In every industry, there are the experts and there are the cowboys. Bookkeeping is no different.
The problem for business owners is that if your bookkeeper is a cowboy, you could end up in hot water.
I find that because the world that bookkeepers live in is full of deadlines, acronyms and confusing legislation, business owners just trust what they are told. They don’t question the things they are told by their bookkeeper as the alternative would be them diving into a world that they don’t want to be in or that they are not qualified to be in.
So what is it that you, the business owner, can do to make sure your bookkeeper is the expert that your business needs?
Here are a few pointers to show you what you need in a good bookkeeper . Make sure your bookkeeper makes the grade in each of these areas.