A good bookkeeper is a valuable asset in your business. When you have so many details to look after, keeping finances in order can be a burden that’s too overwhelming to handle on your own. Yet, financial organization and tracking are essential for monitoring the health of your business. In addition, you’re legally required to manage finances responsibly for tax purposes.
What’s the answer? Finding the right bookkeeper. To help you evaluate your options and choose a good fit, we’ve come up with a list of considerations and questions to ask:
Obviously, it’s a good idea to pick a bookkeeper with relevant experience. Ask about the bookkeeper’s experience in your industry and what types of clients they’ve had in the past. If they’re familiar with businesses of a similar size and industry to yours, that means they’ve probably already seen issues your business may face in the future.
If you’re already working with accounting software, make sure that your potential bookkeeper is comfortable with it. You can ask for certifications or ask what experience they have with the software. Don’t forget to ask what version they use and how they stay up to date.
This will be more of a gut decision. Do you feel comfortable with them? Do you feel like it will be easy to understand each other? You need a bookkeeper who can turn accounting speak into regular language and who is communicative.
How do they work?
Finally, ask how they work. A good bookkeeper has some basic procedures and services they offer to help you make sure everything is in order. A red flag should go up if the potential bookkeeper waits for you to give instructions.
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