QuickBooks is the best bookkeeping software solution for small and medium size businesses because it allows for paper less document management, it’s the premier accounting program for 83% of all businesses and is cost effective at the same time. However, QuickBooks can be a difficult program to operate if you are unfamiliar with how it works. Fortunately, there are QuickBooks Professionals that can handle your bookkeeping and keep your business running smoothly.
A firm providing bookkeeping services should have the certification, experience and the knowledge of the QuickBooks Program to do the work at hand. This means that the firm should have qualified personnel that went through a comprehensive QuickBooks training program to learn what specific features QuickBooks has to offer. An accounting degree is not necessary, but they need to know what it takes to input and keep track of your payroll, sales, expenses, accounts receivable and payables for your business.
Finding and hiring a qualified in house bookkeeper is difficult if not impossible and do you really need the expense of a professional bookkeeper 40 hours per week? A CPA will charge $150+ an hour just to do basic bookkeeping. So engaging the services of an outsource Bookkeeping Service that is certified in QuickBooks can easily cut your overhead and make your business more efficient. They can point out areas of your business where you may be paying too much money, and offer solutions to overspending that you may not be able to see.
Before you begin to search for a bookkeeping firm, review what areas you need help, what functions are you comfortable outsourcing and which ones do you want to keep in house. Then arrange for consultations with several firms that provide FREE no obligation price quotes, check out their credentials, ask for referrals and make your decision.
The author: Dawn Contardi, owner of Sharp Bookkeeping Service, a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers with 25 years of experience can be reached at 732-458-3800 or contact us.