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How Does a Bookkeeper Help Your Business

A great bookkeeper can help you reach the next level of growth in your business. Instead of having to focus time on your bookkeeping, hiring a bookkeeper instead allows you to focus on the core reasons you went into business in the first place. This now frees you up so you can keep your eyes on the long term goals of the business.

When you use a bookkeeper in your business, things will become a lot more clearer and accurate as well. Not all bookkeepers are created equal, therefore not everyone can satisfy your unique business needs. So, ask yourself some important questions as you begin your search for the best bookkeeper for your business.

What is their registration or qualification?

You will find that some bookkeepers may have a diploma, accounting degree or maybe a business degree. The qualification and registration are important so be sure to ask your bookkeeper what their qualifications are. What is there registration, for example are they a registered bookkeeper and a member of the institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers

Remember, some bookkeepers are specialists while others are more generalists. So, when hiring, you need to determine the specific needs of your business and workload. If there are more challenging aspects to your bookkeeping requirements, you will want a more specialised bookkeeper on your team.

What is their level of expertise?

You want your bookkeeper to process your accounts accurately, on-time and to communicate with you. Don’t get to the end of the financial year and pay your accountant to clean up a mess created by someone you thought was capable .

A good bookkeeper processes transactions accurately, a great bookkeeper will go back and review their own work, identify errors and correct them, educate the client and much more.

You could also ask to talk with one of their clients or an accountant that they work with. Ask for referrals and testimonials.

When to Outsource Bookkeeping Tasks

Professional bookkeeping services are always a great solution as your business grows. This can give you back so much time in your business allowing you to grow alongside your bookkeeping partner.

Take your time to do your research and make sure to ask all the right questions before hiring a professional bookkeeper and beginning the onboarding process.

Find someone professional and qualified, and one that best fits your company vision. They should be passionate about what they do as well as fit within the culture of your company. While also aligning with your goals and objectives is also important, your personalities need to also fit.

Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you in your business