Don’t Hire Another Bookkeeper Until You Read This
Hiring a bookkeeper makes good financial sense in that it allows the small business owner to focus on what they do best: grow the business. Even if you don’t plan to hire one at this very moment, the following tips can help in the search for a bookkeeper.
Imagine hiring a bookkeeper that knows how business really works, someone who will, take the time to understand YOUR business. After all, your financials are too important to leave in the hands of just anyone. Can you see the benefit of hiring a bookkeeper with real world business experience?
Everything looks good on paper
A person with multiple degrees certainly looks good on paper hands-down. Before you sign them up, observe how they align with your vision of the business.Does that person match your personality or way of thinking? If not, then it is probably not a good fit.
Bookkeeping, especially small business bookkeeping is much more about inputting the right numbers in the right boxes. It is the relationship between the business owner and the bookkeeper that is the glue that holds the relationship together.
Know tax consequences
Hiring a bookkeeper that knows the tax consequences can help you make sound decisions based on solid financial data.
Making good business decisions based on sound financial data is important to every business. You may have heard the saying it is not what you make it is how much you keep. Don’t you want to keep more of what you make?
Make house calls
We live in a society where everyone is portable. Hiring a bookkeeper that does house calls sounds, like a logical way to stop wasting your time in dropping off receipts.
It also means you will be spending more time with your customers. That is why you went into business to begin with.
E-File certified by CRA
E-File certified is recognition from CRA that this person understands the tax consequences of the transactions and can file your reports via internet.
Sometimes it can feel overwhelming by all the reporting requirements from CRA. Hiring a bookkeeper that is E-file certified by CRA means that you can feel assured that the reporting deadlines for remitting CPP, EI and Income Tax will be met.
It also means you will feel more confident in making better business decisions based on more accurate and solid information.
QuickBooks expert means that the bookkeeper is a QuickBooks Advisor. Imagine hiring someone who will help you with this burdensome task of inputting numbers into QuickBooks and take it off your shoulders.
Small business bookkeeping is quickly being done by programs like QuickBooks, due to it’s ease of use.
If your business is like many businesses today, where you are just starting out and hiring a professional bookkeeper is just not in the cards right now. Consider QuickBooks training to help you along.
Small business bookkeeping is not about doing it by yourself, rather doing it knowing that if you run into trouble, help is close at hand.
Contact Mathew at MRJ Financial Solutions today for help with implementing your search for a bookkeeper. email@example.com or call us 289-500-1978