4 essential considerations for hiring the right bookkeeper

If you hire the right bookkeeper they can be an asset to your business. The right bookkeeper is one who is experienced and fits well with the specific needs of your business. You may be asking yourself, “Do I really need a bookkeeper?” but the chances are your business will reap the benefits of one even if you’re not convinced yet.

ADVANTAGES OF HIRING A BOOKKEEPER:

PROVIDE GUIDANCE & ADVICE  

A good bookkeeper has knowledge and understanding that is crucial to help guide you towards improvement and success for your business. Bookkeepers have a deep understanding of your business’ financial situation, they will identify mistakes or issues and help you avoid setbacks.

DECREASE YOUR FINANCIAL WORKLOAD

A bookkeeper will handle the financial side of the business for you. This frees up your time to focus on what matters to you. Maybe you feel a certain aspect of the business needs more focus or you’ve been wanting to use your energy elsewhere, inside and outside of the business.

UNBIASED FINANCIAL OPINION

Hiring a bookkeeper brings fresh eyes to your accounts, an external bookkeeper won’t be emotional invested in the business so will be able to provide you realistic and objective insight into your financials. If you require a Sheffield accountant Millhouses Accountancy offer professional, unbiased and comprehensive advice.

4 ESSENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR HIRING THE RIGHT BOOKKEEPER

Before putting our tips into practice, consider the specific qualities of your business such as; the type of business you run, the amount of transactions you make and the accounting software you optimise as this will help you find a bookkeeper to suit your business.

HERE’S OUR TOP 4 ESSENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

DOES YOUR BOOKKEEPER NEED TO BE LOCAL?

You may not need to regularly see your bookkeeper, especially as much of the accounting can be completed online from a remote location. However, for many businesses it is important to have the option to meet with the bookkeeper every so often. If this is important to you make sure you choose someone local to your business. If you are looking for a local accountant in Sheffield, contact Millhouses Accountancy for more information on our services.

OPTIMISE THE INTERNET

In particular, social media. Social media is often a great way to find a bookkeeper that has been used by your contacts. Your contacts will most likely have recommendations so always bear them in mind.

EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL

Bookkeepers are not regulated by the same rules as many professions which means unqualified and unexperienced bookkeepers can try their luck in the industry. To avoid this, look for a bookkeeper who has both experience and many satisfied past clients of the same industry as your business. When looking at Sheffield bookkeeping services, Millhouses Accountancy has plenty of experience and happy customers so you can put your trust in them.

BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR CHOICE

Don’t rush to find a bookkeeper, take your time and speak to as many people as needed until you find someone you’re completely happy with. It’s important the person you choose has the experience, personality and references needed to fit with your business.

Keep these considerations in mind when looking for a bookkeeper and we are sure you will find the right one to suit your business and needs.

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Jason Scholey

Jason Scholey