Have you decided that instead of drowning in paperwork, you need to spend your time running your business and letting someone else take care of the back office side of things?
Have you realised how time consuming, and sometimes quite difficult, keeping on top of the financial paperwork of your business is?
The next thing you may wonder is what to look for when choosing a bookkeeper?
There are a lot of questions you may be asking yourself, so here are 5 tips to consider which will hopefully help you.
- Make sure they are qualified and insured.
Many people say they are bookkeepers but have no professional qualifications.
Here at CC Associates you can be assured that we are all fully qualified and insured and you are in safe hands.
- Get recommendations from other small business owners.
Choosing someone with no way of knowing what their work is like is a recipe for disaster.We have wonderful testimonials from our happy clients, and we are happy to provide excellent work references if you require.
- Look for someone who has experience of your particular business.
It’s all very well hiring a great bookkeeper, but do they have experience in your specific field?
We have helped hundreds of every kind of businesses you could think of over the last 30 years, so we have vital in-depth experience in many business areas. From plumbers to hairdressers and pubs and restaurants to airline pilots and barristers, we have seen just about everything!
- A bookkeeper needs to have the knowledge and understanding to work with your accountant at year end.
Do they know what the accountant will need, how to present the information they have completed, and how to answer any queries that may come up?
If they don’t, and they provide things in the wrong way it could cause your accountant to charge you again to re-do work you already paid the bookkeeper to do.
At CC Associates, we can either do the work at year end for you as well, as we are accountants ourselves, or you can be sure that the work we pass to your accountant will be top rate and no further issues should come up that we can’t deal with.
- Choose a Bookkeeper that has up to date knowledge of bookkeeping software and systems.
We are experts in all industry standard software that you may have already heard of, like Sage for example. We also have our own cloud bookkeeping software which is for exclusive use by our Clients. If you would like a free trial of this, just let us know!