For business owners it’s sad to say but true, finding an individual who claims to be a bookkeeper is not difficult, getting a competent one that fully understands bookkeeping is another story. It’s not just the general concepts of bookkeeping that a potential employee needs to know, they also need to be well versed in the QuickBooks Program which is almost universally used by small and medium size businesses. Potential employees will claim to know the program but the reality is the work load at most small businesses doesn’t require their bookkeepers to know and understand the entire QuickBooks Program. If you are lucky enough to find that, “ACE Bookkeeper,” can your business afford the $25 per hour compensation, plus benefits (i.e. Pension, Health Ins. Vacations, Holidays, Sick Days, Personal Days, Soc. Sec., Unemployment Ins., and Disability Ins.) this individual will command?
Does your business have 40 hours per week of skilled bookkeeping work or can a lower cost clerk handle the bulk of the work? If you don’t have enough work for a full time qualified bookkeeper it makes economic sense to save money by sub-contracting your bookkeeping functions to Professional Outsource Bookkeeping Service. An outsource bookkeeping service will get the work done quickly, efficiently and at a fraction of the cost of an in house bookkeeper. Just as important as saving money an outsource bookkeeping service will provide you with the accurate financial reports you need to make sound business decisions.
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 njpayrollservice.com