While choosing a freelance bookkeeper there are several things to consider. How much is it going to cost you? Will they do a good job for your business? Do they have the required skill set and qualifications to be able to complete the task? How long have they been bookkeeping for? If the answers to all of these questions are satisfactory, then you need to discuss timeframes and agree the workload for a specific budget.
Let’s face it, competition is hot, and there are many qualified people who are willing to work for half of the going rate just to get the work. However, this is your company at stake, and one slip from a bookkeeper could end up being a costly mistake which damages your bank balance and your credibility. The easiest way to find someone who is reliable and trustworthy is via word of mouth, reviews online, speaking to other business owners – and if possible meet the person who is going to be looking after your books. Your instinct will tell you whether they are right for your business or not. If meeting isn’t an option and your preferred bookkeeper works remotely – a facetime call or skype video call will help to alleviate any doubts you may have before you assign them the work.
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