4 reasons why you should consider a bookkeeper

Date: 21st October 2015

Running a small business takes a lot of time, effort and skill. And we’re guessing that most of your time, effort and skill is tied up in the practical side of your business– whether it’s building houses, taking photos, serving coffee or cutting hair.  It doesn’t leave much room for looking after the books and office systems. This is where a bookkeeper comes in.

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A bookkeeper is someone who records the financial transactions of your business. They also:

  • keep track of sales, purchases, payments, receipts and wages
  • work on the design maintenance and review of internal business processes
  • organise, collate and record financial data on a day-to-day basis and store this information in general ledgers
  • record the financial information of your business in a standard way, so that accountants can also access it.

Let’s look at how a bookkeeper can be good for your business, so you can get on with what you’re good at:

1. Cost efficiency

Let’s face it, employing staff is expensive – holiday pay, sick leave, ACC, payrolls – not to mention finding the right person who you can trust with your financial information. So instead of employing someone to look after your office work, consider outsourcing your bookkeeping to a trusted firm for a more time efficient and cost effective approach.

2. Streamline your office processes

A savvy bookkeeper can implement smart systems to simplify office processes and day to day business administration.  They can set you up, train you up and support you with all the bookkeeping services you need.  Or you can hand them the reins and they can take care of your invoicing, receipts, creditors and debtors, coding, bank reconciliation, GST and more.

3. Introduce you to clever tools

A smart bookkeeper will know about online software cloud accounting such as Xero and all the plug-in tools. These tools work hand-in-hand with your accounting software to save time and effort with payroll, reporting, managing stock, managing invoices and receipts and more.

4. Make life simpler

A good bookkeeper can take care of as much or as little as you would like to hand over and this lets you get back to doing what you do best, it’s simple!

Find a good bookkeeper

Over the years we have been asked by many small-medium business owners for help with administration, bookkeeping and business systems. Because here at Findlay & Co we are primarily accounting focussed and don’t handle this type of work, we saw the need to create a specialised business service. That’s where Launch Office Solutions comes in. Get in contact with them, or give us a shout if you’d like to know more about how they can help.

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