Why should you use a Bookkeeper?
You may be asking yourself, “Why should I hire a bookkeeper? I ( or a family member) can take care of the bookkeeping for my business and I can save a lot of money! I’ll buy the Quickbooks program and I will be ready to take care of the books.”
More goes into preparing a good, clean financial accounting of your business than entering data into Quickbooks. It is important to have Quickbooks properly set up from the beginning. An experienced bookkeeper will work with your accountant to ensure the Chart of Accounts is set up correctly. A bookkeeper knows the Quickbooks software, how it works, and is also knowlegable in accounting practices and procedures. You want someone who is accurate, and will handle you financial information with confidence.
Hiring a bookkeeper is more affordable than many small business owners realize. Many bookkeepers work as independent contractors, so the employer is not required to pay payroll taxes and other benefits. The small business owner doesn’t need to worry about training a staff member to do the bookkeeping. An added benefit of a contracted bookkeeper is you only pay for the services you are using. During slow periods, you are not paying someone whom you do not need. Many bookkeepers work offsite, which saves the small business owner the cost of providing office space for another person.
At Behm & Associates , we understand you want to keep your financial information confidential and want someone who is accessible and responsive to your situation. We can work in your office, if you are located in the East Valley of Phoenix, or the other Arizona communities of Casa Grande and Prescott. We also work offsite, with many of our clients dropping off or mailing their information to us and we maintain their books. We also have clients who prefer to give us read-only acess to their bank accounts so we may reconcile their accounts, enter transactions and review accounts for suspicious activity.
If your a business owner in this situation contact me for a free one hour consultation of your records, contact me via email here or call me at 480-323-9189