow me to keep track of my checking account balance. Rather than backtracking to figure out where the money was spent, the simple layout allowed me to jot down the essentials quickly and easily.
I use the Three-On-A-Page format for my business checks and my registers allow them for a total of 480 entries. It is easy to use and guides me through the process of finding my accurate account balance quickly.
There are registers out there that are essentially spreadsheets. You fire up the computer in order to input the information and the tally is automatically as you go. If you find it more comforting to have it in black and white, this method requires no electricity. You can always order extra registers when you get your business checks as well.
Even in this era of digital communications, there are still a lot of people who prefer to enter their information by hand. The act of record-keeping somehow keeps them sane and in control of their situation. Business check registers offer a solid method of keeping track of checks written, bank balances and detail expenses. I’ve met quite a few individuals who then place their registers in attractive leather binders for storage on shelves. They can track all their expenditures back 10 years without ever turning on a computer.
So although the trend is moving toward computer programs like QuickBooks and MYOB, hundreds of thousands of businesses still provide solid records of information regarding their financial transactions on paper. Of course, even with the billions of dollars of transactions each year that occur in small and midsized businesses, the simple check remains a dominant force for financial transactions.
Men and women still write checks and send them off in the mail. Many businesses still prefer to keep manual records of their cash flow and expenses. They use simple business check registers to get the job done. There are others who do both; information is routinely entered into the check register throughout the week and everything is handed off to the bookkeeper. The computerized records are available if needed but the business owners have the material on hand for personal review.
There is nothing wrong with using either one or both methods in business. It is simply a matter of preference on their part. To purchase business check registers, go to your online printing vendor and scroll through to the business checks category. You will be able to find it there.