Choosing the Right Bookkeeper

It can be a daunting experience hiring a bookkeeper. For a start, how do you know they are even qualified? If they are, have their qualifications been updated to incorporate new legislations? There are many questions to ask when choosing a new bookkeeper.Here are a few you should bear in mind.

Do they have experience bookkeeping in your industry?

Your bookkeeper should have qualification and be up to date with legislations, they may also need to be registered as a tax agent if they are going to be dealing with your business tax returns. It is also a good idea to employ a bookkeeper who has some experience in your industry. If you deal in retail and sell thousands of products per day, a good bookkeeper who has knowledge of retail income and expenditure would be a great asset. Also if you employ hundreds of staff, then a bookkeeper who has only worked with a small business with a workforce of 4 probably isn’t going to be a good fit. Ask them which type of clients they currently work with and request a conversation with some of their clients. This way you will find out if your potential bookkeeper is reliable and if their other clients have encountered any issues.

Have they worked with your accounting technology?

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