What makes a great bookkeeper?


01 Jul
01Jul

Have you found yourself pulling your hair out because you have not been keeping up with your business’ books?  Are you ready to scream at the top of your lungs for accounting help?  Are you looking for a new bookkeeper?  While searching for a great bookkeeper, weather you are hiring in-house or outsourced, keep in mind the following traits of a great bookkeeper:

  • Bookkeepers need to be organized.  Point blank, organization is key in this role/type of position.  Talented bookkeepers excel with repetitive day to day actions.  Imagine inputting $1,000 over 10 different entries. Trust me, you do not want to miss a zero.  Keeping entries and their books organized is critical.
  • Bookkeepers need to communicate effectively and efficiently.  Bookkeepers will be working directly with Chief Financial Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Business Owners, etc.  The need to communicate in a clear and concise manner is key.
  • Would a roofer attempt to replace a roof without nails? No.  Proper tools are a must.  If your bookkeeper is using an excel document, consider looking for a new bookkeeper.  One of the most popular bookkeeping platforms is QuickBooks.  QuickBooks offers on-premise accounting application as well as cloud-based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and executes payroll functions.  Goodbye, excel.  Hello, QuickBooks.
  • Asking the right questions?  Have you ever been blown away by someone that asks you exactly what you are thinking or exactly what you need to hear?  A great bookkeeper needs to be constantly asking you questions about the past, the present and the future.  How can your bookkeeper be a good business partner and advisor not only today but in the future?

A great bookkeeper is an asset and should be a trusted advisor in your business. 

Interested in learning more about ShoreSource Business Solutions, LLC?  Feel free to reach us at 843.729.2961 or info@shoresourcebiz.com.  

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